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Admission to screenings
Different types of access
Open-air screenings at the Cinéma de la Plage are open to all.
On presentation of your professional badge you will be admitted to screenings of movies in the Official Selection held in the Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin and Soixantième theatres, within the limit of available places.
Your badge also affords access to the Cannes Short Films viewing areas.
An invitation is required to attend screenings in the Grand Théâtre Lumière. Invitations are strictly personal and are not transferable. Accepting an invitation implies that you agree to be photographed and/or filmed.
Two Gala screenings are held every evening in the Grand Théâtre Lumière. Invitees should bring their badges and attend at the correct time and place in front of the Red Carpet Steps as shown on their invitation.
Black tie/evening dress is required for gala screenings. For all other screenings appropriate smart dress is sufficient.
The Ticket Office of the Grand Théâtre Lumière
To receive Invitations to screenings in the Grand Théâtre Lumière and at 8:30 in the Salle Debussy, please refer to the reverse side of the personalised welcome sheet you were given along with your badge. Your requests will be filled in so far as possible, but please note that we receive many more requests than the number of available invitations.
Invitations are strictly personal and may not under any circumstances be sold to a third party. Any infringement of this rule may incur legal action.
Note: Depending on the number of places still available, badge-holders who were unable to obtain an invitation may attend all screenings in the Grand Théâtre Lumière and at 8:30 in the Salle Debussy, Every year, 3,000 people benefit from this facility.
Every invitation received must be used: If you cannot attend, you MUST return the invitation to the counter that issued it or to the central ticket counter in the Hall Méditerranée.
Failure to comply may result in restrictions being placed on the number of invitations issued to you.
Invitations must be returned:
• by 12:00 non on the day of the screening: for screenings at 7:30 pm, 10:30 pm and midnight.
• by 4:00 pm the day before the screening: for screenings at 8:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
The Grand Théâtre Lumière presents the feature films of the Official Selection in Competition and Out of Competition.
Admission: via the Red Carpet Steps, on presentation of your Invitation or with your badge for last-mnute access.
Priority access for the press, on presentation of your badge for the 8:30 screenings.
The Debussy Theatre presents the feature films in Competition and Out of Competition at 8:30, the Selection for Un Certain Regard, Short Films in Competition and Press screenings.
Admission: via the Debussy Steps, on presentation of your badge
The Buñuel Theatre screens the Cannes Classics programmes, the Cinéfondation Selection, the Cinema Masterclasses and Press screenings.
Admission: via the main entrance of the Palais F+5, on presentation of your badge
The Soixantième Theatre hosts Special Screenings, Day-After screenings (of feature films in Competition and Out of Competition) and Tributes.
Admission: Forecourt of the Riviera, on presentation of your badge
The Bazin Theatre hosts Un Certain Regard Day-After screenings and Press screenings.
Admission: via the main entrance of the Palais (F+3), on presentation of your Press badge, or any other badge for Day-After screenings.
The Cinéma de la Plage offers open-air screenings each evening at 9:00 pm.
Admission: open to all depending on the number of available places, Macé Beach
Marché du Film theatres
The Marché du Film screening rooms are located in the Palais, the Riviera and in the city of Cannes.
Admission: on presentation of the Marché du Film badge or invitation (or Press badge, if so authorised).
Priority: Marché du Film badges with mauve stripe.
Inside the Palais
Theatres B to H
Location: Level F+3
Theatres I - J - K
Location: Level F+4
At the Riviera
Riviera Theatres 1 and 2
Location: Level 0
Lérins Theatres 1 to 4
Location: Level 1
Doc Corner Theatre
In the city of Cannes
Arcades, theatres 1 to 3 (77, rue Félix Faure)
Olympia, theatres 1 to 9 (5 bis, rue d'Antibes)
Hôtel Gray d'Albion, theatres 1 to 5 (1st floor - 38, rue des Serbes)
►Admission to the Steps, to the Palais and to the Festival and Marché du Film Theatres is strictly prohibited to any person carrying a camcorder, camera, webcam or any other audiovisual recording device of any kind. It is strictly forbidden to photograph, film, record or retransmit the screenings by any means whatsoever.
►Out of respect for the organisation of the red carpet ceremony, we ask you kindly to refrain from taking photographs or filming on the steps of the Palais des Festivals, and above all to refrain from taking selfies with smartphones. Filming or taking photographs of celebrities is strictly prohibited.
►Note that the use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the theatres. No food or any glass containers or cans may be brought into the theatres.
Any infringement is liable to incur legal action.