Memberships

Experience Film Together

As a Cinema/Chicago member, you get more than just early access to the city’s leading film festival! Enjoy exclusive invitations to sneak previews and events throughout the year, and share your love of film with others. Plus, your support helps provide access to cinematic storytelling all year long!

Choose from the options below, and we’ll see you at the movies!

Membership Benefits

Student/Senior Individual Dual Producer Individual Founder Dual Founder
Festival Benefits
Member Pre-Sale Access yes yes yes yes yes yes
Member Discounts yes yes yes yes yes yes
Opening Night Screening none none none 1 ticket 1 ticket 2 tickets
Closing Night Screening none none none none 1 ticket 2 tickets
10-Film Moviegoer Pass no no no 1 pass no no
Access to Reserved Festival Seats no no no no 1 seat 2 seats
Ticket to each screening no no no no 1 ticket 2 tickets
Invitation to Founders’ Night at the Festival no no no no 1 invitation 2 invitations
Concierge Ticketing no no no no yes yes
Year-Round Benefits
Free Tickets to Members-Only Screenings 1 ticket 1 ticket 2 tickets 2 tickets 2 tickets 4 tickets
Special Event and Partner Promotions yes yes yes yes yes yes
Access to Reserved Seats Year-Round no no no 1 seat 2 seats 4 seats
Monthly Member Newsletter yes yes yes yes yes yes

To Renew Your Membership

Please log in using the Sign-In option in the ticketing menu at the top of the page to access the renewal option before adding the membership to your cart.

If you have any questions regarding membership, please email membership@chicagofilmfestival.com.

Basic Membership Benefits

All memberships receive the following annual benefits:

  • Exclusive Members’ Pre-Sale for Festival Tickets before they are available to the general public
  • Discounts on Festival tickets and passes, events, and merchandise
  • Free year-round Members-only sneak screenings of new releases
  • Special partner promotions and events

Individual Membership

Includes all of the basic membership benefits listed above.

Dual Membership

The same benefits as an individual membership, but for two people!

Student Membership

Available to students with a valid student ID. Please send proof of valid student identification to membership@chicagofilmfestival.com

Senior Membership

Available to adults ages 65 and over.

Producer Membership

Additional Benefits

  • Access to two (2) Reserved Seats at Member Screenings
  • One (1) Ticket to Festival Opening Night Film
  • One (1) Moviegoer Pass (valid for 10 admissions to general Festival screenings)

Founder Membership

Additional Festival Benefits

  • One (1) in-person Opening Night film ticket
  • One (1) in-person Closing Night film ticket
  • One (1) ticket to any Festival screening (NEW: this includes Special and Gala presentations)
  • Not valid on screenings with overlapping times
  • One (1) reserved seat at Festival screenings (one per badge)
  • Invitation to Founders’ Night reception during the Festival.
  • Concierge ticketing
  • Priority entrance

Year-round benefits

  • Up to two reserved seats at Member screenings
  • Invitations to special studio screenings (not open to general Cinema/Chicago members)

Dual Founder Membership

Additional Festival Benefits

  • Two (2) in-person Opening Night film tickets
  • Two (2) in-person Closing Night film tickets
  • Two (2) tickets to any Festival screening (NEW: this includes Special and Gala presentations)
  • Not valid on screenings with overlapping times
  • Two (2) reserved seats at Festival screenings (one per badge)
  • Two (2) invitations to Founders’ Night reception during the Festival.
  • Concierge ticketing
  • Priority entrance

Year-round benefits

  • Up to four reserved seats at Member screenings
  • Invitations to special studio screenings (not open to general Cinema/Chicago members)

What Our Members Say

“I stumbled upon Cinema Chicago a few summers ago from attending their free International Movie Screening series. Not only are the movies varied, but you get the chance to see films from all over the world, many which you wouldn’t have the chance to view otherwise. That experience led me to becoming a member, which allows me to see new movies before general release and early access to purchase International Film Festival tickets. A win, win and rewarding experience at the same time!”

-Natasha Legge