The following article appeared in the January Edition of the Ann Arbor Film Festival newsletter. The Lamp Post Inn is pleased to have been named in the article as the best deal close to the downtown area. As indicated in the Newsletter, if you wish to make reservations for the Ann Arbor Film Festival at the Lamp Post Inn please go directly to The Lamp Post Inn website and use the promo code AAFF50 to receive the best, and lowest rates.


January 2012 – Edition #2

  • Opening Night Events
  • Announcing Bruce Baillie at the 50th
  • Attending the 50th Festival

Opening Night Reception

Join us for the Opening Reception of the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival! Complimentary heavy hors d’vours provided by local favorites Cafe Zola, eat catering, Sava’s, Silvio’s, and Raven’s Club. Open bar offers a limited-edition 50th AAFF Arbor Brewing Company beer, sparkling wine from L Mawby Vineyards, Maker’s Mark and Effen vodka. Creativeblack tie is encouraged. It’s sure to be a night to remember!

$50 general | $40 Mich Theater Members | $30 AAFF members

Opening Night Backstage Fundraising Dinner
Enhance your opening night experience and support the AAFF by attending the third annual backstage fundraising dinner. Open bar includes L Mawby Sparkling wine, beer and spirits as well as a strolling buffet dinner catered by eat catering and chef services. All guests for the dinner receive a special 50th AAFF gift bag and reserved seating for the opening night screening.

Tickets: $125

Filmmaking Pioneer Bruce Baillie in Attendance for 50th

We are proud to announce a special appearance by renowned avant-garde filmmaker Bruce Baillie at the 50th festival. Baillie will be one of our honored guest returning to Ann Arbor to present three programs of his work as part of our 50th celebration.

In 1963 Baillie’s worked screened with a partial retrospective during the first year of a festival. A pioneer of the American avant-garde film movement, Baillie will discuss his work and his influence on film culture with the AAFF audience.

The 82 year-old is most well known as the founder of Canyon Cinema distribution and co-creator of the San Francisco Cinematheque, an acclaimed series of experimental film, digital media, and performance cinema that continues to this day.

Attending the 50th AAFF

Attend the whole 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival with a festival pass or simply spend the weekend with our weekend pass and these exclusive festival hotel rates.

The AAFF’s official hotel provider Weber’s Inn is offering a $92 per night rate to anyone mentioning the rate code AAF2012TH. Call 800-443-3050 or book online

If being downtown is a must Campus Inn is offering rooms at $169 per night for a single or $192 per night for a double and includes room upgrade, wine card and appetizer in the hotel’s Victors Bar. To secure your room mention rate code #6559when you call 800-666-8693 or 734-769-2200 to book.

The best deal close to downtown is Lamp Post Inn at $52 per night for one bed or $57 per night for two beds. Mention the rate code AAFF50 when calling 877-971-8001 or book online at

All rates are per room, per night subject to availability, plus applicable taxes. Thanks to the AAACVB for helping us welcome our out-of-town festival guests


We welcome all visitors to the Film Festival and look forward to being your hotel of choice during this special event.