It’s time to embrace the age-old tradition of seeing great movies with a big audience, and to get excited about downtown moviegoing again.

At Robinson Film Center, Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation are paying for every ticket for every moviegoer for an entire month.

“Admission to the movies in March is free,” says executive director Alexandyr Kent. “We’re trying to seduce you … with an offer you can’t refuse, of course. This March Movies Free for All series is a great big idea for generating an even bigger audience. This is an opportunity for us to thank everyone who got us here, pack the house with new fans, and demonstrate how audiences can drive economic development. Plus, it’s free movies. How cool is that?!”

These aren’t just any movies, either – they’re the greats. Easy Rider on opening night? Free. The Godfather on the big screen? Free. Do the Right Thing? At a right price … free. Grease? Our closing night musical. Is. Free.

Two of RFC’s founding major partners, DDA and DSDC, are generously funding this new initiative to entice new audiences to the heart of our city.

“It’s important for people to know about the treasures we have downtown, the things that make us unique and create a special sense of community,” says DDA executive director Liz Swaine. “Robinson Film Center checks every one of those boxes.”

RFC will also screen new independent gems like Son of Saul (Oscar nominee for best foreign language film) and much anticipated comedies like The Bronze (Melissa Rauch from The Big Bang Theory). Again, all of these titles are free for moviegoers all month long.

“March will be exciting,” Swaine says. “We’ll be able to introduce more people to this small, local, fun downtown venue that we guarantee will challenge – and perhaps change – the way they see movies in the future.”

The special screenings promise to be irresistible. For DDA’s History on Tap brew-and-building tour on March 10, we’ll screen Animal House. For St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, we’ll show an Irish monster movie where townspeople save themselves by getting drunk. Science on Screen will tackle survival and space travel with a screening of The Martian on March 22. Films like The GraduateAn Affair to Remember and Enter the Dragon have been thrown in the Wednesday Night Bucket List.

“The March Movies Free for All is a big experiment for us,” Kent says. “We want to continue to grow our audience, but we can’t do that if we don’t take chances. If you haven’t been to RFC yet – or you don’t visit enough – then March is a risk-free chance to fall in love with movies again. We promise you’ll love what we’re showing. If you don’t love your March Movies Free for All experience, we’ll refund that movie ticket for you lickety-split.”

So how do you get free tickets?

Free movie tickets can only be obtained by visiting or calling the box office, 318.459.4122. While tickets will be available for purchase online, RFC will not refund any tickets purchased online. In others words, if you want free tickets, you have to call us or visit the box office at 617 Texas Street.

The box office opens at 9 a.m. weekdays and noon weekends. Free tickets are limited to four per person and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserved tickets not picked up 10 minutes before showtime will be released to the public: no exceptions.

Tickets for screenings will be made available seven days in advance of the showtimes.

Groups of 10 or more can book 30 days in advance by contacting Meghan Hochstetler, director of audience: 318.459.4111 or