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MODULE: Plan Events

Film Showing

Film showings are are a great way to engage your members and give you the chance to sit back, relax and let the entertainment take care of itself.

Luckily for us, Lecture Theatres provide the perfect setting for a private cinema experience! Don’t forget the popcorn (we even have popcorn boxes you can borrow to really set the scene).

Film Licensing

If you are planning to show a film, the film itself is likely to be protected by strict licensing rules.

Avoid paying a hefty copyright fine, stick to the conditions of our licences:


Filmbank Media

Both licences cover streaming from any platform such as Netflix, Amazon etc. and playing DVD’s.


You can not advertise the Film/Season title publicly!



As long as it’s listed in the catalogue here and does not require ‘special permissions’

You can advertise the Film/Season title publicly!

What Next?

Add the event to your webpage/socials as a ‘Film Night’ but keep the name of the film between yourselves (in a private group).

Let us know what film you have chosen.

If a film requires ‘Special Permissions’ we can help organise this for you.

Box of Broadcasts

As a student you have free access to Box Of Broadcasts (BOB) where you can stream from a large collection of documentary’s plus Film 4 and BBC films:


  • Visit the Box of Broadcasts webpage here
  • Type the name of your institution “University of Brighton”
  • Enter your Student Central details to log-in
  • You are now good to go, start searching/browsing

Make the most of your movie

Here’s a few ideas to make your film showing more interactive:

  • Quiz

    Think of some key moments in the film which you can then quiz your members on after e.g. Question: In Dirty Dancing what fruit did Baby carry to the party? Answer: Watermelon

  • Talk About It

    Think of key topics about the film which you can discuss after. It’s always interesting to get everyone’s take on things

  • Theme the Event

    Match the theme to the movie and encourage everyone to come in fancy dress

    e.g. Horror Film – Halloween Costume / Marvel Movie – Superhero Costume

    You can have a competition for ‘Best Dressed’ and award a prize!

  • Props

    Hand out rolled up paper or stick wands and round glasses for Harry Potter or fluffy pens for Legally Blonde

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