Become A Rooftop Films Member!

Explore the city with NYC’s largest outdoor film celebration. Your membership will provide you with free and discounted tickets for events (plus first access to ’em!), priority entry at screenings, and invitations to special activations—all starting at just $40!

Member Benefits include:
· free tickets just for signing up
· discounted off-season tickets
· priority entry at screenings
· Rooftop merch and partner giveaways
· invites to member-only events and sneak preview screenings year-round

Get ready to experience some of the most outstanding new films of the year and beyond in the most unique and exciting venues imaginable. Enjoy incredible savings while being a vital part of keeping the spirit of independent film alive and thriving in NYC!

Have questions? Visit our Membership FAQ section or give us a call at 718-417-7362.

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Membership Levels

Community Member

$40
  • 2 free tickets ($32 value) just for signing up!
  • 15% off full price tickets for 2 people to all Summer Series screenings
  • Guaranteed priority entry with ticket (member line) at all ticketed screenings

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Supporting Member

$75
  • 5 free tickets ($80 value) just for signing up!
  • 50% off full price tickets for 2 people to all Summer Series screenings
  • Guaranteed priority entry with ticket (member line) at all ticketed screenings
  • Invites to select year-round member-only special events and sneak preview screenings
  • Rooftop Films Tote Bag

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Contributing Member

$135
  • 9 free tickets ($144 value) just for signing up!
  • 50% off full price tickets (unlimited amount) to all Summer Series screenings
  • Guaranteed priority entry with ticket (member line) at all ticketed screenings
  • Invites to all year-round member-only special events and sneak preview screenings
  • Rooftop Films Tote Bag

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Friend of Rooftop Films

$250
  • Free entry for member plus one guest to all Summer Series screenings
  • 50% off any additional full price tickets purchased
  • Guaranteed priority entry with ticket (member line) at all ticketed screenings
  • Invites to all year-round member-only special events and sneak preview screenings
  • Rooftop Films Tote Bag

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One-of-a-kind events

More than a film festival, Rooftop Films screenings are innovative, once-in a lifetime film events. We’ve refreshed the old traditions-taking the drive-in and turning it into an urban phenomenon on rooftops; taking the old concept of a film festival and turning it into a vibrant, thrilling event; taking independent film and bringing those works to new audiences that wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to them.

You will experience the latest works by rising directors, future stars, and acclaimed auteurs; filmmakers who are taking chances and redefining the form.

Features

Since 1997, Rooftop Films has been committed to providing a venue, an audience, and a community for the wide array of feature films that are underserved by conventional exhibition means. We screen narrative, hybrid and documentary films that are daring and unique, including comedies, dramas, experimental, animation, political films, and found footage. We show films that tell us about where and how you live. We screen the work of experienced professionals, long-time amateurs and first-time filmmakers alike.

Shorts

Rooftop’s short film curation is acclaimed worldwide because we craft our shows thematically and build our programs like a carefully planned mix tape, featuring highs and lows, evoking laughs and gasps in equal measure.

Venues

At Rooftop we strive to present films in exciting and innovative ways. A film framed by the city skyline becomes more than just a film, it becomes part of the neighborhood. We try to match films to venues; we’ll seek out idyllic spots along a canal for a romantic film, or mount a screening of a documentary about industry atop the roof of a 100-year-old factory. The result is that the films take on new meanings in these unique environments.

Year-Round Member Screenings AND EVENTS

As a Rooftop Films member not only will you receive access to more than 40 Summer Series events, you also receive access to members only pre-screening receptions, and VIP Screenings and Sneak Preview events year-round.

Live Music

Live music is an integral part of the Rooftop Films experience. Alongside our films, we highlight a wide spectrum of music, sound, and performance styles with upwards of 45 performances by both emerging and established artists from all over the world. We are proud to introduce audiences to the most current and dynamic new artists and bringing a new crop of unforgettable live performances to the rooftops.

After-Parties

We create post-screening energy and enthusiasm by putting together after-parties for many of the screenings in which you can celebrate the works you have just seen and interact with the filmmakers, stars, bands, and one another.

Membership FAQs

How do I buy a membership?
To pay by credit card, simply select the type of membership you’d like, click “purchase” and enter your credit card information. To pay by check, mail along with a check payable to “Rooftop Films” to:

Rooftop Films
232 3rd Street
Suite E106
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Once you have purchased your membership, we will contact you to confirm the name you would like your membership to be under. Membership benefits are only valid for the person whose name is on the membership. If you are unable to use your membership in your name and would like to transfer it to another person, you can do so on a one time basis by emailing memberships@rooftopfilms.com.

What does “Guaranteed priority entry with ticket” mean?
All Members who have tickets receive priority entry via the member line. Members receive priority entry when doors open (usually 8:00pm).

How do I reserve my Member Tickets?
Each member receives a unique member code. Once you become a member we will send you detailed instructions on how to reserve member tickets.

What if a show is sold out? Can I still get in as a member?
You are not guaranteed entry to any show unless you reserve a ticket.

Can I buy a membership as a gift for my child/sister/friend who lives in New York City?
Yes, absolutely! Simply click here.

What if I’m moving away from New York City, and I won’t be able to use my membership for the rest of the summer. Can I cancel it and get a refund? Can I give it to my friend?
No, memberships cannot be cancelled or refunded. However, you can transfer your membership to another person on a one time basis if you are moving out of town or are unable to take advantage of your membership for some other reason. Please email memberships@rooftopfilms.com to transfer your membership.

If I join today when will my membership expire?
Memberships are valid for one calendar year from date of purchase.

How do I find out about upcoming shows?
Please visit www.rooftopfilms.com for all information on upcoming shows.

Is my membership fee tax deductible?
Yes, your membership fee is fully tax deductible, minus the cost of your Rooftop Films merchandise, if applicable. If you would rather not receive merchandise, please email memberships@rooftopfilms.com.

What is my membership worth?
Memberships provide up to a $1755 value, but the membership itself has no cash value.

Can’t I just give Rooftop Films a donation?
Absolutely. To make a 100% tax deductible donation to Rooftop Films, please visit our donation page.

You didn’t answer my question!
Sorry about that. Give us a call at 718-417-7362 or email memberships@rooftopfilms.com

Rooftop Films Inc. is a 501(c)3 public charity; all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.