FAQ – 2016

Can I buy a pass that gets me into all 100+ of CIMMfest’s amazing live concerts, movie screenings, music & movies events, and panels?

YES! You can purchase an all-access pass for all four days of CIMMfest!

Film + Music Fest Pass: $79Film + Music + Conference: $99 / VIP $149
Read more about our passes and choose the pass that’s right for you here.

Where do I buy my pass and how do I pick it up?

You can purchase your pass HERE, or at CIMMCity HQ at 1896 N Milwaukee beginning on April 12, 2016. You can pick up your pass at CIMMCity HQ April 12th-17th. Join us for free daily reception 4pm-6pm.

If I buy a pass, will it guarantee that I can get into EVERY event at CIMMfest?

We have allotted a certain percentage of spots for passholders at nearly every event. A few headliners will sell out ask at CIMMcity for details. However, in order to increase the likelihood that you get a spot, you should arrive at least fifteen minutes before the event start time. If you want to make sure you get a spot, we recommend arriving ½ hour early to ensure entry, as we have more passholders than total number of seats at any given venue.

Are there special after parties for CIMMfest attendees?

Oh yeah, we got some good stuff planned for you. But it’s a secret. Follow @cimmfest on Twitter or stop by our CIMMCity at 1896 N Milwaukee Ave. to learn more about what we have in store and the daily parties from 4-6pm.

Where can I stay?

CIMMfest has arranged for a limited number of discounted hotel rooms at ACME Hotel at 15 East Ohio Street.

The Acme Hotel is the Official Hotel Partner for CIMMFest 8 – 2016. Book your Room Today!
Address: 15 East Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-894-0800

OR for a free option, we are offering tickets in trade for lodging. Just contact our hospitality coordinator and they’ll put you in touch with a nice local festival-goer.

How do I get around?

The best way to get around during CIMMfest is the CTA Blue Line. This train line goes from downtown to O’Hare Airport. Many of the CIMMfest events are along the way.

If you are flying in to O’Hare Airport, just look for signs for the CTA/Ground Transportation, and hop on! You can buy train passes at the kiosks located in front of the CTA entrance.

If you are flying in to Midway Airport, take the CTA Orange Line downtown, and transfer onto the Blue Line at Jackson Street.

CTA Schedule www.transitchicago.com or 312.836.7000


Go Airport Express 877.544.4646

This shuttle goes to and from O’Hare Airport and Midway Airport. Shuttles leave the airports every 15 minutes, no need to make a reservation. To return to the airport, give them a call. The cost for one passenger is $25 from Midway, $30 from O’Hare.

Rental Cars

If you are planning on exploring Chicago, you may want to rent a car. These rental companies are on site at both O’Hare and Midway Airports.

Alamo 800.327.9633

Budget 800.527.7000

Enterprise 800.566.9249

National 800.227.7368

Avis 800.331.1212

Dollar 800.800.4000

Hertz 800.654.3131

Thrifty 800.527.7075


Taxis from the airports cost about $35. Taxi’s downtown and along the Blue Line are usually pretty easy to catch, but here’s some numbers:

 Yellow Cab, 312.829.4222Flash Cab, 773.561.4444

Chicago Carriage Cab, 312.791.1273

Are there special after parties for CIMMfest attendees?

Oh yeah, we got some good stuff planned for you. But it’s a secret. Follow @cimmfest on Twitter or stop by CIMMCity (Location TBA) during the festival to learn more!