Cleveland International Film Festival

Now that you've combed the CIFF Program Guide and chosen the movies you want to see, it’s time to plan your trip downtown on RTA.

There are a number of easy and convenient ways to get to the Tower City Cinemas. RTA’s Red, Blue and Green Line 'Rapid' transit trains will get you inside Tower City* and just a short walk from the theaters. Parking is free at RTA stations and several stations are conveniently located near exits of I-71, I-90, I-480 and I-271.

Additional late-night rail service: On Friday and Saturday nights during the festival -- March 21-22 and March 28-29, there will be additional Rapids leaving Tower City at approximately 1:35 a.m. On the Red Line, one train will go east and one will go west. One Blue Line and one Green Line train will head east. These later trains will allow people to stay later for more movies! Come to the platform no later than 1:35 a.m. to catch the last train (see note in red to the right on a laptop or PC)

RTA’s HealthLine runs 24/7 on Euclid Avenue and stops directly across from the Horseshoe Casino, adjacent to Tower City. Several other bus routes run 24/7 as well; check to plan your trip and for availability.

RTA’s green trolleys operate around the downtown area, including Playhouse Square, CSU and the Warehouse District. And best of all, you can ride for free with a smile. Trolleys operate on different routes with different hours during the day, evenings and on the weekends.

Plan Your Trip

Buy your Farecard

It's always a good idea to have the exact fare. Dollar bills are accepted.

Fare  Price
Bus or Rapid, cash fares, one-way $2.25
All-Day Pass $5.00
Seniors (65+) cash $1.00
Seniors (65+) All-Day Pass $2.50

Proof of Payment on the Red Line and on the HealthLine

Fare payment on the Red Line and on the HealthLine is made at the red Ticket Vending Machine at each station. Purchase or activate your farecard at these machines, and retain this ticket until you exit the system. You may be asked to show your Proof of Payment to Fare Enforcement Officers who monitor the system.

On the Blue and Green Line trains, fare payment is made when you board all westbound (inbound) trains. For eastbound (outbound) trains, fare is paid when you leave the train.

Plan a Trip

Via Google Transit
Start (e.g. Hopkins Airport) Get current location
End (e.g. Rivergate Park)

On March 21-22 & March 28-29 only:

To better serve late-night patrons, four trains will leave Tower City at approximately 1:35 a.m.

  • Red Line westbound to Hopkins
  • Red Line eastbound to Windermere
  • Blue Line to Van Aken Blvd.
  • Green Line to Green Road

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