Philadelphia’s Premier Film Hub

From the Karlton Theater in 1921, to the Prince Theater in 1999, to the Film Society Center today, 1412 Chestnut has been a home for arts and culture for over 100 years.


Film Society Center at a Glance

  • Home of Philadelphia Film Society
  • 2 screens (DCP)
  • Mainstage – 446 Seats
    • Largest Conventional Cinema Screen in Center City
    • 7.1 Surround Sound
    • 4k Laser Projector & 35MM Projection
  • Albert M. Greenfield Education and Community Screening Room – 83 Seats
    • 7.1 Surround Sound
    • 2k Laser Projector
    • Stadium Seating
  • Full Bar and Lounge
Venue Info
1412 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
The Philadelphia Film Center box office opens one hour before the first show of the day and closes 30 minutes after the start of the last show.
Ticketing & Directions

Tickets to films playing at Philadelphia Film Center can be purchased online or at our box office.


Discounted parking is available to Philadelphia Film Center patrons for up to a 10-hour parking period at Liberty Place (44 S 16th Street Philadelphia PA 19106). To receive a discounted parking voucher present a same-day PFS movie ticket to the theatre box office.

To learn about other parking facilities, use the Philadelphia Parking Locator by clicking here.


Whether you’ve always dreamt of having a theater all to yourself to watch your favorite film or you want to fill the room with friends and family, our three theaters are equipped with the latest technology.

at the Philadelphia Film Center

Through our partnership with Art-Reach, ACCESS Cardholders can receive up to four (4) tickets to the Philadelphia Film Center for $2 per person.

How to use your ACCESS Discount*

If buying in person, present your ACCESS card and photo ID at the Philadelphia Film Center Box Office. If buying online, use the code ACCESSPFS to purchase your discounted ticket(s), and be ready to present your ACCESS card at the theater to be admitted to the film.
*Not valid with any other offer or group rate. Not valid on special exhibitions, special events or features, or with any other offers or groups rate. ACCESS Philly is a region-wide initiative led by Art-Reach. 

The ACCESS program empowers those from low-income households and those with disabilities to engage with our programming at a more affordable rate.

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Become A Member

The best way to enjoy all that Philadelphia Film Society has to offer is to become a member for as little as $60. Members enjoy:

  • Presale Festival Access
  • Free Tickets to select previews and screenings
  • Curated Member Content
  • And more!
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