Private theater rentals allow you, your family, and up to 15 people in your “bubble” to view your favorite film in one of BMFI’s four state-of-the-art theaters. Bring your favorite classic movie, Hollywood blockbuster, or an indie gem. The choice is yours.
Private theater rentals start at $250, and all rentals include up to $100 of BMFI’s mouth-watering concessions at no additional charge. Prices vary depending on day of the week, time of day, and the length of your selected film. See the Private Rental Rates for a full list of prices. Currently, all rentals have a maximum capacity of 15 people per screening.
BMFI’s private theater rentals are for the exclusive enjoyment of you and your bubble. Renters may not publicize these screenings, charge admission, or use the screening as a fundraiser.
For more details, please contact BMFI by requesting a rental, emailing Rentals@BrynMawrFilm.org, or at 610.527.4008 x107. In order to successfully secure your first choice of date and time for a screening, please confirm your booking as soon as possible.
Theater rentals at BMFI . . . your chance to finally return to the movies you love.
Private rentals accommodate a film up to 2 hours 15 minutes in length. Longer films are priced at $100 for each additional hour or portion thereof. All rentals include up to $100 worth of concessions. BMFI Members receive a 10% discount on their rental. Indicated rental start times are approximate. Your exact start time will be finalized during the rental process.
|Weekday Morning||Monday–Friday, 10:00 am||$250|
|Weekday Afternoon||Monday–Friday, 1:30 pm||$300|
|Weekday Evening||Monday–Thursday, 7:00 pm||$350|
|Weekend Morning||Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am||$300|
|Weekend Afternoon||Saturday–Sunday, 1:30 pm||$350|
|Weekend Evening||Friday–Saturday, 7:30 pm | Sunday, 5:00 pm||$400|
Renters are responsible for providing the film to screen at BMFI. Films over 135 minutes in length will incur additional charges. Supported formats include Blu-ray, DVD, .mp4 files, gaming consoles, and streaming platforms. If screening a film from a rental or subscription service, (e.g., Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, etc.), the renter must bring a device with the streaming platform installed or provide BMFI their login information temporarily. BMFI requests that renters deliver their film or login credentials 48 hours prior to their screening time for testing to ensure quality control. If the film is currently screening in Theater 5, the price of the movie rental will be added to the theater rental rate.
BMFI permits rental cancellations at any time, without penalty, up until 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. For cancellation requests with less than 48 hours’ notice, the renter may reschedule the event at no additional charge (one rescheduling permitted per rental). If the renter declines the rescheduling option, then BMFI will retain 50% of the rental fee. If the renter cancels less than 24 hours in advance, s/he may reschedule at no additional charge or forfeit the entire rental fee.
All rescheduled events must take place within three weeks of the original event. Availability of particular showtimes or dates for rescheduled rentals cannot be guaranteed. If nothing is desirable or available within the three-week rescheduling window, then, at management’s discretion, a new date and time beyond the three-week window may be offered, and the renter will have the option of booking that rental or receiving whatever refund is available under the terms given above. Rental bookings are not transferable.
As we begin to offer theater rentals, BMFI has established plans, protocols, and precautions to ensure the health and safety of both staff and patrons.
In doing so, we are adhering to the guidelines and standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the voluntary CinemaSafe guidelines developed by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and all Montgomery County guidelines.
Additionally, to help provide a safer environment throughout the building, we have made significant improvements prior to reopening. We’ve invested in new equipment for even more thorough surface cleaning and sanitation and have made changes to our overall HVAC systems to increase fresh air ventilation and enhance filtration.
Below, you’ll find an overview of the health and safety precautions we’ve implemented at BMFI for you and our staff. Please review them, and please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.
All patrons must wear appropriate masks properly, over nose and mouth, while at BMFI, except when eating and drinking in one’s theater seat. Per the CDC, appropriate masks meet the following criteria:
Anyone unwilling to wear a mask or removing their mask (except when eating or drinking in their seat) — or unwilling to wear a mask properly — will be denied entry or required to leave. Please bring a clean, appropriate mask with you. If you do not have such a mask with you, we will provide one.
Please fill out this form with as many details as possible. Once you have submitted this form, you will hear from us shortly.
Your submission of this form does not confirm your event or date. Your event/date is only confirmed after you have signed an agreement and we have received your deposit.