HCAS is dedicated to making the Festival accessible to individuals with various disabilities. Use this page to view information about our efforts and contact ADA@cinemartsociety.org for any general Festival-related ADA inquiries.

Venue Accessibility

Houston Cinema Arts Society works to make each of its Festival venues physically accessible for all Festivalgoers.
All Festival venues and theaters are ADA accessible. If you have any specific requests, please contact us at ADA@cinemartsociety.org or by phone at (713)429-0420.
Venue-specific accessibility information is listed below.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / The Brown Auditorium Theater

Venue accessibility: All Beck Building entrances are wheelchair accessible, and the entrance to the Law Building on Main Street is wheelchair accessible. Visitor drop-off and pick-up is possible at the Bissonnet entrance to the Law Building and at a covered passenger drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building. The Brown Auditorium Theater has designated seating for wheelchairs.

The MFAH has wheelchairs that visitors may check out free of charge with a valid photo ID. The wheelchairs are available from the bag and coat check rooms in both the Beck and Law Building lobbies and the Visitors Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted. Elevators are available throughout the museum.

Parking accessibility: Limited handicap-access spaces available.

Screening accessibility for hearing and visually impaired: A select number of films presented at the Brown Auditorium during the Festival may be offered with listening and descriptive devices. Please email ADA@cinemartsociety.org two weeks in advance of the Festival to inquire about service availability for the film of your choice.
The venue also provides personal assisted listening devices, which can be obtained at the box office.

Sundance Cinemas Downtown

Venue accessibility: Sundance Cinemas has handicap-accessible entrance ramps. Every theatre has designated seating for patrons in wheelchairs.

Parking accessibility: Theatre District parking garages have a number of handicap-access spaces available. Limited street handicap-accessible parking spaces may be available.

Screening accessibility for hearing and visually impaired: A select number of films presented at Sundance Cinemas during the Festival may be offered with listening and descriptive devices. Please email ADA@cinemartsociety.org two weeks in advance of the Festival to inquire about service availability for the film of your choice.
The venue also provides personal assisted listening devices, which can be obtained at the box office.

Aurora Picture Show

Venue accessibility: Aurora Picture Show has handicap-accessible entrance ramps and wheelchair-accessible entrance from the parking lot.

Parking accessibility: A limited number of handicap-access parking spots is available in the parking lot.

Screening accessibility for hearing impaired: Seating near speakers is available for patrons with hearing difficulty.

Brasil / She Works Flexible Gallery

Venue accessibility: Cafe Brasil has handicap-accessible entrance ramps. Access to She Works Flexible Gallery is available through the courtyard of Brasil.

Parking accessibility: Limited street handicap-access parking is available.

Program Guides & Printed Materials

Festival Program Guides and other printed materials for any public program may be obtained in large-print labeling with high contract or in other formats (disk, thumb drive) with at least two weeks’ notice, depending on availability. Please contact ADA@cinemartsociety.org for more information.