Quick-reference guide to help you get the most out of your festival experience.
Many screenings sell out
Especially the Opening, Closing and Centerpiece films - Plan your festival schedule ahead of time, and buy tickets as early as possible - or better yet, buy a badge. But remember - After show time, no one (including badge-holders) is guaranteed a seat!
Day of show tickets are only available at the venue
If you want to buy a ticket for a same-day movie, go straight to the place where that movie will be showing. The tickets for the entire day go on sale one half hour before the first show of the day at that venue.
Theater box offices are Cash Only
Check your wallet or visit the closest ATM before arriving at the movies - venue ticket sales are cash only!
Advance ticket pickup
If you order your tickets in advance, all of the tickets you purchase will be available for pickup at your first movie's screening venue. If you don’t pick them up there, you must call the Festival Box Office to re-route the tickets to your next venue - this will not happen automatically.
Remember your umbrella
The Festival attracts thousands of people, so don’t be surprised by lines that extend outside - and prepare accordingly.
Seats cannot be held
You must be present to take a seat. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no "standing room" admission at any Festival film or program.
Arrive to the theater early
To start the film on time, we must seat as many people as possible in a very short time. Allow plenty of time for your transportation, especially on weekend nights! Visit the Festival Map
for tips on parking and basic public transportation information.
Children are welcome ...sometimes
Few Festival films are intended for "all audiences," and fewer have MPAA ratings attached - audience discretion is advised and, as a general rule, children are encouraged to attend only designated films.
We do not show any previews
Screenings start within five minutes of the scheduled time - However, the Festival cannot be held accountable for late starts!
We take movies seriously
Please silence your wrappers, voices, communication devices and alarms to ensure a quality audience experience!
The venues are staffed by volunteers...
...who can answer many of your questions and make the festival possible by donating their time. Please be patient, and don''t forget to thank them for their efforts.
Keep on top of breaking Festival News
Screening, event and guest updates are posted and announced regularly by such means as:
Including real-time interactive posting features such as film trailers, user reviews, and personalized Festival calendar options!
Sent via e-mail or RSS Feed every morning before breakfast!
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