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“Best deal in town!”

Erin R. (Lakeview)

“As a member of Cinema/Chicago I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many interesting people. I met my boyfriend at a screening. Nearly two years later we’re both members, and screenings are our date nights.”

Lindsey P. (Evanston)

“I get discounts during the Festival, I see free films before everyone else, and at the same time, I’m supporting a nonprofit organization all year long.”

Tim B. (Hyde Park)


Access to the latest and greatest in international cinema doesn’t end when the last red carpet of the Chicago International Film Festival is rolled up. Cinema/Chicago members come from all across the metropolitan area and from all walks of life. They share an extraordinary love of film and the desire to continue their Festival experience throughout the year. In addition to discounted ticket rates at the Festival, member benefits include invitations to private members-only screenings, advance studio previews, and special Cinema/Chicago events.

In 2013, our members were the first in Chicago to see Her (with director/screenwriter Spike Jonze in attendance), Saving Mr. Banks, In a World (with director/screenwriter Lake Bell in attendance), 42, The Way, Way Back and many other hotly anticipated films from around the world.

Sign up today! Individual memberships start at $50 per year (think about it... that’s less than the cost of about five movies). Bragging rights are included.

To view our various membership packages, benefits, and pricing, or become a Cinema/Chicago Member and enjoy the discounts immediately, please click here.

To renew a membership, please proceed as you would if you were signing up for a new membership, then click the box that asks if you are renewing a membership.

If you have additional membership questions, please contact Erin Payton at or call 312-683-0121, x108.