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How to Prepare For and Organise an Outdoor Movie Night

Bring an Outdoor or Indoor Movie to Your Doorstep

How to Prepare For and Organise an Outdoor Movie Night

Did you enjoy an outdoor movie night and wish to bring the same experience to your doorstep?

If so, you may be wondering how you could recreate the same fun atmosphere in a location closer to you. 

Whether you plan to hold a movie night for fundraising or as a service to the community, here are some tips that would give you a clearer picture of what’s involved.

These ideas would come handy irrespective of whether you’re planning to hold an indoor or outdoor movie show.


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This should be your number one consideration. Where woul you hold the show? Here are some ideas, depending on your requirements:

  • Local council parks
  • School grounds – fields or halls
  • Sports centres –  indoor badminton courts etc
  • Community halls
  • Swimming pools
  • Shopping Complexes
  • Golf courses

More often than out, you would have to contact the organisations and seek permission. You may be required to fill up forms and pay fees. Some of these organisations would be willing to forgo payment if the show involves fundraising for charity.

Aspects to Consider When Choosing a Location

  • Parking – depending on the estimated crowd size, ensure that ample parking space is available. Also take into consideration the distance between the car park and the screening venue.
  • Security – you may need to provide security, especially if the location is in a crime-prone area.
  • Lighting
  • Water
  • Food and drinks 

Indoor or Outdoor?

If you’re planning to hold an outdoor screening, weather would be your main concern.

If it’s the rainy season, you may want to organise an indoor screening to be on the safe side, although an outdoor screening would be more fun and exciting.

Seating arrangement – would you be providing chairs or would you just go free and easy and encourage visitors to sit on the grass? If you don’t provide seating, you may advise visitors to bring their own chairs.

Screen Size

You may be wondering what screen size to choose for your movie night. Generally, if you’re holding an outdoor movie show, you would want to choose the biggest screen size, depending on your budget and crowd size.

However, if it’s an indoor event, you could make do with a smaller screen size. 

These are among the quick tips we could offer if you’re planning to organise an indoor or outdoor movie show.

We would be willing to offer you more advice if you would kindly contact us.

We are willing to assist you right from advising you on the type of equipment needed, licensing matters and even undertake seating arrangement if you need it.

Contact Us and Explore More

Please contact us for a no-obligation, free consultation.

You may also go through our FAQ section to view answers to common questions.

Also check out our movie list to give yourself an idea of what types of movies are available for screening.

Check out our services too, should you wish to learn more about how you enhance your movie night experience.

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