The Venue

MOPA Auditorium, lights downGI Film Festival San Diego banner in front of MOPA picture from inside MOPA's lobby; GI Film Festival San Diego check out table; MOPA sign in foreground

The GI Film Festival San Diego is proud to present all in-person film screenings and the awards celebration at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA).

MOPA is located at 1649 El Prado, San Diego in Balboa Park.  The museum’s Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater is a renowned cinema destination that features state-of-the-art projection and sound system, 24-foot wide screen, comfortable seating, and is ADA compliant.

Public parking is available for free throughout the park. We recommend lots available along Space Theater Way or street parking along Park Blvd. Since parking may be difficult during peak times or during events, additional parking lots are located throughout Balboa Park.

A free tram service is available from the parking lots to various points throughout Balboa Park from 8:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Visit Balboa Park’s site for more details on parking and general park information.