Find a family-friendly movie and set up a special kids' movie night at your clubhouse. It's a great chance for kids and parents to make new friends in the community, and an inexpensive way for them to have a night out... or in. Require an adult to accompany their children so you aren't acting as a babysitter.
You can choose to provide movie candy, popcorn and drinks if your budget allows, or invite guests to bring their own snacks.
Looking for fun snacks to serve? Check out our Party Food board on Pinterest.
Event Type: Party
Food/Non-Food: Food (optional)
Target Group: Families/Children
Event Scope: Breadth
Have you done an event like this in the past? If so, share your best practices with us in the comments section.
Movie Licensing Policy
It is important to understand the Copyright Act as it relates to movie licensing. The bottom line is that a property should obtain a movie license for each movie they show at a public CARES event. The property could incur significant penalties if caught without a license, so it’s important that each CARES Team ask their manager before scheduling a movie event. It is up to the manager if they wish to proceed without obtaining the license. CARES Teams are only required to notify their manager of the need. The property would be liable for any consequences and/or fines that came from violating the Copyright Act. The management company may already have an umbrella license for all their properties. That would definitely be worth checking into! A property manager can obtain a license by contacting the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation http://www.mplc.org/ to determine the following purchase commitment(s):
- a title license (license for a specific movie).
- an umbrella license (license for various movies in partnership with Hollywood studios – Disney, Paramount, Warner Brothers, etc).
- single license for their property.
- multiple facility license which offers a discount for management companies who have 3 or more properties, discounts ranging from 5% to 15%.
Other websites that can assist properties and Teams in being compliant with this are listed below. These show how an umbrella license can be obtained to show movies at any time. The websites are: