How do I buy tickets in advance for the festival?
You can purchase them online starting September 15, on this website. From September 30 – October 12 you can buy tickets in person at our TWIST Box Office located in the lobby of 12th Avenue Arts, 1620 12th Ave (on Capitol Hill). This box office will be open everyday (including weekends) from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
Where do I pick up tickets I bought online?
Once you buy your tickets online, we encourage you to simply save them to your smart phone. You can also print out your tickets at home, or pick up tickets at any festival Box Office location, including the Pre-festival Box Office at 12th Avenue Arts (info above).
Where do I pick up my pass?
You can pick up passes at Will Call at any festival Box Office location, including the Pre-festival Box Office at 12th Avenue Arts (info above).
Can I buy advance tickets with cash?
Yes! Cash sales can be done before the festival at our TWIST Box Office location (see answer to question 1, above).
How do I buy day-of-show tickets?
You can purchase tickets for any screening online up to one hour before the show’s start time. You can also buy them at any venue Box Office. Box Offices open 30 minutes before the first show of the day.
When does the box office open?
Box office and will call open 30 minutes before the first screening each day. On Opening Night, the box office opens one hour in advance.
Where can I pick up a festival program?
Programs will always be available at our TWIST Box Office at 12th Avenue Arts, as well as at festival venue locations: Northwest Film Forum, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, AMC Pacific Place, Cinerama, and Gay City. They are also available at many other cafes, bars, restaurants, ....and Scarecrow Video!
Are there any free screenings at the film festival this year?
Yes. The THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA SHOWCASE at Gay City on Wednesday, October 19 is a free program. To guarantee a seat for any free program, a ticket should be “purchased” in advance (either online, or at a box office location). There are no fees for free tickets.
Also, if you sign up to volunteer for the festival, you can earn a free film voucher for each shift worked.
Do you have any discounts or specials?
Yes! We have a Six Pack Special...use the Promo Code LICORICE when you buy 5 tickets at one time, and get one free ($12 or less)! We have $5@5 films ($5 films, at 5:00 PM on weekdays), and various other $5 programs.
We also have a Full Festival Pass (see everything, and get into the theaters first), and a Party Pass (the best deal of the festival...for the five biggest films of the festival)!
Do you have discounted tickets for youth, seniors, disabilities?
Yes! Youth, seniors, and those with disabilities can purchase tickets for any regularly priced program ($12), for $9 at any walk-up Box Office location (including the 12th Ave Arts Box Office before the festival). Seniors are 65 and older, youth are 21 and younger.
We are also the first LGBT organization to be a member of Teen Tix. Teen tix members can purchase discounted tickets at all screening venues, day-of-show only. Learn more about teen tix here.
I bought tickets for a screening and changed my mind, can I return them?
No. There are no refunds or exchanges unless there is a program cancellation.
Where are the films shown?
Check out our venues page.
Is there parking?
Street parking and pay-to-park lots can be found around all of our venues. Two notable garages (with fees) are the Seattle Central College Parking Garage next to the Egyptian and the Pacific Place underground parking garage. That said, any event drawing hundreds of people may lead to a challenging parking situation. We encourage you to carpool, take taxi or car service, walk, ride your bicycle, and use public transit...such as the Light Rail, with stations on Capitol Hill and Downtown!
Why should I become a member?
Becoming a member helps us with year round financial support for all Three Dollar Bill Cinema programs. You also benefit with perks like free tickets, special access, and discounts to all our programs! Find more details and sign up on our website.