Reviews of FilmScene on The Ped Mall (Movie Theater)

118 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240

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REVIEWS OF FilmScene on The Ped Mall IN Iowa

Angela Dieckman

Small theater with an indie vibe - friendly staff and lots of great, non-mainstream films shown!

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Sue Stagman

David Borger Germann

Hospitable and knowledgeable staff along with the great atmosphere make this one of the best places to catch a show.

Chris Johnson

Nice little theater.

Joy Short

Kelly Kadera

Fun & wit featured here


Shane Johnson

Dalton Strauser

Fair prices, great selection of beers. Unique shows you can't find elsewhere in the city. Lovely, charismatic staff

Eric Thomas

The movies are usually pretty good

Elizabeth Riordan

Tim Daugherty

Good for off beat films

Rob McCain

Lots of fun, with great movies and documentaries.

J Kane

Saw the excellent film, They Shall Not Grow Old. A must see! Stay for the segment where Jackson discusses some aspects of assembling this!

Tyler Ellis

Laura Westfall

Love this venue. Great knowledgable staff. Unique snacks from local restaurants. Fabulous art house experience overall.

Marcela Hurtado

Mathew Grimm

Natasha Hutchens

Hal Penick

Beth Ann Bitner

Ronald Brozene

Shane O'Shaughnessy

Haley Huntington

Gish Tacular

Philip Huang

Great spot - love the movie selection and the variety of events that they host. Would like to see more promotions though - like some type of "happy hour" pricing.

Emily McCoy

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Sam Hisel

Good little theatre, glad they're expanding

Maegan G

So fun!!!! Friendly staff, comfortable seats!

Andrew Ackermann

Elisa Ferrer

Jewel Schultz

We wanted to see a documentary that just came out and no other theatres in the area were showing it, except one little obscure place was showing the movie. This was definitely a different viewing experience. We were led to a room with conference seats and no incline, but it was a very nice experience. Before the movie, an announcer walked out and told about their theatre. They support the gay community (and straight too obviously) and they accept donations and offer memberships. The main thing I noticed was the difference in the audience - they were polite and quite. Nobody checked their phone or talked during the show. There was laughter at the appropriate times, so there was still the experience of watching a movie with a group. The only negative thing is that the seats are very small and too close together, so if you are a very large person, this theatre may not be for you. If you are tired of mindless movies with no point, and rude children in the isles, you will like this theatre. It seems like the theatre held around 45 people in the room where we viewed. I will certainly go back. Finally, a theatre that shows documentaries!

David Ye

Chris Grier

Excellent service, and really good popcorn. Overall, a great place to watch a movie. I'll definitely be going back!

Nick Goodman

Really great to have a place like this in town. The member benefits are great.

Janet Stephan

Cody Howell

Carl Busch

Great place to see independent movies. They also have a decent beer selection.

Guillermo Morales

The staff here is great! They show great indy films and other movies. This is a great place to grab a beer or glass of wine and watch a movie. Their beer selection is small, but they always have great options on tap. I always look forward to watching movies here. It is a small and intimate theater with great sound. You should check out what's showing this week. Highly recommended.

Daniel L

Derick Towar

Travis Vogan

Julio Cesar Perez

Matt Uhlman

What a legit spot this be! We came over on a Saturday morning for the $5 kiddo movie - Kung Fu Panda was playing! Papa does have a soft spot for animals doing Kung Fu! This place is a great little gem on the ped mall! Showing independent films and some mainstream ones, and doing family shows on Thursday and Saturdays to boot. Standard movie fare, but with the addition of beer and wine - Winning! Goodish selection and certainly better than anywhere else this side of Chicago methinks. Rumor has it a rooftop patio exists as well - this must be explored and can only make that which is awesome, mas awesome! Worth checking out whatever your film tastes, because after all, they've got beer!

Keith Wangler

Place is fantastic!

Charles Malek

Katie Gerlach

I love the quaint atmosphere at FilmScene! They have really fun and nice staff, good prices, and a great beer selection. I like that the theaters are intimate and that they screen more independent films. The location is great too. Perfect if you want to grab dinner before a screening or drinks afterward at many surrounding restaurants and bars.

