Movie Screen Lease
There's nothing to compare
with the excitement of seeing a movie on the silver screen. Sure, there's
Netflix and yes, it's easy to pop a DVD into the VCR, but for sheer viewing
pleasure, a movie theater offers an experience that cannot be equaled anywhere else.
The laughs are louder when shared, and the collective sigh is something you
only get when seated in a theater surrounded by dozens of other appreciative
It's that unique experience that prompted The State to offer the opportunity for non-profits, businesses and individuals to rent part or all of the theater to show their film of choice. The Movie Screen Lease program allows you to rent our $20,000, state-of-the-art movie screen for a private party, fund-raiser, premiere or public screening. All you have to do is select the film title and we'll do the rest! The State's staff, concessions stand and projection and sound equipment are all part of your Movie Screen Lease so you and your guests can just sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
Movie Screen Lease Rates
Non-profit Screen ($1,250)
As a 501(c)(3), you may select the film (depending upon availability of the title); The State books the film; and you set the cost of admission. Please note that the base rate is $1,250 plus the cost to obtain the theatrical rights to the film (which vary from $250 to $450). Film revenues go back to the nonprofit; however, the percentage of box office required by the film’s distributor will be paid by the renter.
Shared Screen ($1,500)
You select the film (depending upon availability of the title). The State will promote the film, which will also be open to the general public for ticket sales. Ticket prices are set by The State Theatre. All revenue realized from the screening goes to support the nonprofit State Theatre. (Please note: These rates do not apply to first-run films. please call State Theatre Executive Director Sue Richardson at 209-527-4697 for more information.)
Private Screen ($1,7500)
You select the film (depending upon availability of the title) and you and your guests have the exclusive viewing rights to the film. You may determine the price of admission or, your guests may attend your private screening for free. (Please note: These rates do not apply to first-run films. please call State Theatre Executive Director Sue Richardson at 209-527-4697 for more information.)
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