Membership

The Art Theater Membership Program directly supports the operational and programming growth of the Art Theater as a creative, compassionate, and critical cinema community.

Membership Program:

We offer multiple Membership levels that are designed to fit a variety of budgets. All Membership levels include admission to monthly free screenings. Benefits increase at each level to include perks like free popcorn, discounted or free admission to all regular shows, guest vouchers, and more! Interested? Read about the details of each level of membership below (click on the table to enlarge) or in our membership brochure.

Memberships expire one calendar year after purchase date, and can be easily renewed online.  If you wish to pay in cash or check, you may renew in person at the theater. Membership levels Aficionado and above can be paid in monthly installments.

The Art Theater is a project of the 501(c)(3) Art Film Foundation.

The Fan level is $50/year, discounted to $40 for seniors (60+) or just $25 for students (with valid student ID). At this level, members plus one guest are entitled to free admission to our monthly member screenings, and 15% off your bill (food only) at Miga restaurant.

The Aficionado level is $120/year or $10/month for 12 months. At this level, you receive the benefits of the Fan membership level as well as one free movie ticket per year, and discounted admission to special events (some exclusions apply).

The Director level is $240/year or $20/month for 12 months. At this level, members receive all the benefits of the Aficionado level plus an additional free movie ticket and $1 off small popcorn.

The Auteur level is $360/year or $30/month for 12 months. At this level, you receive all the benefits of the Aficionado level plus two additional free movie tickets per year, $2 off small popcorn, and $7 admission to all regular screenings you attend.

The Producer level is $600/year or $50/month for 12 months. You will receive all the benefits of the Aficionado level plus three additional free movie tickets per year, a free small popcorn at every movie you attend, $1 off small sodas, $5 admission to all regular screenings you attend, and special recognition in our pre-show slideshow.

The Mogul level is $1200/year or $100/month for 12 months. You will receive all the benefits of the Aficionado level plus four additional free movie tickets per year to share, a free small popcorn at every movie you attend, $2 off small sodas, FREE admission for you and a guest to all regular screenings you attend, one free Art Theater T-shirt, and special recognition in our pre-show slideshow.

The Screen Legend level is $2400/year or $200/month for 12 months. You will receive all the benefits of the Aficionado level plus five additional free movie tickets per year to share, a free small popcorn and small soda at every movie you attend, FREE admission for you and a guest to all regular screenings you attend, two free Art Theater T-shirts, special recognition in our pre-show slideshow, and one free exclusive screening per year (contact Executive Director Porshé Garner at ed@artfilmfoundation.org or 217-552-1304 to make arrangements).

The Art Megastar level is available to members who donate $5000 or more per year. Please contact Executive Director Porshé Garner at ed@artfilmfoundation.org or 217-552-1304 to discuss benefit options.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long will my membership last? Each membership is valid for one calendar year, beginning on the date of purchase.

How can I purchase a membership? You can easily purchase a membership online here or purchase a membership in-person at the theater.

When will I receive my membership card? Anyone who purchases a membership will receive their membership card in the mail between 5-7 business days later.

Do you offer dual or household memberships? Families will find our Mogul and Screen Legend tiers to fit their household needs as they include FREE admission for up to 2 guest for each of our regular screenings and additional complimentary tickets available for use.

Can I give a membership as a gift? Yes, you can purchase gift memberships at the box office or online.

How can I redeem my free movie tickets? For levels that receive them, the free tickets are loaded onto your membership account, so simply present your card at the box office to redeem them. They can be redeemed at any regular screening.

How do I claim my free Art Theater T-shirt(s)? For members in eligible levels, present your membership card at the box office to claim your free shirt(s).

Do I need my membership card to purchase tickets? To purchase regular tickets you do not need your membership card. However, when purchasing special event tickets be sure to present your member card to receive the discounted admission price when applicable.

If I leave town, can I transfer my membership to another party or obtain a refund? Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Can I bring a non-member guest to a Member Screening? Yes. Each member is entitled to free admission for one non-member guest at every Member Screening. Additional non-member tickets can be purchased at these screenings, pending availability.

How do I renew my membership? You can renew your membership here.

I’m a current member in one of the old Membership levels, will I be automatically moved into one of the new levels? Your current membership benefits are still in effect until your membership expires. At that time, you can renew your membership at one of the new levels.

I recently renewed my membership, can I upgrade to a higher tier? Please contact Executive Director Porshé Garner at ed@artfilmfoundation.org or 217-552-1304 for details.

What happens if I lose my membership card? If you lose your membership card simply drop in to the theater or contact info@thearttheater.org and we can reissue you a new card with your same member number. You can still use your membership benefits if you’ve lost your card or forgotten it at home; just give your name at the box office and our staff can look up your member number.


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