Old-fashioned traipsing is definitely doable and recommended, as the most distant venues in the T/F footprint are less than a mile apart, or about a 15 minute walk.
Pedal power will get you around the festival quickly and easily while avoiding parking headaches and keeping the air cleaner. There are lots of places to park your bike; look for the bike corrals at some of the busier downtown intersections. Need a bike? Rent one at Walt’s (573.886.9258) or Klunk (573.874.0090) or CyclExtreme (573.874.7044).
TAKE THE BUS
Riding on city buses (CoMo Connect) is easy and free during the four days of the Fest (Thursday-Sunday). During the Fest, there will also be two downtown routes: the shorter one stops near all T/F venues (total loop time: 10 minutes) and the other makes a wider loop that includes the University of Missouri and Stephens College campuses (total loop time: 30 minutes).
Hail a taxi from any of the taxi stands located throughout downtown. The locations are marked on the map on the inside back cover. Or call Taxi Terry's (573.441.1414).
There are several parking garages within walking distance of True/False venues, as well as ample on-street, metered parking throughout downtown (most meters have a two-hour limit). Meters are enforced from 9am-7pm Monday through Saturday. Parking in downtown city garages is free after 6pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. The 10th & Cherry garage* is restricted to permit-only parking on the 2nd & 3rd levels; the restriction is only in place Thursday and Friday of the Fest. Hourly parking at the Short Street garage is available in metered parking spaces only during all of T/F 2016. Plan your parking strategy with this helpful info.
All of the festival venues have wheelchair accessible entries, exits, restrooms and access to our public drinking water stations. We offer sign language interpretation to a few festival films, and those screenings are designated as such in the schedule both in our program book and online. The two screens at Ragtag Cinema as well as the three theaters located on the University of Missouri Campus: Rhynsburger Theatre, Missouri Theatre and our largest festival venue, Jesse Auditorium, also provide assistive hearing devices. The other venues used for our festival are not actual theaters, so their facilities are not equipped with the systems necessary to provide the listening devices. Check the program book and online schedule for details about how to obtain these devices at designated venues. In 2016 we provided assistive hearing systems for 74 of our 150 (49.9%) True/False screenings. For more information about festival accessibility, please contact Operations Director, Camellia Cosgray.