Here is a list of frequently asked questions regarding out Bicycle Powered Cinema.
If you have a question that is not listed below, please get in touch via our contact page.
Does it have to be dark for the cinema?
For a cinema event, YES. If outdoors we would advise screening half an hour after sunset. Please check sunset times before booking. For indoor screenings it is important to have control of the rooms lighting. Any windows, skylights or fire exists may compromise the image on screen.
What do we provide?
We provide all the kit including power management, bicycles and A/V equipment. All you have to do is provide a suitable space for us to set up. If you are booking a cinema, you will be responsible for arranging the film license.
Where do I get a film license?
Please contact www.filmbankmedia.com/ for details.
Are you insured?
Yes, we have full public liability insurance and a 100% safety record.
Do you need power?
Our bicycle-powered cinemas and challenges are 100% human powered. We do not require mains electricity or generators and we leave no lasting footprint on the environment.
How do you secure the screen?
We base our quotes on a grass set up on the assumption that we can spike 4x 600mm anchor stakes into the ground for the screen guy ropes. These stakes leave no significant damage to the ground. If your site is not on grass this is not a problem but you will need to arrange for suitable screen weights. There will be a hire charge if you would like Electric Pedals to organise ballast.
Can we screen anything before the film?
Of course. We often screen our own bicycle-related short films. We are happy to run any advertising/promotional content you may have or show any short films if you supply us with them before the event day.
Can we play music before the event?
We always bring our own music and playlists but you are more than welcome to play your own music. Just bring along your phone or Ipod and plug into our system. We can accommodate DJ/live music set-ups for pre-screening engagement. You are responsible for the PRS license.
What if it rains?
We will not operate in the rain or strong wind. Therefore, we strongly recommend you arrange a contingency space in case of adverse conditions.
What about wind?
We can screen in wind speeds up to 25knots. Above that and we will have to take the screen down for health and safety reasons.
Do we pay in advance?
We take 50% deposit before your event to confirm the booking and 50% after the event, no late than 30 days.
Do you give refunds?
If you have to cancel or reschedule we will try and give a full or partial refund providing you give us enough notice and we can re-book that date.