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Sports events in theater 06 Feb 2005 15:58 #9788

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Hi,

I would like to know if the theater was rented out and people wanted a game (Superbowl, Boxing event, World Series etc..)projected on the screen if that was okay.
You would be renting out the theater to them like a party and would be charging them to rent the theater not renting the actual event.
How does that work? You can serve food also like a buffet style in the front and have people BTOB!
Now you could sub the show that was supposed to play there in a different theater by splitting the times!
Is there some type of infringement invovled by doing this.
I know people rent the theatre and have playstation games and videos playing during the party and wanted to know if this is the same!

Thanks!
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Re: Sports events in theater 06 Feb 2005 21:54 #9789

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WOW! That is a near perfect combination of licensing violations sure to get you in trouble with everyone from your booker, to the studios, to the state liquor licensing authorities to the big sports guns. In a word - NO! You cannot rent out your theater to a group and then bury your head in the sand about what they do there. YOU are responsible for all of it and you are expected to know better than they what is legal. You will also not want to break your contract with the distributor who licensed a film in that auditorium (or the one you are splitting with it)unless you plan on being able to survive without their product for the next couple of years if they find out. In short, don't mess with the providers of your livelihood.
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Re: Sports events in theater 07 Feb 2005 03:41 #9790

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Hi,

Thank you very much, I thought so. But some people think they know everything.
I thank you for clearing that up and saving future problems!

Thanks!
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Re: Sports events in theater 07 Feb 2005 14:12 #9791

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Every major sports broadcast has that disclaimer that clearly states that any use other than in private homes is illegal. You need to license any public showing, whether you charge or not. Even sports bars often face restrictions (e.g., "blackout rules").

"Alternative programming" using a Digital Cinema projector sounds like a good idea at first, but your "prime time" will usually conflict with your contracted film screenings.

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Re: Sports events in theater 11 Feb 2005 11:06 #9792

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A Showcase Cinemas in Massachusetts frequently showed some Red Sox games on the big screen this past season and served alcohol as well. I don't know what channels they went through to get clearance for this, though.

Edit: Ah, here's the link http://www.showcasecinemas.com/pressr/102.html

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Re: Sports events in theater 11 Feb 2005 11:13 #9793

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I'm curious about this as well. I've seen in newspaper ads for a Lansing MI theater that advertise having World Wrestling Entertainment PPVs at the theater. I wonder how they are able to show the PPVs and get away with it. Any ideas? Also, could video game tournements be done too or is this still a bad thing?
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Re: Sports events in theater 11 Feb 2005 12:09 #9794

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Here NYC, when a bar or location advertises they are showing a special pay-per-view type sporting event. The location has to get a special license from that cable company. On those nights the cable company sends people around town to check up on those types of venues. The bar or location pays the pay-per-view fee, but charges an admission fee to each patron. The cable company checks and want a cut of that admission charge.
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