What you need to know…

Pricing and Reservations

Q: How much does it cost to have an outdoor event?

A: Cost depends on the event package that interest you and fits your needs. Visit our Cinema Packages page to see what we have to offer.

Q: Can I pay online?

A: Yes, we provide secure payment via PayPal invoice. After your initial consultation, you will receive an estimate(s). When you’re ready click “Accept” on your estimate and we will begin preparing for your special day.

Q: Do I have to pay a deposit?

A: Yes, there is a 20% non-refundable deposit required to secure your date. Your deposit is applied to the remaining balance of services. The remaining balance it due after set-up is complete.

Q: Is there an additional charge if my event goes past the three hour rental time?

A: You can keep the party going for $50 each hour past the standard three hour rental timeframe.

Q: What areas do you service?

A: We deliver fun to the following neighborhoods and communities in North and Northwest Houston including the suburbs of Harris and Montgomery county: 
Spring, The Woodlands, Tomball, Conroe, Humble, Kingwood, Cypress, Jersey Village, Katy. If your area is not listed, contact our experts. We will try to make arrangements to add your location to coverage area. 

Q: How do I make a reservation?

A: You can submit a request for availability on our Stay-In Touch contact page. To better serve you, be sure to include your event details. We would love to know the date, reason for the celebration, expected number of guests, and what package or concessions caught your eye. It is our goal to respond to all inquires within 24 hours.

Q: How soon in advance should I book?

A: You can book at anytime; however, you will need to make your reservation at least one week before your event. For special requests and custom packages we ask for three weeks lead time to prepare and accommodate your needs.

Arrival and Set-up

Q: When will you arrive and how long will it take to set-up? 

A: We arrive 2-3 hours before start time and if needed include a free on-site survey in advance of your event. Performing a site survey of the set-up area prior to your event allows for better event preparation. Our set up is 1 – 2 hours depending on package and concessions purchases. 

Q: How long is the movie set-up reservation?

A: There is a standard three hour rental time associated with the movie set-up. You can keep the party going past those three hours. Keep in mind, there is $50 charge for each additional hour.

Q: Do you provide set up and take down?

Yes, we provide set up and take down for every event. Your event coordinator will handle all technical and concession needs during the event. Check out our Cinema Packages page to see what is included in our set-ups.

Q: What do I need to do to set it up?

A: Nothing! We handle everything for you. However, you will need a cleared space big enough for us to set it up. Performing a site survey of the set-up area prior to your event allows for better event preparation. We will need access to electrical outlet(s) to operate devices and appliances. If you are limited on outlets, lets us know in advance, so we may accommodate. 

Q: How big are the screens?

A: We currently offer one 5 x 10 screen. Our 135 inch inch display is the perfect fit to your backyard. As our business grows we will offer a more options in screen size and styles.

Q: When will the movie start?

A: Our premium projector and black backed screen we use allows for movies to be visible at sunset/dusk. As the evening moves to darkness, colors pop more vividly. 

Certifications and Licensing

Q: I’m worried about copyright laws, are you licensed to show a movies?

A: Since you are showing the movie in the privacy of your own backyard, no, you are required by law to purchase movie rights.

Q: How do you maintain food safety?

A: Your health and safety is our top priority. You can have peace of mind knowing all event hosts receive training and certification in the principles of food safety from institutions accredited by The Texas Department of State Health Services.

Q: Can you legally serve alcohol during an event?

A: Yes, all event coordinators earn their Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission certification. TABC certification gives host and servers the knowledge and skills necessary to avoid the most common alcohol service violations.

Customer Requests

Q: Can you show more than just movies?

A: Movies are our most popular occasion but Stay-In Cinema can host any other special celebration you have. Our services are perfect for Super Bowl parties, gender revels, karaoke, or displaying relationship moments during wedding reception. You name it we make it happen. Check out our Cinema Events page to see what kind of special occasions we create.

Q: Can I rent the screen or projector by itself?

Q: I don’t see the package or concession I want, do you take special requests?

A: We strive to provide all clients with a great experience based on their individual needs. Contact our team so we can chat about what we can do to help you have an amazing evening.