Ragtag Cinema is a community-supported non-profit theater dedicated to film art and culture. We thrive because of the financial support of our members and sponsors. This is your theater! Together, we can champion independent film and become the mad movie mecca of mid-Missouri.

Memberships are non-transferable. One membership card = one member ticket. Email questions about membership to membership@ragtagcinema.org.

The Student ($30/year)

  • $5 admission to all regular feature films (please present student ID and membership card at Ragtag box office to purchase tickets).
  • Weekly email with showtimes, film and event descriptions and trailers, upon request.
  • Invitations to special student member screenings.

Student memberships are available at both the Ragtag box office and the MSA box office on the University of Missouri Campus. Please present a valid student ID at time of purchase. If you purchase your membership at the MSA box office, you can use your student charge. Student memberships are not available online.

The Irregular ($50/adult; $40/senior 65+)

  • $5 admission to all regular feature films.
  • Free pair of passes for you or a friend.
  • Weekly email with showtimes, film and event descriptions and trailers.
  • Monthly newsletter mailed to your home with details about upcoming films and events, upon request.
  • Invitations to our free, members-only birthday party in June and membership appreciation social in December.

The Couch Club ($100/single; $180/pair)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • A free film screening opportunity every month: Choose Your Own Adventure Night, where you pick the film, time, and date.
  • When attending with you, family members 13 and under can attend at the member rate of $5.
  • 15% discount on Ragtag Cinema merchandise.

The Guffman ($485/single; $820/pair)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Free admission to all Ragtag Cinema screenings.
  • Guffman Guests: Bring a guest to one film for free each month.
  • Call-in and walk-up privileges: Call (573)441-8504 up to one hour prior to showtime the day of the screening you wish to attend to reserve a seat. Speak to a live person to assure we've received your request; please do not leave a recorded message. We'll print your ticket and it will be waiting for you with the attendant tearing tickets at the box office, so you can bypass the line. This privilege applies to you and your Guffman friends only.

The Guffman membership may be paid in monthly installments ($42/month or $75/month for a pair) via ACH withdrawals. If you would like this option, please contact membership@ragtagcinema.org and we will send you the form by mail, or pick one up at the Ragtag box office.

Bonus Member Benefits

Our good friends and neighbors at Uprise Bakery kindly offer discounts to Couch Club and Guffman Ragtag members. (All benefits subject to change.)

Couch Club

  • Drink specials and a free popcorn for the Uprise Bakery bar on Choose Your Own Adventure Nights. Our box office attendant will give you a drink ticket which will offer details about that night's specials, to be redeemed at the Uprise bar when you get your CYOA ticket.


The above benefits, plus:

  • Free small popcorn from Uprise Bakery with every film admission (upon request, please show your Guffman card to the bartender).
  • 15% discount every time you visit Uprise Bakery, including the bar; again, please show your Guffman card to their counter person or bartender (not valid on catering).

Become a Ragtag Member!

To become a member, please fill out this form or use the PDF version (student membership here). The PDF forms may be filled out on-screen before printing. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

Member information

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Payment information
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(The card code is the three- or four-digit security code on the back of your credit card.)
Purchase membership

Click the button to submit payment and complete your membership purchase. A receipt will be emailed to you. If you have questions or concerns about online membership purchases, please contact Ragtag Cinema at membership@ragtagcinema.org.

Return policy: As a not-for-profit organization, your membership contributes to our ability to fulfill our mission to the community. However, if you are moving away from Columbia and can no longer use your membership, a portion of your unused membership can be refunded upon request in writing to tracy@ragtagcinema.org.

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