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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. Imagine snacking​ on popcorn, laughing with friends and family and enjoying your ​choice of one of our all-time, fan-favorite movies in the privacy​ and comfort of your own auditorium.

Q: How many people can I bring?
A: The number of guests you can bring varies by day, location & pricing.

For a Private Watch Party starting at $149, you may bring up to 20 guests including yourself.

At the theatre box office, you can add additional attendees to your party for $5 per person for classic films, or $10 per person for new releases. See theatre for more details. There is a maximum of 25 total guests but availability varies by auditorium capacity and state and local guidelines. 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?
Select a showtime to see available Private Watch Party movie options. Prices start at $149. Price may vary by showtime, location and movie selection. 

Q: What movie can we watch?
A: Choose from one of our all-time, fan-favorite movies above.

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, but you are able to take advantage of the ‘Welcome Back Prices’ offers already available at your concession stand for a limited time. Learn 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: Do we need to wear masks?
A: Yes. For the safety of our guests, employees and communities, we require that face masks be worn throughout our theatres. Masks may be removed when eating and drinking inside the auditorium.

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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