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Opening Night Film Premiere & After Party

This is where it all starts! Be part of the scene at our Opening Night Film Premiere at the beautiful Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. Join us for a night of celebrating film while mingling with celebrities, industry professionals & filmmakers.
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VIP FEST PASS. Designed for the film lover that wants it all… movies, parties and the VIP treatment. 

PASS INCLUDES: Film Screenings, Studio Premieres & Panels 
Parties! Opening Night Film & After Party, Friday Night Party, Filmmaker Awards Ceremony & Party
Culinary Cinema
Valet Parking at Festival Venues, VIP Priority Line Access, VIP Lounge, Advanced reservations for films & events, complimentary drinks, cocktail & snacks, Flash Your Pass Discounts

*Does NOT Include Night of the Stars Tribute a separate ticket may be purchased for this event. 


Orchestra - Level 1. Open section seating.

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Access to the VIP Lounge prior to the opening night film screening.

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Reserved for Patron passholders ONLY. Open section seating.

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Presented by Jamul Casino

Opening Night Film Premiere: CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? 


Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).


5:00pm – Red Carpet – Get downtown early to catch the red carpet show before the opening night film!

For our Patrons & VIP's, lounges open with complimentary sips and savors with hosted bar.

6:00pm – Doors Open for General Admission. Come early for best seats!

Rush line will be admitted 10 minutes before the screening starts — so don’t be late.

6:30pm – Film Screening with Q&A session to immediately follow.


MIB Transportation - Luxury Shuttle runs 8:30-12:00pm between the Balboa Theatre and the OMNIA Nightclub



9:00pm – Kick off the festival with music by the Stiletto’s, DJ Marc Eazy, try your hand at the Jamul Casino Gaming Tables, photo booth, giveaways and more!


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