Attending Panic Fest

Join us as we bring the Panic! to Kansas City. Held in the historic Screenland Armour theater our film festival features 50+ horror, thriller and sci-fi films. Bringing you films weeks in advance - some of the films we debuted in previous festivals include Elijah Wood’s Maniac remake, Flight of the Conchords' What We Do in the Shadows, Lowlife, Scary Stories Documentary, Dark Was the Night and many more.

In addition to our feature film lineup we also host blocks of short film showcases. Attendees will vote for the best of fest. Want to take a break from the films? Check out our special events that include live podcasts along with Q&A sessions.

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THEATER LOCATION  Screenland Armour | 408 North Armour Rd. North KC, MO 64116

Screenland Panic Fest


As we approach the festival we wanted to update you on some changes that have been made.

First, the festival will kick off on Thursday, Jan. 23rd at 7pm with a selection of short films leading into Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space! Tickets are available now to general public and will be available at the door for badge holders.

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 23rd at 5:30pm all full festival and weekend pass holders can get the first grab at weekend tickets. They will be available through 9pm that evening. General admission and badge holders unable to make opening night will be able to pick up or purchase tickets at the beginning of each festival day on a first come basis.

Bonus for pass holders! We have added Generation Why and Crimelines Podcast, Frozen 10th anniversary with Adam Green and Joe Lynch as well as Hardware 30th anniversary screening hosted by Nightmare Junkhead with Joe Lynch included with your badge! These tickets will be available at the box office at no additional charge!

For the first time in festival history we have opened the fourth theatre for the first time which will allow for additional repeats of films to play throughout the festival. Keep an eye out for updated programming and announcements as we lead up to the festival.

Friday Jan. 24th there will be an official Panic Fest after party at Helens JAD bar located just minutes away at 2002 Armour Rd, North Kansas City, MO 64116 and on Sunday, Jan. 26th we will be hosting a meet-up brunch at Chicken n Pickle where you will receive 10% off food with your badge!

Finally, we are releasing 30 weekend and full fest passes beginning today (Jan. 14th) and are first come. Don't wait! Get your pass to the biggest festival in the region now!

Keep an eye on our social media pages for additional scheduling, line-up or last minute additions or changes.

Get ready for the biggest year yet!

Adam and Tim
Panic Film Fest

Previous Film Lineups
Check out some of our great programming from previous years.
2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Festival Passes

Thank you for purchasing your Full Fest and Weekend passes to this years Panic Film Festival! We wanted to reach out to everyone and update you on a few things that have changed with this years festival.


Full Fest Pass: 
You will be given access to all screenings the entire week of the festival (January 23 - 30.) There are repeat showing of nearly every film during the weekday so you can see the marquee events with special guests and not worry about missing any other films. This is a huge bonus to your value so we hope you can take advantage of it. You will also get a festival t-shirt with the purchase of our full festival pass while supplies last.


Weekend Pass:

Weekend passes will be good for all films shown during our opening weekend and preview night on January 23-26.


Single Film Tickets:
If you only want to catch a couple of films each day you can purchase tickets for a single screening. These tickets can be purchase at the box office the day of the screening.

Special Events

Full Fest and Weekend passes will include SOME special events and live podcasts. Check the box office for details on which ones will be included with your pass. Those of you without passes - we suggest purchasing tickets in advance if you wish to attend our live events. If you are a Full Fest or Weekend badge holder you will receive a discount on the other shows not included in your pass. Show your badge at the box office.

When you arrive each day you can pick which films you want tickets for that day and we can print them all out for you. This will help ensure your seat in that theatre and will help us keep track of any available seats that we can resell to people that will be waiting.
Wait Lines

For films in the smaller theaters, we will have a wait line. Ten minutes prior to that films scheduled start time we will open any available seats to anyone waiting in that line. This means even if you have a festival pass, if you do not have your ticket already, you could potentially be out that screening.

As always, outside food and drink is not allowed in the theater. We will have a rotating menu throughout the weekend to keep things fresh and give you a variety to chose from.

See you at the fest!