About Cinema Society

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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 25 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.


ROSEBUD SUPPORTER CIRCLE: $1,000 (additional fee to membership)

– Access to Rosebud Program Class (four classes per season)
– On Screen Recognition at all Cinema Society Screenings
– 100% tax-deductible


PREMIERE DOUBLE MEMBERSHIP: $2,000

– Access for two to all films & Q&As
– Study Guides provided in advance of each film
– Two complimentary guests to all films & Q&As
– Access to the Premiere Reserved Seating Area
– Access for two to all receptions
– $520 of this purchase may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law*


PREMIERE SINGLE MEMBERSHIP: $1,200

– Access for one to all films & Q&As
– Study Guides provided in advance of each film
– One complimentary guest to all films & Q&As
– Access to the Premiere Reserved Seating Area
– Access for one to all receptions
– $350 of this purchase may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law*


DOUBLE MEMBERSHIP: $980

– Access for two to all films & Q&As
– Study Guides provided in advance of each film
– Two guests allowed each screening with a $15 fee each
– $100 of this purchase may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law*


SINGLE MEMBERSHIP: $600

– Access for one to all films & Q&As
– Study Guides provided in advance of each film
– One guest allowed each screening with a $15 fee
– $50 of this purchase may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law*

*A portion of each membership supports SBIFF’s Rosebud Program and other SBIFF Educational Programs


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
– Screening invitations are sent by email only and will not be published
– Members must not forward invitations to non-members
– 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)
– $50 replacement fee for lost cards
– Guests for the Premiere memberships must be with the Premiere Member at time of admission
– Guests for the Double and Single memberships must wait until 5 minutes before showtime to be seated
– The use of cell phones, cameras and recording devices are prohibited during the film and Q&A
– If you are unable to stay for the entire length of the Q&A, out of respect for the talent, please leave during the credits before the Q&A begins and not during any portion of the Q&A
– Automatic Renewals: Membership fees may change from year to year. Automatic renewals will be charged at the then-current rate.