The basic fee to accomodate a film screening is $485. This covers the use of our equipment (screen, high-powered digital projector, player, sound broadcasting equipment, etc.), as well as the cost of setup and teardown, our audio visual technician, and the necessary parking attendants. This is the base cost. It does not include the cost of licensing the film itself (see "Films").
You will also need to obtain a license to screen your film. This can range from about $225-$385 per film, (depending on the film and the studio). If you're charging admission, the studio will likely ask for the fee above or 50% of your admission fees, whichever is greater. We cannot schedule a film event without a copy of your legal license to show the film. You will also need to provide a DVD or Blu-Ray copy of the film.
You are responsible for any ticketing, fee collection, and/or parking reservations. With or without a charged fee, you will need to provide a list of vehicles with reservations no later than 12pm on the day of your event. This list must include the name on the reservation, as well as the vehicle's make, model, color, and license plate number. Our attendants use this information to verify vehicles as they enter the lot.
Please note that our lot can accommodate a maximum of about 40 vehicles in the screen viewing area, and as vehicles must be parked in a way that is not designated with painted spaces, our parking attendants are necessary. Dates are subject to availability of both the lot and our staff, and we cannot confirm a date without verifying you hold a legal license to show your film. Films must be scheduled a minimum of 2 weeks in advance, and (once confirmed) our staff will coordinate with the city to have outdoor restrooms unlocked. Please note that films cannot begin until it is dark, so it's a good idea to "Google" the approximate time of sunset for your date, in order to determine a start time. Lot will open 30-45 minutes prior to that time. You and your guests will be subject to all current restrictions in terms of social distancing, masks, etc. This information is noted on this site (subject to change, depending on COVID 'phase'.) As our screen is visible to the public, you will not be able to screen films which contain nudity or graphic violence. Films rated G or PG are acceptable, and some PG-13 films, on a case-by-case basis. Due to the height of our screen, there is limited parking for high-profile vehicles (tall trucks, suvs, vans, etc.) in the back row only. While a light rain should not be an issue, in order to protect our equipment we cannot screen films during heavy weather (strong winds, heavy rain, snow, hail, etc.) This can make screenings outside of the summer season problematic. If you have further questions not answered above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note that we cannot provide information on the cost or availability of licensing a particular film. You will need to contact a licensing agency for that information. Note, too, that it can take several weeks to obtain a film license, so you'll want to start that process well in advance.)
From time to time, we're asked about the possibility of utilizing the PAC Picture Show format to host a private or group film screening event. Please read below for information on this:
Hosted Screenings / Rentals