To celebrate the launch of Lightbox Film Center, we're offering a special deal on memberships:  Join or renew during the month of May and save 15% off the regular membership price. Plus, you'll receive a free tote bag with our new Lightbox Film Center logo!

If you're currently a member and your membership is not yet up for renewal, don't worry. You can still take advantage of this offer! We'll extend your membership for a full year past your current expiration date, at the 15% discount rate, and you'll receive the complimentary tote bag as well.

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 cinephiles, 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.


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 International Café
  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events
  • Recognition in our Annual Report


Please choose the membership level that’s right for you. All memberships are valid for one year.

Join or renew during the month of May and save 15% off the regular price – plus, receive a free Lightbox Film Center tote bag!


Individual: $63.75 (normally $75)

  • Includes 4 guest passes


Young Friend: $51 (normally $60)
(For individuals 35 and under)

  • Includes 2 guest passes


Students: $34 (normally $40)
(with valid student ID)

  • Includes 2 guest passes


Household: $127.50 (normally $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


Neorealist: $212.50 (normally $250)

Includes all Household benefits, plus

  • 50% discount on publications and merchandise sold at the Box Office
  • Recognition on our website


New Wave: $425 (normally $500)

Includes all Neorealist benefits, plus

  • A permanent seat plaque named in your honor in our theater


Avant-Garde: $850 (normally $1000)

Includes all New Wave benefits, plus

  • Special recognition in our Program Guide and onscreen prior to all films

JOIN TODAY! Click here or call our Box Office at 215-387-5125, menu option 2 (Tue-Sat, 12-8pm).

If you have any questions about membership, feel free to call the phone number above or email

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