Tickets & Passes

The Basics: Tickets vs Passes

So you want to see some movies. Great! But what’s the best way? It all depends on what works for you.

I WANT THE FULL FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE–MOVIES, PARTIES, AND ALL. Then you want an all-access VIP PASS. The VIP Pass gets you first entry into the theater for your films, admission to all the parties, free concessions at select venues, and access to the exclusive Filmmaker Lounge.

I WANT ADMISSION TO EVERYTHING. Then you want a FESTIVAL PASS. The Festival Pass gives you Priority Admission to all the films, parties, and events.

I WANT FILMS & PARTIES, BUT I CAN ONLY ATTEND ONE WEEKEND. We hear this a lot. That’s why we’ve introduced the WEEKEND PASS. The two Weekend Passes give you Priority Admission to all the films during the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of your chosen week, as well as either the opening or closing night party (depending on which Weekend Pass you purchase).

I WANT TO SEE A LOT OF MOVIES. Then you want an ALL-MOVIE PASS. You’ll get priority admission to every regularly-scheduled Cinetopia film, all 10 days.

BUT I’M A STUDENT. No problem–we’ve got a STUDENT version of the All-Movie Pass as well!

I WANT TO SEE A COUPLE MOVIES, BUT I DON’T WANT TO COMMIT. Have you considered one of our 4-PACKS? You get credits for four discounted tickets on your account, which you then redeem for any regular-scheduled film throughout the festival.

I’M INTERESTED IN ONE MOVIE/DECIDING AS I GO. Individual tickets will be available for all regularly-scheduled films throughout Cinetopia, both online or the day of at the venue.

Buy Now and Save!

Early Bird prices thru 3/15

All Access

VIP Pass


  • (non-member)
  • First Entry to all films

    Admission to all parties and events

    Access to the Filmmaker Lounge

    Free concessions at select venues

Movies + Parties

Festival Pass


  • (non-member)
  • Priority Admission to all films

    Admission to all parties and events

Movies Only

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All-Movie Pass


  • (non-member)
  • Priority Admission to all films

Fri. 5/10 thru Sun. 5/13

1st Weekend Pass


  • (non-member)
  • Priority Admission to all films 5/10-12

    Admission to the Opening Night party

Fri. 5/17 thru Sun. 5/19

2nd Weekend Pass


  • (non-member)
  • Priority Admission to all films 5/17-19

    Admission to the Closing Night party

Student Pass


  • (with a valid student ID)
  • Priority Admission to all films

Partner Member Benefits

Members of the Michigan & State Theatres in Ann Arbor, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Cinema Detroit, The Henry Ford, The Wright Museum, students/faculty/staff from the College of Creative Studies, and the Arab-American National Museum receive discounts on all tickets & passes.

For Michigan & State members, please use your member credentials to log into your account access member prices.

For members of the other organizations, please contact your member organization for your promo code.

The Logistics

Now that you know what kind of pass or ticket option you want, here are the details on the hows and wheres of getting your passes and tickets and making the most of your festival experience.

Delivery Options

Passes purchased online by 4/21 will be delivered to your door! Select the “Standard Mail” delivery option at check out. Passes will be mailed beginning 4/22; please allow a few days after that for delivery.

Passes purchased after 4/21 will be available at Will Call. More information about Will Call will be available soon.

Tickets purchased online are delivered as both an E-Delivery PDF and a mobile ticket that can be presented on your phone at the venue. No Standing in line–just print the tickets and bring them to the venue.

Individual Tickets / 4-Packs

Individual tickets will be available beginning April 8 for members and April 11 for non-members. They will be $15 for non-members and $12 for members.

4-Packs will be available when individual tickets are available. 4-Packs are discounted ticket credits which must be redeemed for tickets to your desired movie. They cannot be used for admission if they have not been redeemed.  4-Packs require a customer account to use; 4-Packs not associated with a customer account cannot be accessed by the system.

The Fine Print

Passes are non-transferable. Cinetopia reserves the right to request a pass holder surrender their pass at any time. Pass holders must vacate the auditorium between screenings.

For priority admission, pass holders must be in line at least 30 minutes prior to the film’s scheduled start time. Remaining seats unclaimed by pass holders will be sold to the public starting 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

The purchase of a ticket DOES NOT guarantee a seat. Seating is limited. A refund will be issued if you bought a ticket and did not make it into a seat. Please line up at least 30 minutes before showtime at the venue of your screening. There will be signs in each line for the movie you will see.



In the event that you have misplaced your Cinetopia tickets, please contact the Michigan Theater Box Office at (734) 668-8397. 



Potentially. To check on availability of tickets the day of a screening, simply show up at the venue 30 minutes before the screening begins and ask!



We regret that tickets cannot be refunded except in the case of a cancelled screening or over-capacity. Exchanges, when possible, will be subject to a $3 processing fee.

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