A “Movie Night” at your church can be so much more than just grabbing a few friends and renting a dvd.
With a site license, you can legally host a crowd and advertise the event with complete integrity. (a good thing for a church seeking to present Christ to the world)
Often with the package you will get promotional materials, a plan, and in some cases dvd’s of the movie that if sold can offset some or all of the site license cost. Check the particular site or package for the details for your specific movie. The costs for the license may seem high at first, but consider the cost per person, as well as the fact that in many cases the license is for an extended period of time – if the film is well received, why not show it again? Build a core of 50 people willing to support a movie night at a minimum of $5, and you’ll cover the cost of most of these films!
The information below was accurate per the related webpages as of the time this was posted, but are subject to change. If you find something to be in error, please let us know so it can be corrected. Thank you!
Finally, while Men of A.I.M. may on occasion sponsor movie events in the area, we’d also like to help get the word out should you choose to host a movie night. If you host a movie night, would you be willing to allow a member of the Men of A.I.M. team a few moments to share our hearts for a strong grassroots foundation for Christian films in Central Illinois or set up a table communicating this ministry? Thank you.
MOVIE OUTREACH CONTACTS:
Distributor for the Christiano brothers.
For specific details email Rich Christiano at email@example.com.
(Note: ChristianMovies is listed first because it was through sponsoring “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry” last fall that Men of A.I.M. first got involved with Christian movies. Thanks Rich C. for making the film and Ed S. / Jim H. for allowing me to be part of a great sponsorship team!)
Time Changer (stars Gavin MacLeod as a time traveler who shows the dangers of watering down the word of God)
Unidentified (Something is out there)
Me & You, Us, Forever – a film on the trials and tribulations of a relationship breaking apart.
(costs for this film depend on crowd size, but maximim is $175 for 50+. Rates cut nearly in half if you offer a 4-pack of dvd’s for purchase to attendees.)
Partial Listing of Titles:
The Chronicles of Narnia
Sarah’s Choice (Rebecca St James, Brad Stine, Dick Van Patten)
The Cross and the Towers (documentary on 9/11)
One Night With the King
and many others
Price Ranges: $149 – $299
Promotional Materials included. Various license durations.
PureFlix has offered churches a discount available only through Men of A.I.M. Please contact us (Rich@MenofAIM.org or 309-253-6947) for details. Men of AIM thanks PureFlix for their support of our attempts to build up the Christian movie market.
JUST RELEASED: Standing Firm from Praise Pictures. I (Rich) have not yet viewed this film, but have been following its progress and will be watching it in the near future. If your church plans to screen this (or any Christian film) please let me know and we’d like to help get the word out.
Cost for this film is based on church attendance – the 2nd cost includes posters and bulletin inserts.
Avg Weekly Attendance: < 100 $99 / $129
100 – 1000 $169 / $219
1000+ $269 / $299
Partial Listing of Titles:
To Save a Life (note there are a couple licenses already in the Peoria area)
Sherwood Pictures (Fireproof, Facing the Giants, Flywheel)
Come What May (Abortion themed)
Second Chance (Michael W Smith)
many more to choose from.
Pricing is tiered based on average church attendance. Packages available with promotional materials as well promo materials and dvd’s to be purchased separately.
Prices based on expected audience size – most films start at $99.
Gifted Hands (with Cuba Gooding Jr)
Faith Like Potatoes
Thou Shalt Laugh 4
Apostles of Comedy
Lee Strobel The Case for Christ
Lee Strobel The Case for Faith
Somebody’s Daughter (deals with Pornography)
Cloud Ten Pictures has a number of movies, and are among the lowest cost per film you’ll find anywhere – some for less than $40.
The most high profile films at this sight are Left Behind and Left Behind II, but there are many others available.