Theaters

The Wisconsin Film Festival is hosted by a combination of campus, public, and independently owned theaters, all in the heart of Madison and all within walking distance (about 1 mile from one end to the other). The Festival works with IATSE Local 251 to provide union projectionists for some theaters.

Accessibility information, for audience members with wheelchairs or mobility issues, is listed below.

Thank you to our theater partners for being a vital part of this event!

Wisconsin Union Theater
In the Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
1200 seats | hd video | campus
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Frederic March Play Circle
In the Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street, second floor
168 seats | video | campus
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Chazen Museum of Art
800 University Avenue; enter on the north side; one theater on the lower level; no food or drink
285 seats | hd video | campus
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UW Cinematheque
Room 4070, Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue (corner of University & Park). The Cinematheque entrance is on the 4th-floor plaza, the same level of the pedestrian bridge that crosses University Ave.; no food or drink
155 seats | film (changeover) and video | campus
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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA)
227 State Street; enter through Overture Center and head toward the MMoCA gif shop
225 seats | film (changeover) | independent
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Orpheum Theatre (includes the Stage Door Theater)
216 State Street. For the festival, the Orpheum Main and Stage Door theatres have separate entrances. The Stage Door entrance is on Johnson Street, northeast of State Street.
1500 seats | film (platter) | independent
250 seats | film (platter | independent
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Bartell Theatre (Drury Stage)
113 East Mifflin Street
200 seats | hd video | independent
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Monona Terrace Convention Center
Lecture Hall, Level 4. Enter from West Wilson Street, at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive.; no food or drink
280 seats | video | city
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Accessibility

No theaters used by the Wisconsin Film Festival are equipped with assisted-listening devices. Best efforts have been made to compile accessibility information from these venues. Suggestions are welcome for how the Festival can provide accurate and helpful information.

Wisconsin Union Theater

  • Seating: The theater has accessible seating available for all events.
  • Parking: Closest accessible parking to the theatre is Lot 6 (Helen C. White).
  • Entrance: The accessible entrance to the theatre is on the north west side of the building. It is equipped with a power door.
  • Restrooms: There are accessible restrooms available adjacent to the lobby area.
  • Additional notes: The Union Theatre space does not have an accessible route to the rest of the Union building. You have to come through the main Union area to reach elevator access to the rest of the building.

Frederic March Play Circle

  • Seating: There is an accessible seating area.
  • Parking: Accessible parking is available in lot 1 or lot 6.
  • Entrance: Main entrance; Theater is accessible via elevator.
  • Restrooms: There are accessible restrooms on the second floor.

Chazen Museum of Art

  • Seating: The theater has accessible seating available for all events.
  • Parking: Pick up and drop off can be done via lot 105 (east of Humanities Building) due to construction; Limited accessible parking can be found in lot 105, lot 5 (behind Chadborne Hall)
  • Entrance: Enter on the north side (facing Library Mall); There are elevators to your right once you come in. There are restrictions on elevator access. See: http://www.chazen.wisc.edu/visit/access.htm for more information.
  • Restrooms: Accessible restrooms are located on lower and second level.
  • Notes: There is significant construction at this site. There are two wheelchairs available at the front desk, during the Chazen’s normal business hours. There are descriptive and self-guided audio tours available in the museum.

UW Cinematheque

  • Seating: There is limited accessible seating
  • Parking: Closest accessible parking can be found in lot 7 (under Grainger Hall), lot 105
  • Entrance: Enter the building via accessible ramp located on the northwest corner of the building; the main entrance from the plaza level is equipped with a power door; The north west elevator will travel to all level of the building, including 4th floor.
  • Restrooms: Located on the 3rd floor.

Orpheum Theatre and Stage Door Theater

  • Seating: The restaurant and theater areas are accessible.
  • Parking: Use ramps or street for parking.
  • Entrance: For the festival, the Orpheum Main and Stage Door theatres have separate entrances. The Stage Door entrance is on Johnson Street, northeast of State Street.The entrance on State Street side is accessible and vehicles are allowed to pick up and drop off patrons with disabilities.
  • Restrooms: There are restrooms on every floor, but only the one on the main level has accessible amenities.
  • Notes:  No wheelchairs available for check out.

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA)

  • Seating: The Lecture Hall is accessible.
  • Parking: Despite State Street vehicle restriction, vehicles are allowed to drive on State Street to pick up and drop off patrons with disabilities at accessible main entrance. Use ramps or street for parking.
  • Entrance: During the Festival, enter via doors facing State Street between the main Museum front entrance and the main entrance to the Overture Center.

Monona Terrace Convention Center

  • Seating: There is accessible seating.
  • Parking: Facilities have their own parking structure connect to the building (level 3,4, and 5). Pick up and Drop off can be done from the Wilson Street side; you have to enter the parking ramp (free if less than 15 minutes).
  • Entrance: Enter from West Wilson Street, at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive.
  • Restrooms: All restroom locations have accessible features and stalls.
  • Notes: There are three wheelchairs available for check out available at the main Front Desk on level 4.
The 2011 Wisconsin Film Festival is Presented by
Arts Institute
Norma Saldivar, Executive Director

with the assistance of the
UW Dept. of Communication Arts
Susan Zaeske, Chair
Illuminate: Year of the Arts
UW & Community Support
UW Brittingham Fund
 
Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission
 
George & Pamela Hamel
The Gilkison Family Foundation
John J. Frautschi Foundation
UW Programming Partners
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
Department of Communication Arts
Center for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia
Russian Flagship Center
Center for East Asian Studies
Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives
Center for European Studies
Global Studies Program
Sponsored by
Madison Community Foundation
Steep & Brew
 
Sony
Lands' End Canvas
 
Sponsored by
Community Pharmacy
Cuna Mutual Group
Fresh Madison Market
Madison Concourse Hotel
Madison Media Institute
Steve Brown Apartments
Media & Design
Isthmus/The Daily Page
Swink, Inc.
IMS
Wisconsin Public Radio