From R2500 to R3000+ (discount on 3 or more bookings) depending on a variety of factors. The primary factors are screen size and travel distance. We can provide you with accurate pricing for your event, simply request a quote – they’re FREE!
Yes. Our smaller residential packages can turn any backyard into a thrilling cinema under the stars. Or, watch playoffs or the World Cup! Also great for Sweet Sixteens, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Family gatherings and Mitzvahs. For some extra fun, start it off with a slide show!
From a small backyard gathering to over 2000.
Movie licensing means paying for the rights to show copyrighted material, and is necessary for most public film screenings. No licensing is needed for backyard events.
Our projectors are native 1920 x 1080 16:9 widescreen HD projectors with up to 6000 lumens. We do not use regular computer or XGA/WXGA projectors, whose lower resolution, low contrast ratio and poor colour accuracy can ruin the movie experience. With us it’s high-def from beginning to end, meaning what you see on our screens is exactly what you see at the movies.
We can start the pre-show (if you have provided us with sponsors’ logos, community messages or other content) around sunset. The movie can usually start about 15 minutes later. Note that weather, can affect start times. What kind of movies can you show? Just about any! A great resource is www.IMDB.com, which lists every movie ever made. Start by searching by genre.
Not at all. We can display regular and HD TV, satellite and cable feeds, live camera feeds, video games, Pay-Per-View events like UFC, Twitter and Facebook feeds, etc. We can even show smartphone or tablet content.
We offer Outdoor movies anywhere in the country but, our primarily servicing the KZN area. If you are outside KZN area, it generally makes the most economic sense when 3 or more consecutive days are booked.
Not only can we, we encourage you to. Just bring your DVD, Blu-Ray, or computer with your video or PowerPoint presentation.
We use Airscreens, the world’s best outdoor screens. Unlike metal-framed screens, which are uninsurable for outdoor use as they present a serious hazard in windy conditions, Airscreens are safety-rated for up to 40 km/h winds.
We may cancel the screening of any movie if the weather appears to have the potential to cause harm to our equipment, staff or attendees. Examples of weather conditions that may cause a cancellation are: thunder/lightning, wind, cold, and rain. In most cases the weather related cancellation will simply be re-scheduled for a different day, depending on availability. Please note: if the event must be canceled after Kahnns Outdoor Movies has begun traveling to the venue, travel and labour fees still apply.
No problem. You bet. We can even offer an all-nighter!
Once we’ve established availability for your dates, we issue the event contract, which we ask you to sign and return with a 50% deposit. Your booking is then complete. Balance is due by event date for new accounts.
Yes, we do require that a contract be signed by all parties. This is to ensure that all parties are protected and everyone has a clear understanding of the expectations. Our contracts are custom designed to meet the needs of our clients.
Yes, unlike some other providers, your deposit is fully refundable within 30 days of booking, unless otherwise stated.
1 Inflatable Movie Screen (widescreen) 1 Professional Outdoor Audio System (2 – 5 speakers) 1 High Definition DLP Digital Projector DVD Players (standard or Blu-ray) Microphone for announcements/sponsors Generator 1 to 3 Event Technicians for set-up and media presentation
We supply power for events in remote locations. We will use standard outlets if they are available. Two dedicated 20 amp circuits may be necessary to power an outdoor movie event without using our generator.
Three hours before dusk – Technicians arrive and begin set-up One hour before dusk – Screen is inflated / Audio system is tested One hour before dusk – All ages appropriate music is playing 30 minutes before dusk – Optional pre-show entertainment begins 10 minutes before dusk – Announcements and host greeting Dusk – Sponsor commercials and movie begins 10 minutes after completion of movie – Movie screen is deflated One hour after completion of movie – Equipment is packed for departure
We often set up on asphalt or other hard surfaces where ground stakes can’t be used. In these cases we can tie to vehicles or to pre-existing structures (poles, railings, etc.), or use our weights, which provide up to 4000 kg of ballast. Extra fees may apply, and water is needed when using our water barrels.
We recommend that you request a wide screen format standard DVD or Blu Ray from the film licensing company. The size of the projected image will be maximized because all of our screens are wide screen (16:9 ratio). We utilize up-scaling DVD and Blu Ray players as well as HD projectors to produce high definition movie events.
Please ensure you have secured an appropriate space – we prefer to review the venue as soon as possible. It is common to host events on grass, or otherwise ‘soft’ grounds – this allows us to safely stabilize our screen by sinking four large anchors into the ground. Hard grounds, like parking lots, require alternate methods of securing the screen. If you cannot provide a soft venue, PLEASE INFORM US IMMEDIATELY, the fees required to rent, deliver and setup alternate anchors are not included in our rental fee. Lastly, we require vehicle access to the venue.
We reserves the right to cancel any event, (up to and including the day of), if there is risk to the safety of our staff, equipment, or attendees. There are NO cash refunds for canceled events, but we will arrange a second showing.