A few interesting things to note this year from looking at the ticket package:
- Unlike what Google Maps indicates, the Festival Box Office is at the southwest corner of King and Peter Streets (Bing Maps gets it right).
- Premium screenings are indicated in the Official Film Schedule by 4 stars on the right-hand side of the timeblock for the screening.
- The instructions clearly state you can only use vouchers for Regular public screenings and not Premium screenings, so don't pick the Premium screenings in your selections. It looks like the Advance Order Book does not include the Premium screenings.
- Premium screenings can occur in any theatre, not just Roy Thomson Hall and the Visa Screening Room. For example, Ryerson and Isabel Bader now have Premium screenings.
- In the general policies, it specifies that you cannot save seats inside the theatre. I don't remember seeing that explicitly mentioned before, and it will be interesting to see how aggressively they enforce that.
- In previous years, if you bought a Programme Book, you received a tote bag filled with goodies when you picked up your order form. Apparently this year you only receive something later (probably when you pick up your completed order, but I'm not clear on how they will know which people bought Programme books and which didn't, which used to be the determining factor in getting a bag).
The Advance Order Book looks similar to last year's, so the process should be the same as in 2009, but I'll be updating my ticketing guide shortly.