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Your Movie Night

Want to know how to get started with your outdoor movie? We can help! Learn about event logistics and partnering with sponsors from our experts.



FrontYard Features- you can call us FYF -offers professional quality audiovisual equipment to ensure you and your organization have a positive movie night experience. Our screens are capable of both rear and front projection and range in size from 10′ to 26’ for maximum flexibility.


26ft wide screen: $675 -good for up to 1000 guests

20ft wide screen: $575 -good for up to 500 guests

16ft wide screen: $475 -good for up to 250 guests

10ft wide screen: $375 -good for up to 50 guests

Be sure to ask our staff what size screen would work for your event and budget. Check out our Photo Gallery to see examples of past events and screen sizes.


Running a successful movie night requires planning and coordination. Be sure to develop a plan to maximize attendance. FYF promotes every public movie screening with a Facebook page for no extra charge; just provide us with the who, what, when, & where.  You’ll want to generate buzz on Twitter, distribute flyers, or just knock on doors!  Be sure to ask our staff for ideas.

Start times will vary throughout the season based on dusk (sunset is too soon). Plan on pre-movie activities to entertain your guests and draw in more people. This may include music, trivia and games, entertainers, etc.  Grab one of your complimentary microphones and raffle off fun prizes.


A typical movie night requires a lot of equipment and as a result, requires access to power. We recommend that at least one to two outlet be available for our use within 100 feet of the screen.  For larger screens (B & C), we recommend access to two outlets on separate circuits.  If the screen is 100ft or further away from an outlet a generator may be required.


With any outdoor event, weather is unpredictable, especially in the early months of the season.  In case of rain, consider an indoor second location.  Our 16x9ft screen fits inside most school gymnasiums.   Rainchecks are available in case of showers, but restrictions apply.

Movie Licensing

All movies must be properly licensed.   Penalties to the host organization in excess of $10,000 may occur per movie if Studio’s become aware of an unlicensed film showing. You’ll want to contact either Swank (314-984-6000) or Criterion (1-800-890-9494) for proper licensing.

Disney films are subject to restrictions, so be sure to ask Swank or Criterion about your planned event dates.

FRONTYARD FEATURES is NOT RESPONSIBLE to ATTAIN the MOVIE RIGHTS of the DVD for PRESENTATION.  For a small fee, we can download a show copy, restrictions apply.  In short, the host group is SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for PROVIDING the FILM for the EVENT.