Filmscene in the park

FilmScene in the Park is an outdoor cinema built in partnership with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department located at Chauncey Swan Park. Regular Screenings between May and October highlight a diversity of all ages programming.

Powered by a stunning 33,000 lumen 4k projector on a 48-foot screen and a 10,000 Watt sound system, FilmScene in the Park is an unparalleled outdoor cinema experience in the region.

Our Address

405 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52240


FilmScene at The Chauncey is connected to the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp. There are multiple other downtown ramps within a short walk. A full map of downtown parking ramps is available here.

Metered parking is free after 6:00pm and all day on Sundays along all of the streets downtown.

Admission Policies

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come-first-served for all screenings, with movies beginning at sunset unless otherwise indicated.

Special Thanks!

FilmScene in the Park is made possible by the transformative Strengthen Grow Evolve campaign, a collaboration with The Englert Theatre, and The City of Iowa City’s Annual Park Improvement and Economic Development funds. This cooperative project supports the goals of both FilmScene and Iowa City Parks & Recreation.

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