You are invited to join Film Buffs, a membership group for movie lovers established in 1996. Members of Film Buffs 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 moviegoing experience. The theater was named Houston’s “Best Place to See Vintage Flicks” by the Houston Press two years in a row.

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 email update
  • Discounted parking in the MFAH parking garages

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 713.639.7550.

Already a Film Buffs member? Be sure to keep your email address up to date to ensure you receive film passes, the latest news, and more! If your contact information changes, please email with your updates. 

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 Film Supporter ($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 713.639.7550.

How to Get Your Complimentary Film Tickets

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


Film Buffs
For information about Individual and Dual memberships to Film Buffs, contact or 713.639.7550.

For information about Ultimate Film Supporter memberships, contact Tracy Stephenson at or 713.639.7531.

General Inquiries
For information about film screenings, tickets, or other aspects of attending films at the Museum, contact or 713.639.7300.

Parking Info for Film Buffs

Parking is available in two garages: one at 1144 Binz, and one at 5101 Montrose.

Bring your Film Buffs membership card with you when you visit. When you scan it at one of the garage self-pay stations, your card will activate the discount. Film Buffs receive the same discount as other Museum members: $6 (instead of $10) for up to 4 hours. Learn more about parking and transportation options, including garage fees.

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