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Box Office Location and Hours

Our main box office is located at the Spotlight Lounge right next door to the Alabama Theatre at 1807 3rd Avenue North.

Monday, August 22nd – Wednesday, August 24th
9 AM – 6 PM

Thursday, August 25th – Sunday, August 28th
9 AM – 9 PM

VIP PASS

May 1-May 31: $175
June 1-June 30: $200
July 1-July 31: $225
August 1-August 25: $250
Festival Weekend August 26-28: $275

The VIP Pass is an all-access pass to the festival. This pass includes access to all the parties, all the films, and special perks just for VIPs throughout the festival weekend.  The VIP Pass includes access to the following:

  • Thursday Night Filmmaker Kick-Off Party at the Historic Rucker Place, with fabulous food provided by Savoie Catering, wine, beer and more. 21 and up only.
  • Opening Night Film at the Alabama Theatre.
  • Opening Night After-Party with free wine and beer for VIP
  • All Saturday films, including the Saturday Spotlight Film at the Alabama Theatre
  • Entrance to the Saturday Night Bash, food, wine and beer provided. 18 and up only.
  • All Sunday films, including the Closing Night Film at the Alabama Theatre
  • New and Improved VIP Lounge, Backstage at the Alabama School of Fine Arts
  • Sidewalk Tote Bag
  • Sidewalk Commemorative Program
  • Early Access Seating for Film Screenings
  • Discount on Merchandise

VIP Passes can be picked up at Central Box Office beginning Monday, August 22 through the evening of Sunday, August 28. Early Access Seating for VIP passholders begins 20 minutes before the start of the film.

WEEKEND PASS

May 1-May 31: $50
June 1-June 30: $55
July 1-July 31: $60
August 1-August 25: $70
Festival Weekend August 26-28: $80

The Weekend Pass is all access to Festival Films, and includes access to our biggest party of the weekend. The Weekend Pass includes access to the following:

  • Opening Night Film at the Alabama Theatre
  • Opening Night After Party
  • All Saturday films, including the Saturday Spotlight Film at the Alabama Theatre
  • All Sunday films, including the Closing Night Film at the Alabama Theatre

**If you purchase a Weekend Pass but also want to attend the Saturday Night Party, Saturday Night Party Passes will also be available for purchase. Weekend passes can be picked up at Central Box Office or any Satellite Box Office beginning Monday, August 22 through the evening of Sunday, August 28.

DAY PASS

July 1-July 31: $25
August 1-August 25: $25
Festival Weekend August 26-28: $30

The Day Pass provides you with access to the following:

  • Access to selected day’s films (Opening Night Film, All Saturday Films or All Sunday Films, both
    Sidewalk and SHOUT films)
  • The Opening Night Day pass includes access to the Opening Night After-Party

**If you purchase a Day Pass but also want to attend the Saturday Night Party, Saturday Night Party Passes will also be available for purchase. Day passes can be picked up at Central Box Office or any Satellite Box Office beginning Monday, August 22 through the evening of Sunday, August 28.

SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY PASS

August 1-August 25: $20
Festival Weekend August 26-28: $30

This specialty party-only pass provides you access to the Saturday Night Party. More info to come. Access to this party is provided to all VIP Pass holders.

PREMIUM SINGLE TICKETS

$15
(Not available after Opening Night, August 26)

Premium Single Tickets provide you with guaranteed access to the single film of your choice. If there is only one film you are dying to see this is the best option for you.

Please note: Premium Single Ticketholders must arrive 30 minutes before the start of the film to guarantee a seat.

Only 10% of each house is set aside for Premium Single Tickets (for example, we only sell 220 premium single tickets to films at the Alabama Theatre, a 2,200 seat venue). If the Premium Single Tickets for the film you want to see sell out, this does not mean that you can’t see the film, you’ll just need to purchase a Day Pass/Weekend Pass or come to the venue and see if Standard Single Tickets are offered at the door (based on seating availability and priced at $10).

Premium Single Tickets do not go on sale until the Festival Line-Up is announced. Premium Single Tickets are available for ADVANCE purchase ONLY  as a “print at home” ticket.