What Time Can the Outdoor Movie Start?

Our projectors are bright enough to start being seen 5-10 minutes before sunset. For the best possible movie experience we suggest starting the movie 10 minutes after sundown or right before the “end” of civil twilight. To see a sunset & civil twilight times in your area, you can click on this link:

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 Additional & Unique Weather Information For Outdoor Movies:  

For all outdoor events which are staffed by our team, if inclement weather prevents the complete screening of the film (where less than 75% of the film is presented) Freedom Party Rentals LLC will guarantee your organization one make-up event within the current year or the following year. A predetermined weather related cancellation fee and travel expenses will be charged to cover employee time and equipment use for the make-up event. This cancellation fee will be due at the make-up event. If the make-up event is cancelled due to weather, Freedom Mobile Entertainment will have fulfilled all obligations to your organization. For drop off packages, the regular weather policy applies see link for policies and FAQs below.

Ratings & Formats: 

Because we encourage wholesome family entertainment, film selections with ratings of G, PG or PG-13 are preferred. Movies with R ratings should be discussed with Freedom Party Rentals management prior to licensing the movie. Rated X movies are not permissible. Freedom Party Rentals must be notified 14 days prior to the event of the title selected. The selected film must be available on DVD or Blu-ray in widescreen format.

Film Licensing:

 All non-theatrical screenings legally require a license obtained by your community or organization. Freedom Party Rentals is not responsible for obtaining licenses nor verifying that you have the appropriate licensing in place. If you are licensing,  licensing fees will typically vary due to movie titles, audience size and the nature of the event. It is advisable to contact one of the below licensing agencies as soon as your event date is confirmed. The film licensing company may provide a copy of the movie to use at the event. Again Freedom Party Rentals LLC will not be responsible for licensing and will not be verifying that you have completed this legal requirement.

Film Licensing Contacts:

Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. founded in 1937, is the major non-theatrical movie distribution and public performance licensing agent in venues where feature movies are shown publicly.
201 S. Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103-2579
Phone: 1-800-876-5577 FREE
www.swank.com

Movie Licensing USA provides one-time and annual Public Performance Site Licenses so that schools (kindergarten through 12th grade) can show movies legally for non-teaching activities.
201 South Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103-2579
Phone: 1-877-321-1300
www.movlic.com

Criterion, USA Inc. 8238-40 Lehigh Morton Grove, Illinois
60053-2615
Tel: 1-847-470- 8164
Toll Free: 1-800-890-9494
Fax: 1- 847-470-8194
www.criterionpicusa.com

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