How many people can your concessions accommodate at a screening?


Our concession stand serves up 12 people. If you are interested in serving more than this, a charge of $49 is added to your bill. This covers up to 12 additional guests. For more than 24 guests, reach out to us directly! 

What content can we watch?

For HOME BACKYARD/LOT EVENTS, your party can stream any title from a streaming service as long as you have access to it. If you choose to rent a movie, there is an additional rental fee. If you have any special requests, such as a sporting event, home video, or more, we are happy to work with you.


For PUBLIC EVENTS, we work with a distribution company to acquire licensing for every film we screen. This applies to anywhere outside on an individual's private property. This rule applies to schools, camps, religious spaces, lake clubs, parking lots and fairs/festivals. Backyard Cinemas strictly adheres to all U.S. content distribution laws. There are absolutely no exceptions to content screening charges as this is determined by the film studio.

Content selection by the time of the Kick-Off meeting 10 days prior to your event.

What happens if it rains?


We are happy to reschedule your event or provide a refund of your deposit. If there is inclement weather in the forecast, we will notify you 72 hours prior to your event. Our team reserves the right to cancel any event due to inclement weather if there is heavy rain, high winds, or thunder within 3 hours of the event start. If you would like to rebook, we will hold your $99 deposit.


What is the cancellation policy? 


You must inform us within 10 days of the event to guarantee a refund of your $100 deposit. Any late cancellations will result in a forfeiture of deposit fee. Inclement weather is the only exception to this policy.

Can we customize our package?

Our team is happy to assist with any special request. We also offer add-ons like screen upgrades, lighting packages, food vendors and custom giveaways! We can tailor any package to the specific needs of your party. Please reach out at support@backyardcinemas.co for more info!