Film Buffs

You are invited to join Film Buffs, the Museum’s membership group for movie lovers. Members of Film Buffs receive special perks, such as free admission and opportunities to meet industry professionals.

The MFAH has celebrated cinema as an art form since 1939. Brown Auditorium Theater, designed by renowned museum architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, offers a superb moviegoing experience in the Caroline Wiess Law Building. The theater was named Houston’s “Best Place to See Vintage Flicks” by the Houston Press two years in a row. The Lynn Wyatt Theater is located in the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, designed by Steven Holl Architects.

“With the opening of the sleek Lynn Wyatt Theater, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, became home to two of the area’s prime showcases for foreign, art, independent, and classic films. The two MFAH theaters make for a matched set of cinematic treasures.” —Houston Chronicle

Film Buffs Overview

As a Film Buffs member, you receive:

  • Complimentary and discounted admissions to the Museum’s year-round film screenings (excluding selected events)
  • A subscription to the bimonthly printed film calendar
  • Invitations to sneak previews and exclusive programs with visiting filmmakers and other industry professionals
  • Updates and announcements via email
  • Discounted parking in the MFAH 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? Renew your Film Buffs membership. 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 three garages: 1144 Binz Street, 5101 Montrose Boulevard, and 5500 Main Street.

Bring your Film Buffs membership card with you when you visit. When you scan it at one of the 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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