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Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Film Suburbs & Beyond

Bryn Mawr Film Institute is a non-profit art house movie theater located in the Main Line suburb of Bryn Mawr. Featuring the best in independent, international, and documentary cinema, Bryn Mawr Film Institute is committed to providing film education programs for all ages and restoring its historic 1926 building.

Calendar of Events
Black Girl and "Borom Sarret"
Thursday, December 8
Divorce Italian Style
Thursday, December 15
Saturday, December 17
Everybody Sing! The Sound of Music
Wednesday, December 21
The Secret Cinema Presents: From Philadelphia with Love: Industrial, Educational, and other Lost Local Films
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch
Saturday, January 14, 2017 through Sunday, January 22, 2017
Young Frankenstein
Saturday, January 21, 2017
A Clockwork Orange
Monday, January 23, 2017
The Battle of Algiers
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Saturday, January 28, 2017
David Bowie is
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Full Metal Jacket
Monday, February 6, 2017
Comedy Shorts of the 1930s thru the 1950s with Lou DiCrescenzo
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Eyes Wide Shut
Monday, February 13, 2017
Award Night Critics Chat
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The box office opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day.
For the complete schedule, visit our website.

General: $9.50
Members: $5.00
Seniors (65+): $6.75
Children under 18: $6.75
Students with valid ID: $6.75
Matinees before 3:00 pm: $6.75
Midnight Movies: $5.00
Affiliated Theatres' Members (Ambler Theater & County Theater): $5.75

Kids Saturday Matinees
Adults: $5.00
Kids: $4.00

Public Transportation
Bryn Mawr Film Institute is within walking distance of the following public transportation:

Bus - Rt. 105, originating from 69 th St. Terminal, Upper Darby Pennsylvania. Get off at Bryn Mawr stop.

Trolley - Rt. 100 (Rapid Transit Line), originating from 69th St. Terminal, Upper Darby Pennsylvania. Get off at Bryn Mawr stop.

Train - R5 Paoli/ Thorndale operating from Center City to Doylestown. Get off at the Bryn Mawr Train Station.

Directions & Parking
Parking is free in the lot directly behind the theater, which is accessed from Bryn Mawr Avenue. Parking is free after 5:00 on weekdays and ALL DAY Saturday and Sunday in the adjoining Bryn Mawr Trust Company parking lots.

Metered parking is available on the street, in the Municipal lots on Summit Grove Avenue (12-hour meters are clustered along Summit Grove Avenue), across from the Bryn Mawr Train Station (12-hour meters are along the fence nearest the train station), and at various points along Lancaster Avenue. Watch for the signs.

Other Information
Bryn Mawr Film Institute is handicapped accessible and equipped with hearing enhancement devices.

Visitor Information

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610.527.9898 phone

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