What type of electrical hookup is needed?

Generally speaking 2 standard 15 amp circuits are needed within 100 feet of where the screen and projector are set up. A popcorn machine would require another, separate circuit.

How dark should it be outside to start the movie?

The short answer is… the darker the better. The longest day of the year is June 21st. Starting the film 15-20 minutes after sunset usually does the trick, possibly sooner if the screen is placed in a shaded area and not directly exposed. For sunset times please check http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/usa/providence

What factors might influence the price?

Weekdays are less expensive than weekends. Discounts can be arranged for multiple bookings. If anchoring the screen requires extraordinary measures, other than staking it into the ground, that might add on costs. Long travel distances. Nothing too surprising. We WANT to make it work!

Do we have to sign a contract?

Yes, we do require that a contract be signed by all parties. This is to ensure that all parties are protected and everyone has a clear understanding of the expectations.

Does Cricket Cinema LLC have insurance?

We carry a policy of insurance not less than two million dollars. This policy covers the operation of our equipment and general liability for the period of the event. Your organization can request to be added as additional insured on our policy for a specific event date and location for a $25 fee.  We must receive your request at least 2 weeks prior to screening date.

How much set-up time is needed?

We generally arrive 2-3 hours prior to showtime. Equipment set up takes about 2 hours. Testing of projection begins at dusk.  Breakdown takes 45-60 minutes.

Did somebody mention popcorn?!

Enjoy unlimited popcorn during your event! Our commercial grade machine, affectionately named  “Colonel Popper”, can be rented for a small fee.  

What “digital” formats can be shown

We recommend that you request a wide screen format standard DVD or Blu Ray from the film licensing company. The size of the projected image will be maximized because all of our screens are wide screen (16:9 ratio).