Outside Cinema Film licensing

Outside Cinema Film Licensing

Any licensing requirements would be your responsibility.

we do not order license on your behalf as this can be a difficult procedure and time-consuming for us. All films can be ordered through a company called filmbank. As far as we concerned we have nothing to do with any licensing at all!  we are just cinema equipment and staff suppliers for your event.

you are welcome to call for advice

Other companies may offer to do the license for you but it is better for you to do any legal documents yourself. If you book a company to do your license as well as showing the film and something goes wrong with the license or the film company has decided not to let you show the film the company that you have booked may require full payment. Or the company has not give the proper information to the film company on number of attendees then you may be liable. 

Below is a list of other companies that may help you in finding a Film license for open-air cinema

Park Circus is a worldwide classic film sales and distribution company representing over 20,000 titles for outdoor exhibition from some of the greatest studios
Information On booking a film /rental for community cinemas or Film society’s


The Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC) is the leader in motion picture copyright compliance, supporting legal access across five continents and more than 20 countries.


Filmbank licenses Films and TV programs to many organizations and groups; schools, churches, trains, hotels, hospitals, film societies, and other ‘out of home’ venues


British Council Film is the link between UK films and filmmakers and new international audiences

Independent Cinema Office

The national organisation for the development and support of independent film exhibition in the UK.


The BFI was founded in 1933. We are a charity governed by a Royal Charter. We combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition, and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing, and festivals. We award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research

Film Booking information for community cinema village hall cinemas pop up cinema mobile cinema Film Booking

Booking a film for public screening