Frequently Asked Questions

How to navigate LIFF 2017

Everything you need to know about tickets, lines, food, parking, parties and more at the Louisiana International Film Festival.


The Louisiana International Film Festival kicks off Thursday Night night April 20th and continues for 4 days through Sunday, April 23rd, at Cinemark Perkins Rowe, featuring a dizzying array of movies — some 50 of them, to be exact, musical performances, classes and more.


Thursday, April 20th – Sunday, April 23rd


Cinemark Perkins Rowe (Perkins Rowe, 10000 Perkins Rowe #125, Baton Rouge, LA 70810)

How and where to buy tickets?

The Festival Box Office is located at the Cinemark Perkins Rowe ticketing window where you can buy tickets in person. You can also buy tickets online through or and print out your tickets at home. Tickets are only sold online through and and in person at the Box Office.  Before the festival opening on the 20th, advance movie tickets can be bought in person at the Cinemark Perkins Rowe ticketing window through the end of the festival on April 23.

Wondering about ticket packages?

If you’re planning to go to a few films, the All Access Pass, is a good deal: UNLIMITED film screenings for $100, compared to individual ticket prices of $10 each. If you would like to have access to UNLIMITED films with good seating and access to Festival Gala Receptions and After Parties, purchase your All-Access Pass today. If you are a Student, then the Student Pass is an easy choice to see UNLIMITED films for only $50. In all cases, passes are non-transferrable. Ticket packages are available online HERE.

I have a Pass, do I still need to get movie tickets from the box office? 

YES! Passes allow you priority entrance, but you will still need to bring your pass to the Festival Cinemark Box Office and redeem for movie tickets to any film at LIFF 2017. Once you have your ticket, present it to the podium ushers in the lobby to gain access to your line (outside auditorium 11) and wait for the theater to open for priority seating 20 minutes before show time.

I have a Golden Ticket, do I still need to get a movie ticket at the box office? 

YES! One golden ticket is redeemable for one general admission movie ticket for any film playing at LIFF 2016. You will need to redeem your Golden Ticket for a movie ticket at the Festival Cinemark Box Office. Once you have your ticket, stand on the general admission line in the lobby and present to the podium ushers.

Wondering about all those lines?

Each LIFF screening will have three: a pass-holder line (for those with passes hanging around their necks; you know who you are), a ticket-holders line (for those with tickets in hand) and a rush line. Standby tickets, for screenings that are sold out, go on sale 5 minutes before showtime at full price. No matter which line you’re in, arriving at least 20 minutes early is a good idea, particularly if you’re picky about where you sit.

  • Pass Line (VIP, All Access, Student, Press) is located in the hallway in front of Auditorium 11. Seating begins 20 minutes before show time.
  • General Admission line is located in the Cinemark Lobby. Seating begins 15 minutes before show time.
  • Rush Line for sold out shows is located outside of the Festival Cinemark Box Office adjacent to Urban Outfitters. Rush tickets open for purchase at the start time of each film based on availability. Seating starts at show time.


Theater Details

Wondering about food and drink?

Cinemark Perkins Rowe serves standard cinema fare of popcorn, candy, drinks and more . Perkins Rowe has a wealth of restaurants just steps from the door. Outside food is officially not allowed in the theaters.

Wondering about parking?

Free covered parking at Perkins Rowe.

Wondering about the crowds?

Yes, LIFF lines can be long, but they move quickly and the festival and theater teams are friendly.

Wondering about the parties?

LIFF has parties, and lots of them, filled with food, drink, music and post-film chat. Every night during the fest brings a screening + party — as does opening night, closing night and more. Parties are open to Pass and Ticket Holders. Details to come.

I am handicapped, how can I gain access to the theater?

We are happy to provide a venue that is handicapped accessible. This includes vehicle curbside drop off in front of Cinemark. There are handicapped seats available in theater. If you are handicapped please be sure to tell the Cinemark podium ushers and they will grant you access to theater at the same time as VIP admission 20 minutes before the film.

Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?

Yes we can accommodate the hearing impaired for the films that are compatible. To see if your film is compatible please ask a Cinemark team member. Films may have Capitview Closed Caption system

What amenities does Cinemark have?

If you would like to explore any of these amenities please see a Cinemark team member or CLICK HERE