Frequently Asked Questions


Olympia Theater

Valet parking is available from DEC Parking under the 777 Sign across from the theater (145 E. Flagler Street). Typically it is $10-$12 per car. To reserve ahead of time, you may call (786) 606-4569 or (786) 262-4017.

There are two nearby Parking Garages:

  1. Convention Center (G4) 100 SE 2nd Street (two blocks south of the theater)
  2. College Station (G3) 190 NE 3rd Street (three blocks north of the theater)

There are special rates available at Miami Parking Authority’s College Station garage on NE 2 Ave between NE 2 and 3 Streets. Guests will pay a flat fee of $5 if they have a MIFF ticket stub or badge.

There is also Free Flagler Parking available every evening on Flagler Street from Biscayne Boulevard to W. 1st Avenue (valid 6 pm-7 am).

Regal South Beach Cinemas

Parking is available at several of the lots surrounding Lincoln Rd. Guests who park in Lincoln Center Parking, at 1623 Alton Rd., adjacent to the Regal, may have their parking ticket validated by the theater for a reduced rate. Validation machine is at the customer service desk on the second floor.

Paragon Grove Theaters

Guests who park in the CocoWalk garage may have their parking ticket validated by the theater for a reduced rate. Typical rates are $2 for 4 hours or less, once validated. Validation machine is located on the right side of concession stand, at the Guest Services sign. There is also paid street parking surrounding the CocoWalk area.

Coral Gables Art Cinema

Guests who park in the adjacent garage, on the left side of the CGAC entrance, may have their parking ticket validated for a reduced rate of 3 hours for $1.50, and at a rate of $1/hour after 3 hours. Validation machine is at the theater concession stand.

O Cinema

Parking is free on many of the residential side streets on and around 29th Street.

Miami Beach Cinematheque

There is metered street parking in the surrounding blocks on South Beach.


Is this film appropriate for children?

We have a few select films in the festival that are focused on family-friendly content. However, most films are not yet rated and we are unable to advise on appropriate content. Please be sure to read film descriptions carefully. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets. We do not give refunds based on content!

How does seating work?

All Pass Holders and Ticket Holders must be seated 15 minutes before showtime to guarantee their seat. Empty seats will be sold to Rush Line patrons. All seats are general admission, and multiple-seat saving is not permitted. Please understand there is select, limited reserved seating for certain level of members and VIPs.

What if I’m late to a screening?

Late seating is not guaranteed. If you arrive late, and seats are still available, you may be seated at the discretion of the Theater Manager. Please keep in mind, if it is a sold out show, remaining empty seats are sold to the Rush Line 15 minutes before show time. We strongly encourage you to arrive and be seated 15 minutes prior to the published show start time.

What are Rush tickets?

Rush tickets are sold 10 minutes before show time at the theater where the film is being shown. If a film is at Rush, it means that there are no more advance sales tickets for that screening. We try to accommodate all pass holders and ticket holders up until 15 minutes prior to the screening. If there are any available seats, tickets will be sold to the Rush Line on a first come, first serve basis. If you are not seated 15 minutes before showtime, you are in danger of your seat being sold to the Rush Line.

Can I reserve tickets?

Tickets are either purchased or not purchased. They cannot be reserved. Can I get tickets for other days/theatres at any box office? Yes! All Theater Box Offices can process advanced ticket purchases. The immediate screening has priority with ticket sales over advanced ticket sales; this allows proper timing for theatre traffic to run smoothly. Can I get day of show tickets at the box office? Yes! On the day of the screening, tickets are for sale at all of the venues and online, subject to availability. The theatre box offices open 1 hour before the first screening of the day and close 30 minutes after the last screening. If day-of-show tickets are no longer available, you can always try the Rush Line!

Can I swap my tickets?

Unfortunately, no. Due to limited capacities at each theater, we can only honor the tickets you purchased.

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, no. We do not allow exchanges or refunds. All orders are final.

What if I lost my tickets?

Unfortunately, we cannot reprint tickets. MIFF is not responsible for lost, stolen, forgotten or damaged tickets.

What is a Member?

Members of the Miami Film Society are the generous folks who have made contributions to support Miami International Film Festival (MIFF). Benefits of being a member are applicable during the Festival, and for year-round programs and sneak screenings.

Who gets to stand in the EARLY ACCESS LINE? How can I join them?

Generally speaking, people who have made generous contributions to the festival: sponsors and members, as well as special festival guests: filmmakers and industry members. If you would like to join the line, we welcome you to learn more about becoming a member for next year!

Are all of your venues Wheelchair Accessible?

Yes, all of our venues are wheelchair accessible. MIFF is committed to accommodating audience members with disabilities. To receive assistance, please make yourself known to the Theater Manager. All screening venues and their bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Recording Devices

The use of cameras, or of other recording equipment is strictly prohibited during any screening or program.

Patron Courtesies

While waiting in line, please be considerate of our neighbors and local businesses, and be sure to not block their entrances.

For more information on MIFF submission requirements, visit our Call for Entries page.