Help needed to rent/lease theatres to screen movies

posted by MrSanjay on August 30, 2007 at 7:35 am

I am looking to screen the movies I am distributing in the movie theatres in Houston. I am new to this world and don’t know how to approach the theatres like AMC, Cinemark or any other theatres. I tried to contact corporate office but am not getting good responses.

I am not sure how much they charge. Can any one help in this regard?

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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on August 31, 2007 at 6:32 am

Why not try the single screen houses? They are much more receptive and less expensive to renting their theater for public/private screenings, especially privately owned ones.

The BIG chains are too cold and impersonal to deal with little people struggling to get on the “band wagon.” I found this out when I presented the British Film Festival in the San Francisco area.

Depending on which day(s) you need the cinema for, how many seats, possible insurance, publicity, projectionist needed & hours etc, need to be weighed at question time. GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING especially “move-in & out” times. Make notes/photos of any precious damage.

Ask about their publicity and will you be added to it: web/phone recordings, marquee, newspaper, hand bills. Good Luck chum, it’s a lot of hard, thankless work but a hell of a lot of fun when its “Show Time.”

USmcjohn1148 on September 12, 2007 at 3:50 am

i have some info that could help you call me on my cell or email me my cell is 432-935-4271 my email is

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