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Film Buffs

We invite you to join Film Buffs, a membership group for movie lovers. Members of Film Buffs—established in 1996—have met industry professionals such as director Charles Burnett, actors Stockard Channing and Peter Fonda, and Houstonians Wes Anderson, Jonathan Caouette, and Richard Linklater.

The MFAH is the oldest repertory cinema in Houston and has sponsored the exhibition of film since 1939. Brown Auditorium Theater, designed by renowned museum architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, offers a superb movie-going experience. It was named Houston’s “Best Place to See Vintage Flicks” by the Houston Press two years in a row.

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Film Buffs Overview

As a Film Buffs member, you receive:

  • At least 10 admissions to the Museum’s year-round film screenings in Brown Auditorium Theater (excluding some screenings)
  • Passes to sneak previews of new commercial film releases
  • Invitations to social events and programs with visiting filmmakers and members of the Houston film community
  • MFAH Films, a quarterly film calendar
  • FilmNews, a weekly e-mail update

Through the support of Film Buffs’ annual membership dues, the Museum is able to maintain the high quality of film programming it has offered for generations.

Join Film Buffs online or by calling 713.639.7571.

Film Buffs: Membership Levels & Benefits

Individual ($75 MFAH members, $85 nonmembers)
10 free admissions, after which admission to most films is discounted to $5; invitations to sneak previews and word-of-mouth screenings and receptions with special guests.

Dual ($135 MFAH members, $150 nonmembers)
20 free admissions (10 per person), plus additional benefits listed above.

Ultimate ($1,000)
Free admission for up to four people for most films throughout the year, plus additional benefits listed above.

Join Film Buffs online or by calling 713.639.7571

How to Get Your Film Tickets

Film Buffs must obtain tickets for entry into each screening. Present your membership card at the film box office or any of the Museum ticket stations to receive your allotted complimentary film tickets. MFAH members are eligible for a discount on the annual dues, so please indicate your membership number (located on your Museum membership card) in the space provided.


For membership information, contact Kimball Tyson at or 713.639.7571, or call the Film Department at 713.639.7531.