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.
Why is rooftop cinema hire so popular?
For movie-goers it is all about that feeling of adventure. Sitting on a rooftop with an impressive skyline in front of you is one way to escape day-to-day life, but adding a unique way to enjoy your favourite film makes it extra special.
The trend of rooftop cinema hire has gained popularity in recent years due to its ability to create an intimate and cosy atmosphere for the audience.
Generally, these events take place in urban settings, providing a fantastic and rarely seen bird’s eye look over the immediate surroundings.
Guests can enjoy the carefully curated movie under the stars, with a beautiful view in the background. This creates an unforgettable atmosphere that they are sure to remember for years to come.
Advantages for outdoor cinema organisers
The benefits of hosting your outdoor cinema hire event on a rooftop don’t just include creating a memorable experience.
Rooftop cinema hire is suitable for a variety of events, from private gatherings to corporate functions or a public screening.
The setup is also easily customised, allowing hosts to choose the film they want to replica swiss rolex datejust ref 126331 oysterband r misch zb grigio ardesia show, the type of seating, and even the food and drink options for their guests.
Some ideas to consider include whether to go for floor cushions or chairs, premium vegan hotdogs or decadently filled platters of bao buns.
And the bar offering is a classic way of making your event stand out from the rest. Popular drinks choices at previous rooftop events we have seen have included everything from cocktails to classic beers, premium coffee and even themed milkshakes.
If you want to go the extra mile, adding fairy lights, picnic blankets, fancy dress and free popcorn or candy carts always go down a treat.
Rooftop cinema hire also provides a great opportunity for branding and marketing. Companies can host events and showcase their products or services at the same time.
They can create a bespoke event which highlights their brand and creates a lasting impression on attendees.
Our experience in rooftop cinema hire
The team here at Urban Entertainment have facilitated some absolutely incredible rooftop cinema events over the years.
In the UK, we set up and ran a rooftop movie experience overlooking the spectacular St Paul’s Cathedral, with its world-class architecture, in London.
Further afield in Dubai, we also delivered an incredible rooftop cinema event against the backdrop of Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest tower in the world.
Both of these events had an incredible vibe thanks to the awesome city settings, and our expertise of course.
The record-breaking rooftop cinema
The field of outdoor cinema continues to grow and evolve at a rapid pace. We’ve seen gigantic changes during the decade Urban has been in business.
In Houston, Texas, a new development announced in February 2023 will create the world’s first two balenciaga 749032 1 sweaters for men screen rooftop cinema. The move will allow an American company to offer rolling films at the site and almost 400 seats in total.
Meanwhile around the rest of the world, outdoor cinema organisers continue to experiment with the adaptable nature of such events.
Outdoor cinema events have been held on moving boats in London, inside caves in Derbyshire and castles, Regency houses or at festivals in fields. The sky really is the limit when it comes to choosing a setting for your event.
Host your own rooftop event
In terms of the logistics of hosting this kind of experience, Urban’s service can handle it all for you.
That includes providing all of the equipment, from the screen to the projector and sound system. We handle the setup and takedown of all of the kit so that hosts can focus on the other aspects of the event.
Did you know we are the only outdoor cinema company to offer laser projection and we’re officially the largest providers in the UK and the Middle East offering inflatable cinema hire screens?
On top of that, there’s no need to get bogged down with the bureaucracy of film licensing. We not only offer cinema hire solutions but can also provide support on film licensing by advising on the correct steps to take or manage this process ourselves instead.
The films we are able to screen for you vary from new cinema releases to old classics, and everything in between.
Our premium packages cater for any outdoor cinema event, large or small, and with our industry leading AIRSCREEN solution, we are able to cater to over 5,000 people with cinema hire services.
We’d love to discuss your rooftop cinema event requirements with you, so book a call with our team to find out more.