Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who can attend the Variety screenings?
    The Variety Screening Series is complimentary to voting guild members only and guests of Variety employees only. You can not purchase tickets.
  2. When does the guest Will-Call table open for ticket distribution?
    One hour and 30 minutes prior to the screening start time.
  3. Will the Variety Screening Series validate parking?
    Yes. You can have your parking validated for the first 4 hours at the theater. Parking at ArcLight Hollywood is $3 for up to 4 hours.
  4. What time do the Variety screenings begin?
    Most screenings begin at 7:30pm. Screening start times are subject to change and should be confirmed the day of each screening at
  5. Are rain checks offered if a screening is full and I am unable to be accommodated with a seat?
    NO, rainchecks are not offered to screening guests and we overbook to ensure a full house for Q&A guests.
  6. Where can I find a list of films that are being screened?
    The Variety Screening Series calendar is posted on and is updated regularly.
  7. What if I have log-in and/or password problems accessing the screening RSVP system?
    If you have any problems accessing the screening RSVP system, please contact us through the Comments page and we will reply as soon as possible.
  8. Is handicap seating available?
    YES. We have a limited number of handicap seats available on a first come, first served basis. Wheel chair access and viewing space is also available in the auditorium.
  9. Who participates in the Variety Q&A's?
    Cast and filmmakers including, writers, directors, producers and production crew members from the films participate in the post-screening Q&A's moderated by Variety Editors.
  10. How long do the Q&A's last?
    Each Q&A lasts approximately 30 minutes, but may be shorter or longer in length. The Q&A's do not normally extend past one hour.
  11. Can I bring a guest to the screening?
    YES. You may RSVP via the website for yourself and one guest only.
  12. What time can guests access the screening auditorium?
    The screening auditorium is accessible to guests one hour prior to the screening start time.