With 9,000 public parking spaces in garages and surface lots and more than 1,800 metered spaces on streets, parking in the Downtown Tucson area is simple and close.
DOWNTOWN: There is ample parking in city garages within walking distance of all downtown festival screening venues. Additionally, on-street parking can be found within blocks of each venue and many metered spaces are free after 5 p.m. Garages downtown are located at Pennington St. between Congress and 6th Ave. and at La Placita garage, located on Jackson between Stone Ave. and Church Ave. For a map of downtown parking options visit: All Downtown Parking Map
SUNLINK STREETCAR: The Sunlink streetcar connects all of our venues and is free to ride through the end of 2022. Park your car at one of the garages, or in metered spaces, which are free after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Then hop on the streetcar to get from Main Gate Square to the AC Hotel Tucson Downtown and the Scottish Rite. Stops are within a block or two of each of our venues. For more info on routes and stops visit SUNLINK’S WEBSITE.
UNIVERSITY AREA: At Main Gate Square parking is steps away from the Main Gate Plaza venue. Parking North of the Plaza is at Main Gate Garage located at 1390 E. 2nd St. South of the Plaza is Tyndall Ave. Garage at 880 E. 4th St. With additional arts and cultural events taking place downtown during the festival weekend, it is advisable to come early and make an evening of it, with dinner downtown before or after a film.
Advance tickets can be purchased online via individual film page listings. View films All advance tickets are $10 (+ service fee). Festival Passes are also available in advance for $35 (+ service fee), which grants access to ALL screenings. A special $250 VIP pass adds access to the VIP Lounge and Opening and Closing Night parties. All major credit cards are accepted.
Day of Tickets
Day-of tickets do not have a service fee and can be bought at the venues starting 60 minutes prior to each day’s first showtime, (i.e. 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.)
Come Early & Stay Late
Ticket and pass holders are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to showtime to guarantee admission. Ticket and pass holders arriving less than 15 minutes prior to showtime cannot be guaranteed a seat, even with a ticket or pass. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be given to ticket or pass holders turned away after this time.
Film Fest Tucson was created for you — local Tucsonans and visitors alike who love great storytelling, great cinema and conversation about both. We’ve created this festival because we believe there are more stories to be told, and by sharing this festival with other important Tucson arts and culture entities, we all benefit. We hope you will continue to support film all year long, and we’ll see you each October for Film Fest Tucson.