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Facets Patron Circle Membership

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Become part of the Facets mission.

  1. Select a monthly/yearly plan:

    • PROMO CODE 899 $8.99/month
      (1 movie out at a time)
    • PROMO CODE 1599 $15.99/month
      (2 movies out at a time)
    • PROMO CODE 1799 $17.99/month
      (3 movies out at a time)
    • PROMO CODE 2399 $23.99/month
      (4 movies out at a time)
    • PROMO CODE 125 $124.99 for 6 months
      (4 movies out at a time)
    • PROMO CODE 250 $249.99 for a full year
      (4 movies out at a time)
    • PROMO CODE 1000 Facets Film Angel
      ($1,000 or more annual support)
  2. Enter the PROMO CODE on the registration page.
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  3. Complete the registration form to activate your membership.
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Benefits Your Reward Press

Your Benefits

The Best Films

The greatest collection of movies you love

Your Savings

  • Unlimited rentals from our library of 65,000 movies
  • 50% off on admission for 2 to films at the Facets movie theater
  • 50% off on admission for 2 to the Chicago International Children's Film Festival
  • Discounts on film seminars, workshops, and special events

Your Flexibility

  • Rent in person or by mail with free shipping both ways
  • Manage your personal library 24/7
  • No due dates or late fees
  • See new film screenings 4 times a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year

Your Exclusive Access

  • VIP invitations to festival openings, film premieres, filmmaker appearances, and Member-only screenings
  • Personalized movie recommendations by our expert staff, not computer algorithms
  • Deepest movie selection available—period—better picture quality than streaming, same low price, same convenience
  • Experience the inner workings of a local community non-profit dating back to 1975

Your Enrichment

  • Priority registration for scholarly lectures, discussions, classes, and filmmaker seminars
  • Access to Facets online resources including articles, lectures, and film criticism
  • Your membership helps support free film programs and education sessions for underserved children and the largest remaining lending library of great films in the world.
  • You deserve more than new releases—we offer classics, forgotten gems, and films at the forefront of cinema

Your Reward: Supporting the Mission

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Your membership helps Facets, a non-profit organization...

  • Bring the best children's films in the world for free to over 8,000 economically-disadvantaged children each and every year
  • Preserve and conserve dozens of films every year threatened with extinction
  • Build the world's greatest library of foreign, independent, classic, silent, documentary and experimental films
  • Provide scholarships for 75 kids each year to the Facets Kids Film Camp
  • Screen great but underappreciated films that would otherwise be unavailable to Chicago audiences
  • Present pioneering educational programs which use film as a transformative tool to connect kids to learning

Good Press

"Independent stores. Not many neighborhood video stores are left, but those that remain pleased readers for selection, price, and service, perhaps because they can tailor choices to local or specialty tastes. These stores might be the last bastion of knowledgeable, in-person advice."
Consumer Reports

Best Chicago Movie Theaters: Where to See Alternative, Underground and Amazing Films

"Facets Cinémathèque makes film a comprehensive experience offering part entertainment—and for those who want it—part education. [Facets] features a video store with a stunningly deep archive of every kind of experimental, avant-garde, foreign and children's film you could hope to find."
The Huffington Post

Why Netflix Stinks: A Critic's Complaint

"I have misgivings about the service's usefulness, especially compared with that of a real, well-stocked video store...you miss out on a face-to-face with a knowledgeable cinephile."
Time

5 Offbeat Alternatives To Netflix

"Reasonably priced DVD-by-mail rentals from a non-profit; excellent selection of independent and foreign films; recommendation lists from Werner Herzog, Stephen Sondheim, Dan Savage, and other notables."
The Huffington Post

Send Those Netflix Dollars to Facets

"For anyone still hungry for DVDs, now is a great time to consider Chicago's own video-by-mail option: Facets Multimedia... a truly unique local institution, which has been doing vital work to keep cinema culture alive for 36 years now...Facets' long history as a distributor has afforded them a collection of hard-to-find titles unmatched anywhere, period. They'll even still send you VHS copies of titles not yet available in disc form."
Chicagoist

"In any given year, Facets Cinémathèque will show more interesting movies on a single screen attached to a video rental store than most megaplexes will manage with dozens of larger rooms at their disposal, and it's not even close."
Chicagoist

Digital Age...at a Video Store

"Facets is a giant in the rarefied world of art-house films and cultural education. Its archives of more than 65,000 titles [includes] some last-existing copies. Its ongoing film series exposes cineastes of every age to experimental works alongside beloved classics. Its staff of film enthusiasts delightedly recommends movies...to anyone who walks in off the street or uses their pioneering home-delivery rental system... It is a cultural treasure trove and invaluable resource for movie lovers."
The New York Times