The FIlmbar located at 815 N. 2nd St between Garfield and McKinley in Downtown Phoenix
The FIlmbar located at 815 N. 2nd St between Garfield and McKinley in Downtown Phoenix

The end of another school year fast approaches; and it’s time once again to find an escape from the heat.  There is no shortage of fun out there, but few of them involve hanging out with friends in downtown Phoenix and seeing classic movies in a kickass bar while enjoying a nice beer or wine.  Why not start your summer off right at one of the most popular local theaters in the valley.


SCHOOL’S OUT at FilmBar all month long in May. Screenings of Better Off Dead (with a First Friday Senior Picture Photo booth), Mean Girls(with Wine Coolers & Protein Bars), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (with a TP Mummy-Wrapping & Character Costume Contest), Footloose (Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Contest) & Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (with a Twist & Shout Contest) all in the comfort of our cinema where you can enjoy beer & wine during the film and now with the addition of Food Trucks at select screenings coordinated by Best in Show Management &Phoenix Street Food Coalition.

Tickets: (additional showtimes added during the month).


Better Off Dead
John Cusack and Diane Franklin in Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead. After his girlfriend (Amanda Wyss) ditches him for a boorish ski jock, Lane (John Cusack) decides that suicide is the only answer. However, his increasingly inept attempts bring him only more agony and embarrassment. Filled with the wildest teen nightmares, Better Off Dead is a masterful look at those painfully funny teen years.

Friday May 2nd with First Friday

Senior Picture Photo booth. May 2, 3, 4 & 5 


Lacey Chabert,   Rachel McAdams, Lindsay Lohan, and Amanda  Seyfried in Mean Girls
Lacey Chabert, Rachel McAdams, Lindsay Lohan, and Amanda Seyfried in Mean Girls

Mean Girls. Raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) thinks she knows about “survival of the fittest.” But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time and falls prey to the psychological warfare and unwritten social rules that teenage girls face today.

Friday May 9 

Ladies Night with Wine Coolers & Protein Bars. May 9, 10, 11 & 12


Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  Sean Penn leads an all-star cast (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, Ray Walston) in this hilarious portrayal of a group of Southern California high school students and their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Amy Heckerling’s directorial debut brings to life first-time screenwriter Cameron Crowe’s (Almost Famous) insider’s view of teenage American life in the 1980’s

Friday May 16 

TP Mummy Wrapping & Character Costume Contest. May 16, 17, 18 & 19


Kevin Bacon as Ren McCormack in Footloose (1984)
Kevin Bacon as Ren McCormack in Footloose (1984)

Footloose.  The timeless struggle between innocent pleasure and rigid morality, when city – boy Ren McCormick (Kevin Bacon) finds himself in an uptight Midwestern town where dancing – and therefore all youthful joy – has been banned.

Friday May 23

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Contest. May 23, 24, 25 & 26


Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller’s Day OffFerris Bueller. Larger than life. Blessed with a magical sense of serendipity. He’s a model for all those who take themselves too seriously. A guy who knows the value of a day off. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off chronicles the events in the day of a rather magical young man Ferris (Matthew Broderick). One spring day toward the end of his senior year Ferris gives into an overwhelming urge to cut school and head for downtown Chicago with his girl (Mia Sara) and his best friend (Alan Ruck) to see the sights experience a day of freedom.

Friday May 30

Twist & Shout Contest. May 30, 31 & June 1 & 2


So get out of the house and make your way to the place where everybody knows your name; or they will once you introduce yourself.  If you’re lucky there might be some Gummi Bears waiting for you.  Don’t worry. They’re still warm.

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