Tickets and Passes

2020 Passes

Passes go on sale February 26th!

We offer six different pass options so you can make the most out of your festival experience at the price that makes sense for you.

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.

Ticket vs. Passes

So you want to see some movies. Great! But what’s the best way? Here are the basics for each Cinetopia Pass you you can choose the one that’s right for you.

I want the Full Festival Experience: Films, Parties, Filmmaker Lounge, Free Concessions, you name it!

Then you want the 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 all Films, Parties, and Events.

Then you want the FESTIVAL PASS. The Festival Pass gives you Priority Admission to all the films, parties, and events.

I want the Festival Pass, but I can only attend one of the weekends.

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 weekend, as well as either the opening or closing night party (depending on which Weekend Pass you purchase).

I want to see ALL of the films.

Then you want an ALL-MOVIE PASS. You’ll get priority admission to every regularly-scheduled Cinetopia film, all 10 days.

I want to see ALL of the films, AND I’m a student!

No problem! We’ve got a STUDENT PASS version of the All-Movie Pass as well.

I want to see some of the films, not all of them.

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 just want to see one film, or decide as I go.

Individual tickets will be available for all regularly-scheduled films throughout Cinetopia, both online or the day of at the venue.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

I lost my tickets! What should I do?

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

If a screening sells out online, will tickets still be available?

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.

Can tickets be refunded or exchanged?

Unfortunately, tickets cannot be refunded except in the case of a cancelled screening. Exchanges, when possible, will be subject to a $3 processing fee.

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.

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