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.

A Note to Current Members as of December 12, 2019:

Lightbox Film Center at University of the Arts is pleased to share that all current members as of December 12, 2019 will be renewed for the first calendar year of programing at UArts through January 2021 at no additional cost. Confirmation of renewed membership will be sent in January 2020. 


All members enjoy:

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

  • Discounted admission to University of the Arts 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

  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events

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 AND UArts Faculty/Staff)

Includes 2 guest passes
$40 tax deductible

Student: $40
(with valid student ID)

Please Note: Current UArts students are automatically student members and receive free entry to all in-person screenings, but do not receive guest passes

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
$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 email or call 215-717-6380..

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