BMFI Closing Temporarily Due to COVID-19 in Montco

March 12, 2020

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BMFI is closing for two weeks.

Following the order from Governor Tom Wolf, Bryn Mawr Film Institute will be closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13. All films, special events, and education courses are canceled through Thursday, March 26.

“I am ordering the closure of all schools, community centers, gyms and entertainment venues. This includes (YMCAs), theaters, sporting events, concerts, and I am strongly recommending the closure of non-essential retail facilities. It includes schools of all types, including higher-ed.”

Gov. Tom Wolf, March 12, 2020

We are complying with all of Gov. Wolf’s orders without hesitation. Our first priority is the health and safety of our community.

BMFI employees will continue to receive full pay and benefits during this temporary closure. You can still renew your membership and make donations online during this time, but we do not recommend making future ticket purchases or course registrations until our reopening date is confirmed. Details regarding cancellations, refunds, and Montgomery County closures are below.


Refunds will be issued for all films, events, and courses scheduled for Friday, March 13, through Thursday, March 26

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Thank you

Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and your neighbors safe. It’s a remarkable community that stands together for the good of each other, even when that means standing apart. Your support during this closure will contribute to staff compensation, building expenses, and the losses due to canceled screenings, helping us to reopen smoothly as soon as it is safe to do so.

Be safe, be well, and we’ll see you at the movies soon.