Babylon ARTS is continuing to offer the hire of our ‘Portable Cinema Kit’ as part of legacy from the SeeCinema project; a rural touring scheme previously operated by ADeC. Discounts are given to local community groups, but the kit is also available for private hire. Please note that unfortunately we cannot offer this service in South Cambridgeshire as they have their own scheme.

It's a great chance to see quality films of your choice on your own big screen in your local venue or village hall.  You can screen anything from Hollywood classics to the latest blockbuster films on DVD. There are a huge range of films available on the Film Bank Media website.

We can hire you the equipment that you need to show films and support and advice in booking and promoting the films you want to show.  Community/Charity Group hire cost is £80+VAT for the kit with the smaller screen, £95+ VAT for kit with the larger screen.  Commercial hire of the kit is £140/£150+ VAT (excluding the film licence).


If you wish to charge admission or promote your screening - you will need a commercial ‘Single Title Screening Licence’ which allows you to screen the film legally. If you are using a public venue - village hall etc, you need to check the venue's Premises Licence includes film, or you will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice. If you would like us to book the film and necessary licences on your behalf, please contact us for more information.

The Equipment

  • a data projector
  • a portable screen (6’ by 8’) or larger portable screen (9' x 12')
  • a DVD/BluRay Player (Please check compatibility with us)
  • a sound system

The screen and sound system are large enough for up to 80 people, depending on the venue. The equipment has been set up for the scheme and is very simple to put together: no technician is needed. If you want to hire the kit you will need to have a one hour training session to learn how to put the kit together safely and effectively yourself. (£21+VAT).

The kit will fit in a car (estate or larger car, or smaller car with the seats down). It is not heavy, but at least two people are needed to put up and take down the screen and it is helpful to have two people to set up the projector and make sure it is properly focussed.

For more information please contact

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