Frequently Asked Questions
Listed below are the answers to some frequently asked questions. Do you still have questions? We are here to help. Contact us and a knowledgable FunFlicks team member will be happy to assist you.
Outdoor Movies are a fun, family friendly activity that promotes a sense of community and can be enjoyed by just about everyone! It’s both modern and nostalgic all at the same time, and provides a truly unique cinematic experience for movie lovers of all ages!
How big are the screens?
FunFlicks has screen sizes that range from 12 feet to more than 40 feet across. Some locations have screen sizes as large as 75 feet! You can review our screen size/audience size graphic below to see common applications and help you decide.
How much does it cost to hold an Outdoor Movie night?
Great question! FunFlicks has 4-6 different screen sizes to choose from (depending on your location) but prices ranges from just $299 to $1999 & up depending on which screen you choose.
Do I need to obtain a license to show a movie?
Generally, showing a movie outdoors in a location other than your backyard will require a license. The Federal Copyright Act (Title 17, United States code, Public Law 94-553, 90 Stat. 2541) governs how copyrighted materials, such as movies, may be utilized publicly. Neither the rental nor the purchase or lending of a videocassette or DVD carries with it the right to exhibit such a movie publicly outside the home, unless the site where the video is used is properly licensed for copyright compliant exhibition.
This legal copyright compliance requirement applies to parks and recreation departments, colleges, universities, public schools, day care facilities, summer camps, churches, private clubs, prisons, lodges, businesses, etc. regardless of whether admission is charged, whether the institution is commercial or non-profit or whether a federal, state or local agency is involved.
The movie studios who own copyrights, and their agents, are the only parties who are authorized to license sites such as parks and recreation departments, businesses, museums, etc. No other group or person has the right to exhibit or license exhibitions of copyrighted movies.
Can we charge admission to our Outdoor Movie Night?
You can charge admission to your outdoor movie night, but just know that the licensing companies have different policies about charging admission to certain films and you will more than likely be required to split the proceeds of the admissions with the licensing company. You will need to contact the licensing company of the film you choose to discuss details with them regarding admissions.
Can I show something other than a movie?
Yes! Anything you can put on your television can be shown on our giant inflatable screens. Some great ideas for events around a screen rental include video gaming parties and live sporting events such as UFC fights, March Madness, and professional or NCAA football games.
How much power is needed?
Power requirements vary based on what size screen you choose, and if you added popcorn to your event. Typically 2 or 3 standard 15 amp circuits are needed to power everything. Many of our locations have optional generator service for an additional charge if you don’t have power at your movie night location.
Does it need to be dark to see a picture?
Yes! If your movie is held outdoors we recommend you schedule your start time to be at least 15 minutes after the official sunset time for your location. You can view your local sunset times by visiting SunriseSunset.com.
How much setup time is needed?
FunFlicks will typically schedule an arrival time of 1 – 2 hours prior to your movie start time. Equipment can typically be setup in as little as 30-45 minutes depending on screen size and venue. Your FunFlicks representative will work with you to schedule our arrival time at your movie night.
Does FunFlicks offer concessions?
We do offer full-service popcorn packages at most locations. This means that we bring a theater-style popcorn machine and we will pop, bag and serve popcorn to your audience directly from our machines. What’s a movie night without popcorn!
Can we show pre-movie advertisements?
Definitely! Many FunFlicks’ customers will work with local business to sponsor their movie night to help offset the cost. FunFlicks will work with you and your sponsors to ensure we can promote your sponsors on our big screen during your movie night. We can also play your music through our great sound system as your audience is arriving for your movie night.
Will the screens hurt/kill the grass?
Not at all. Our screens typically weigh less than 200 lbs. and the weigh is spread out over a large surface area.
Does FunFlicks have insurance?
Yes, each of our independently owned & operated locations have insurance. Most locations will carry a minimum of $1,000,000 in liability coverage. Certificates of Insurance (COI) with additional loss payees are available for a small additional fee.
What if it rains? What about wind?
Rain and/or high winds can cause a movie night to be cancelled. FunFlicks offers a rain date guarantee in most locations around the country. Just ask your local office what their weather policy is for your specific event.