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Movie Screen Lease

There's nothing to compare with the excitement of seeing a movie on the silver screen. Sure, there's Netflix and yes, it's easy to pop a DVD into the VCR, but for sheer viewing pleasure, a movie theater offers an experience that cannot be equaled anywhere else. The laughs are louder when shared, and the collective sigh is something you only get when seated in a theater surrounded by dozens of other appreciative film-goers.
It's that unique experience that prompted The State to offer the opportunity for non-profits, businesses and individuals to rent part or all of the theater to show their film of choice. The Movie Screen Lease program allows you to rent our $20,000, state-of-the-art movie screen for a private party, fund-raiser, premiere or public screening. All you have to do is select the film title and we'll do the rest! The State's staff, concessions stand and projection and sound equipment are all part of your Movie Screen Lease so you and your guests can just sit back, relax and enjoy the show.


Movie Screen Lease Rates

Non-profit Screen ($1,250)
As a 501(c)3, you may select the film (depending upon the availability of the title); The State books the film; and you set the cost of admission. Please note that the base rate is $1,250.  The cost to obtain the theatrical rights to the film, which you also pay, may vary anywhere from $250 to $450, and may also include a percentage of box office revenues. The percentage may be required by the film distributor.  Film revenues go back to the nonprofit, however, the percentage of box office revenues required by the film distributor will be deducted from box office revenues prior to settlement. 

Private Screen ($1,750)
You select the film (depending upon availability of the title), and  you and  your guests have the exclusive viewing rights to the film.  You determine the cost of admission, or your guests may attend the private screening at no charge.  The State will obtain the rights to screen your film, the cost of which is passed along to you.  The cost of obtaining theatrical rights may vary from $250 to $450, plus the film distributor may charge a percentage of admission, if any is charged.

Private Screen/Catered Event ($2,000)
All of the Private Screen information above applies, however, if the renter chooses to bring in food, or have their film event catered, there is an additional $250 in cleaning fees applied to the overall cost of the rental.



State Theatre of Modesto, Inc. | 1307 J Street | Modesto, CA 95354
BOX OFFICE (209) 527-4697 | fax (209) 527-4520 |