Cinema Society

Founded in 1998 and presented by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), Cinema Society (CS) gives the community the opportunity to celebrate the art of cinema throughout the year. Presenting an expansive schedule of screenings and special events, this program will foster an appreciation of independent and studio films, motion picture history and the marvelous diversity of world cinema. Many of the filmmakers and celebrity guests will be present to introduce films and participate in post-screening discussions. Please join us as SBIFF brings the community together for an exciting collection of cinematic experiences.

CS members are invited to on average 25 films per season and for many of those films, filmmakers and/or talent come for intimate Q&A’s. We also have on average 12 private receptions following select Q&A’s that our Premiere Members are invited to attend for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and to meet the talent. The season starts every year in June and ends in May.


MEMBERSHIPS

There is limited space so please review the memberships below and call 805.963.0023 to join or be added to our waiting list.

Membership seasons are from June 1st until May 31st
Average of 30 screenings and 10 Premiere Receptions


WHAT IS A PREMIERE RECEPTION?

Following select Q&A’s premiere members are invited to a private reception to mingle with fellow members and chat with the talent in a relaxed environment. Light appetizers and drinks are served.


PREMIERE DOUBLE MEMBERSHIP: $2,100

• Priority Access for two to all films, Q&As and receptions
• Study Guides provided in advance of each film
• $4 discount at The Showcase Film Series (Pay $6 instead of $10 – must show card at box office)
• $200 of this purchase may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law

PREMIERE SINGLE MEMBERSHIP: $1,200

• Priority Access for one to all films, Q&As and receptions
• Study Guides provided in advance of each film
• $4 discount at The Showcase Film Series (Pay $6 instead of $10 – must show card at box office)
• $250 of this purchase may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law

DOUBLE MEMBERSHIP: $1,050

• Access for two to all films & Q&As
• Study Guides provided in advance of each film
• $4 discount at The Showcase Film Series (Pay $6 instead of $10 – must show card at box office)
• $150 of this purchase may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law

SINGLE MEMBERSHIP: $625

• Access for one to all films & Q&As
• Study Guides provided in advance of each film
• $4 discount at The Showcase Film Series (Pay $6 instead of $10 – must show card at box office)
• $175 of this purchase may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

• Membership cards are non-transferable
• Each member must provide a photo of themselves to be printed on the membership card
• There must be an individual name and photo associated with each membership card
• Membership cards will be held on will call and will not be mailed
• An advanced schedule for the season is not available
• Saving seats is not permitted
• Members are REQUIRED to show their card at the door (Please have your card in hand to expedite the entry line)
• If a membership card is not shown at time of admission, a $15 admission fee will be required
• $40 replacement fee for lost cards to cover reproduction costs
• *NEW POLICY* Premiere members have priority access starting 30 minutes before each show
• *NEW POLICY* Double and Single members are seated starting 15 minutes before each show
• Guest Tickets available 5 minutes before show time if room permits for $15 each
• *NEW POLICY* A limited amount of Premiere Reception Guest Tickets available for $50 each