Teresa Ann

Fantastic venue to view movies (especially as a UI student)

Deb Bennerhahn


Samantha Bouwers

Small theatres, but great staff. Looking forward to the new location!

Hagan Myers

Stephen Morris

Sheila Baker

Hannah Rigler

Tom Ferguson

James Hefel

A wonderful place to watch great movies and have a great time. A fantastic community exists here.

karnig beylikjian

Cool place, seats were not great, but they show Indie films.

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Faisal Hafeez

Wish they would do more public outreach. I lived in Iowa City for 2 years and walked by this place frequently but never noticed it until I saw online that the documentary Tickling Giants was being played here. Theater was acceptable, but kept a bit on the cold side when I went during the summer.

Noelle McVey

They show movies that you might not see anywhere else. Great guest service and very helpful!

Erika MB

Best theatre in town for movie selection. Came for the movies, stayed for the reasonably priced concessions.

Sam McCrory

Film Scene is the best spot to go watch a movie in IC. The staff is hilarious and they show a lot of different films showing each week. Also have really interesting special events happening all year round.

Hudson Lourenço

Jeff Hackbarth

If you’re looking for a great spot to see independent and critically acclaimed films in eastern Iowa, this is the place! Check out their Picture Show series for kids, too.

Curtis Crosier

Nice venue for Indy type films

Joshua Christain

Great mix of art house and contemporary cinema, located in the downtown Pedmall. Fantastic popcorn and a better beer selection than some bars in town. Throw in the numerous free events during the year, rooftop viewings, and super friendly staff it is hard not to love this place.

Mitchell Manning

Great atmosphere! Love having a beverage while seeing a film. My wife and I go quite often.

Jay Miller

Stephen Smith

Great place, atmosphere, beer, and people


Nice indie theatre

Claudia Pozzobon

Bill Pitcher

A small, but great indie film house. If you would like a pint with your film, this is the best option in town.

Dilman Dila

I've enjoyed every movie I've seen here, and the staff are really nice!

Connor Duggan

They have rooftop showings and drinks!

Nolan Petersen

My first stop for any last-minute date ideas, for quality cinematic experiences, and local arts vibezzzzz.

Katie Roche

This nonprofit cinema has an incredible selection of films, the best popcorn ever, helpful staff and supporting as a member is affordable with great perks!

Kieran Leopold

The staff are exceedingly friendly, and personable. The atmosphere is cozy and friendly. Truly a unique movie going experience!

Michael Johnson

Well priced. Passionate workers. Beautiful urban indie movie house.

Dominic Audia

Frank Cenatori

Quaint theaters with very personable staff. Thoroughly enjoyed it

Navid Jadid

Screens are small and the sound quality is low. The chairs are not very comfortable. However they bring some of the artistic movies that are very new.

Jane Morey

Sarah Furnish

Hosted the 2nd annual international screen dance festival


Love, love, love theater. Will be back often!

Payton Dowell

Garik Himebaugh

We're extremely lucky to have a place in town with movie selections this good. A lot of bigger cities don't have a theater this good. Beer and popcorn are great and the staff is always friendly. The rooftop patio is a well kept secret and you can grab a coffee or beer and go up there anytime you like.

Jamie Ellis

John Reasoner

Logan Christy

Beatrice Rodrigues

Jessica Bristow

John Saxton

Zachary Smith

Really cool vibe for an independent theater. Extremely friendly cast. Great choice of films that are changing weekly. Very cool vibe inside of theaters. Positive movie experience as it’s filled with patrons who don’t use their phones or talk during shows. Honestly, the perfect movie experience. Though provoking movie in a positive and friendly environment with a delicious drink and snack.

Abby R

This arthouse movie theater is a great place to see independent and classic films. This theater is operated as a nonprofit and as such participants in many community events and partnerships. They do offer a full snake bar including candy, popcorn, coffee, wine, and local Iowa beer on tap. It's great central location right on the Ped Mall lends itself well to shopping first than dinner and a movie. It's easy to park less than a block away at either the parking ramp attached to Old Capitol Town Center or the Dubuque Street Garge, plus the first hour of parking is free in either ramp and just $1 per hour after. Metered street parking is also free after 6 in downtown Iowa City.

