Last April 27, the Negros Online Workers, a local community of freelancers based in Bacolod organized a block screening for Avengers: Endgame. It was a random idea that we had since we were having a hard time getting advance tickets for the movie plus we want to enjoy lazy boy seats while watching the 3-hr movie.
Fast forward, the block screening was a success. The tickets were sold out in an hour and we had local companies such as Dojo 8 Coliving Space, Ask Franco Ryu Karatedo, Verde Nua and Lunasterra who became our raffle sponsors. We also had free siomai.
And since I am getting a lot of inquiries on how to organize a block screening, here are 4 steps in organizing a block screening at the Citymall cinema.
Step 1: Call or visit the cinema and ask for availability. Check with them your preferred date and time. If screening time/schedule is not yet available, give them an idea if you would like a morning, afternoon or evening screening.
Step 2: Once you have confirmed that the schedule is available, submit a letter of intent via email signifying your interest to organize a block screening. This will be forwarded to Citymall's head office. Approval normally takes 1-3 business days and you will be notified via call or email.
Step 3: Once approved, pay the downpayment. Downpayment should be at least 50% of the total cost and the balance can be paid on the screening date.
Step 4: Pay the balance and claim your tickets. Citymall will be issuing their usual tickets and all your guests need to submit this upon entry.
Please note that if you will have product samplings or activations and displays, you may be required to submit another letter of intent subject for approval.