Here are a few things that may help you when thinking about or organising an outdoor cinema. It may seem daunting hosting an outdoor cinema however considering these steps upfront will help with organising your event.
The location is an important decision to make early on in the event planning process. When choosing an outdoor location, try to find somewhere that is sheltered (the less wind the better) with soft and well draining ground as you will be seated for a while and it's important that the surface dries easily in case of rain beforehand.
We use projection to display our images on screens, which means that there needs to be as little as possible interference with this. Check your location for any street lighting or other light pollution. To create the best viewing experience we suggest a start time 15 minutes after sunset.
The easiest way to find whether a film is available is to check the i-Tunes store. Depending on the nature of the screening, you may require a PPL (public performance license) to screen the film. We have a relationship with the copyright house and can arrange all this for you. There are however a couple of things to note:
• Films must have been released for at least 9 months in order to be screened
• A charge for the license will be determined by the copyright holder, this is either a set fee or a percentage of the box-office (Ticket sales) We can talk you through how this works.
Need help determining costs? To assist you in creating your event, we have a template available that has been customised, specific to outdoor cinema. This is a great way of ensuring you know what to expect from your event.
We are here to help. Just reach out via the enquiry form.