Academy Screenings

A winter festival highlighting the year's hottest films

Our Winter festival is dedicated to showcasing award season hopefuls. Timed to the dynamic holiday season in Aspen, audiences have the chance to watch these incredible films in the historic Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre.

Voting members of AMPAS, BAFTA, DGA, PGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA and other applicable entertainment guilds receive a complimentary Industry Pass to Academy Screenings.

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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

Aspen Film 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

In the news

Director Scott Cooper to hold Q&A after Academy Screening of ‘The Pale Blue Eye’

Dec 19, 2022

Scott Cooper is looking forward to being back in Aspen to support his new film The Pale Blue Eye, screening as part of Aspen Film’s Academy Screenings on Tuesday. “I love Aspen, but I’ve been so busy making films that I haven’t had a chance to get back so I’m bringing my entire family,” he […]

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Director Scott Cooper looks into “The Pale Blue Eye” of a suspenseful murder mystery with Edgar Allen Poe

Dec 16, 2022

Before he published the supernatural poem “The Raven” or the psychological thriller that is “The Tell-Tale Heart,” writer Edgar Allen Poe was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point. “The Pale Blue Eye,” published by Louis Bayard in 2003, considers that time in Poe’s formative years through the lens of a […]

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Aspen Film scores top-tier lineup for 30th Academy Screenings

Dec 9, 2022

Aspen Film announced the lineup last week for its 30th annual Academy Screenings. From dramas to crowd pleasers and international Oscar contenders, the 17-film showcase promises viewers a journey. This year’s festival runs Dec. 19-23, with screenings and events taking place at the Wheeler Opera House and the Isis Theatre in Aspen. Single tickets to […]

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