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"We loved working with Rocket Cinema for a recent screening of work by Yue Nakayama in Houston. Their communication was great and the image and screen looked amazing. Everything went off without a hitch." 

 

Xandra Eden, Executive Director, DiverseWorks, Houston

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CHOOSE A SCREEN SIZE


Rocket Cinema can provide everything you need to host a successful outdoor movie screening.  We partner with businesses, art organizations, churches, and schools to create outdoor events that bring communities together safely.  See the information below and call us at 512-964-7979 with any questions.   We'll help you find the perfect rental package for your event.   

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Our 40' screen package is $2000. 

This service includes: 

  • 11k lumen Barco projector

  • 40’ wide inflatable screen (30' x17' viewable)   

  • 4k Watt Yamaha PA system:  (2) 15” mains, (2) 18” subs 

  • DVD/ Blu-Ray player and connections for computer or gaming consoles. 

  • FM audio transmission for car stereos and a microphone for announcements 

  • Technical crew to deliver, setup, and tear down the equipment 

  • Whisper quiet generators, no extra power required  

  • Standard 3 hour rental period

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Our 16' screen package is $750. 

This service includes: 

  • 6k lumen Epson projector

  • 16’ wide inflatable screen 

  • 2k Watt PA system:  (2) 12” mains 

  • DVD/ Blu-Ray player and connections for computer or gaming consoles. 

  • Technical crew to deliver, setup, and tear down the equipment 

  • Standard 3 hour rental period

  • No additional charge for ballasts (if unable to stake into the ground to secure screen) 

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Our 50' screen package is available through a partnership with Good Things event company and Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow.  This is one of the largest screens available in Texas and includes a powerful 30k lumen projector.    

 

Contact us directly for a custom quote at contact@rocketcinematexas.com.  

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

$350 charge for water ballasts (if unable to stake into the ground to secure screen)

$350 Q&A package: 2 monitors, 2 stage microphones, 1 audience microphone, light bar

$2.30 per mile travel fee for events outside Austin, Texas.

 

        

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How many cars can you service for a Drive-In screening?  

We can provide a great movie screening experience for up to 100 cars.  

 

How many people on a lawn?  

We can serve up to 750 people seated on a lawn. 

How long does it take you to set up? 

Our crew can have the entire system up and running in approximately 2 hours.  They can disassemble and load out in approximately one hour.          

 

When can the movie start? 

We generally prefer to start screenings no earlier than the end of “civil twilight”.  Find that information for your event HERE.  

 

How do I license a movie? 

Most major motion pictures are licensed through two companies: CRITERION and SWANK.   Browse the catalogues, select a film, and apply for a license.  They will reply with a quote based upon your film selection, location of the screening, and size of your audience.               

DOWNLOAD THE ROCKET CINEMA SERVICE PDF  

Non-profit discounts

Rocket Cinema is currently offering our services at a discount to qualifying central Texas non-profit organizations.  For $1500, we will install our 40' inflatable screen, 11k lumen Barco projector, and 4k watt Yamaha PA system to support your event.  For $750, we will install our 16' screen, 6k lumen projector, and 2k watt PA.  We can also help with movie licensing and live video options.  Call us at 512-964-7979 or email us at contact@rocketcinematexas.com.   

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Justin Sherburn, Owner 

Justin Sherburn is a professional  musician and Texas native that has been producing  events across the nation for over 20 years.  His group Montopolis is a proud member of the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster and a contractor for the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division.  

 

In 2020, Sherburn created Rocket Cinema to support performing arts groups and non profit organizations  during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The outdoor movie screenings and live events have proven to be a popular and safe way for audiences to gather and celebrate in Austin, Houston, and venues throughout Texas.  Justin is on site at every Rocket Cinema event and joined by his crew of experienced professionals.