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Screening venues
- Palexpo (FEVI) (2’800 seats)
- PalaCinema 1,2, 3 (730 seats)
- La Sala (900 seats)
- L’altra Sala (500 seats)
- Teatro Kursaal (482 seats)
- GranRex (443 seats)
- Cinema Rialto 1,2, 3 (375 seats)
- PalaVideo Muralto (270 seats)

The PalaCinema is equipped with CinemaConnect Audio System by Sennheiser.

The GranRex and the Rialto cinema are equipped with an induction system for hearing impaired and bearers of T-coil hearing aids, operating on request at the box office.

Seats in Piazza Grande and other venues are not guaranteed, please arrive early. Admission is subject to availability of seats. Tickets are not refundable. Seat reservation possible in selected movie theaters.
More info: shop.locarnofestival.ch. 

 

Piazza Grande

General informations

Every night 9.30 PM screening in Piazza Grande and Palexpo (FEVI).
Saturday August 11, prize giving ceremony 9 PM, followed by screening. 

In case of rain: Free Transportation (PardoBus 1) from Piazza Grande (Locarno Post Office) to the Palexpo (FEVI).
The use of umbrellas is prohibited during screenings.

Piazza Grande and theaters: admission subject to availability of seats. Seats are not guaranteed, please arrive early. If the maximum capacity of Piazza Grande has been reached, please go to the Palexpo (FEVI). It is prohibited to reserve seats with objects.
Tickets are not refundable.

 

Security

The Piazza Grande is closed between 7.30 PM and 8 PM due to routine inspections. For security reasons, the Locarno Festival will have the right to carry out security checks.

Strollers are not allowed to access or transit Piazza Grande.
A delimited area for wheelchairs and/or for severely disabled people with mobility problems is accessible on the right side of the main entrance (ask the staff or call 091 756 21 21).

The listed items are not allowed in the Piazza Grande and movie theaters.

Those objects must be deposited at the “Container Lost & Found” in Piazza Grande or at the entrance desks of the venues. Alternatively, they can also be deposited near the entrances.

Those objects must be provided with a ticket in order for the audience to collect eventual items until maximum 30 minutes after the end of the last screening.

The contents of bags and backpacks will be checked at all the entrances. In order to avoid queues, please come early.

Thank you for not smoking during the screening.

The following objects are not allowed:

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Press conferences and meetings with directors
Press conferences are open to accredited Press and Industry only, with priority access for journalists. 

Concorso internazionale and Piazza Grande: press conferences with the delegations of the films take place at the Press Center (Largo Zorzi) around 10.30/11 AM, on the same day of their official screening.

Meetings between the delegations of the Concorso internazionale and the  audience take place at the Spazio Cinema immediately after the official screening.

Concorso Cineasti del presente, Signs of Life, Fuori concorso, Panorama Suisse and Semaine de la critique: meetings between the delegations and the audience are held at the end of the screening and take place at the same venue.

Pardi di domani: meetings take place at the Locarno Talks Bar la Mobiliare, at the Spazio Cinema.

 

Award ceremonies and screening of the award-winning films
The official award ceremony takes place on Saturday August 11 at 9 PM in Piazza Grande (in case of rain at the Palexpo FEVI). The award winning films will be screened for the audience on Sunday August 12.

The award ceremony for prizes assigned by parallel juries will take place on Saturday August 11 from 5 PM on, at the Spazio Cinema.

 

Good to know 

Babysitting Service
For the babysitting service, at home or at the hotel, contact Virginia Balzarini: virginia.balzarini@locarnofestival.ch  or + 41 76 468 21 75, at least 24 hours in advance.

Locarno Kids - Movie&Media Labs
Are you aged 3 to 14 and you want to live the Festival as a protagonist? Are you interested and curious to know how does cinema function and to know how an idea can become a story and then a movie? From 2 to 11th August come to the Movie&Media Labs in Locarno! Bring with you your ideas, your creativity and your will to do and take part to these exciting days!
More information here

Locarno Boutique by Manor
At the Locarno Boutique by Manor, located at la Magnolia, you will find all  official Festival merchandise, that will transform a sunny day in Locarno, a rainy evening in Piazza Grande or a cool night at laRotonda in a fun and exciting  experience. The Locarno Boutique is open every day from 10 AM to 10 PM. If you would like to shop online visit boutique.locarnofestival.ch

 

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laRotonda and Locarno Garden la Mobiliare

The listed items are not allowed at the laRotonda and Locarno Garden la Mobiliare.

Those objects must be deposited at your own risk in the lockers near the entrance Entrata Castello.

The following objects are not allowed:

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