Emily Stagman

Thomas Pierce

Very cool small theater that features movies you won’t see at big movie theaters

Caitlin Caris

Blake Hendrickson

FilmScene is an asset to Iowa City.

Johnny Cruz

Susan Ludwig

Michelle Simpson

Eamonn Carroll


Great indie tiny movie theater connected to University. They play mostly but not entirely foreign arthouse and cult films but some old favorites too. Go to their website for what's playing and when.

Cortney J Boyle

This place is great!

Lane Wooder

Fun spot to see indie films. A little hard to watch the screen depending where you sit.

David Rosazza

Great local specialty movie theater

Eleanor Patterson

Favorite cinema in IC. Yes, it's small, but it's the only art house in town, the staff is friendly and helpful and you can tell who ever owns it loves movies. I love the weekend programming, just saw a Chaplin film, only place to see this sort stuff around here.

Chris Varo

Gail Barels

Betty Garces

Tipping the ticket lady kind of threw me off

Laura Birely

I love going to movies here. The staff is so friendly and a lot of the movies shown here are ones you won't see anywhere else. If you haven't been to Film Scene, you are missing out on one of Iowa City's real treasures.

David Schaffer

Great newer intimate place to watch an award winning quality movie...

Ross Byers

Best place to go for independent cinema. I love their late night series.

Sneha Bhansali

Travis Henderson

Debbie Jacobsmeier

The movies at FilmScene are not always well know, but they are always great movies. The popcorn is good too. And you can have good brute champagne in a glass while watching a flick.

Brian Ruden


always good movies. dont miss the auction tho.

Julian Kopelman

Great theater with great staff. Better than a regular theater 10/10 times.

Deborah J Roberts

Really wonderful movie theatre, best movies AND beer and wine!


One screen theater showing all the movies you want to see that are not available at the large theaters. Organic burritos, Iowa drafts, and occasional rooftop showings. A must if you love movies.


Great having a place to watch the lesser-known films.

Jake Schmid

If you want an intimate screening experience, filmscene is perfect. The film selection is always spot on and ahead of the curve. Many of the staff are film students who are passionate about movies. Friendly vibes and a professional yet community-oriented experience.

Caitlin Owens

Gary Gavin

Love watching movies there!

Tom Carsner

Greatest thing since the VCR. All the great movies come to Film Scene.

Danica Fogarty

Nice place to watch old classic movies or new indie movies. Good atmosphere, good prices.

Braden Kopf

Jeff Rainwater

I love this place! They always have something interesting playing and the tickets are never expensive. They give out prizes all the time, too.

Peter Chanthanakone

Expensive but a lovely venue on Ped mall.

Louise Rauh

Wonderful addition to the Iowa City cultural scene.


Jenna Wang

Amazing first time experience! The film felt so up close and personal and the staff were extremely nice! Can't wait to be back again.

Paula Miller

Wonderful Blue Bash Oscar Party - thank you for your generosity! Food was great.

Alicia Taylor

Mikhail Kulak

Very handsome guys are working here

john becker

Old time theater nice place. Great movies

Karra Jones

Mark Coretsopoulos

Joshua Carroll

Great independent theater.

ashley tyler

Great movies and you can enjoy a great beer while watching!

Lindsay Elliott

Tony Nelson

Great place for a beer and a movie

Ben Hall

Magda Montiel Davis

love, absolutely love FilmScene! Great film selection, terrific ambience, convenient...

Kristin Evenson Hirst


An essential part of the remarkable cultural offerings of Iowa City and a reflection of what makes Iowa City such a great place to live -- to strengthen one's spirit, grow perspective, and evolve.

Nathaniel Hileman

Morgan Brittain

FilmScene is amazing! Great flicks and unique programming, great popcorn, great beer.

Omar Aziz

Convenient location, friendly employees, really good movies (but I don’t know why the last few months Oct18-Jan19 the movies have been quite mediocre).

Jonathan Neuzil

Cool place to be scene...

Richard Ellis


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