Tickets for screenings are available 30 minutes before show time at the cinematheque on the lower level of the Carpenter Center. Tickets may also be purchased in advance online via links on the individual film pages or directly through the HFA Eventive site. A separate admission fee is charged for each screening. For Special Event Screenings, HFA members have access to early ticket sales. Any questions regarding admission or reservations, please contact Alexandra Vasile.

Ticket Prices

$10 - Regular admission 
$8 - Non-Harvard students, Harvard ID holders and senior citizens
$15 - Special Event ticket price for all patrons

Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID, as well as AFVS and CCVA faculty and staff. Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members.

In the case of sold out shows, the box office releases any unclaimed tickets ten minutes before showtime.

No late seating. 



By attending a screening at the HFA, you agree to follow these health and safety guidelines:

Masks are recommended for all visitors at all times indoors, with the exception of those two years old or younger. Masks are available at the box office for those who need them. Proof of vaccination is no longer required.

All visitors are asked to practice preventive hygiene and urged not to attend events if feeling ill or exhibiting Covid symptoms.

The HFA policy forbidding eating and drinking in the theater remains in place.


The Carpenter Center’s air filtration system has been upgraded with Merv 13 filters and the staff have implemented enhanced and more frequent cleaning and sanitizing of high-touch surfaces and restrooms.

We will continue to assess and adjust our health and safety protocols as guidelines evolve. Please check back regularly for the most updated information about visiting the Harvard Film Archive.