All memberships automatically expire a year from the last day of the month during which the membership was purchased. Therefore, if you joined on January 3rd, 2016, your membership would expire on January 31, 2017. If you would like to renew your membership early, we just tack on an extra year to your current expiration date, regardless of when your early renewal is made.
The exception to this is memberships purchased during the month of March, specifically during the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF). To ensure that members have access to only one PIFF during their membership cycle, we set March memberships purchased before or during the Festival to expire on February 28 of the next year. So if you want to get the most out of your membership, be sure to join early!
We like to think that one of the perks of Silver Screen Club membership is that you do not have to reserve tickets ahead of time. The way we make this happen is that for every screening we sell a certain portion of tickets online, save a certain portion of seats to be sold at the box office on the day of the screening, and reserve a certain portion for Silver Screen Club members. For the vast majority of screenings, this means that you will not have to reserve a place and will be admitted to the screening without a problem.However, there are two exceptions to this rule: one, if the show has a special pricing structure (which will be noted on the film’s web page), in which you may need to purchase tickets, or two, in the event of an unusually full or busy show, during which we may run out of the allotted Silver Screen Club seats before you are able to be admitted. While we always do our best to avoid this, sometimes it happens! We advise you, therefore, to plan on arriving early if you are concerned about a show selling out. If you want to check how many tickets have been sold to a certain screening you may always call Meg at 503-276-4246.