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Festival Passes

The ideal way to experience the TCM Classic Film Festival is with a Festival pass. There are four levels of passes: The Palace, The Classic, The Essential, and The Spotlight. Whichever pass you choose, you’re sure to have the classic cinema experience of a lifetime at the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival.

Need help deciding which pass is right for you? Click here to compare pass levels and benefits. 

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Please be sure to review the benefits of each pass below before you make your purchase as each pass offers different levels of access based on venue and date.



The Spotlight Pass is the ULTIMATE way to experience the Festival. With priority entry to screenings you’ll have first chance to pick your favorite seat! You can take a glamorous Opening Night walk down the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX Red Carpet and join us for the official Opening Night movie. After the screening you’ll get access to the exclusive Opening Night Gala Party with stars and guests of the Festival. Plus, in addition to all the benefits of the Essential Pass, you get exclusive daily breakfasts and “Meet and Greets” with special guests and TCM hosts, a gift bag of TCM collectable items, a Festival poster, and two new benefits for 2019– complimentary TCM wine served daily at Club TCM and a 20% discount on all merchandise in the Festival Boutique.




The Essential Pass is your chance to walk in the footsteps of Hollywood legends down the red carpet and into the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX for the official Opening Night screening plus all the benefits of the Classic Pass and TCM Classic Film Festival collectables.




The Classic Pass opens the door to four-day access to film programs at all festival venues Thursday, April 11 – Sunday, April 14 (does not include admittance to the Opening Night Red Carpet Gala screening at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX or the opening night party); access to all Club TCM events, panels and poolside screenings at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; an opening night welcome reception at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; and the closing night event.




The Palace Pass is the perfect pass for those seeking a weekend filled with watching classic movies at three of the most iconic venues in Hollywood. It includes three-day access to screenings Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14 at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX (excluding the Opening Night screening), the Egyptian Theatre, the ArcLight Cinerama Dome (Friday, April 12 only) and poolside screenings at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. NOTE: the Palace pass does not grant entry to the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres multiplex, the Legion Theater at Post 43, Club TCM events or official parties/receptions. This pass does not grant entry to any venues on Thursday, April 11.

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