Sydney Film Festival Daytime Subscriptions Now Back In The State Theatre

By March 16, 2015 Events
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The multi-year renovation of the State Theatre’s stage and backstage facilities is now complete.  Finally Sydney Film Festival’s best-loved venue resumes its traditional ‘night and day’ screenings.  Celebrate by taking advantage of the release of 200 new Daytime Subscriptions to go on sale Tuesday 17 March 2015.

See some of the best and most exciting films due to hit Australian shores before anyone else does, for as little as $7 per film. These new subscriptions are part of a strictly limited number of special ticket packages offering massive savings to Sydney Film Festival 2015 (3-14 June). The subscriptions are available until 10 April or until sold out.

Designed to appeal to the avid festival-goer, subscriber ticket packages give you freedom to see more films for far less.

For more detail and a full breakdown on each package see below, call SFF on (02) 8220 6650 or visit

Compare Sydney Film Festival’s ticket prices to the standard adult price of $19.50 + booking fee per film:

• A Daytime GA Subscription permits you to attend 34 daytime screenings at the State Theatre – all for only $250 + BF. That means you pay only $7.35 per ticket, saving a total of $413!

A Sydney Film Festival Daytime Subscription is a curated program of films—perfect for fans interested in a wide variety of cinema from around the world. Screenings take place daily during the Festival (excluding Opening Night), with sessions starting from 10am until 2:30pm on weekends and Public Holiday Monday, and starting from 10am until 5:30pm on weekdays. Subscription dates are Thursday 4 June to Sunday 14 June.

• A Daytime Reserved Subscription is exactly the same as the above, except you get allocated seating for an extra $25 (total price = $275 + BF). Reserved seats are located in the Mezzanine section of the State Theatre. With this subscription you pay only $8.09 per ticket, saving a total of $388.00

• An Evening Stalls (Reserved) Subscription permits you to attend 30 evening screenings at the State Theatre – all for only $325. An evening subscription is a set program of outstanding world cinema that takes place daily (excluding Opening and Closing Night films) from after 6pm on weekdays, and after 2pm on weekends (including Public Holiday Monday).

All sessions in an Evening Stalls (Reserved) Subscription are allocated seating in the State Theatre’s Stalls section.

• An Evening Mezzanine (Reserved) Subscription permits you to attend 30 evening screenings at the State Theatre – all for only $350. This subscription is exactly the same as above, except the seats are located in the State Theatre’s Mezzanine section.

• A Flexipass 30 lets you choose most regular screenings around the Festival, at up to four seats per film, so sharing with friends, family and colleagues is easy. A couple could easily see 15 films together, a ménage à trois could see 10 together, or any other combination that suits you – they are that flexible! A Flexipass 30 costs $360 + BF, which brings the ticket price down to $12 per ticket and saves you $225 over 30 adult tickets.

If you attend at least 30 screenings at SFF each year, the Flexipass 30 is for you. Aside from the obvious bonus of saving $225—more if you take into account the booking fee that individual ticket purchases attract—the pass offers greater freedom of choice.

For instance, if you book around 10 sessions initially, but then want to add more throughout the program, you can log in to your personal profile on the SFF site or the mobile app to book tickets. That way you also avoid entering credit-card details each time.

Booking sessions for friends and family is easy too. The personalised schedule you generate is invaluable; and if you ever double-book yourself, the flexibility the pass offers for amendments and cancellations comes in really handy.

Of course if 30 is too many for you and your friends, you can buy a Flexipass 20 for $270 + BF, which brings the price down to $13.50 per ticket – saving you $120 over 20 adult tickets.


Sydney Film Festival screens feature films, documentaries, short films and animation across Greater Sydney, at the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown, Casula Powerhouse Liverpool, Skyline Drive-In, the Art Gallery of NSW, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, The Festival Hub at Sydney Town Hall and SFF Outdoor Screen.

The Festival is a major event on the New South Wales cultural calendar and is one of the world’s longest-running film festivals. For more information visit

Sydney Film Festival also presents an Official Competition of 12 films that vie for the Sydney Film Prize, a highly respected honour that awards a $60,000 cash prize based on the decision of a jury of international and Australian filmmakers and industry professionals. Previous Sydney Film Festival Official Competition winners include: Two Days, One Night (2014); Only God Forgives (2013); Alps (2012); A Separation (2011), which went on to win an Academy Award; Heartbeats (2010); and Bronson (2009).

The 62nd Sydney Film Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW, the Federal Government through Screen Australia and the City of Sydney. The Festival’s Strategic Partner is the NSW Government through Destination NSW.