Inflatable Cinema and Big Screen Hire Questions

Big Screen Hire Outdoor Cinema Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions we haven’t answered here,  please call us – we love talking to customers and those who might be interested in hosting an outdoor movie night.

How Do I Book an Outdoor Movie Night?

Organising your own outdoor cinema rental is as easy as these 3 simple steps:

  1. Phone our friendly staff, or send us an email, to establish the size screen you need. We will email you a quote for your movie night covering all the staff, equipment and logistics involved.
  2. Choose your movie and we will obtain the licence required.
  3. Confirm the date you want so we can ensure it is available and we will take care of the rest!

Can You Help Us Hold A Movie Night As A Fundraiser?

Good question! Just ask, and we will send you a fundraising guide that will take you through budgets, event planning, draft run sheets and all the details  you  need for a  great  fundraiser. And its free!

What Movies Can We Have?

We keep the latest catalogues of outdoor movies available from major distributors, both general titles and family friendly movies, just drop us an email and we will email you a copy.

What Time Can We Start Showing Our Movie?

Your movie will be shown at its best if you allow 15 minutes after sunset before you start. Of course, sunset changes daily and it depends on where you are (and daylight saving).  See here for sunset times.

Can We Have A Movie That Is Currently In Cinemas?

Current releases (titles showing in the cinemas at present) are generally not available for outdoor exhibition until after release to video. Contact us to see if your chosen film is available for outdoor (non theatrical) exhibition.

Do You Supply The Movie?

Yes, we will provide the movie shown  on the night, We usually use  new copies, to  ensure there are no faults that might affect the smooth running of your show.

Even if you want a special or hard to find title, tell us what you want and we can generally source it for you.

What About Movie Licences?

The good news is that, if you are an Outdoor Movies customer, we handle licensing for you.

When you tell us what movie you want, we will obtain a quote for your licence.

Tell us the kind of film you are interested in and we will send you the latest catalogues to help you make your choice.

Please note: DVD’s from your local DVD shop are for home use – they cannot be shown in a public event.

What About the Weather?

Naturally you want to have a perfect evening. Our experience has been that weather forecasters tend to err towards pessimism, perhaps because they have to forecast the worst that might happen over a big area. However, it may help to look at the historical weather pattern for your area.

Historical Rainfall Information by Weather Station

For more weather Information go to the Australian Bureau of  Meteorology Website

What If It Rains?

If you give us enough notice of postponement, we will change the date of your event if bad weather threatens your plans. However, we recommend you plan an alternative undercover or indoor venue, so you can still have the movie indoors and not disappoint the friends and neighbours who want to share the evening with you.

Where can We Have An Outdoor Movies Event?

Outdoor Movies regularly runs events in Brisbane and South East Queensland (including the Sunshine Coast, Gold  Coast and Toowoomba/ Ipswich). We run events between Brisbane and Sydney, including  Byron  Bay and Coffs Harbour.  Our Sydney teams  provide events throughout Sydney and surrounds, including Newcastle and  Canberra,  while our Melbourne crew also look after  nearby cities. If in doubt, please call – we are more than happy to work out a great solution just for you.

Do you include sound equipment?

We supply everything for your outdoor movie. The big screen, powerful projector, professional sound system and a technician to set it all up and run it for you – and take it all away at the end of your movie night. We even supply the movie.