Ragtag Cinema is a community-supported non-profit theater dedicated to film art and culture. We thrive because of the financial support of our members and sponsors. This is your theater! Together, we can champion independent film and become the mad movie mecca of mid-Missouri.

Memberships are non-transferable. One membership card = one member ticket. Email questions about membership to membership@ragtagcinema.org.

The Student ($30/year)

  • $5.50 admission to all regular feature films (please present student ID and membership card at Ragtag box office to purchase tickets).
  • Weekly email with showtimes, film and event descriptions and trailers, upon request.
  • Invitations to special student member screenings.
  • Free admission to the Director's Choice screening each month.
  • 15% discount on Ragtag Cinema merchandise.

Student memberships are available at both the Ragtag box office and the MSA box office on the University of Missouri Campus. Please present a valid student ID at time of purchase. If you purchase your membership at the MSA box office, you can use your student charge. Student memberships are not available online, but students may print and fill out the PDF membership form and bring it to the Ragtag box office with a student ID.

The Irregular ($50/adult; $40/senior 65+)

  • $5.50 admission to all regular feature films.
  • One free ticket voucher for you or a friend with your new or renewed membership card.
  • Weekly email with showtimes, film and event descriptions, and trailers.
  • Option to request monthly newsletter mailed to your home with details about upcoming films and events.
  • Invitation to our free, members-only Cinema Birthday Party in June and Membership Appreciation Social in December.
  • Free admission to the Director's Choice screening each month.
  • Discounted rate on Live Theatre on Screen events.
  • 15% discount on Ragtag Cinema merchandise.

The Couch Club ($100/single; $180/pair)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Choose Your Own Adventure: One free regular film screening of your choice each month (you pick the film, time, and date) plus a voucher from Uprise Bakery good for one free small popcorn and a discount on one fountain soda, draft beer, or a glass of wine.
  • Family members 18 and under get the member rate of $5.50 when attending with you.

The Guffman ($485/single; $820/pair)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Free admission to all Ragtag Cinema screenings.
  • Bring one guest to one film for free each month.
  • Call-in and walk-up privileges: Call (573)441-8504 up to one hour prior to showtime the day of the screening you wish to attend to reserve a seat. Please speak to a live person to assure we've received your request; please do not leave a recorded message. We'll print your ticket and it will be waiting for you with the attendant tearing tickets at the box office, so you can bypass the line. This privilege applies to you and your Guffman friends only (and your family members under 18 attending with you).

The Mega-Guffman ($735/single; $1350/pair)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • A tax-deductible donation of $250 per membership.
  • When you call in to reserve a ticket, we'll also reserve your favorite seat in either theater.

Bonus Member Benefits

Our friendly neighbor at Hittsville, Uprise Bakery, kindly offers discounts to Guffman and Mega-Guffman Ragtag members. (All benefits subject to change; please show your Guffman card to Uprise employees to receive discounts.)

  • Free small popcorn from Uprise Bakery with every film admission, upon request.
  • 15% discount on regular purchases from the Uprise Bakery counter and bar (not valid on catering or gift cards).

Become a Ragtag Member!

Join us today and help us make a difference in our shared community!

To become a member, please fill out this form or use the PDF version and bring it in to the Ragtag box office. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

Member information

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(If you have any special requests regarding the message included with the card or where the membership should be mailed, please email membership@ragtagcinema.org.)

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Click the button to submit payment and complete your membership purchase. A receipt will be emailed to you. If you have questions or concerns about online membership purchases, please contact Ragtag Cinema at membership@ragtagcinema.org.

Return policy: As a not-for-profit organization, your membership contributes to our ability to fulfill our mission to the community. However, if you are moving away from Columbia and can no longer use your membership, a portion of your unused membership can be refunded upon request in writing to tracy@ragtagcinema.org.

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