Academy Screenings

A winter festival showcasing the year's hottest films

Our Winter festival is dedicated to showcasing Oscar contenders that haven’t yet been released to the public. Immediately following the dynamic holiday season in Aspen, audiences have the chance to watch these incredible films in the historic Wheeler Opera House.

Voting members of AMPAS, BAFTA, DGA, PGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA and other applicable entertainment guilds receive a complimentary Industry Pass to Academy Screenings, entitling members to two tickets per screening that must be reserved in advance. Industry passholders are also allowed early entry into the theater 30 minutes prior to all screenings. To obtain an Industry Pass, please contact Aspen Film directly by email ( or by phone (970.925.6882) by December 16th.

Academy Screenings 2022

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Screening Venues

The Wheeler Opera House

Since 1889, the Wheeler Opera House has been Aspen’s community performance venue. From The Eagles, Jerry Seinfeld, Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Crow to locally-curated performance experiences, the Wheeler offers a remarkable movie-viewing locale that we’re proud to provide to our film festival audience.

320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

The Isis Theatre

The Isis Theatre opened in 1915 in the heart of downtown Aspen, where it remains until today. Featuring five-screens, concessions, and diverse programming, the Isis is the only full-time movie theater in Aspen. During Aspen Film festivals, the Isis Theatre is home to many of our matinee showings.

406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

A taste of academy screenings

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