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Private Watch Party FAQ

Q: What is a Private Watch Party?
A: A Private Watch Party allows you to host your own screening. Snack on popcorn, laugh with friends and family and enjoy your choice of one new release movie in the privacy and comfort of your own auditorium.

Q: How many people can I bring?
A: For a Private Watch Party you may bring up to 30 guests including yourself. At select theatres, you can add additional attendees to your party for an additional $10.00 per ticket. Contact your theatre for more details and availability based on your showtime selection. Within your private auditorium, all members of your party are welcome to choose where they’d like to sit.

Q: How much does it cost?
A:  Price varies by showtime, location and movie selection. Select an available Private Watch Party showtime at your local participating theatre for pricing.

Q: How do I purchase a PWP?
A:  Private Watch Parties are purchased directly through the Cinemark website, just like you would purchase tickets to a public showtime.

Q: What movie can we watch?
A: Movie selection varies by location. See what new release movies are available at your local participating theatre by selecting a showtime.

Q: Are there any special deals for Cinemark Movie Rewards or Movie Club members?
A: Movie Rewards members will earn points on their purchase, and may apply their Movie Club discount towards purchases at the concession stand. No other Movie Club pricing is available.

Q: Are there any special concessions offers?
A: There are no special concession offers for Private Watch Parties nor are concessions included in your purchase. You are able to take advantage of any available concession promotions. Sign up for Cinemark emails to learn about new movies, limited time offers and more.

Q: Are there any restrictions?
A: Private Watch Party offering is only available for a limited time at participating theatres. For private use only. Seats and tickets not for resale. No tax exemption or credits applicable. All pricing subject to change. No substitutions or rainchecks. Movie selection is subject to change and may vary by theatre.​ Price does not include tax or applicable online fees. Offer includes auditorium rental for one selected film only.

Q: What are you doing to keep your guests, employees and theatres clean and safe?
A: The health and well-being of our guests, employees and communities is a top priority. All cleanliness and safety protocols apply to the Private Watch Parties. Learn more.

Q: What should I do before arriving at the theatre for my Private Watch Party?
A: Your movie will begin at the scheduled showtime, so please plan to arrive together at least 15 minutes early and have your confirmation email ready. Don't have your confirmation email? Check your email or look it up here.


Q: I have more questions, who can I reach out to?
A: If you have questions or comments please visit our Contact Us page and submit a request or call 1-800-Cinemark.

Q: I'm not able to go anymore. How can I request a refund?
A: If you need a refund, please visit our Refund Request page. 

Q: Can I decorate the auditorium for my Private Watch Party?
A: Due to safety and cleaning concerns as well as overall movie presentation quality, decorations are not permitted in the auditorium. Please refrain from bringing balloons, silly string, streamers, banners and other decorations. However, if you would like to bring a 6' tablecloth, the theatre will be happy to set up a table for gifts and cupcakes (no cakes permitted). Goody bags may be distributed as guests exit the auditorium, but we ask that they not contain food, candy or beverages of the same variety offered at our concession stand.

Q: Is there anything I need to do once my Private Watch Party is over?
A: Cinemark is taking every precaution to ensure your safety — and we’re asking our guests to do the same. After your Private Watch Party, please help us by disposing of all trash, seat wipes and unwanted protective gear in the proper bins. When your movie is over, please ensure that all guests exit the auditorium promptly, so our employees have adequate time for enhanced cleaning and sanitizing. 

Q: Aside from my guests, is anyone else allowed in the theatre during my Private Watch Party?
The auditorium is yours during your Private Watch Party. However, our theatre staff will be checking in every 30 minutes to ensure you have the best experience possible.

Q: Can I rearrange the auditorium for my Private Watch Party?
A: We kindly ask that guests treat the auditorium with care and refrain from moving any signs, barriers or other equipment. For your safety, running in the auditorium is prohibited; we also ask that all attendees enjoy the movie from their seats. If you have any questions, please ask a theatre staff member.

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