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ArcLight Cinemas Opening Night Film Premiere & Schedule

Oct 17-20, 2019

Come watch gala premiere films, important documentaries, shorts, and feature films from around the world. Meet filmmakers and relax on the ArcLight Cinemas patio for post-film discussions. Show your pass or ticket at key Westfield UTC locations for discounts.


Official Opening Night Film Premiere


The San Diego International Film Festival opens at ArcLight Cinemas on Thursday,  October 17, 2019. Join us for an unforgettable opening night screening with Director Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. Starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.

THE IRISHMAN Directed by Martin Scorsese

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.


5:00pm: Pre-Reception. Enjoy bites from Liberty Call Distilling, The Melting Pot, and Great Maple and complimentary Stella Artois, Cuervo Traditional cocktails, and wine. 

6:00 PM Doors Open for seating. 

6:30pm – Film Screening Begins

9:00pm – Head over to Red O – Taste of Mexico for the Post-screening party

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Red O Taste of Mexico
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FRI 10/18


Gala Premiere: Clemency starring Alfre Woodard.
Plus - documentaries, shorts and features.

SAT 10/19


Equestrian Film Premiere: The Steed
Plus - documentaries, shorts and features.

SUN 10/20


Culinary Cinema | Film & Food Tastings

Watch the acclaimed foodie documentary FUNKE and then enjoy tasting from San Diego Chef’s. Includes welcome champagne, food tastings with Chefs from Jamul Casino, Hotel Del Coronado, Oceana Coastal Kitchen, Hotel Republic, Red O - Taste of Mexico, Second Nature Catering, craft cocktails with Cuervo Traditional, Stella Artois, wine tastings and desserts by The Melting Pot and Cravory Cookie.

October 15 - 20, 2019

Passes & Tickets

100+ Films. Filmmakers. Parties. Celebrities. Awards.