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Day 1: A guide to True/False

Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 8:01 a.m. CST; updated 11:58 a.m. CST, Thursday, March 7, 2013
People enter the True/False Film Fest box office on Thursday morning to pick up their passes.

COLUMBIA — Those interested in purchasing single movie tickets for the 10th True/False Film Fest lined up Thursday morning to receive numbers for lining up later in the day.

The festival presents documentary films over four days with venues and events around downtown Columbia. Here's a quick guide to the Missourian and Vox's coverage and what you need to know if you are planning to attend.

Thursday's Coverage from VOX


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What you need to know about True/False 2013

What is the True/False Film Festival?

What films are showing?

How do I attend the screenings?

  • Although all the passes to attend screenings have been sold out, there is still a way to attend. An hour before the film starts, go to the venue and look for the venue Queen – the most flamboyant person in the area. The Queen will hand over a Q number and the house manager will release all available seats five minutes prior to the start of the film.

    These tickets cost $10 for nonpassholders ($6 for students for films at the Missouri Theatre, The Blue Note and Jesse Hall); passholders get Q tickets for free.

Where are films being screened?

True/False shows films in eight venues. All are within walking distance of each other in downtown Columbia:

  1. The Blue Note, 17 N. Ninth St.
  2. Forrest Theater at The Tiger Hotel, 23 S. Eighth St.
  3. The Globe Theater (First Presbyterian Church), 16 Hitt St.
  4. Jesse Auditorium, 801 Conley Ave.
  5. The Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.
  6. The Odd Fellows Lodge, 920 E. Walnut St.
  7. The Picturehouse (Missouri United Methodist Church), 204 S. Ninth St.
  8. Ragtag Cinema (big and little), 10 Hitt St

How do I get around the festival?

All garages are open 24 hours, seven days a week. The District has 5,900 public and private parking spaces, including 1,413 on-street metered spaces.

Rates vary based on the location of the space. On-street parking costs between 60 and 75 cents per hour. To park in a garage costs 50 cents per hour.

On-street metered parking is enforced between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There is no charge on Sunday.

City garages are located at Eighth and Walnut streets; Eighth and Cherry streets; Sixth and Cherry streets; Tenth and Cherry streets; and Fifth and Walnut streets.

Taxi service will be available in the The District for the weekend. City buses will run between 6:20 a.m. and 9:15 p.m.  Thursday and Friday and between 10 a.m. and 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.

The city will alter its FastCAT route to provide service to all of the venues at no charge.


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