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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
The Secret Life of Pets
Saturday, November 25
Canaletto and the Art of Venice
Sunday, November 26 through Saturday, December 2
All Screwed Up
Monday, November 27
Deconstructing the Beatles’ Rubber Soul
Thursday, November 30
Saturday, December 2
Talk Cinema
Sunday, December 3
Open Screen Monday Contest
Monday, December 4
Love & Anarchy
Monday, December 4
A Night with Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown
Wednesday, December 6
Thursday, December 7
Saturday, December 9
2017 Summer Filmmaking Workshop Premiere: "Backfire"
Saturday, December 9
La Favorite
Sunday, December 10
Swept Away
Monday, December 11
Marathon Man
Wednesday, December 13
After the Thin Man
Thursday, December 14
Meet Me in St. Louis
Saturday, December 16
Saturday, December 16
The Nutcracker
Sunday, December 17
Seven Beauties
Monday, December 18
The Sound of Music
Wednesday, December 20
Thursday, December 21
White Christmas
Saturday, December 23
Mary Poppins
Saturday, December 30
Raffle Drawing: Win a Seven-night Stay for Twelve in Spain and $1000 Spending Cash!
Sunday, December 31
Talk Cinema
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Talk Cinema
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Talk Cinema
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Talk Cinema
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Talk Cinema
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Mary Poppins
Tuesday, December 30, 3017

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.