Licensing and screening classic and back catalogue films used to be complicated. Clearing the rights wasn’t easy, and finding screening material could take months. Then Park Circus came along. Working with major studios and other film libraries, we make it easy to put great films back on the big screen. We work with cinemas, film festivals and event organisers in over 80 countries around the world and represent over 20,000 titles for theatrical screening. We can access thousands of 35mm prints, have an increasing catalogue of titles available on DCP and can also license theatrical screenings from Blu-ray and DVD for some titles.
1. Find a film
- browse or search films by title, director, actor, decade, or genre
- wander through the collections
- see what others are screening around the world
- check out upcoming re-releases
2. Fill in A Screening Request Form
The information you supply on the Screening Request Form will give us the details we need to come back to you with a licensing cost and further details of how we can help.
We will try and get back in touch with you within one working day. Please submit this form as early as you can before you want to screen the film.
3. WE WILL work with you to arrange everything
We will email you as soon as possible with the costs, terms and information on the available screening materials. We may have to also arrange studio approval for the screening. Once all this has been agreed with you we will confirm the booking and help to arrange transport*.
4. Talk to us about what else you need
Once the booking has been finalised, ask the person you’ve booked the screenings with for anything else you need. We may be able to supply high resolution images, digital poster artwork for online use, original language dialogue lists or subtitle files. For theatrical reissues, you will automatically be sent posters and trailers if they are available.
We love using both the Latest section of our website and our social media channels to support the screenings and events we’ve licensed. Just include @ParkCircusFilms on twitter or drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. After the credits roll...
Once the film has screened, please return the materials as arranged when booking the film. If you have agreed on percentage terms, then please send your box office figures to email@example.com.
If you have any financial queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need more help?
Can’t find the film you’re looking for? We represent the back catalogues of many major studios and film libraries, and it is an ongoing project getting all of these films listed on our website. If the title you’re seeking isn’t on our site but you think we might have the rights, drop us a line and we’ll be happy to look into it for you.
Give us a challenge! We love movies and we want to see as many great films back on the big screen in as many counties as possible around the world. We love doing everything we can to help make amazing things happen. We can version DCPs into other languages, ship screening materials around the world, work out complicated international rights puzzles, track down prints and much, much more. Just ask.
The other things we do
We have a small home entertainment label where we release titles which are unavailable in the UK and Ireland on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD. We also handle some international film sales and can license titles to sub-distributors to re-issue in specific territories. Contact us for more information or download our TV, Digital and Home Media catalogue to find out more.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
The Park Circus Film Ambassador Network is a volunteer community of classic film fans who contribute to some of Park Circus' most exciting projects as grassroots advocates, getting involved with screenings in their local area. A vibrant conversation between avid bloggers, genre aficionados, format enthusiasts, local film clubs and more, the network connects people with one another, with their favourite films and with their favourite cinemas. Find out more...
If you've got a passion for classic film and would like to take part, get in touch with our Network Manager: Kate.Timperley@ArtsAlliance.com
*The exhibitor covers the transport cost of materials. If licensing a Blu-ray / DVD screening, you will need to purchase a copy that is commercially available. If not available to buy, we may be able to supply a copy but this usually has associated costs.
Every screening before an audience, of whatever size or nature, must be properly licensed. Failure to obtain such a licence is a breach of copyright laws and could lead to a prosecution for infringement.
Publicity material is intended for the promotion of theatrical screenings in theatres. Re-sale or duplication is prohibited.