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Theater Rentals


Located in the heart of Westchester County, NY, just 30 miles north of Manhattan, the historic JBFC Theater houses five state-of-the-art movie theaters ranging in capacity from 31 to 249, along with a gallery space that can accommodate large or small groups. We offer a sophisticated yet comfortable setting for corporate events, presentations, premieres, screenings, and private receptions—just a 55-minute train ride from New York City and within a block of the Pleasantville Train Station on the Metro-North Harlem Line.

This space is available for rent by industry professionals, nonprofit organizations, and businesses Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Other times may be available for a higher rental fee, subject to the JBFC’s programmatic activities.

Many convenient options for food are available within walking distance or by delivery (Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a short five-minute drive away).

For more information please contact rentals@burnsfilmcenter.org to set an appointment with a rentals coordinator. Please include the following information in your email inquiry:

  • Preferred date and time
  • Estimated number of attendees
  • Preferred venue
  • Brief description of your event
  • Your organization name
  • Are you a nonprofit (yes or no)

Due to frequent activities and programs, walk-in inquiries regarding rentals cannot be accommodated.

Rental Rates and Guidelines

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THEATER ONE (Capacity: 249)
$550 per hour (two-hour minimum)

THEATER TWO (Capacity: 135)
$450 per hour (two-hour minimum)

THEATER THREE (Capacity: 72)
$350 per hour (two-hour minimum)

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THEATER FOUR (Capacity: 41)
$350 per hour (two-hour minimum)

THE ADAM R. ROSE & PETER R. MCQUILLAN THEATER (Capacity: 31)
$350 per hour (two-hour minimum)

THE JANE PECK GALLERY (Capacity: 300) Available for rent for reception use in conjunction with your theater rental at an additional rate of $150 per hour (four-hour minimum, inclusive of theater rental time). Bar and catering services must be self-provided and are at an additional cost. All vendors must be pre-approved by the JBFC. Please ask about our Preferred Vendor List.

Rental Rates Include

ON-SITE SPECIAL EVENT STAFF

  • Projectionist
  • Technical inspection of media (delivery of media required 1 week prior to event)

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Concession Staff: $25 per hour
  • Additional Special Events Staff: $25 per hour
  • A/V Technician: $40 per hour
  • Technical Staff: $50 per hour
  • Digital Recording of event: $150

FORMATS

  • DCP and 3D DCP
  • Digital File (1920×1080 / Quicktime .MOV – ProRes or H264)
  • BluRay (Two exact discs must be delivered for back-up purposes)
  • HD Cam
  • 35mm
  • Stage Feeds Available for Presentations

 

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