October 15 – 20, 2019

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 @ Balboa Theatre

Opening Night Film Premiere & Party

Opening Night Film Premiere CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Starring Melissa McCarthy

Presented by:

Sponsor Logo Jamul Casino
OpeningNight Overview

Thanks to all of our sponsors and guests!

What an amazing night! We have our fingers crossed that our opening nigh film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” starring Melissa McCarthy will be nominated during awards season…With our track record of award-winning films including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Lion, 12 Years a Slave, The Imitation Game, Whiplash, Hidden Figures and many more we think the film has a good shot!

Our official transportation sponsor MIB Transportation provided complimentary shuttles between the Balboa Theatre and the after party at the OMNIA Nightclub.

The popular and fashionable OMNIA Nightclub was amazing! From rolling the dice at one of Jamul Casinos’ gaming tables, dancing to the sounds of DJ Marc Eazy and enjoying the  live music from The Stilettos we kicked off the 2018 San Diego International Film Festival in Style!

Wednesday, October 10th

Balboa Theatre

868 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

5:30 pm

Patrons, VIP All Access Pass and VIP Fest Pass holders are admitted early and can enjoy our VIP lounges with complimentary sips, savors and a hosted bar.

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Red Carpet

6:00 pm

Doors open for seating

6:30 pm

Film screening with Q&A session to immediately follow

8:30 pm

After party

OMNIA Night Club

454 Sixth Avenue

San Diego, CA 92101

Opening Night Film Premiere:


Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

Balboa Theatre

The elegant and historical Balboa Theatre is the backdrop for the Opening Night red carpet ceremony and the film screening. Named one of the world’s Most Spectacular Theatres by CNN Travel.


OMNIA Nightclub San Diego, this popular and fashionable nightclub boasts rooftop cabanas, a pulsing dance floor & chic modern lounge areas. Roll the dice at one of Jamul Casino’s gaming tables, hit the dance floor with DJ or enjoy live music with The Stilettos.

October 16 - 20, 2019

Passes & Tickets

100 Films. Parties. Celebrities. Awards.