Go behind the scenes at the Film Society of Lincoln Center by becoming a Member today!

Your generous support helps further the Film Society’s ongoing work to enhance awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the art of cinema. Members receive benefits that include the lowest-priced tickets to our programs; a subscription to Film Comment Magazine; complimentary screenings; and early access to series, retrospectives, and festivals, including the New York Film Festival.

Become a Member of the Film Society and enjoy unparalleled programming, exceptional events, and festivals that set the global standard.

Become a Member

If you are a current Member of the Film Society and would like to renew, you may do so by using the following link.

Renew Your Membership

Membership Levels & Benefits
The Film Society offers a variety of Membership options with many exciting benefits for film fans, students, and more. To find the membership level that is right for you, click below.

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Gift Membership
Purchase a gift membership to a film fan in your life—a loved one, a friend, or a grad—today, and the Film Society will send them a personalized gift packet with a Member card and a description of their benefits!

Give a Gift Membership

Gift Matching
Make your contribution go further by matching your donation. Many companies have programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Check to see if your employer has a matching gift program by clicking below.

Match Your Gift

For questions or to join the Membership program, please contact the Member Desk at or (212) 875-5620. Our administrative offices are open Monday – Friday from 10am – 6pm.

Membership Policy

  • Membership benefits are valid for one year from the date of processing. They are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • All Member discounts and ticket offers exclude specially-priced events and are not available for use when a no-pass policy is in effect.
  • Complimentary tickets are only for regular-priced screenings and are only available in person at the Walter Reade Theater or Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box offices. May not be used for new releases, partnered programs, the New York Film Festival or standby tickets.
  • The concession card, which entitles a Member to complimentary popcorn and soda depending upon the level of Membership, may only be used at the Walter Reade Theater or Elinor Bunin Munroe concession stand.
  • If purchasing a dual membership, you will receive double the amount of complimentary films and concessions per level. Please note: Dual memberships are for those who share a residence.
  • Additional New Wave benefits are available for Film Icon and Film Icon Dual members under 40.
  • All benefits subject to change.

Are you a film lover in your 20s or 30s? Click here to add New Wave benefits to your membership!