Rentals are based on availability and are subject to the sole discretion of The
Independent Picture House management. Each rental will include ONE pre-event meeting with cinema
management at a mutually-agreed-upon time. Additional meetings may result in extra fees to cover staffing
cost. Renters who are intending to screen copyrighted material are required to obtain and are responsible for
all media and public performance licenses for the film(s) they wish to screen.
Rentals are subject to availability, and the schedule is often dependent on regularly
scheduled movies and studio obligations. Rentals are not confirmed until a signed letter of agreement and a
negotiated deposit has been received by The Independent Picture House. PAYMENT IN FULL (based on
Rental Rates) IS DUE TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT AND IS NON-REFUNDABLE WITHIN 10 DAYS OF THE EVENT DATE.
All exhibition media must be delivered to The Independent Picture House at least (1) one week in
advance of your rental.
Outside food and/or drinks are not allowed unless previously approved by The Independent Picture
House executive director. The concession stand will be open and staffed during events on an as needed basis.
Ticketing can be handled by the renter or The Independent Picture House.
• The number of tickets sold (including any comp. tickets) cannot exceed the auditorium capacity.
• If tickets are sold by the renter, The Independent Picture House cannot sell any portion of tickets
through the box office.
• If tickets are sold to the event, the terms of the rental (See Rental Rates below) default to negotiated
auditorium rental vs. a 40/60 split of box office revenue. The Independent Picture House receiving 40%
of the total box office collected if above the initial quoted rental rate.
• The Independent Picture House can provide in-person and online ticketing for the rental. If tickets are
sold through The Independent Picture House’s box office, there will be a 15% charge on the total gross
ticket sales to cover ticketing processing fees charged by our system providers. Box office reporting and
proceeds will be processed within 7 days upon completion of the event.
The Independent Picture House staff can meet ONCE with renters for a technical test; all
additional meetings will require a $25 per hour fee, with a one-hour minimum fee to be charged. Any meetings
require a minimum 72 hour notice.
Promotion and event marketing is wholly the responsibility of the renter. When there is a
share in the ticket sales or other agreement made, promotion of your event may be included on The
Independent Picture House’s website.
Auditorium rentals can be purchased in increments of 2, 3 or 4 hour blocks. Additional time over 4 hours, as
well as day rates, must be negotiated with The Independent Picture House executive director. If you exceed
your allotted rental time, a $100/half hour additional fee will be charged for each 30-minute increment. (For
example, if your rental is from 7pm until 9pm and your guests don’t leave until 9:35pm you will incur an
additional $200 charge on top of the original negotiated rental fee.)
The Independent Picture House would like to encourage the use of our space to spark
community conversations and education. To further our mission, we want to work with other nonprofit
partners, educational institutions, filmmakers and film organizations. Please provide your information in
the request link and we will contact you regarding a discounted auditorium rental.