In just 11 days, there will be more than 600 screenings of 223 different films. With a labyrinth of different sections, as well as a variety of discounts and rebates available, what would be the best approach? Below, you’ll find a simple guide in the form of questions and answers in which we explain the latest changes.
Festival goers themselves had the decisive voice. In response to numerous comments, we decided to stop selling multi-screening tickets and to establish instead a fixed ticket price of PLN 20 (PLN 2 cheaper than last year).
The purchase of a multi-screening ticket was a complicated and time-consuming process; in order to take advantage of the available discount, you had to decide which films you were going to watch far in advance.
Did you get sick? Do you have to take an unexpected business trip halfway around the world? It no longer matters. Tickets purchased in advance are transferable. Multi-screening tickets were personalized, which made it impossible to transfer them.
We’ve improved the movement of festival goers between individual sessions, as staff no longer have to confirm the identity of ticket holders, thus improving the process of admitting viewers to screenings.
When purchasing a larger number of tickets, the change (for the better) will be clear; with smaller purchases, no one will be losing out compared to last year. For example, if you purchase five tickets, including three for screenings in the Masters section, one for a retrospective screening and one for a Gala screening, you will pay PLN 105 this year. The cost would have been the same last year.
Of course. Individuals who have a Friends of New Horizons Cinema card or an URBANCARD Premium card can purchase a ticket for PLN 18 (for you and your companion). A Friends of New Horizons card costs only PLN 25 (you can request one at New Horizons Cinema ticket counters) and is valid for one year. It entitles you to purchase discounted tickets (PLN 15) for all regularly scheduled films at New Horizons Cinema after the festival.
To purchase tickets at a discount, select the “I want to use a discount” option on the purchase page and enter your card number. Keep in mind that discounted tickets can only be purchased online.
We’re well aware of your dilemma: You don’t know if you’ll be able to enter a sold-out show at the last minute. We are launching a new service this year called Open Ticket (OT), the purpose of which is to ensure that we can effectively use any available seats in screening rooms. Open tickets will operate on the basis of a pre-paid card that can be topped up with cash or a payment card at the festival box office. OT holders will be able to scan their open ticket outside the screening room—including at the start time of their selected screening—and occupy any vacant seat or any unused reserved seat (depending on availability). In addition, you can use your open ticket to purchase entry to any screening that isn’t sold out.
Instead of one long lineup in front of the last-minute ticket counter on the cinema’s ground floor, guests will be directed to individual screening rooms. Individuals with an open ticket will be able to monitor the availability of seats in real time and can go directly to their selected room. More information and regulations will soon be available at www.nowehoryzonty.pl/openticket.