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Unfortunately, we sometimes have films that become unavailable for a variety of reasons.
• A film distributor may be planning a theatrical re-release of a film e.g. 3D or re-mastered version, like the recent re-releases of Titanic & Finding Nemo. This may mean that once the new release of the film has completed its run in the cinema it will again be available for events.
• If a new film in a movie franchise is coming out, like James Bond or Batman, the film distributor will often pull all the other movies in the franchise from distribution until the new film has been released.
• An outdoor film screening may not be approved if it’s planned to screen at the Nationwide Moonlight Cinema. As they invest large sums of money in advertising campaigns and sell tickets from which the film companies derive significant revenues. So a smaller or free event may potentially diminish that income. Some films that have been rejected for this reason are, The Princess Bride, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Grease & Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
• Disney films are occasionally retired to ‘The Vault’ where they remain unavailable for several years to allow the build-up of demand. The re-releases of these films will often be a re-mastered or restored version that may in some cases get a short cinematic re-release also.
Just because we have listed a film as unavailable doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying for as things often change and the rights may become available in the future. However when selecting a film for your event it’s always a good idea to have a second and possibly third choice lined up, just in case. There are thousands of great films to choose from and if you need help coming up with a film we can help you with our multitude of THEMED FILM LISTS, also our Top 100 films list.
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