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People sitting at an outdoor cinema hire event at Bishop's House, Somerset

Best outdoor cinema hire – how we delivered an event in five days

Only the best outdoor cinema hire company could have done it.

A recent assignment challenged Urban Entertainment to help stage an outdoor cinema event against the stunning backdrop of The Bishop’s Palace, in Somerset.

No big deal, you might think. That is, until we discovered the event was in just five days’ time. Here’s how we delivered it successfully.

rooftop cinema near st. Paul's Cathedral, London

Set against the stunning backdrop of St Paul's cathedral, we presented cinematic classics at this rooftop event that's etched in memory.

Rooftop cinema hire – discover the sky high appeal

Rooftop cinema hire is one of our favourite, and rising, trends in the outdoor cinema industry.

That’s because it combines breathtaking views with top quality movies for an immersive, 360 degree experience.

Here we reveal everything you need to know about the genre plus how to put on a show-stopping event of your very own.

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Open-air cinema with Urban Entertainment – The festival edition

What do some of the world’s biggest and best festivals have in common?

Open-air cinema, of course. From documentary festivals to family focused events, they’ve all used the magic of open-air cinema as an extra entertainment feature.

Timothee Chalamet as Wonka 2023

Hire an outdoor cinema in 2023 with our complete guide

Hire an outdoor cinema, they said. It’ll be fun, they said…

But with so many factors to consider, from which film to screen to the best locations to screen it at, it can be easier said than done to organise such an event.

If you’ve got questions on how to stage the best event for your audience, welcome to the right place.
Here at Urban Outdoor Cinema our experts have put together this step by step guide just for you.

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Outdoor cinema company scores World Cup fan zone triumph

You could say we are the dream team outdoor cinema company. Working on events covering the most prestigious association football tournament on the planet is always exciting. But to do it so close to the action of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is quite another thing.

Our experts at Urban Entertainment were called upon to create a fan park that would capture all of the excitement on a big screen. And boy did we hit the back of the net…

couple holding hands at valentine's day drive-in cinema

Valentine’s drive-in cinema: A perfect romantic cinema experience

When it comes to Valentine’s drive-in cinema events, you could hire any old outdoor cinema. You could keep it basic with any vaguely romantic film and throw in a heart or two for minimal effort. But that would be a big mistake, big. HUGE.

Here we reveal the actual recipe for Valentine’s drive-in success:

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Outdoor cinema experts expecting huge demand in 2023

Outdoor cinema experts are gearing up for a new year of exciting opportunities.

We’re also looking back on what a busy 12 months it has been.

As we reflect and plan for 2023, we also launch here an exclusive discount on offer only for quick-to-act customers.


Drive in cinema hire – 90 years of a classic movie experience

Drive in cinema hire has seen a boom in popularity in recent years.

The concept has taken off across the world and enjoyed a revival especially following the Covid-19 pandemic as an open air socialising option. These days drive in cinemas such as those hosted with Urban Entertainment are slick operations.

But where did it all begin and why?

Christmas Outdoor Cinema Hire

Seven alternative Christmas movies from the outdoor cinema experts

Alternative Christmas movies aren’t just beloved by Scrooge.
Not everyone wants their favourite seasonal films to be gift wrapped, dipped in yoghurt and covered in chocolate buttons a la Love Actually.
Some of us need our festive message to be a little bit out there and unconventional. Here’s our top seven, as chosen by an outdoor cinema company with years of experience in Christmas film events.


Christmas outdoor cinema hire is a global sensation

Christmas outdoor cinema hire events are one of the finest ways to get in the Yuletide mood. And that applies no matter where you are in the world.

How do we know? Because Urban Entertainment is behind the scenes bringing these occasions to life with years of expertise and a big dollop of festive spirit to boot.

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The best Halloween outdoor cinema movie is revealed

Heading to a Halloween outdoor cinema event this month?

Of course you are. Any movie fan knows this is a ghoulishly great time of year to enjoy horror movies on the big screen.

But debate rages on as to which film is the absolute finest for October 31. Here we lift the lid on our cream of the crop at Urban Entertainment.

Dalmations record breaking outdoor cinema event

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Why outdoor cinema events have a universal appeal – even for dogs

As outdoor cinema events go – it was pretty paw-some.

Imagine the scene if you can. Some 127 dogs and their owners, all sat together to enjoy the Disney film 101 Dalmations.

It may sound unlikely but this was reality at a recent, and successful World Guinness Record bid.

Here at Urban Entertainment, we thought it was a perfect example of the universal appeal of outdoor cinema events.

Let’s explore this topic.