The field trip program is designed to open theatres, in the morning, for school groups. Movie start times are typically 8:30 a.m. - noon. Exceptions may apply. We require 7 business days advance notice for field trips.
No - Other school groups may be in the auditorium, if seating is available.
We require a minimum of 50 people (students, teachers and parent chaperones and bus drivers) to open the theatre early. If you have a smaller group, we may be able to combine your group with another group, provided seating is available.
The school package includes the movie ticket concessions. School package pricing varies from theatre to theatre, and package prices are listed for each theatre on the School Events page. Tickets cannot be purchased without concessions. When we open the theatre early for your group, everyone pays the school package price - this includes students, teachers, parent chaperones, and bus drivers.
Seating is guaranteed for the number of pre-paid attendees. If seats are available, 5 or less extra people may attend. The extra people must pay full price, at the door, for ticket and concessions.
Yes, teachers, school staff, bus drivers, parent chaperones must pay the school package price. No exceptions.
Payment is due, at your local Cinemark theatre at least three business days prior to your field trip. We will accept a school or PTA check, money order, credit card, cashier's check, or cash. Purchase orders and personal checks will not be accepted.
In most cases, school field trips are booked several weeks in advance. At the time of your booking, we may know which movies are scheduled to be released around the time of your field trip. However, we cannot guarantee a movie will play, in a specific theatre, until the contract is signed with the film studio. These contracts are normally negotiated approximately two weeks prior to the release date of the movie.
By contract with the film studio, a movie will play for two weeks. After that initial two week period, decisions on "holding" a film are made on a week by week basis, depending on the box office grosses.
We cannot guarantee what will be on the screen more than two weeks in advance. We will try to accommodate your needs, but sometimes these family films are not available.
If school is cancelled or delayed due to weather, we certainly will not expect your group to be at the theatre. While we do not offer refunds, we will reschedule your field trip as quickly as possible. We cannot guarantee the same film will be available for your rescheduled date. Contact your local Cinemark theatre manager to reschedule your field trip.