Become a Member

Lightbox Film Center is Philadelphia’s premier exhibitor of film and moving image art. When you join our independent, nonprofit theater, you gain unparalleled access to hundreds of events each year, ranging from film screenings, live performances, and multidisciplinary works to artist talks and receptions. You engage with a passionate community of cinema lovers, celebrating the projected image as a framework for diverse ideas and perspectives. And you have the reward of knowing that at a challenging moment for arts funding you’ve invested in our innovative programming, making it accessible to audiences now and in the future.

Your membership is valid through the end of 2019 at Lightbox's current location in International House Philadelphia. We are working aggressively to ensure that Lightbox’s unique mix of repertory, nonfiction, experimental, and international cinema programming continues well past the exciting 2019 that we have planned. We are in active conversations with arts organizations to provide a new home for Lightbox to ensure its sustainability moving forward, and will have more to share about the program’s future and membership options in the coming months.


All members enjoy:

  • Free Admission to Lightbox Film Center screenings
  • Guest passes to Lightbox Film Center film screenings
  • Discounted admission to special events, partner film screenings and festivals

  • Discounted admission to International House Philadelphia’s cultural events, concerts, and other programs

  • Subscription to our quarterly Program Guide, mailed to your home four times per year

  • 10% discount on publications and merchandise sold at the Box Office

  • 10% discount at our café

  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events

  • Recognition in our Annual Report

Please choose the membership level that’s right for you: 

Individual: $75

Includes 4 guest passes
$35 tax deductible

Young Friend: $60
(For individuals 35 and under)

Includes 2 guest passes
$40 tax deductible

Student: $40
(with valid student ID)

Includes 2 guest passes
$20 tax deductible

Household: $150

Up to 2 adults + 2 children under 18 - OR - 1 adult + 1 companion member ticket for each program you attend
Includes 8 guest passes
$70 tax deductible

Neorealist: $250

Includes all Household benefits, plus:
50% discount on publications and merchandise sold at the Box Office
Recognition on our website
$170 tax deductible

New Wave: $500

Includes all Neorealist benefits, plus:
A permanent seat plaque named in your honor in our theater
$420 tax deductible

Avant-Garde: $1000

Includes all New Wave benefits, plus:
Special recognition in our Program Guide and onscreen prior to all films
$920 tax deductible


For more information, call our Box Office at 215-895-6590 (Tue-Sat, 12-8pm), or email

Lightbox Film Center is a program of International House Philadelphia. International House Philadelphia is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.