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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an admission fee?

There is no admission fee - all films are FREE to attend!

Do I need a ticket?

No, our film events run on a first come, first served basis. Instead of collecting tickets, we use hand stamps to count attendance and allow patrons to re-enter the theater once admitted.

When do doors open before a show?

Doors open 30 minutes before the film begins.

How early should I arrive before the film starts?

Since our films run on a first-come, first-served basis, it is difficult to tell whether any certain screening will fill up or not. For blockbuster HollyWUD films, sneaks and various other special event films, we recommend audiences arrive at about an hour ahead of time. For all other films, we recommend audiences arrive about 10-15 minutes ahead of time.

Who can attend one of our films?

Our films are open to UW-Madison students, faculty, Union members, and guests.

Can I reserve seats ahead of time?

Due to the high volume of people continually interested in our films, we typically do not reserve seats for audience members ahead of time. This also means we do not allow saving seats in the theater or spots in line.

Are food and beverages allowed in the theater?

We encourage it! In general, Union South has a wide range of food options, from burgers in The Sett to Marquee Munchies in the Badger Market, and of course, you can find Madison's very own Babcock ice cream at the Daily Scoop. All locations are found on the first floor of Union South.

How can I get a certain movie shown in the Marquee?

We love to hear suggestions from our audience and the community! However, we cannot guarantee that any suggestion you propose to us will be a part of our programming, but please still feel free to send whatever ideas you have to our email: film@union.wisc.edu.

 

Does WUD Film produce any films?

WUD Film does not produce any original films. Our committee is solely focused on programming films for the Marquee Theater and the associated facilitation of  our screenings

What is the WUD Film Committee about?

As part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate, the student programming board for the Wisconsin Union, WUD Film is committed to bringing a wide variety of films to the UW-Madison campus for free. We program a variety of different films a week, seeking to provide a balance in titles and genres. The committee is comprised entirely of UW-Madison student volunteers and a full-time advisor. Students are responsible for booking, marketing, hosting and projecting the films.