In January 2020, the Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia’s premier year-round exhibitor of film and moving image art, will become Lightbox Film Center at University of the Arts. 

Lightbox will continue to present an unparalleled slate of repertory, nonfiction, experimental and international film while drawing upon UArts’ School of Film and its artistic community. When screenings conclude at International House Philadelphia’s Ibrahim Theater at the end of the year, Lightbox will relaunch in February 2020 with regular screenings on the university’s campus.

UArts is committed to building a purpose-designed screening room on Broad Street, which will become the primary home of Lightbox Film Center at University of the Arts. The screening room will be housed in the lower level of 401 S. Broad St., which is currently being transformed into a comprehensive student center. 

Thanks to the generosity of the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust, UArts has designated $1.5 million for a multi-use center and screening room on the lower level. In the interim, the Lightbox program will operate out of Levitt Auditorium, also located at 401 S. Broad St.

Visit Lightbox’s website. 

Media Coverage

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Lightbox Film Center, Philly’s mainstay for avant-garde and independent cinema, to move to Broad Street WHYY: Lightbox Film Center finds new home at UArts