Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Ride RTA, It's the Easy Way!

Riding RTA trains is easier than ever before. And with the crowds we’re expecting downtown during the Festival, it's definitely the easiest way to get to Tower City Center.

There are 8,000 FREE RTA parking spaces located throughout the area. The Red, Blue, and Green train lines of the Rapid Transit system provide direct service to Tower City Center. They run seven days a week. For information about routes and schedules, please call the RTA Answerline at 216.621.9500 or visit

RTA Cuyahoga County / System Map

RTA Downtown Cleveland Map


Official Rideshare

Tower City Center Self-Parking Lot
CIFF43 has teamed up with Lyft to provide a safe and exclusive location for Lyft drivers to pick up and drop off Festival patrons.
Access the LYFT PUDO two ways:
• Via RTA Walkway stairs near Tower City Cinemas
• Via Tower City Center Food Court elevator or escalator to Level P1

Lyft ADA Pick-up and Drop off will be located on West Prospect Avenue entrance for Tower City Center. Please inform your driver if ADA Pick-up or Drop off is needed."

Existing Lyft users promo code: LYFT2CIFF for 10% off two rides with savings up to $5 per ride.
New Lyft users promo code: LYFTCIFFNEWBIE to receive $5 OFF your first two rides.
Terms and Conditions: Discount applies to fare and Prime Time charges only. Valid 03/27/2019-04/07/2019. Cannot be combined with other ride credit or offers.

With upfront fares in the app, you’ll always know what you’re paying before you request. No surprises or complicated math - you can decide what’s best for you and your budget.

  • Confirm your driver’s car model and license plate in the app before you hop in your ride. And if you’re still not sure, you can always text or call your driver.
  • Let your friends know when to expect you. Share route info - which includes progress toward the destination, a photo of the driver, and the vehicle color, make, model, and license plate number.


Transit App

Transit is your real-time urban travel companion. Navigate RTA with accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders... all presented in a clear, bold interface.

RTA CLE Mobile Ticketing App

The RTA CLE mobile ticketing app for iOS and Android devices allows customers to set up a secure account to purchase, save and use tickets for Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus and rail trips right from their smartphone.

Using this free mobile app eliminates the need to stand in line at fare vending machines or at the Customer Service Center. The ability to purchase RTA fare anywhere at any time using a smartphone and credit card is a valued convenience for all customers. Mobile fare purchases include All Day, 7-Day, and Monthly Passes.

Key Features:

  • Plan your trip inside the app
  • Buy fare from your phone
  • Manage your purchasing history
  • Skip the lines at the kiosk

How To Use:

  • Plan your trip and / or buy tickets
  • Create an account
  • Enter credit or debit card Information
  • Pay for your fare
  • Activate ticket when you are ready to ride

Simply show your live ticket screen session to operators or have it ready when boarding RTA vehicles.

Free RTA Downtown Trolleys

If you want to get around downtown, simply hop on one of RTA's free downtown trolleys. They run every day with routes that put more restaurants, bars, and parking options within a quick ride.

RTA Trolley Map

Bike Cleveland

Wanna give up the 4-wheel drive and ride two wheels to Tower City Center? There’s even a rack in Tower City Center at the West 6th Street Valet Parking entrance. For best routes, safety tips and more visit our friends at And here's a great page with some commuting tips:

Rack-N-Roll: Bicycles on RTA Trains and Buses

Bike racks are located at the RTA Tower City Station in both the Red Line and Blue/Green Line boarding areas.

Bicycles on Rapid Transit Trains: Just roll your bike on and stand with it. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18 with bicycles. No more than two bicycles are permitted per rail car, with space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bicycles on Buses: 100% of RTA buses have bike racks that can hold two or three bikes. Just signal the bus driver before boarding, and load your bike on the exterior bike racks. If the exterior bike rack is full, please wait for the next bus.

RTA Rack-n-Roll


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