Tickets & Passes

Check out the 2019 schedule and buy single tickets

Single tickets are $12 for members of the Michigan Theater and partner organizations, and $15 for non-members


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.

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, Cinema Detroit, The Wright Museum, the Senate Theater, the Maple Theater, 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.

Have a question or need help? Can’t decide which films to see? Call our new Concierge Line at (734) 668 8397 Extension 35.

The Concierge Line will be monitored Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

New! Concierge Line

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. Our Central Box Office locations this year are at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor and at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak. For more information, click here.

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 10AM on April 10 for members and April 12 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.

4-Packs cost $45 for non-members and $35 for members.

The Fine Print

Passholders of all levels and advance ticket holders must be in line at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of any screening for admission. Each Cinetopia venue will have signs clearly indicating passholder and ticketholder lines. Early arrival does not guarantee admission.

THE PURCHASE OF A PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE a seat. Approximately half of the theater is available on a first come first served basis for passholders. The other half of the theater is available to advance ticket holders on a first come first served basis.

Remaining seats unclaimed by passholders or advance ticket holders will be sold to the public starting 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the screening.

Seat saving is not permitted. Theater personnel may refuse to permit late seating.

All patrons must leave the theater following each screening and take any personal belongings.

Passes are non-transferable. Cinetopia reserves the right to request a pass holder surrender their pass at any time.

Cinetopia Film Festival and its representatives may photograph, film, and/or otherwise record attendees at all Cinetopia activities. By attending, you consent to such photography, filming, and/or recording and to any use in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity and without compensation for the use of your appearance, voice, and name for promotion and/or advertising, or any other purposes by the Cinetopia Film Festival and its affiliates and representatives.

Cinetopia is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen items.



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. Exchanges, when possible, will be subject to a $3 processing fee.

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