Montclair Film Festival: Getting There And Where To Park #MFF19


Montclair Film Festival kicks off tonight and runs through Sunday, May 12. Here’s how to get to all the great films and events — and where to park.


Bay Street Train Station Parking Deck – Free validated parking is available at the following times:
Fri. May 3rd, Tues. May 7th, and Fri. May 10th after 6 pm only
Both Saturdays (5/4 + 5/11) and Sundays (5/5 + 5/12) all day
You MUST take your ticket with you to be validated at the theater you are attending (Wellmont, Clairidge, MKA or Cinema505)
This is about a 10-15 min. walk to The Wellmont Theater and Clairidge Theaters
Free Shuttle Service is provided on weekends—details below

Lackawanna Station Parking Lot – Free parking is available every day throughout the festival on the EAST side of Grove Street only between Bloomfield Ave. (behind TD Bank) and Glenridge Ave:
Enter lot from Bloomfield Ave., Grove Street or Glenridge Avenue
Do NOT park in TD Bank parking which are the first 3 rows behind the bank
Do NOT park in the Lackawanna lot on the west side of Grove Street
This lot is approximately a 7 minute walk to The Wellmont Theater
Free Shuttle Service is provided on weekends—details below

North Fullerton Parking Deck – Free parking is available on the top level (4th floor) only as follows:
Every day May 3 – May 12 after 6 pm
Saturdays (5/4 + 5/11) and Sundays (5/5 + 5/12) all day
Meter parking is available throughout the Central Business District:
Meters in the Central Business District are being extended to 4 hours throughout the festival
Meter parking is free after 7 pm every day and all day Sunday
For other parking options in town, please click here for the Montclair Parking Utility website.

Montclair Kimberley Academy (Upper School)
Parking lot behind the school at 6 Lloyd Road
Along the fence in front of the school on Lloyd Road
Walden Place lot behind the football field (walking path between lot and Lloyd Road)
Along Lloyd Road as posted.


Shuttle service via DeCamp bus (the ones decked out in festival branding) will run on both Saturdays + Sundays of the festival between 11:00am and 11:00pm.

Please Note: These shuttles will run on a continuous loop and exact times are not guaranteed so PLEASE allow plenty of time and plan accordingly.

The shuttles will travel between the following locations and the stops will be marked with a coral Montclair Film Flag.

  • Bay Street Train Station
  • Lackawanna Parking Lot (east side of Grove St. behind TD Bank)
  • The Wellmont Theater (Westbound side of Bloomfield Ave. and Willow St.)
  • The Clairidge Theater (Westbound side of Bloomfield Ave. and Fullerton Ave.)
  • MKA Upper School (Lloyd Road)
  • The Clairidge Theater and Wellmont Theater (Eastbound side Bloomfield Ave. and Church St.)

Montclair Film Festival also recommends using Uber or Lyft when possible OR bike/walk to the MFF, learn more here.

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