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Updated April 20, 2022

The TCM Classic Film Festival is committed to the health and safety of our attendees and staff.

We have developed the following protocols to help mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19 for attendees of the 2022 TCM Classic Film Festival. TCM will continue to monitor the public health situation as it evolves and reserves the right to further refine these protocols at a future date.

This policy is subject to change. It is possible that additional requirements, such as testing, may be required to attend certain events, or, that the requirements below may change to reflect current guidelines.

The following will be required to attend the TCM Classic Film Festival:

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. This is defined as 1 shot of Johnson & Johnson or 2 shots of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations. If you have received an alternative vaccination (outside the United States), then you must have completed the main sequence. Your most recent dose must be dated at least 14 days prior to attendance at the Festival. However, a booster shot is not required to be considered fully vaccinated.
  • Proof of full vaccination will be matched with your government-issued photo ID and can be shown via physical vaccination card, a photo of your card (both sides), documentation of vaccination from a licensed health care professional or a personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by a state, local or foreign government, or a private company. Your last vaccine must be dated at least 14 days prior to attendance at the Festival.
  • We strongly recommend that all attendees receive booster shots, if eligible.
  • A single Festival wristband that is issued after the presentation of proof of vaccination at one of the COVID Compliance Stations located at the main Festival venues. This wristband must be worn at all times while attending the Festival. One wristband will be issued for the entire weekend. If your wristband is damaged or lost, you must obtain a new wristband before attending any Festival event. Please see the Wristbands section below for more details.
  • Masks are mandatory at all indoor events when not eating or drinking in your seat. We encourage attendees to wear medical grade or KN95/N95 masks. Masks must be worn properly over both the nose and mouth.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the TCMCFF you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Please stay home if you’re feeling sick, have any symptoms, or think you may have been exposed.

It is our goal to conduct a safe, festive and congenial event. TCM reserves the right to remove any attendee, without refund, who engages in abusive, harassing, discriminatory, or threatening statements or behavior towards Festival attendees, staff or guests.

Passholders who are unable to meet these mandatory requirements should reach out to our Box Office by email at prior to attending the Festival as soon as possible and no later than Friday, April 15, 2022.


Every attendee (including those seeking individual event tickets) must confirm their vaccination status and be issued a wristband at a COVID Compliance Station before attending any Festival event. These wristbands verify attendees have been cleared for entry for Festival events for the duration of FestivalAttendees will not be allowed entry to any Festival event, even if they have the proper pass/credentials, unless they are wearing the designated wristband. Guests must present a government-issued photo ID, their Festival pass (if applicable), and proof of vaccination (physical vaccination card, a photograph of their physical vaccination card or digital vaccination records such as the State of California Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record service, or CLEAR Health Pass). In the event that the wristband is damaged or removed, another wristband must be obtained by providing your proof of vaccination at a Covid Compliance Station. Attendees should not share or attempt to reuse any wristband that has not been issued to them directly by authorized Festival personnel.

COVID Compliance Stations will be located at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres Multiplex and the Hollywood Legion at Post 43 prior to entry of any Festival event.


The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Wednesday, 9:00am-8:30pm
Thursday, 9:00am-8:30pm
Friday, 7:00am-8:30pm
Saturday, 7:00am-8:30pm
Sunday, 7:00am-3:00pm

TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, TCL Chinese 6 Multiplex, Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43
COVID Compliance Stations will open at all venues one hour ahead of the first screening of each day and close 30 minutes after the beginning of each location’s final screening daily throughout the Festival.

We ask for early arrival to allow proper time for all patrons to check-in and enter before showtime. Please plan accordingly as event start times will not be delayed to accommodate latecomers.



The TCM Classic Film Festival will accept all vaccines approved for travel to the United States. Please see list below.

For your convenience, please consult this travel assessment provided by the CDC in case you have any questions about your travel eligibility.

Vaccines Authorized by the WHO and accepted by the United States
Janssen/J&J Covishield
Pfizer-BioNTech BIBP/Sinopharm
Moderna Sinovac
AstraZeneca Novavax
Covaxin Covovax

Full vaccination means 14 or more days after completing the entire recommended series of vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, an individual is considered fully vaccinated at least two weeks after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks after receiving the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Information on vaccines can be found here.

Proof of full vaccination will be matched with your government issued photo ID and can be shown via physical vaccination card, a photo of your card (both sides), documentation of vaccination from a licensed health care professional or a personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by a state, local or foreign government, or a private company. Your last vaccine must be dated at least 14 days prior to attendance at the Festival.

However, please note that all passholders 18 years or older must also present a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, which matches their vaccine records, regardless of format.

If you are seeking an exemption, please email as soon as possible.

Please note that to obtain either a medical or religious exemption you must provide evidence for this exemption and we recommend you submit your evidence and be approved for your exemption in advance of the Festival. All guests, including those seeking walkup individual tickets, requesting a medical exemption must provide proof of the exemption, in addition to either a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of picking up your Festival pass or attending a particular screening or negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken the day you are picking up your Festival pass or attending a screening. At-home test results will not be accepted.

Masks must be worn indoors at all times unless actively eating and drinking. If you are attending an outdoor screening or event, masks are recommended, but not required. However, we ask that you still be mindful of your fellow attendees and practice appropriate social distancing when not wearing a mask when possible.

Eating and drinking will be permitted inside the venues. We ask that attendees put their masks back on after each bite or sip.

Given there are currently no capacity limits required by local regulations, and Festival attendees are required to be vaccinated and masked, we do not plan to implement socially distanced seating inside screening venues at this time. The Festival reserves the right to revise this plan if the health situation or local mandates dictate.

Onsite testing will not be available for Festival attendees.

In consultation with our COVID Compliance advisors, we have decided to rely on the vaccination requirement and not accept proof of antibodies.

Festival staff will be fully vaccinated.

Please email we will reply to your email within 2 business days.

The Festival should be an enjoyable experience for all and we will have COVID Compliance Officers (CCOs) on staff to enforce our protocols. If you have questions or concerns about these protocols, please alert a staff member and a CCO will assist with the situation.

We will accept written requests for refunds submitted to by March 11, 2022. Per the Terms and Conditions when you purchased your pass, a cancellation fee in the amount of 20% of the purchase price of each refunded pass will be assessed.