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Passes for the 50th Chicago International Film Festival will be available for purchase in August, 2014. Tickets for the 50th Chicago International Film Festival will be available for purchase in mid-September, 2014.

3 EASY WAYS TO BUY TICKETS AND PASSES!

By Phone

Call the Festival Hotline at 312-332-FILM (3456) starting mid-September, Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm, to purchase your Pass. Individual tickets will be available to Cinema/Chicago members prior to general public tickets.

Tickets purchased by phone need to be reserved no later than 24 hours in advance.

Shop Online

To buy Festival Passes only visit the Festival Store on our website. Individual tickets will be available on mid-September through Ticketmaster (additional fees will apply). Print your tickets from home and skip the line at the box office.

In Person

  • FESTIVAL THEATER BOX OFFICE (PRIMARY BOX OFFICE)
    AMC River East 21 (starting mid-September, 7 days a week, Noon-8PM )
    During the Festival (October 10-23), tickets will be on sale one hour before the start of the first show until the start of the last show.
    322 E Illinois St.
    Chicago, IL 60610 (Map)
    * we recommend that you go in person to the Festival Box Office at AMC River East 21 to purchase your tickets - there are more ticketing agents there and shorter lines!
  • FESTIVAL OFFICE (Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM )
    30 E. Adams, Suite 800
    Chicago, IL 60603 (Map)

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!

TICKET OPTIONS

Festival Passes (available only until October 8)

Moviegoer – 10 admissions to any regular film screenings

  • $95 for Cinema/Chicago members
  • $125 for non-members

Passport – 20 admissions to any regular film screenings

  • $180 for Cinema/Chicago members
  • $240 for non-members

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.

Individual Tickets

Regular

  • $11 for Cinema/Chicago members, students, and seniors
  • $14 for regular admission

Special Presentations

  • $16 for Cinema/Chicago members, students, and seniors
  • $20 for regular admission

5 X 5

$5 Matinees (films only), Monday-Friday through 5:00 pm

10 after 10

  • $10/ticket, every day after 10pm

* 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.


How to Redeem Your Pass

Redeem early and avoid disappointment!

1. Visit www.chicagofilmfestival.com (mid-September) or pick up a copy of the Festival Schedule at the Festival Box Office and start making your individual film selections.

2. You must redeem your Pass in person! Please bring your pass to the Festival Box Office with your film selections to redeem for actual tickets. Your Pass will receive a hole-punch for every ticket redeemed. You may redeem your Pass for multiple tickets to the same film. *Please note we cannot exchange your pass for tickets over the phone.
3.  We strongly encourage you to redeem all your tickets in advance to avoid long line-ups at the theater and sold-out screenings.

Passes purchased online or by phone by mid-September will be mailed out. After that, 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.


Become a Cinema/Chicago Member and SAVE!

Join our cast and become a member today! Receive member rates on Festival tickets, get free access to advance screenings of the most highly anticipated new films, and more! Membership starts at only $50/year!


Rush Ticket Policy 2014

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:

  • Ask for a numbered card 30 minutes prior to showtime
  • Stand in rush line in chronological order
  • If seats are available 10 minutes prior to show time, you may exchange your numbered card and $10 for regular screenings and $15 for Special Presentations (cash only) for your ticket.
  • Enjoy the film!
Getting a numbered card does NOT guarantee you a seat!
Since seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis, Rush Tickets are always the least desirable seats and the two seats available may not be next to each other.

    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.