How to purchase/rent films?

posted by fmd73 on April 2, 2008 at 7:45 am


I’m curious as to how you might go about obtaining films to show in a cinema, as in just showing classic’s/trilogys/cults or whatever. I’m interested in trying to reopen a local cinema.

Thanks in advance

Comments (2)

PeterApruzzese on April 2, 2008 at 8:25 am

You have your theatre’s film booker contact the repertory divisions of the various studios. Terms and conditions for every studio vary, so you’re best off using a pro rather than trying to do it yourself. You can find bookers at .

byrdone on May 20, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Prints older films/classics except for Warner Classics are frequently in poor conditionso you will need good equipment and careful handling. An alternate is to install a good digital projector and if your screen is not too big source from DVDs.
If you do use DVD you will still need to license the movie the usual way. WB still does not license DVD exhibition

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