Our Programs

Bijou Thursdays

$5 discounted films which include a dollar off soda for University of Iowa students for screenings at 8 PM or later in FilmScene's Screening Room (valid with student ID; limited tickets available).

Bijou After Hours

Bijou After Hours is a FREE late-night film series of recent releases, cult classics, and genre favorites that runs every Saturday night at 11pm through the academic semester.

Bijou Film Forum

Bijou Film Forum presents screenings and discussions of acclaimed and provocative films that seek to engage community members and UI students across all disciplines and fields of study through the art of film.

Bijou Horizons

Bijou Horizons is a world cinema series that brings awareness to diverse cultures through film. UI students who see all five shows in a semester will be eligible to win a study abroad scholarship.

Bijou Open Screen

This once-a-semester celebration is meant to gather both UI students and community members in sharing the strange and fun things they produce, love, and obsess over.

FilmScene Screenings

FilmScene shows more than 300 feature films at their two-screen venue every year, 365 days a year, but their love of movies goes beyond the screen as part of FilmScene's mission-driven approach to cinema and their deep connection to the Eastern Iowa film community.

The Bijou Film Board is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to the exhibition of independent, foreign, and classic cinema. Established in 1972, the Bijou has built a reputation as one of the preeminent student-run cinema organizations in the nation and, for the past five years, has partnered with FilmScene to assist with the programming and operation of the downtown cinema.

From the Blog

The Favourite / If Beale Street Could Talk

It's the first episode in 2019 and the good people at Bijou Banter are talking about two special films. We chat about If Beale Street Could Talk, the Barry Jenkins directed drama, ...

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From the Blog

Wildlife / But I'm a Cheerleader / Ballad of Buster Scrugs

Instead of two films this week the Bijou crew tackles three great films! We chat about the 2018 drama Wildlife, the 1999 cult comedy But I'm a Cheerleader, and the 2018 Coen Brothe...

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