By Steve Walker

The 25th Annual San Antonio Film Festival at the Tobin Center,100 Auditorium Circle for the Performing Arts will be from July 30th-August 4th.

A Non Transferable 6 day Festival VIP Badge will it serve as access to all of the movies and workshops, and the Awards Ceremony and the VIP/Filmmaker Lounge.

Get up close with movie stars and filmmakers! Enjoy workshops and learn the movie business from the pros! Plus super cool swag for badge holders! They have been Nurturing San Antonio film scene since 1994.

To complete your registration, please:Email a passport type photo of yourself ASAP to badge holders to have their picture printed on the front of their credentials.

The VIP Badge includes access to all films (must be present 15 min prior to showing), panels, red carpets and Q&A (must be present at least 15 minutes prior to start times).

Film Admission Policy: VIP Badge holders must be in line no later than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Priority admission is given to all Badge holders until 15 minutes prior to the screening time.

Badge holders arriving after the 15 minutes mark must go to the back of the General Admission line. ALL theater seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Badge holders are not guaranteed a seat, only admission up to venue capacity. No one will be admitted into the theater 15 minutes after start time. SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival Staff will adhere to this policy even in the event of a delayed screening.

The array of movies include: 30th, 3p.m. One Man Dies a Million Times,5 p.m. Little Bites Block, 7p.m. *The Roots of Texas Mexican Food, 9p.m. Before the Plate, 31st: First comes block, Lost and Found Block 1 p.m. p.m. Cheech Block, 6 p.m. Man and the Moon Block 7:15 p.m.Jose and Margarita Man, Guest Artist: 10:45 Man.Tuesday, Little Bites Block 7p.m. Lots of various entertainment at theTobin.

People need to remember that the Tobin Center is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose 1,759-seat (2,100-seat with flat-floor configuration) performance hall, a 250-seat studio theater, and an outdoor performance plaza connected to the river walk with a permanent 30 foot video wall and water taxi portal. The building itself is an architectural accomplishment. The Tobin is situated along the banks of the river walk and within walking distance of some of the city’s finest hotels, such as the Havana Hotel and Tropicana, as well as San Antonio’s enchilada-colored library and many fantastic restaurants. What was once a historic Municipal Auditorium, with its original facade preserved, has been transformed into an incredible venue that will be a huge draw for acts of all kinds, from opera to music and A-list comedians and speakers. A wide variety of stellar acts and performers can always be seen at the Tobin.

Gladys Knight will headline the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts’ 2019 gala concert.  She will perform for the Tobin Center’s Signature and National Geographic Live subscription series. She will perform October 24th. Others who have performed at the Tobin include: Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton, Steven Tyler, and Paula Abdul. Another exciting list of well-known performers.

As always, what I write is “Just a Thought.”

Steve Walker is a Vietnam Veteran and former Justice of the Peace and Journalist