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DRIVE-IN SCREENINGS

LATEST UPDATE: We can now license films for screenings in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Please note that it is the exhibitor’s responsibility to ensure that any screening takes place in accordance with all relevant local laws, regulations and rules. You may wish to refer to the UK Cinema's Guidelines and to the Government's website as helpful guides.

Due to the unprecedented number of requests, you may experience some delays receiving communications on the status of your applications. Extra staff have joined our team to help but please bear with us while we are working as quickly as we can. Allow up to 10 working days for your application(s) to be processed.

Thank you so much for your patience and support.

A few things to consider before you license your films with us

Venue & screening equipment

Find the perfect venue and make sure that you have secured the necessary authorisations from your local council.

Don't forget to source the right equipment for drive-in screenings.

Pricing

A licence fee for drive-in screenings starts from £139 (exc. VAT) per screening or 40% of your Box Office return.

You may be asked to submit an advanced payment.

Additional licences

You might also need to apply for additional licensing to ensure all legalities regarding the screening are covered. A few to consider: PRS for Music (PRS), Temporary Events Notice (TEN), Radio Broadcast Licence (SRSL).

Ready to start? Follow our step-by-step guide

1. FIND THE PERFECT FILM

Most important job first. We have over 13,000 so hopefully there'll be something that takes your fancy. Check our catalogue of films to find the perfect title.

Please note: If you cannot the find the film you want, it may be that it is currently on hold. There are some instances in which films become unavailable to license at short notice. In this instance we do apologise. Please check the full list of films on holdback.

2. OPEN AN ACCOUNT WITH US

If you haven’t done so already, create an account with us. This is what we call an STSL account.

You will be asked for a £150 deposit which is refundable when you close the account. It takes 24 hours for your account to be verified and approved. You will receive an email of confirmation when done.

For more information about how to create an STSL account, click here.

3. SUBMIT A SCREENING APPLICATION FORM

Download and fill in a Screening Application Form.

Send your completed form to drivein@filmbankmedia.com.

What happens next?

  • We will review your application carefully and liaise with the studios for approval. We will contact you if we need more information.
  • Allow up to 10 working days for your application(s) to be processed.
  • Once your screening has been approved, we will confirm the terms and licence fees to you. An advanced fee may be applicable at this stage.

Please wait for your licence to be fully approved before promoting your screening.

We wish you and your audience a fantastic event!

Copyrights: The Driver © 1978 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation - STUDIOCANAL FILMS Ltd | Gemini Man © 2019 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. | Rebel Without A Cause © 1955, Renewed 1983 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. | Back to the Future © 1985 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved. | Baby Driver © 2017 TriStar Pictures, Inc. and MRC II Distribution Company L.P. All Rights Reserved.