Three Ways to Get In... Only One Way to Get Out!
There are several elements to the Cannes Film Festival whether it is the international village, the market or the Premieres. The portion of the festival in which you hear about most through the press is the premieres. The tricky thing is actually getting into the premiere, especially the films that are star studded with your Ryan Gosliings, Leo DiCaprios and many more. Getting into a premiere at Cannes is not the easy act of going up to a box office and purchasing a ticket, sometimes it's even easier. So let me tell you some of the processes of getting into these premieres. Keep in mind this theatre is massive it seats 2,500 people. And there is dress code and they are not afraid to turn someone away who is not wearing a bow tie
1. Which is the most conventional way of getting into these screening. You are either invited to or have reserved a ticket to the premiere. The reserve system is based on several things you first need to have a badge in which you are capable of reservation and at 8am you have to reserve the tickets you want for the next day. If you are at the status in which you have reservation points you are allotted a certain amount of points and depending on the demand of the film the more points the reservation is.
2. You can wait outside in your tux or night gown holding a sign up stating the pat you are looking for a ticket. There are people that will have extra tickets and if they are not used they will be penalized so it is in their favor to give away the tickets.
3. (Which I found to be the most successful) Is the rush line. If you have Cannes accreditation you can wait and if there are extra seats at the last minute they will let the rush line in. There is nothin like getting to walk that red carpet and it is amazing to get to see the inside of the Lumiere.
The one thing that I found quite entertaining is that people were so willing to get up in the middle of the movie and leave. There are so many sights to see and things to do in Cannes that life is too short to wait in a film that you don't enjoy so the one way to get out is to just leave.
Although I didn't find the man in any screenings I am still Seeking Spielberg.
Man waiting dressed in tux asking for a ticket into a premiere.
PS wining kids are punchable.