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SBIFF's Riviera Theatre
Cinema Society

SBIFF’s Cinema Society presents an expansive schedule of screenings and special events for its membership base, fostering 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 participate in post-screening discussions.

CS members are invited to on average 30 films per season. We also have on average 10 private receptions following select Q&A’s that top level members and AMPAS 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 40 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: $2,250
  • Priority Access for two to all films, Q&As and receptions
  • Premiere Membership cards ARE transferable
  • Study Guides for select films are provided
  • $4 discount on tickets to regular film screenings at the Riviera Theatre (Pay $6 instead of $10 – must show card at box office – valid for member only)
  • $550 of this purchase may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law
PREMIERE SINGLE MEMBERSHIP: $1,250
  • Priority Access for one to all films, Q&As and receptions
  • Premiere Membership cards ARE transferable
  • Study Guides for select films are provided
  • $4 discount on tickets to regular film screenings at the Riviera Theatre (Pay $6 instead of $10 – must show card at box office – valid for member only)
  • $400 of this purchase may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law
DOUBLE MEMBERSHIP: $1,150
  • Access for two to all films & Q&As
  • Study Guides for select films are provided
  • $4 discount on tickets to regular film screenings at the Riviera Theatre (Pay $6 instead of $10 – must show card at box office – valid for member only)
SINGLE MEMBERSHIP: $650
  • Access for one to all films & Q&As
  • Study Guides for select films are provided
  • $4 discount on tickets to regular film screenings at the Riviera Theatre (Pay $6 instead of $10 – must show card at box office – valid for member only)
ADMISSION POLICIES
  • Premiere & AMPAS Members are seated starting 30 minutes before showtime, Double and Single members starting 15 minutes before showtime
  • Members are REQUIRED to show their card at the door (Please have your card in hand to expedite the entry line)
  • There is a $15 admission fee if a current membership card is not shown at entry
  • $15 guest tickets will be available 5 minutes before showtime if space permits
  • Premiere Reception Guest Tickets available for $50 each
  • A limited amount of Premiere Reception Guest Tickets available for $50 each
  • Present your membership card at the Riviera Box Office for regular film showings and receive a $4 discount (Pay $6 instead of $10 – must show card at box office – valid for member only)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • Memberships are non-refundable
  • Premiere Membership cards ARE transferable, Non-Premiere Membership cards are NON-transferable
  • 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
  • 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
  • $40 replacement fee for lost cards to cover reproduction costs