Many cities and businesses have found that using an event like an outdoor movie was “definitely worth the investment”, said Lance, a community manager at Village Bear Trap Dunes. People like Lance that have been using an outdoor movie system have seen the benefits and money that has come from their outdoor movie event. A typical outdoor movie system will cost from $1000 to $5,000, depending on your needs. However, users of the system have found that businesses will sponsor these events and pay around $5,000 for advertising and sponsorship. Then, concessions can bring anywhere from $500 to $1000 a night! So if you use the system right, and put in the effort, your business or city will find that the benefits out way the costs. And on top of all of that, people gather together and go to the stores and restaurants nearby.
“It really starts bringing people in. People start enjoying the fact that we have something like this and finding out it’s here…What’s nice is it gets people to come through the park and then go downtown and enjoy restaurants afterwards. It helps a lot.”
Open Air Cinema can get you on your way to purchase a full outdoor movie system.