With the proper planning and promotional tactics, fundraiser events can be enormous successes in raising money for a good cause. Having a movie party to secure funds is not only a clever way to maximize donations, but an amazing opportunity to have a great time with your community. The experience is rewarding for both the organizers and the contributors. There are boundless opportunities to receive many donations at such an event.
How to: Have a Fundraiser Movie Event
Where is the Event?
Be sure to select a location that can accommodate the number of people expected and the movie screen equipment. Restrooms and trash cans must be available. The comfort of all attendees should be a high priority. If there is no proper seating, supply chairs or let your guests know to bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on. If you plan on having an outdoor movie showing, be aware of weather conditions that may conflict with your event. Wherever your location may be, there needs to be an efficient power supply that supports the movie equipment and other electronics using the same power. If you are unsure if your power supply will be strong enough, we provide portable power generators available for rental. For public events, remember to receive prior approval from local governments and research ordinances for noise violations.
Who is the Audience?
Planning ahead is vital to the success of your event. To begin, figure out who you want the intended audience to be. If the event is family-oriented, choose a film that is appropriate for children. Otherwise, consider a more mature movie for older guests to enjoy. Either way, your film choice should be one that will attract the most people to support your cause and attend your event. Given that you may be unsure of movie ideas, conducting an online poll is a great way to give your audience a choice of what they want to watch. Click here to view our “Best Movies to Watch” page. Our marketplace contains a diverse collection of movies to purchase for your event.
When is the Event?
The weekend nights of Friday and Saturday are the best times to hold a fundraiser movie event. People are usually free during this time of week and will be more available to attend the showing. If you want to hold an outdoor event during the day, be aware that lighting will conflict with the display on an inflatable movie screen. Consider renting an LED screen for an outdoor daytime event so that viewers will be able to enjoy the movie. It is recommended to choose a date at least a month in advance.
Screen for Your Fundraiser Movie Event
We offer both inflatable and LED screen rentals. Prices vary depending on your location, screen equipment, and length of event.
Our fleet of inflatables is the best quality of screen that you can rent at an affordable price. Whether your fundraiser movie event is indoors or outdoors, there is an inflatable screen for everyone to enjoy. Our assortment of inflatable screens have a seamless viewing surface and can be blown up in minutes. We’ll be sure to get everything up and running before the suggested start time. Experienced technicians will be present for the duration of the event and will set-up and take down equipment. At every event, we bring high-definition speakers that will knock your socks off and a theatrical projector with a crystal-clear display. For optimal viewing, an inflatable event should take place in a setting with minimal lighting and winds of under 15 mph.
Inflatable Screen Sizes
Backyard 16’ (12x7) 100 guests | 20 cars
Premiere 21’ (16x9) 250 guests | 50 cars
Blockbuster 26’ (20x12) 500 guests | 75 cars
Elite 32’ (26x15) 750 guests | 100 cars
Epic 40’ (30x17) 1500 guests | 150 cars
Xtreme 50’ (40x22) 3000 guests | 250 cars
If you want a screen that can display day or night in almost any environment, renting an LED screen is the best option for you. Using electroluminescent technology, our LED screens generate light safely and effectively at any time of day. Hence, it isn’t a problem if you want to celebrate day or night. Our panels and trailers are rated IP65, which means they are both rain and dust proof. All of our mobile LED trailers have onboard generators used to power the display. Therefore, no power supply is needed. Similar to our inflatable screens, our fleet of LED screens come in a variety of dimensions for a variety of crowd sizes. Event technicians across the country are available to bring our LED trailers anywhere for you to have a memorable fundraiser movie event.
LED Screen Sizes
MAX Light (8x5) 50 guests | 10 cars
MAX 127 (12x7) 100 guests | 20 cars
MAX 158 (15x8) 250 guests | 50 cars
MAX 1710 (17x10) 450 guests | 70 cars
MAX 2313 (23x13) 700 guests | 90 cars
Promoting Your Fundraiser Movie Event
Advertising online is the best way to spread the word and draw attention to your fundraiser movie event. Use social media and send out invitations to guests. Make clear the fundraising effort, location, start time, admission fee, and any other important information on advertisements. To build up anticipation, post frequently on social media and let followers know how many days are left until the movie.
Raising Money for Your Fundraiser Movie Event
Charging an admission fee and having a concession stand are some of the most lucrative ways to raise money at your fundraiser movie event. Depending on what you have to offer, the ticket price should not scare away people from attending. Generally, somewhere between $4.00 and $8.00 is a reasonable price for a ticket. Imposing different prices for age groups is a great option for a family event. Experience has found that offering a discounted price for advance ticket sales and a higher price at the door will give your potential clients an incentive to buy their movie tickets early. Receiving ticket sales in advance allows for insight on how many will be attending, better concession planning, and funds to pay for necessary supplies.
Organizing Departments for Your Fundraiser Event
In order to have a successful fundraiser movie event, it is important to have workers who are on the same page and responsible for their own tasks. The best way to achieve this is by organizing departments. For your event, the departments should be:
Box Office Department
Ticket Booth Department
Concession Preparation Department
Concession Sales Department
By forming a dedicated team and having proper preparation, your fundraiser movie event will be one to remember. If you are wanting a more extensive guide on how to throw your own fundraiser movie event, click the button below to download the "FunFlicks® Fundraising Guide."
Here's What Our Customers Think:
Fantastic and Easy!
We absolutely loved working with FunFlicks. The entire process was so easy and the staff was great from beginning to end! The audio and visual quality were both fantastic. We definitely plan to use FunFlicks again and will be recommending them to other organizations as well. Thank you!
Excellent Quality Experience
Truly FunFlicks provides the perfect way to provide a fun and rewarding community event to bring large screen outdoor movies to your park or similar venue. The event hosts are very easy to work with, setup and takedown is quick, efficient and clean. The quality of the inflatable screen and the projection surface is excellent. The projector, playback equipment and audio system are top notch. The audience loved it each and every time we had this event. I highly recommend using FunFlicks.
It was a great experience and some of the people there were so impressed they said they would book a rental
The BEST for School Drive-ins
We've used FunFlicks for all of our school drive-in events. They're very professional and friendly from beginning to end. We've recommended them to other schools for their drive-in events.
We Are Kind and Helpful
Everyone was so kind and helpful. Truly a pleasure to have them help us out on this event. Greatly appreciated.
The whole process was easy. Emily was fantastic with her information back to me, and Jose was phenomenal on site, he was kind, pleasant, and very proficient in his job. We will definitely be using FunFlicks again!
Well Worth It!
"WELL WORTH IT! The technician sets everything up and stays on sight in the event there are any technical difficulties. He was very friendly and came way ahead of time to ensure he had everything he needed for the event to begin on time. All in all, we were VERY pleased!"
School – Summer Movie Night
Everyone loved family movie night!! It brings with it the atmosphere of a drive in movie. An event that everyone enjoyed and will remember as a great summertime memory.