Outdoor Cinema Hire Melbourne - The Ultimate Guide to Running an Amazing Movie Night

Outdoor Cinema Hire Melbourne 

Looking for a fun way to bring your community together?

Cinema events are perfect for fundraisers, school events, birthday parties, and connecting with your friends, all while enjoying a fun-filled evening.

Whether you’re planning a drive-in movie night or an outdoor film festival, hosting a cinema extravaganza isn’t as complicated as you might think.

At 3Princes Cinema and Events, we bring the fun to your crowd with tonnes of exceptional event options to make sure your plans go off without a hitch.

To help you host the best outdoor or indoor cinema events Melbourne has ever seen, here’s our step-by-step guide to running the ultimate movie night.

How to Run an Outdoor Cinema Event?

Decide On the Cinema Event You’d Like to Host

The first step toward running an amazing outdoor cinema event is deciding what kind of cinema event to host.

Outdoor cinema events like a drive-ins or backyard movie nights are always a hit. Film festivals and large-scale fundraisers are also incredible opportunities to connect with your community for an unforgettable evening.

Cinema events aren’t a one-size-fits-all ordeal. So, deciding which kind of outdoor cinema event you’re looking to plan is the first move you’ll make.


Determine Audience Size and Venue

Next, you’ll determine how many guests you’ll be hosting at your movie night and which venue you’ll use.

Planning a casual backyard movie party? No problem. Hosting a local outdoor film festival? We’ve got you covered. Running a drive-in cinema to raise money for your organisation? Let’s do it!

3Princes Cinema and Events can manage anywhere between 10 and 800 guests and we bring the big screen to you. We can help you host both an outdoor cinema event and indoor cinema events in Melbourne and throughout Victoria.

Just tell us where to meet you and how many people you’ll have. We’ll take care of the rest.


 Hire a Cinema That Comes to You

From there, hire a cinema and event company like 3Princes Cinema and Events to bring your movie night to life.

We’re a one-stop-shop for everything you’ll need to put together an amazing cinema experience from beginning to end. With convenient package options, we’re sure we can find one that suits your entertainment needs.

  • Book an event package on our website.
  • Choose an available date that works in your schedule.
  • Arrange film licencing for the movie of your choice.

The friendly 3Princes team will arrive to deliver, set up, and pack down all the equipment you’ll need for an extraordinary outdoor cinema event including screens, projectors, audio equipment, and more.


Choose the Movie

Next, it’s time to choose the movie that will play at your exciting cinema event. Choose from our Top List of big-screen films from cult classics to timeless favourites.

Legally, you’ll be required to get a movie licence in order to screen the film at your cinema event. If you need help with the licencing process, we’re always happy to help!


Create an Event Plan

Now, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty: The Event Plan. Some considerations to make in the event planning phase include:
  • Hiring staff
  • Checking that staff are able to work with children (if necessary)
  • Ensuring no trip hazards
  • Safety and emergency plans
  • Water access
  • Vehicle parking

At this point, you’ll also decide on the tone for the event. 3Princes Cinema and Events can provide a disco ball for a backyard movie bash or ambience lighting for an indie film festival.

Our pre-show entertainment will also help create a purposeful atmosphere. We feature Australian music as your guests arrive and offer quizzes, live-streaming videos, and even surprise dance parties -- if you’re so inclined.

With a solid event plan, your guests will be safely entertained all night long.

Promote Your Outdoor Cinema Event

Once your cinema event is all planned out, you’re ready to promote.

Use social media to get the word out or send an email to your subscribers. Invite friends and family and bring it up at work over lunch.

For a cinema event to be a success, people need to know about it. And trust us, not many people can resist a drive-in movie or a fabulous outdoor cinema event in your backyard.

Your community will be dying to get in on the fun!


Prepare Merchandise and Sell Tickets

Especially if you’re running a film festival or fundraising event, merchandise is key to taking things to the next level.















Not only will it give you another opportunity to raise money, but blockbuster movies can be easily tied into any promotion.

You’ll also want to design and sell actual tickets. Brand them with your logo or make tickets as a fun keepsake from your birthday party. Tangible tickets bring the whole cinematic experience together, no matter what kind of cinema event you’re throwing.

Don’t Forget the Snacks

Whether you go for catering or you hire our classic popcorn machine, make sure not to forget the snacks and refreshments for your guests.

You might even set up a concession snack for party-goers to grab some soda, Choc Top, or anything that reminds them of being at the movies.

Plus, for fundraisers and festivals, snack options another great way to boost sales at your cinema event.


 Ask for Feedback with Post-Event Surveys

When all is said and done and 3Princes team has packed down your outdoor cinema event, you’ll want to know how it went.

Ask for guest feedback with post-event surveys to learn about what you can do better for next time.

Most guests will be absolutely thrilled by it all, but there’s always room for improvement.

We hear you....  Bigger popcorn serves, next time!

The 3Princes Team

3Princes Cinema and Events has a mission to serendipitously connect community with story, by providing the ultimate outdoor and indoor cinema events Melbourne has to offer.

Ready to run a serendipitous cinema event of your own?

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