Guide to the Festival


A generous allotment of seats at every screening are reserved for passholders. While a pass (with the exception of Platinum) does not guarantee seating, passholders are allowed priority entry up to 20 minutes before showtime or until the passholder seat allotment has been reached.

Streamline your Frameline34 experience with a Castro Pass or as a member with a Gold Card. Skip the box office lines, ditch individual tickets, get priority entry, and enjoy the flexibility to decide each day which movies you’ll see. Daytime moviegoers will want to nab a Weekday Matinee pass!

Platinum Cards

Platinum Cards are presented in appreciation of Frameline members at the Visionary Director ($5,000) level. Platinum Cards provide priority admission to all Frameline34 screenings and reserved seating for all screenings at the Castro Theatre, including Opening and Closing Nights.

Gold Cards

Gold Cards are presented in appreciation of Frameline members at the Benefactor ($725) and Visionary ($1,500-$2,500) levels. A Gold Card entitles the bearer to priority admission (subject to house manager discretion) to all Frameline34 screenings including Opening and Closing Night Films and Galas. Present this pass with your membership card at the Gold Card Door for admission. Gold Card bearer may be accompanied at the Gold Card Door by ONE guest with a valid ticket or pass.

Castro Passes

Castro Passes, good for admission to all Castro Theatre screenings, excluding Opening Night and Closing Night, are available for $200 to members-only until June 1. Order form in the Shop (available to the general public, starting June 1). Present this pass at the Members Door for admission. Castro Pass bearer may be accompanied at the Members Door by ONE guest with a valid ticket.

Weekday Matinee Passes

Use the Weekday Matinee Passes, to spend your weekday afternoons in the luxury of the Castro Theatre, where many of the Festival’s hidden treasures screen Monday through Friday before 5:00 pm. Weekday Matinee Passes are available for $35 members/$40 general public. With more than 15 programs to see, you'll save plenty purchasing a pass instead of individual tickets! Order form in the Shop. The Weekday Matinee Pass is not valid for Castro weekday screenings starting after 5:00 pm, all Castro weekend screenings or screenings at other venues. Matinee Pass holders may be accompanied at the Members Door by ONE guest with a valid ticket.

Arrive early! Seating is guaranteed only up to twenty minutes before the published showtime, or until pass holder allotment has been reached. Twenty minutes after the program has commenced, no one will be admitted into the theatre.

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