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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
What Now? Remind Me (E Agora? Lembra-Me)
Wednesday, March 29
Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Saturday, April 1
A Contemporary Evening
Sunday, April 2 through Saturday, April 8
Open Screen Monday Contest
Monday, April 3 through Monday, May 1
Dekalog: Parts 9 and 10
Tuesday, April 4
Deconstructing The Beatles’ White Album
Wednesday, April 5
Dekalog: Parts 3 and 4
Tuesday, April 11
Seed: The Untold Story
Wednesday, April 12
National Bird
Thursday, April 13
The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism
Saturday, April 15 through Thursday, April 20
Wednesday, April 19
Leading Ladies Gala
Saturday, April 22
Madame Butterfly
Sunday, April 23
New York Film Critics Series: Salt and Fire
Tuesday, April 25
This Changes Everything
Wednesday, April 26
Twelfth Night
Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, May 14
Schindler’s List
Saturday, April 29
Batman & Bill
Wednesday, May 3
Tri-Co Film Festival
Thursday, May 4
Saving Private Ryan
Saturday, May 6
A Hero of Our Time
Sunday, May 7 through Saturday, May 13
By Sidney Lumet
Wednesday, May 10
The Secret Cinema presents: Trailer Trash
Thursday, May 11
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Saturday, May 13
Singing' in the Rain
Wednesday, May 17
The Crucible
Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 27
Saturday, May 20
Sunday, May 21
The Innocents
Wednesday, May 24
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
Thursday, May 25 through Sunday, May 28
Julius Caesar
Wednesday, May 31 through Sunday, June 4
Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 10
Peter Pan
Sunday, June 11 through Saturday, June 17
The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite and Armand
Sunday, June 25
Sunday, July 16

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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The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.