We are so lucky to be back in person and able to partner with some of the amazing venues around the scenic Central Coast. We love our venues and they all play a crucial part in our community, so please consider donating, buying gift cards or visiting them outside of the festival!
ACCESSIBILITY: We do our best to make our festival accessible for all and work with our venues to get accurate accessibility information. Please visit slofilmfest.org/access for more detailed information. For all access and inclusion bookings or enquiries, and to notify us of your needs so we can make your visit as enjoyable as possible, please call us on 805-546-3456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop by the Festival HQ to pick up a Program Guide, purchase tickets and passes, get any of your questions answered, or if you need help fulfilling your Fan Pack. We’re here to help!
April 1 – April 16
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY: CLOSED
THURSDAY, FRIDAY: 12PM – 6PM
SATURDAY, SUNDAY: 10AM – 4PM
April 17 – April 24
EVERYDAY: 12PM – 6PM
April 25 – April 30
9AM – 8PM
Acting as the hub of the festival, the Festival Lounge is the perfect place to kick up your feet between screenings, mingle with other festival goers and filmmakers, charge your phone, grab a drink or a small bite, and learn from the pros during panels and workshops. Enjoy wine and beer from local wineries and breweries, coffee and snacks throughout the day, and appetizers in the evening.
The Festival Lounge is open to All-Access Passholders throughout the festival. Movie Star Passholders have access to the lounge on Thursday and Friday before 5PM. Panels and workshops held at the lounge are open to the public with a ticket or pass.
Tuesday, April 25: CLOSED
Wednesday, April 26: 5PM – 10PM
Thursday, April 27: 12PM – 10:30PM
Friday, April 28: 12PM – 10:30PM
Saturday, April 29: 10AM – 6PM and 9PM – 11PM
Sunday, April 30: 10AM – 10PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
5PM | Central Coast Filmmaker Mixer
THURSDAY, APRIL 27
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
8PM | SURF NITE AFTER PARTY
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
10AM | PANEL: SOUND DESIGN
12:30PM | PANEL: THE MAGIC OF EFFECTS FOR FILM
3PM | PANEL: SCREENWRITING
8:30PM | AWARDS NIGHT AFTER PARTY
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
12:30PM | PANEL: WOMXN MAKING WAVES
Our largest venue and biggest screen! The Fremont is a historic and iconic staple in SLO featuring art deco ceilings, a glowing marquee, and has been host to the SLO Film Festival’s largest events for many year. When not being used during the festival it hosts lively concerts and performances.
Venue Capacity: 770
The Palm Theatre, located at 817 Palm St. is an independently owned and operated movie theatre which showcases a variety of independent, foreign, arthouse, and mainstream cinema. The Palm Theatre was the first movie theatre in the United States to be run by solar energy.
Venue Capacity: 120, 90
Located in the heart of Downtown SLO, this 7-Screen venue has hosted the SLO Film Festival since our inception. The venue has large reclining seats, sells alcohol and we are lucky to be able to take over 5 of their screens at the 2023 Festival!
Venue Capacity: 140, 100, 85, 85, 50
A premiere locally owned cinema that’s been newly renovated with plush seats and now offers local beer and wine!
Family-friendly, large-screen movie venue with concession stand, featuring all your favorite snacks! The Sunset Drive-In is a historical icon of San Luis Obispo and one of the last surviving in California.