Ticket Info

HOW CAN I BUY SINGLE TICKETS AND PASSES?

 

ONLINE: Click here!*

NOTE: Online sales for individual films and events cut off at 9 PM the night before each screening or event.
A 25¢ per-ticket surcharge applies to all online orders.

 

BY PHONE: (414) 727-8468*
11 AM – 6 PM, 7 days a week

A $2.50 per order surcharge applies to all phone orders

 

*Tickets purchased online or by phone are processed as will call orders. Will call orders may only be picked up at the theater on the day of the order’s first screening. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the screening to allow enough time for pickup.

 

IN PERSON at one of our three box offices, which are located directly in the theaters. CASH or CREDIT ONLY (Visa, Mastercard and Discover accepted). No American Express! No checks! No surcharges!

 

Landmark Oriental Theatre

2230 N. Farwell Avenue | Milwaukee, WI 53202
Box office opens Sept. 11 for Milwaukee Film Members, Sept. 12 for the general public.

Landmark Downer Theatre

2589 N. Downer Avenue | Milwaukee, WI 53211
Box office opens September 27 for the general public.

 

Fox-Bay Cinema Grill

334 E. Silver Spring Drive | Milwaukee, WI 53211
Box office opens Sept. 11 for Milwaukee Film Members, Sept. 12 for the general public.

(Please note that Theatre 2 at the Fox-Bay Cinema Grill requires the use of stairs to access the theatre. For accessibility questions or concerns, please contact Kyle Heller, Managing Director, at (414) 755-1965 ext. 220.)

 

BOX OFFICE HOURS Pre-Festival

Monday – Thursday | 4 to 8:30 PM

Friday – Sunday | Noon to 8:30 PM


BOX OFFICE HOURS During the Festival

The festival box offices open one hour before the venue’s first show of the day and close 30 minutes after the last screening starts.

 

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS ANYWAY?

GENERAL FESTIVAL FILMS

$10 – general public

$9 – seniors (60+) / students (with ID)

$8 – members

$6 – 12 & under

FREE with pass


OPENING NIGHT, CENTERPIECE, CLOSING NIGHT FILMS

$20 – general public

$17 – members

FREE with pass

NO STUDENT OR SENIOR DISCOUNTS

 

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

$35 – general public

$25 – members

FREE with pass

 

OPENING NIGHT FILM + PARTY COMBO

$50 – general public

$40 – members

FREE with pass

 

OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET EXPERIENCE

$200 – everyone

NO STUDENT OR SENIOR DISCOUNTS

 

FESTIVAL PASS
$350 – general public
$300 - members

What is a festival pass?

Having a Festival Pass is kind of like having super powers. It gets you into every film festival screening — even the sold-out ones. It gets you into the Opening Night Party for free. It gets you into all of our Soundtrack shows for free. And if you have a Festival Pass and get to the theater at least 30 minutes before showtime, you get to enter the theater without waiting in ticket-holder lines!

What are these member discounts you keep talking about, and how can I get them?
Milwaukee Film Members pay 20% less for tickets & passes and 15% less for merchandise during the film festival. Throughout the rest of the year, they get to take advantage of a ton of great benefits. If you aren’t yet a Member, sign up at mkefilm.org/membership and enjoy those discounts immediately.

When should I buy tickets?
We feel like you already know the answer to this one. Which is: as soon as humanly possible. Last year we had a record number of sold-out screenings. That means lots of people couldn’t get tickets to things they wanted to see. Don’t be one of those people. Buy your tickets now.

Can I purchase same-day tickets?
Absolutely! Same-day tickets are available at all three box office locations up until one hour before showtime (Not available online or by phone).

Why is my ticket yellow?
This is not a ticket! This is a voucher. These yellow vouchers must be exchanged for green tickets to specific festival films valued at $10 or less, depending on ticket availability. Vouchers must be exchanged no later than 15 minutes before the film you would like to see. It’s free to do and can be done in person at any of our three box office locations.

What if a screening is sold out?
If a film is listed as “sold out” online, there’s still hope! You can join the Rush Tickets line at the venue to buy any unclaimed seats. Rush Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, so get in line early. There’s also a chance the film will be screening again during the festival. Check your program guide for days, times and locations.

What the heck are Rush Tickets?
Rush Tickets are unclaimed seats and will be sold 15 minutes prior to showtime. Rush Tickets cost $10 ($20 for Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night films) and are cash only, no discounts.

How do I know what’s gone to rush status?
Every day at noon during the festival, we update mkefilm.org/rush to let you know what’s gone to rush and what’s sold out.

How early should I arrive for a screening?
If you have a ticket for a film, we highly recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime to guarantee a seat. Beginning 15 minutes before the show, any empty seats will be sold to patrons in the rush ticket line.

Can I bring kids to the festival?
Yes, we’re a kid-friendly festival. However, not all films have MPAA ratings. Some movies might contain material unsuitable for children under the age of 18. Use discretion when selecting films for youths. Age-appropriate films are available in the Rated K: For Kids program listed on page 40.

THE FINE PRINT:
NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
To guarantee a seat for a film, ticket and pass holders must arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to showtime. Film programs, special guests, events, venues, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. Unless noted, films are not rated; viewer discretion is advised. Patrons grant Milwaukee Film and its partners permission to use their images or likenesses in any reproduction of events. Patrons voluntarily assume all risks and dangers incidental to festival events, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event or any other event connected to the festival. Patrons voluntarily agree that Milwaukee Film and its facilities, sponsors, directors, officers, employees, supervisors, volunteers, and respective agents are expressly released from any injuries or claims arising from any festival event.