General informations

Box Office opening hours

Piazza Grande From To
31.7.2016   6 PM 10 PM
1.8.2016 10 AM   6 PM
2.8.2016   9 AM 10 PM

La Sala, Auditorium Fevi and l'Altra Sala: 1 hour before each screening
Other theaters: 30 minutes before screenings

Piazza Grande in case of rain

9.30 pm Piazza Grande and Auditorium FEVI

Free transport (Pardo Bus) from Piazza Grande (Locarno Post Office). Those with accreditations or season tickets: follow the instructions on the back of the pass. When there is a double-bill, the second screening in Piazza Grande will start immediately after the end of the first film whereas if it rains, the second film at the FEVI Auditorium will start immediately after the end of the first . Weather Forecasts: in case of uncertain weather please phone the number 1600 after 8.15 pm for information about the Piazza Grande screenings.

SBB Rail Away Offer

SBB gives a 20% reduction on fares to Locarno on presentation of a valid Festival ticket through its Rail Away offer, and also has combined train/Festival ticket offers from Ticino and the rest of Switzerland. In detail:

  • Benefits for travellers from Ticino:
    20% off rail and bus fare to Locarno and back with the “Ticino Event" ticket (www.arcobaleno.ch) valid 1 day with Arcobaleno fare, from place of residence in the Canton Ticino, plus reduced admission ticket for the Festival (excluding booking fees) for 1 day or 2 day tickets and for 1 or 2 screenings in Piazza Grande.
    "Ticino Event" tickets (www.arcobaleno.ch) are obtainable over the counter and from automatic ticket machines at Swiss rail stations in the Canton Ticino.
  • Benefits for travellers from any other station in Switzerland:
    20% off rail fare to Locarno and back (valid 10 days), plus reduced admission ticket for the Festival (excluding booking fees) for 1 day or 2 day tickets and for 1 or 2 screenings in Piazza Grande.
  • Benefits for Festival ticket holders:
    20% off rail fare for ticket to Locarno from any Swiss station on presentation of a valid Festival ticket at the rail station ticket office.

Combi-Tickets can be purchased at all rail stations, or by telephone in Switzerland using the Rail Service number 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min. from the Swiss landline network). Tickets purchased by credit card can be delivered free by mail to any address in Switzerland until four days before the date of the event concerned.

More information at www.sbb.ch/en/festival-del-film

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