The Detroit Film Theatre, located at the John R Entrance of the museum, showcases the best of contemporary and classic world cinema.

Tickets are available online, or by calling the DIA Box Office at 313.833.4005, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Box Office and will call ticket window opens one hour prior to the start of the show. Please note that all films are subject to change without notice. 

Ticket Prices

DIA Members (with Membership Card) $7.50
Non-Members $9.50
Senior Citizens $7.50
Students (with ID) $7.50
Discount Pass Card (5 admissions) $35.00
Selected Saturday matinees (free for members with ID) $5.00

Ticket price includes a parking pass for your next visit.


Parking is available on John R Street, directly across from the DFT entrance. With every DFT ticket purchase, you will receive vouchers for free parking on your next visit. Ticket orders of up to four tickets will receive one voucher. Purchase a Discount Pass Card to receive 5 vouchers.

Present the voucher to the attendant upon entry to the DIA's John R street lot. Vouchers are only valid for patrons attending the DFT, beginning one hour before showtime.

Discount Pass Cards

Discount Pass Cards are valid for any regularly scheduled DFT film and can be used at the door or exchanged for a ticket in advance to guarantee seating. Discount Pass Cards are valid on a space available basis only and do not guarantee admission. Discount Pass Cards are valid for one year.

Assistive Listening

Assistive Listening receivers are available upon request at the Theatre Box Office.

Film Schedule

The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy's Pizza and your tri-county millage investment in the DIA.
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