3 ideas for showing movies at school
As we head into fall, let’s take a moment and explore how schools enhance educational programs and motivate students through the “magic of the movies”:
- Assemblies are more exciting and engaging with movies
- Student organizations can generate revenue through movie fundraisers
- Parent-teacher groups can sponsor free movie nights to bring families together outside of school hours.
Unexpected movie screenings are no cause to worry, because a CVLI license allows for unlimited exhibitions. In addition, your license includes a Standard membership to ScreenVue®.
Host a movie fundraiser
While the CVLI Video License does not allow you to charge an admission fee for your movie screening, selling concessions like popcorn and/or asking for donations are great ways to raise funds for your school. Try a movie that reflects the theme of your event:
- Are you a sports organization? Try McFarland, USA or Miracle
- Are you a student arts group? Freedom Writers is a favorite choice
- Are you hosting a charity fundraiser this Christmas? Pair a toy drive with a showing of The Lego Batman Movie or Toy Story 3
- Film adaptations of favorite books like Hidden Figures and A Dog’s Purpose are always great options
Are all your facilities covered?
If your school has related offsite ministries, we can help you ensure all aspects of your ministry are copyright compliant. You can obtain licenses for each part of your ministry so that video programming is covered in all facilities, including your:
- Conference center
- Child care center
If you have any programming ideas you would like to share, please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, all of these activities require a public performance license. Also, please be sure to note the advertising policy of your license when promoting your event.