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Cinemapolis and Fall Creek Theaters
Cinemapolis and Fall Creek Theaters downtown are major collaborative partners with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, providing cutting-edge programming, 35mm films, theatrical exhibition, movie business know-how and moxie, and the best concessions in town. The theaters, under the able and imaginative management of Lynne Cohen and Rich Szanyi, are part of the nonprofit 7th Art Corporation, dedicated to bringing quality art cinema and public forums about international cinema to the Ithaca community.

This year’s festival runs downtown on the weekend of April 4, 5, and 6, with over 25 screenings, many featuring visiting filmmakers and guests. Speakers after each screening lead lively audience discussions and community forums.

Cherish downtown cinema, and join us for a weekend of exciting international documentary and feature films, as well as special galas and gatherings following the screenings in downtown venues.

This year, be sure to see our three silent film and live music world premieres at Cinemapolis each day the festival is downtown, all for the same price as a regular screening. Look forward to It (1927) with jazz by Fe Nunn and Friends and spoken word performance by Cynthia Henderson on Friday, April 4; Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) with Americana music by the Common Railers on Saturday, April 5; and Grass (1925) with improvisational experimental music by Chris White, Peter Dodge, and Robby Aceto.

Additions and Changes to the Festival Program Alerts
Stay tuned to our Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival website for screening updates and additions. Surprise additional feature-length films will be announced closer to the opening of the festival! Join both the FLEFF and Cinemapolis electronic mailing lists for updates! Visit for more updates and information on our downtown theatrical films. 

All events on the Ithaca College campus are free and open to the public.

Film screenings at Cinemapolis and Fall Creek require admission fees. Festival passes (not single tickets to individual shows) are available starting in mid-February at Cinemapolis, Fall Creek, and at the Ithaca College bookstore. Payment for festival passes and for all tickets is by check and cash only.

Please note: festival tickets and passes are NOT sold online. Seating at all screenings is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Individual ticket for one evening screening (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) $8.50

Individual ticket for one matinee screening (Saturday, Sunday) $6.50

Student with valid ID (Sunday evening only) $6.50

Festival five-pass* $40.00

Student five-pass with valid ID* $32.50

*Please note that festival passes may be shared among several people.*