Smith Rafael Film Center Box Office
1114 Fourth St., San Rafael

Sept. 12     4:00-8:00 pm     Premier Patron and above

Sept. 13     4:000-8:00 pm     Director’s Circle and above

Sept. 14     4:00-8:00 pm      Gold Star and above

Sept. 15-16     4:00-8:00 pm       All CFI members

Sept. 17 – Oct. 4     4:00–8:00 pm     General public

Oct. 5 – 15     1 hour before the first screening of the day to 15 minutes after last show starts

Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce
85 Throckmorton Avenue
Sept. 17 – Oct. 4     11:00am-3:00pm

Outdoor Art Club
1 West Blithedale Avenue
October 5-15     One hour before first screening each day to 15 minutes after the last show starts

Open one hour before the first screening of the day: Century Cinema Corte Madera | Lark Theater | Century Larkspur 4


General     $15
CFI members     $12.50
Seniors (65+)     $13.50
Students     $13.50  (purchase online or in person; present student ID at box office)
Family Films     $10 (all ages)
5@5 Programs     $9

Convenience Fees:
Mail: $3.75 per order
Online: $1.75 per ticket
Phone: $1.75 per ticket, plus a $10. flat fee per order.

No service fee for in-person purchases

You must bring a valid photo ID that corresponds with the name on the credit card used to purchase the tickets.

All ticket orders are final. No refunds, exchanges, substitutions, or reprints. MVFF is not responsible for lost, stolen, forgotten, or damaged tickets, or tickets misdirected by the post office.


  • Rush tickets often become available after advance tickets have sold out.
  • The Rush line forms outside each venue one hour before showtime.
  • Rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis approximately 15 minutes prior to showtime.
  • No discounts.
  • Patrons have a 90% success rate of getting into shows through the Rush Line.

HAVE QUESTIONS?  |  877.874.MVFF (6833)


To guarantee admittance, ticket and pass holders must be in the appropriate line 30 minutes prior to published showtime. Doors typically open 30 minutes before showtime.

  • While waiting in line, please be considerate of our neighbors and local businesses. Do not block doorways.
  • Entry to theaters occurs in the following order: Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Rush
  • Seat saving is not allowed.
  • Outside food and beverages are not permitted.
  • ALL cell phones and e-devices MUST be turned OFF prior to program introduction.
  • The use of cameras and other recording equipment is strictly prohibited during all screenings and programs.
  • Take personal items and refuse with you as you exit.

Please do not sit in a reserved seat unless it has been arranged for you. Do not stand near the reserved seats in hopes that they will be released. MVFF staff and volunteers will release reserved seats whenever possible, but it is not guaranteed, and the aisles need to remain clear while the theater is being seated.

MVFF is committed to accommodating audience members with disabilities, offering early seating as needed. To receive assistance, please make yourself known to the theater manager. All screening venues and their bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Assisted-listening devices are available at the Rafael, CinéArts@Sequoia, Lark Theater, and Century Cinema Corte Madera.


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