FilmScene at The Chauncey

FilmScene at The Chauncey

Iowa City's Non Profit Cinema


Our state-of-the-art three-screen facility (117-seat, 65-seat and 30-seat) opened in the fall of 2019. Boasting the Midwest’s best digital picture and sound, 35mm and 16mm capabilities and a selection of comfortable seating for every taste, FilmScene at the Chauncey is a landmark destination for Iowa cinephiles.

FilmScene is Iowa City’s nonprofit cinema, with a mission to challenge, inspire, educate, and entertain our diverse communities through the shared discovery of film. Working in partnership with the Bijou Film Board, a University of Iowa student organization, FilmScene presents films at two locations on five screens plus a seasonal outdoor cinema in Chauncey Swan Park. Our community-supported programming includes new release films, special events, filmmaker and artist visits, and the annual Refocus Film Festival. Open nearly every day of the year, FilmScene showcases exceptional American and international filmmaking in a vibrant, accessible, equitable, and welcoming space.


Monday 11AM–11PM
Tuesday 11AM–11PM
Wednesday 11AM–11PM
Thursday 11AM–11PM
Friday 11AM–11PM
Saturday 11AM–11PM
Sunday 11AM–11PM