What's New in Membership

The Hollywood wouldn’t be the dynamic art house theatre we are today without you.

Over the last year, we’ve been working on making our membership program even better for you, and are pleased to announce some exciting updates. You can review our fully revised membership program below, effective October 1, 2019.


All Hollywood Theatre memberships include these great standard benefits:

  • Free admission to monthly member screenings (usually at least one per month)
  • Exclusive pre-sale access to tickets for 70mm screenings and other special events
  • Discounted admission to all regularly-scheduled film programming*
  • Daily rent one, get one free deal at Movie Madness**
  • 10% discount on Hollywood Theatre and Movie Madness branded merch
  • Free access to member-exclusive Chinook Book app with special offers for the Hollywood Theatre and Movie Madness
  • Discount tickets and/or concessions at art house theatres nationwide as part of the Art House Convergence Visiting Members program

*May exclude certain special events, 70mm screenings, fundraisers, and community rentals

**Movie Madness rental deal terms: must present valid Hollywood Theatre membership card at checkout; one free membership rental per day; late fees apply; renewals by phone prohibited

Here’s what’s new, effective October 1, 2019.

  • Virtual Guest Passes
  • Monthly Installment Option for Friends and Directors
  • Private Rentals at the Movie Madness Community Screening Room
  • 10% Member Discount
  • Chinook Book Subscription
  • Art House Convergence Visiting Members Program

Virtual Guest Passes

By popular demand, new and renewing members can now access and use their guest passes online! We won’t issue paper passes to members by mail like we used to, but will continue to accept our old paper passes at the box office. Guest passes can be used for free admission for most of our regular first-run and repertory film programming. Number of guest passes varies per membership type (Student/Senior and Friend memberships do not include guest passes).

At your next renewal, your virtual passes will be pre-loaded into your online account, and will expire at the end of your membership year. They don’t carry over, so be sure to use them! Just choose “Guest Pass - Member” at check out (see below).

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Monthly Installment Option for Friends and Directors

Friend and Director members can now pay their membership in monthly installments. This has been a highly-requested feature for awhile now, and we’re glad to be able to bring this update to you. When you renew, choose your preferred membership type, and then click the “Add as a 12 month installment plan” button at the bottom of the page.

Member-Exclusive Private Rentals at the new Movie Madness Community Screening Room

The grand opening of our brand new Screening Room is slated for October 17, 2019. The space will offer a variety of community programming (and a future education program), but members can also enjoy renting the space for private parties and events. Private rentals are available to members only. The rate for three hour rental time slot is $300 for Student/Senior, Friend, Director, Producer and Premiere members, and $150 for Marquee, Benefactor, Visionary and Cinephile Society members.

Choose your favorite film from over 80,000 titles in the Movie Madness collection, and you and up to 17 guests (18 total) can enjoy a premium, intimate movie experience with state of the art laser projection, Dolby Atmos surround sound, and comfy seats. Reservations can be scheduled starting November 1, 2019 by contacting members@hollywoodtheatre.org.

10% Member Discount

All members now receive a 10% discount on all Hollywood Theatre and Movie Madness branded merchandise, which includes pint glasses, t-shirts, enamel pins, and more. Just show your membership card at Hollywood Theatre or Movie Madness, or use discount code MEMBERS10 when shopping at our online store.

Free Chinook Book Subscription

Your membership now includes a free subscription to the Chinook Book app. Chinook Book gathers hundreds of discounts and special offers from environmentally and socially responsible local businesses, plus exclusive member coupons to use at Hollywood Theatre and Movie Madness (free popcorn, movie rentals, and more). Please contact members@hollywoodtheatre.org if you haven’t yet received your instructions for setting up your subscription.

Art House Convergence Visiting Members Program

All our members now enjoy reciprocal benefits at other art house theaters across the country! The Hollywood Theatre is one of the newest theatre partners of the Art House Convergence Visiting Members program, providing Hollywood members with benefits at over 60 other theaters nationwide. Please visit the AHC Visiting Members website for more info.


What's the difference between First Run and repertory programming?

At the Hollywood Theatre, our programming includes a mix of new releases and classic or notable older films. "First Run" refers to new release films, while "repertory" refers to the older notable films we show. For example, recent "first run" hits at the Hollywood Theatre include ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, MIDSOMMAR, THE FAREWELL, ROMA, and THE FAVORITE. Some of our regular "repertory" series include Kung Fu Theater, Grindhouse Film Festival, Hollywood Babylon, Cinema Classics, B-Movie Bingo, and others. Event listings will include the "First Run" tag on our website, if applicable.

How do I use my virtual guest passes online?

It’s easy! When you renew your membership or if you’re becoming a member for the first time, your guest passes will be automatically loaded into your account. Your guest passes will show up as a ticket type for any applicable screening. Be aware that we didn’t restrict the number of guest passes per screening (only per membership year), so it is possible you could use all your guest passes at once. Please note that virtual passes expire at the end of your membership year. They don’t carry over, so be sure to use them!

Can I see how many virtual guest passes I have left?

Yep! Log into your account, then click “My Benefits” on the right-hand side. That will show you how many guest passes you have remaining.

Why don’t I see my virtual guest passes in my online account?

Guest passes will be issued online for new and renewing members only. If your last membership purchase occurred before October 1, 2019, you won’t see passes online until your next renewal. Please continue to use your paper passes throughout your membership year. Please note that all member types except Student/Senior members receive guest passes. If none of these concerns apply to you, please reach out to members@hollywoodtheatre.org, and we’ll get it sorted.

Will you issue me paper guest passes instead?

Sorry, but we won’t be issuing paper guest passes with memberships. We’ll continue to accept any paper passes you may still have at the box office, though. We made our decision based on an outpouring of member feedback over the years. Virtual passes have the added benefit of being usable for advance ticket sales, while paper passes do not. So many of our screenings sell out in advance, and it has always been disappointing for us to have to send people at the box office away because they were unable to use their passes for a sold-out screening.

What happened to the Producer and Benefactor membership levels?

We’re phasing out the Producer and Benefactor membership level to accommodate studio restrictions on complimentary tickets for first-run films. Please note that current Producer and Benefactor benefits will continue without interruption until the next renewal date. We’re replacing Producer and Benefactor levels with memberships that will feature $4 tickets ($3 matinee) for First Run films instead of comps. These new memberships will be called Premiere (replacing Producer) and Marquee (replacing Benefactor). These will continue to offer free admission to repertory programming. We contacted all Producer and Benefactor members by mail and email about these changes, but please reach out to members@hollywoodtheatre.org if you have further questions.