Theater 1 · 285 seats
Theater 2 · 247 seats
Theater 3 · 163 seats
Theater 4 · 163 seats
Multimedia Room

Facility Rental

To receive more information about cost and availability for rentals of the theaters or Multimedia Room complete and submit the Rental Request Questionnaire and the appropriate person from BMFI will contact you. The form can be completed online and sent as an attachment to, or printed and faxed (610.527.9852), or mailed to:

BMFI Facility Rentals
824 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

  • Theater Rental Frequently Asked Questions

    Please see Rental Policies below for general policies pertaining to all rentals.

    Q: How much does it cost to rent a theater?
    A: Rates will vary according to factors such as time of day, type of event, duration of event, equipment needs, etc. BMFI has worked with independent filmmakers, corporate sponsors, educational institutions, and even wedding parties to build unique events on case-by-case basis. Please contact Zane Stalberg at 610.527.4008 x107 for more information.

    Q: What are the theaters equipped with?
    A: All theaters come equipped for multiple media formats and lighting for live events. Mobile microphones are available.

    Q: Can I arrange for a private screening of a current release while it is playing at BMFI?
    A: Yes. Rates vary according to the time of day. Please contact Zane Stalberg at 610.527.4008 x107 for more information.

    Q: Can the BMFI staff assist me in preparing a program?
    A: Yes, Bryn Mawr Film Institute programmers can offer assistance in choosing a film that would best fit your event needs. Our educational faculty is able to offer informative and interesting lectures on an array of film topics for an additional fee.

    Q: Are the theaters equipped with assisted hearing and/or closed captioning devices?
    A: Yes, assisted hearing devices are available free of charge at the concession stand.

    Q: Are there any times when the theaters are not available for rentals?
    A: Yes. The theaters are not rented Friday, Saturday, or Sunday after 1 pm.

    Q: Are there special rates if I would like to purchase a block of tickets for a current main attraction?
    A: Yes, block ticket sales for groups of 20 or more can be arranged at the Box Office.

    Film Selection
    BMFI needs as much advanced notice as possible as to the title of your film and method of projection: Blu-ray, DVD, DCP, or 35mm.

    If you are the party obtaining the film, or you produced the film to be screened, a copy must be delivered to the theater one week in advance. This will give us the opportunity to run the film on our equipment and identify any problems. Non-commercially produced DVDs and Blu-rays often contain glitches that cannot be corrected by the projection team. BMFI cannot guarantee clean, uninterrupted projection from these sources. BMFI is not responsible or liable for any problems that occur during projection if the rental party fails to provide screening discs at least one week prior to rental.

    Ticket Sales and Staffing
    Renters are solely in charge of all ticket sales. BMFI provides a projectionist during the rental and staff for concession stand sales. The rental party must provide any additional staff needed for an event.

    We do not allow renters to bring in their own food to in-theater events.

  • Multimedia Room Rental

    This versatile space can be used for film lectures or classes, club and committee meetings, adult birthday parties, cocktail receptions and elegant dinners — just use your imagination! The room is tastefully furnished with sleek tables and chairs that can be arranged to best suit your event. The space can be either closed off with blackout screens for maximum privacy and optimal screening conditions, or opened up to a panorama of the village of Bryn Mawr and an over-the-railings view into the vaulted expanse of the historic two-story atrium. The room will hold 100 people for a cocktail reception, up to 60 for a sit-down meal or meeting, and 60 for a screening.

    • Located on the second floor
    • 1,356 square feet
    • Catering kitchen
    • Equipped for multiple media formats

    Multimedia Room Rental Rates
    BMFI reserves the right to quote different rates than listed. Multimedia Room (MMR) availability is limited. The rental party is allowed access to the rental space one hour prior to the event start time and must exit the space no later than thirty minutes after the event concludes. All rentals include a $175 base charge for this time and service.

    Nonprofit Rates: Weekdays $150 per hour · Weekends $200 per hour
    For-Profit Rates: Weekdays $175 per hour · Weekends $250 per hour

    Audiovisual Equipment
    The Multimedia Room is fully equipped with high-definition digital projection and digital sound that can be used to exhibit Blu-rays, DVDs, PowerPoint, and web-based media and can be adapted for additional formats. Wireless internet is also available. If the rental party plans on using any of the audiovisual equipment, an additional fee of $50 is required for the cost of an A/V operator. Under no circumstances is the rental party allowed to operate the A/V equipment.

  • Rental Policies

    Theater Rental Policies
    Multimedia Room Rental Policies

    Detailed parking information can be found on the parking page.