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Movie Night Question

12 years 2 months ago #159089 by adfilson
Replied by adfilson on topic Re:Movie Night Question
The reason you need the license is because according to copyright laws, you are not allowed to show movies to the general public. You can see this in the fine print when you rent a movie and it has the warning information on it. You can either rent the movie to show or purchase it for your own library. When we had our first movie night, I bought two copies, one for my personal library at home (which is the one we used to show the movie) and then one to give away as a prize.
12 years 2 months ago #159088 by Judithz
Replied by Judithz on topic Re:Movie Night Question
I still havent find the answer to my question.... why do we need a licence? Do we rent/buy the movie's from you? And is the $100 fee a one time fee per year or per movie? Best regards, JZ
12 years 3 months ago #158827 by Shirrell Williams
Replied by Shirrell Williams on topic Re:Movie Night Question
We showed Gnomeo an Juliet. We had a good crowd. We done it inside we had a blow up screen. WE also received popcorn from one of the local theatres to give away free and we sold chic fil a sandwiches and water. We only purchased a one time license however if you purchase the one time you will be able to upgrade if you decided to show more movies and they will give you credit for the one time show fee. I hope that this helped
12 years 10 months ago #157059 by Cindy
Replied by Cindy on topic Re:Movie Night Question
We just had a very successful movie night at our school. You do need a license but more than likely, your school already has one. Check with your library. They need to have one on file to show any movies at school. Good luck.

12 years 10 months ago #157056 by Lisa @ PTO Today
Replied by Lisa @ PTO Today on topic Re:Movie Night Question
Not a silly question at all! Yes, you do need a movie license. There is information about this in our free Family Movie Night Kit.

There's also lots of good information here:

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.


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12 years 10 months ago #157052 by loy106
Replied by loy106 on topic Re:Movie Night Question
This is probably a silly question.. but we need a movie license???
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