December 3, 2021
TORONTO — TIFF announced today that TIFF Members will receive free access to Cinematheque screenings as an addition to annual Member benefits. This exciting new benefit is valid for two complimentary tickets per TIFF Membership for each regular-price Cinematheque screening, excluding 70mm and 3D presentations, starting January 7, 2022. TIFF Members can access Cinematheque Winter Season pre-sale tickets as early as December 8.
Founded in 1990, TIFF Cinematheque is dedicated to year-round curatorial excellence, presenting the best Canadian and international retrospectives and programmes reflecting both classic and contemporary films in TIFF Bell Lightbox‘s state-of-the-art cinemas. In November, Cinematheque presented the series Céline Sciamma: Portraits of Desire and The Uncanny Vision of Denis Villeneuve, while December will feature the series Musicals! The Movies that Moved Us and Guillermo del Toro Presents: Film Noirs from 20th Century Studios.
“Free access to TIFF Cinematheque is our gift to Members,” said Cameron Bailey, CEO, TIFF. “Whether you stayed with us through the hard months of the pandemic or you‘re joining now to get back to your love of watching movies on the big screen, we‘re glad to have you with us. We want to see you more often.”
TIFF Members are part of a community of passionate, engaged movie lovers who have the advantage of exclusive discounts, pre-sales, and exciting events year-round and at the Festival, all while supporting TIFF‘s work and mission. Each level of Membership — Members 365, Contributors Circle, and Patrons Circle — offers a unique experience and closer relationship with TIFF.
"Opening free access to Cinematheque screenings in 2022 for Members is a milestone moment for the Membership programme,” said Ana White, Vice-President, Advancement, TIFF. For as little as $99 (less if you’re under 25 or a senior), you can watch hundreds of classic films on the big screen all year long, in addition to other exclusive benefits. This further reaffirms TIFF Membership as the ‘best film club in the world’.’”
As part of its annual year-end holiday-season Membership campaign, TIFF is sharing a special offer for Members to take advantage of this benefit in 2022. All new and renewing Individual Members who join by December 17 will receive a second Individual Membership to gift to a fellow film lover. Please visit tiff.net/21bogo for more information.
COVID-19 health and safety precautions continue at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Full details on health and safety protocols are available at tiff.net/covid-19.
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TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net.
Announced late last year, a new membership benefit has been added to TIFF Memberships for the duration of 2022, with Members now receiving free access to over 200 Cinematheque screenings, which includes film classics, rarities, recent restorations and new auteurs. Additionally, last month TIFF introduced the TIFF Under-25 Free Pass, which offers young film lovers under the age of 25 a pass to access a range of free benefits, such as tickets to Cinematheque screenings, encouraging them to take advantage of exclusive year-round benefits and be part of a community of up-and-coming film lovers.
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