Guidelines & Policies

Patrons may enter the theater ONE HOUR prior to the first screening of the day, with the VIP/ Festival Passholder doors opened first, and individual ticket holders admitted shortly thereafter. 

Seating for each film will begin approximately 30 minutes before each screening time. Seating is general admission only. NOTE: Some seats will be reserved for special guests of the festival. Please respect the designated areas. 

Only Festival passholders will be allowed in the theater between screenings. Please have your passes visible at all times! Festival staff will be checking for them.

A Festival pass guarantees seating to all screenings. Shortly before each film begins, any empty seats will be sold to individual ticket holders waiting in line. NOTE: Please arrive 15 minutes before each screening; latecomers (even pass holders) cannot be guaranteed admittance. 

Passes and tickets cannot be exchanged, and no refunds can be issued.

Smoking is prohibited in the Virginia Theatre.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK in the theatre

NO RECORDING.

Copyright law strictly prohibits the use of any type of unauthorized video or sound recording equipment during the festival.