Hosting An Outdoor Cinema 101

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, with this simple guide you will be an expert in no time!

    The Location Scout -    

The location is an important decision to make early on in the event planning process. When picking a location, try to find somewhere

  • sheltered (The less wind the better)

  • Soft (You will be seated for a while)

  • Well draining ground (In case of rain beforehand)

    The Lighting  -    

We use projection to display our images on screens, in order to create the best viewing experience we suggest a start time 15 minutes after sunset. 

Other factors can affect viewing too, check your location for any street lighting or other light pollution.

 ​    The Film  -   

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. 

  • The easiest way to find whether a film is available is to check the I-Tunes store.