Criterion Club® Program Rules
Last Modified: 3.24.2017
Membership in Bow Tie Cinemas Criterion Club® is open to U.S. residents, age 13 and older, except for employees of Bow Tie Cinemas, LLC and its subsidiaries, and their immediate family members and as otherwise prohibited by law. Membership is restricted to individuals only, and is not meant for organizations, businesses, non-profits, or any similar entity.
Criterion Club® Membership may be obtained at any Bow Tie Cinemas theater location, or by signing up online at www.bowtiecinemas.com.
There is no fee to enroll in the Criterion Club® Blue Membership but there is a $20.00 annual fee for a Criterion Club® Gold Membership. If a Criterion Club® Gold Member does not pay the annual fee to renew his or her Gold Membership, then the Gold Membership will automatically convert to a Criterion Club® Blue Membership upon expiration of the Gold Membership.
Criterion Club® Blue members will receive one point for each dollar (or a partial point for amounts less than a dollar) spent on tickets (including purchases at an in-theater kiosk station) and concession purchases, up to a maximum of 100 points per day. Criterion Club® Gold members will receive one point for each dollar (or a partial point for amounts less than a dollar) spent on tickets (including purchases at an in-theater kiosk station) and concession purchases, up to a maximum of 200 points per day.
If a Member signs up for a Criterion Club® Membership at the theater, the Member is strongly encouraged to create a username and password online at https://tickets.bowtiecinemas.com/Browsing/Loyalty/ActivateCard so they can manage their profiles, review their recent purchases and current rewards and up to date points calculations.
Your Criterion Club® card must be presented at the time of ticket purchase at the box office or swiped at the time of ticket purchase at an in-theatre kiosk to earn points. Your Criterion Club® card must be presented at the concession stand in order to earn points when purchasing concessions. Only one card can be presented per transaction.
Members Do NOT earn points for (i) admissions obtained by redeeming complimentary passes, (ii) discounted group sales, (iii) theater rentals, or (iv) birthday party service fees.
If Members upgrade a free drink or popcorn to a larger size, then the Member will earn points for the amount of the cost of the upgrade.
Members DO NOT earn points when purchasing gift cards, but they DO earn points when redeeming gift cards for tickets or concessions.
Members DO NOT earn points when purchasing bonus tickets, but they DO earn points when redeeming bonus tickets for tickets up to the redemption value of the bonus ticket.
Rewards are offered each time a Member’s point balance reaches pre-determined thresholds. See the Points Redemption schedule for complete details. Rewards are stored online and a Member can request that a reward be used at the time of purchase. A Member can log in to their account online and review their current available rewards. A Member can then request their rewards to be used when they arrive at the theater. When a Member presents their Criterion Club® card to a Bow tie employee, the Bow Tie employee will be able to access the Member’s rewards and will then be able to apply the rewards to the Member’s transaction.
Rewards of “Free Movie Ticket” are not valid for “No Pass” attractions, or where prohibited by contractual obligation. The “Free Movie Ticket” reward is for a single admission to a non-restricted 2D movie at a participating Bow Tie theater box office or on the Bow Tie Cinemas website. Premium upgrades for BTX or 3D movies can be purchased at the box office at additional cost.
Rewards earned by a Criterion Club® Blue Member have an expiration date of 90 days from date rewarded. Rewards earned by a Criterion Club® Gold Member have no expiration date EXCEPT: (i) if the Gold Membership converts to a Blue Membership upon expiration of the Gold Membership because the Member has not paid the annual fee to renew the Gold Membership, then the rewards previously earned will expire 90 days from date the Gold Membership converts to a Blue Membership; and (ii) if a Gold Member has received a Free Birthday Ticket, then the Gold Member has 30 days to use the ticket (15 days before the Member’s birthday and 15 days after the Member’s birthday) .
Rewards are non-transferable. Points have no monetary value, and may only be used for rewards as specified under these Program Rules and the Terms and Conditions.
Criterion Club® Program Rules are subject to all applicable laws and regulations.