Visitor Information


Tickets for individual Cornell Cinema screenings may be purchased online at or in-person at the Cornell Cinema Box Office in Willard Straight Theatre.

Individual Ticket Prices

  • General Admission: $10
  • Senior Citizens (62+): $8
  • Students: $8
  • Cornell University Graduate & Professional Students: $6
  • Kids (12 and under): $6

Matinee Screenings (before 4pm)

  • General Admission: $8 
  • Students, Kids (12 and under), and Senior Citizens: $6 

Special Event Pricing

  • General Admission: $12

  • Students, Kids (12 and under), Senior Citizens, and All-Access Pass holders: $10 

Online tickets may be purchased at any time and can be printed at home or accessed on your electronic device. The Cornell Cinema Box Office opens 20 minutes before the scheduled showtime and remains open until 30 minutes after the film has started.

Cornell Cinema All-Access Pass

The Cornell Cinema All-Access Pass is an annual program that offers free admission to all regularly-priced screenings as well as discounted tickets for special events for one low rate. All-Access Passes are valid for the entire academic year during which it was purchased.


  • General Public: $40
  • Students (including K-12 students): $30
  • Cornell University Graduate & Professional Students: $25

All-Access Passes can be used for one admission per screening. Passes are issued and managed digitally through our online ticketing platform Eventive and can be purchased online or in-person at the Cornell Cinema Box Office.

Once purchased, passholders can book tickets for each screening via their online account and will receive a confirmation email with a QR code. Passholders can also give their name and email address at the Box Office to obtain their individual ticket.

Group Tickets

Cornell Cinema warmly welcomes group bookings for all screenings and special events. Organizers have the option to pre-book tickets for a select film/special event or to arrange a block of tickets to be available to a specific group of people for a particular period of time. We request that you kindly contact us at least one week prior to the event you wish to attend to ensure adequate time for arrangements to be made. 

Payment for group bookings is required in advance. We accept cash, check, or can process credit card payments on site Monday through Friday between 10am and 5pm at our Cornell Cinema offices. Direct billing is also available for Cornell departments.

Please contact us at or 607-255-3522 to discuss a group booking. We look forward to welcoming your group to Cornell Cinema!



Cornell Cinema has wheelchair and companion seating inside its theatre as well as a lift to move from the outer to the inner lobby. Patrons with mobility impairment are encouraged to use this lift, as there are a number of stairs down to the inner lobby and the theatre entrance. The inner lobby also includes an accessible, gender-neutral washroom.

Cornell Cinema also has assistive listening headsets and closed caption readers available for checkout at the Box Office. Not all titles include descriptive audio or closed captions, but those that do will have this information noted on the individual film’s page within a week of its showdate. To access one of these devices, please contact a member of our student team when you arrive at the cinema.