Call the Festival Hotline at 312-332-FILM (3456) starting September 17, Monday-Friday from 10am -6pm, to purchase your pass. Individual tickets will be available to Cinema/Chicago members on September 20 and 21. General public tickets will be on sale on September 24.
Tickets purchased by phone need to be reserved no later than 24 hours in advance.
To buy Festival Passes only visit the Festival Store on our website. To purchase individual tickets check us out at Ticketmaster, on September 24. Purchase your tickets online and use Ticketmaster’s TicketFast feature to get accessible, convenient ticket delivery via e-mail (additional fees apply). Print your tickets from home and skip the line at the box office.
Please note that many films will sell out quickly. We strongly advise making reservations in advance.
No refunds or exchanges unless film is canceled. You must be in your theater seat 15 minutes before the film's published start time or we reserve the right to resell your seat. Films are unrated. Viewer discretion is advise.
Please visit our FAQ page for more answers to your ticketing questions!
Moviegoer – 10 admissions to any regular film screenings
Passport – 20 admissions to any regular film screenings
Moviegoer and Passport Passes are not valid for Opening Night, Festival Centerpiece, Closing Night, Special and Gala Presentations, Tributes and Special Events.
Maximum of 2 passes per member.
An Evening with Joan Allen - Sunday, October 14
Junior Board Night - Saturday, October 20
Black Perspectives Tribute honoring Viola Davis - Monday, October 22
Closing Night - Thursday, October 25
Spotlight Middle East Community Screenings
5 X 5
10 after 10
* ticket prices for other special events will vary
All programs are subject to change. Festival films are not rated and may contain mature content. Audience discretion is advised.
We do require payment for tickets at the time of the reservation. Our box office accepts Cash (in person only), Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. No personal checks.
and avoid disappointment!
Passes purchased online or by phone by September 20 will be mailed out. After September 20, all passes must be picked up in person.
Photo ID is required to pick up your Pass and to redeem your Pass for tickets. You must have an actual film ticket before you will be admitted to a theater. We strongly encourage you to redeem all your tickets in advance to avoid long line-ups at the theater and sold-out screenings.
The Festival Box Offices are located at AMC River East 21 and at the Cinema/Chicago office at the addresses listed above. Please visit out FAQ page for additional ticketing information.
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Tickets for a sold out film might become available at the film's screen time if there are any empty seats in the theatre. These are called RUSH TICKETS and they are available only at the box office where the film is screening. If you wish to wait for a RUSH TICKET to a sold-out film:
This policy is subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Box Office Manager.
If your screening is sold out and cannot get a rush ticket, take a chance on another film. We work hard to bring you films you may never get another chance to see on the big screen. Make it an adventure and explore the celluloid jungle.