We quite often get asked about private screenings and this is something we always try to accommodate where we can. Take a look at the points below, and feel free to contact us if you need any further information or advice.
What are the costs?
We can’t always give an exact cost as the price often depends on the film chosen and the circumstances but, as a guide, we usually charge £350 for a screening where we provide the film (and arrange the licence to show the film), or £260 where the content is provided to us (in a suitable format and with the appropriate licence).
That sounds expensive for just a few of us, are there any cheaper options?
You could block book seats on a public screening day – you can choose the seats on our website. From £60 extra you can display a message or photographs on our large screen before the screening making it extra special. Further details are available here.
What dates can I book?
Ordinarily we are only able to take private bookings on a Saturday or Sunday where we are not showing a public screening. You can see the dates we are doing public screenings here.
How do I book?
Please give us a call on 01661 839380 and one of our friendly team will be happy to discuss your booking. If you’d like to go ahead we’ll take a non-refundable deposit using a debit or credit card to reserve the date in our calendar. The balance must be paid, by bank transfer, no later than 7 days prior to your event.
Can I bring food and drink into the auditorium?
Unfortunately we are unable to allow food or drink, not purchased from our shop, into the auditorium; however, if you’d like to bring catering into the foyer for consumption before or after your screening please let us know and we can advise if we can accommodate this.
How many seats does the auditorium hold?
What films can you show?
We are normally able to obtain a licence to show most films (including those still in the cinemas) but we’d need to confirm with the film distributor before we can confirm your booking. All screenings are at the distributors discretion.
I’d like to show my own work, how would I go about this?
You’d need to provide your material as a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) meeting DCI specifications on a suitable hard disk, along with a KDM generated for our cinema server serial number. We’re happy to give advice regarding the formats we can accept, so feel free to get in touch.
Do I need a BBFC rating for the material I’d like to show?
If you will be charging an admission to attend your event, then you must either have a BBFC rating (and the associated ratings card) or we can apply for a temporary events licence to Northumberland County Council (but this will carry an additional charge).
We are a school/charity/non-profit organisation, are you able to offer a discount?
Unfortunately we aren’t able to offer any discounts, sorry.