July 7, 2008

Tickets On Sale This Morning

Tickets go on sale this morning at 10 am for Visa cardholders. I've updated last year's posts on "Buying Tickets and Coupons" and "The Out-of-Town Package." The good news is that ticket prices haven't risen for 2008.

11 comments:

Darren said...

I had one minor glitch while ordering but it was resolved quickly with the help of customer service. Total cost of Festival Package and Out-of-Town service: $704.45, which will translate to nearly $20 per screening. Glad I only have to pay for this once a year.


Grease1739 said...

I feel your pain. I bought 2 10 coupon packs and with the Out of Town it is about $25 per film. Expensive, but well worth it.

Sept. can't get here soon enought!


the liberal samurai said...

Got my 2 fest passes and OOTS! Thought the week dollar is gonna hurt BAD. Can't believe they sold out of the 10 ticket packages so quickly.


Darren said...

I just checked, and it looks like there are still some 10-ticket packages available but the Daytime Lite Packages are gone. I wonder how many they sold?


Richard said...

Did you see that the 10/30/50 packs don't allow you to select Visa Screening Room tickets?


Kevin said...

Does anyone what they check for when you want a student ticket?
Will just a university student card work?


Darren said...

Yeah, Richard, there was some discussion of the new Visa Screening Room policy over in another post. While ticket prices for the packages didn't go up, TIFF is definitely milking a bit more money from this policy. Because I don't typically see more than one or two films a year at the Elgin, I'm not too upset about it, but my attitude might change when the final schedule is announced.

Kevin, I don't know how the student discount works. Maybe you could give them a call?


the liberal samurai said...

Kevin,
You do have to show a valid student ID when you pick up your passed.

I'm a little miffed about the Elgin thing but I'm pretty sure it is for the best. In the past when I used the out of town service we always got 95 percent of our selections and the 5 percent we didn't get were at the elgin.

Most of the seats are either given out in Elgin packages or taken up by enormous reserved sections for the filmakers and entourages which leaves little room for standard festival patrons.


grease1739 said...

Has anyone else tried the online Out of Town service yet?

I tried it last year and it worked out great. The only drawback is that they don't mail the TIFF book out to you, you have to pick it up once you get there. As sad as it sounds, that book gets me through the next week of work before the festival......it really is like opening presents on Christmas morning!


the liberal samurai said...

I always use the out of town service and my book is always included with my package.


Bob Turnbull said...

Hoo Boy, I don't know how I'm going to fit them in, but I went ahead and grabbed the 30 pack. I'm going to have to squeeze in a few vacation days...

Kinda felt I had to meet the challenge though. B-)