Lightbox Film Center

Lightbox Film Center is Philadelphia’s premier exhibitor of film and moving image art. The signature public arts program of International House Philadelphia, an independent nonprofit organization, Lightbox presents an unparalleled slate of repertory, nonfiction, experimental and international cinema. Beyond the traditional movie theater experience, Lightbox delivers enriching film programs with artist talks, live music and other multidisciplinary programs.

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In addition to one-off screenings, Lightbox Film Center runs several film series over the calendar year, including:

Ongoing Series:

Reexamining classics of world cinema and independent film as they were meant to be seen, on the big screen

Exploring artist works in a monthly series dedicated to experimental film and moving image art

Presenting enriching all-ages film experiences from around the world

Current Series:

INDEPENDENT FRAMES: AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION IN THE 1970s AND 1980s

 This series examines the work of a group of American artists who approached film through independently-produced, frame-by-frame animations in the 1970s and 80s. 

This series presents a mix of classic Hollywood and independent features, documentaries, and television works, reflecting the Archive's many stellar collections of film and video material.

TRACES OF TIME
A series that examines new American nonfiction film.

ADA Compliance: Lightbox Film Center is ADA accessible. Please use the ramp on the east side of International House Philadelphia to enter the building, then use the ramp to enter the Ibrahim Theater through the East Alcove. The first row of seats are ADA accessible.




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box office


215-387-5125, press 2

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, THE BOX OFFICE IS OPEN TUESDAY - SATURDAY FROM 12 PM TO 8PM AND AT OTHER SELECT TIMES.