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The Fine Print

Frequently Asked Questions—Membership

About Membership

How can I become a BAM member?

Click here for more information or contact BAM Membership at 718.636.4194 or

What are the terms of membership at BAM?

All BAM memberships are active for one year from the date of processing through the end of the month. They are non-transferable and nonrefundable. Benefits are subject to change.

Can I share my membership benefits?

Memberships are non-transferable; limit one membership card per household.

When will my membership benefits go into effect?

When you purchase a membership over the phone or onsite at BAM, your membership is active the next business day. When you purchase a membership online, your benefits will be active immediately. For information regarding

What should I do if my membership card is lost or stolen?

Contact the BAM Membership office at 718.636.4194 or Please allow one week for printing and mailing the replacement card.

What should I know about the numbers on the front and back of my card?

The circled number on the front indicates your membership level (Levels 1-5). The Member ID on the back is used to secure your film discounts and to set up a account to purchase live performance tickets and accompanying discounts.

Cinema Benefits

How do I get 50% off regular-price film tickets (Level 1, 2, 3)?

Level 1 members can purchase one ticket (for the cardholder only) at using the Member ID on the back of the membership card, or by presenting the membership card with a valid photo ID at the BAM Rose Cinemas box office (or BAM Harvey Theater box office when applicable). Level 2 and 3 members can purchase up to two tickets (for the cardholders or cardholder plus one guest, maximum two people). Membership cards must also be presented to the usher along with your ticket(s) when entering. The 50% discount applies to a regular-price ($16) adult ticket and cannot be combined with other discount offers such as bargain matinees, seniors, BAMkids Movie Matinees, veterans, or students. Exclusions apply for special screenings. Members receive a $5 discount on tickets to BAMcinemaFest, BAMkids Film Festival, and other special screenings, such as The Met: Live in HD.

How do I get free admission to the movies (Level 4 and 5)?

Level 4 (cardholder only) & Level 5 members (cardholders or cardholder plus one guest to a maximum of two people) can attend regular screenings at the BAM Rose Cinemas or the BAM Harvey Theater for free by presenting the usher with your membership card and valid photo ID. No ticket purchase is required. Space is held for Level 4 and above members, even for sold-out screenings. We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes prior to the film's start time. Additional tickets must be purchased at full price. Exclusions apply for special screenings. Level 4 and 5 members must purchase tickets to BAMcinemaFest, BAMkids Flm Festival, and other special screenings, but receive a $5 discount.

Do members get discounts for The Met: Live in HD and National Theatre Live screenings?

BAM members at all levels receive a $5 discount for HD screenings. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 or logging in to

Live Performance Benefits

What is a subscription and how do I get my discount?

A subscription is a package of four or more shows that allow you to get great seats while receiving 20—30% off ticket prices. Members automatically receive a 20% discount when purchasing tickets to four or more performances in the Winter/Spring Season and Eat, Drink & Be Literary. For the Next Wave Festival, members receive a 20% discount for a package of four to six events and a 30% discount for seven or more events. This discount is 5% more than the general public. Subscriptions are not available for purchase at the box office. Discounts are subject to change.

How do I get my 50% off same-day live performance tickets?

BAM members can purchase up to two same-day tickets per performance at a 50% discount, subject to availability and not to be combined with other offers. Rental events (non-BAM presentations) are excluded. BAM members also get discounts on subscription orders (20—30% off tickets for four or more shows) and performance-related talks (50% off each ticket) as available.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 or logging in to To find out if 50% off same-day tickets are available, contact Ticket Services at 718.636.4100, visit the box office, or see Upcoming Events. Log in to your BAM account online, or use your Member ID over the phone or at the box office to secure your discounted seats. Limit two tickets per membership per show. May not be combined with other offers and subject to availability.

How do I find out about Member Mingles, special screenings, and other member events?

To view all upcoming member-only events such as Member Mingles, dress rehearsals, and the annual member event, see Member Events. Invitations to member-only events are delivered by email to all members with an active email. To add or update your email address, click here.

How do I get special access to orchestra seats (Level 5)?

Level 5 members can gain special access to orchestra seats by calling Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 at least two weeks in advance of the performance date, subject to availability.

How many live performance tickets can members purchase?

For half off same-day tickets, members may purchase two tickets per show—one for themselves and one for a guest. For all other live performance tickets, members may purchase eight tickets.

Extra perks & Events

Where can I use my membership card for BAM dining partner discounts?

To view a full list of restaurants that offer 10% off to BAM members, as well as a map of the neighborhood, click here.

Automatic Renewals

What is BAM's Automatic Renewal Program?

Enroll in our Automatic Renewal Program and your credit card information will be stored in a secure database and charged annually to renew your membership. By enrolling, you're guaranteeing that your membership never lapses—and that you won't miss out on your BAM member benefits. You're also helping to save our resources and lessen our environmental impact by reducing the number of paper notices we send. Save time and enjoy uninterrupted benefits—and don't worry, we'll send you a reminder before we charge your card.

How do I enroll in BAM's Automatic Renewal Program?

Simply check the box indicating your enrollment when you are purchasing your membership.

Can I sign up for Automatic Renewal if I'm not renewing my membership at the same time?

Yes! Just contact us at or 718.636.4194.

Why isn't Automatic Renewal an option when I renew online?

Memberships expiring within five days of the date of renewal are not eligible for online enrollment. Contact us at or 718.636.4194 and we'll take care of it.

What if I change my mind?

If you wish to opt out of Automatic Renewal, you can simply contact the BAM Membership office at any time prior to your current membership expiration date.

To learn more about membership options and benefits, visit

Do you have a question that doesn't appear here? Contact us at or 718.636.4194.

Benefits are subject to change.