Pop-up Cinema Hire – Already a Great Success

Chris Tinson was looking for ideas to entertain his children during the first lockdown, the result of which is his company Home Cinema Hire Leeds – and it seems it’s likely to become a national franchise.

Chris said: “By the end of lockdown 1, like many families, we had tried every physical and virtual game and activity possible, and so I came up with the idea of creating my very own cinema experience. The idea was to set-up a giant cinema screen at home, whereby I could stage a movie night with my family or when the restrictions eased invite people in my bubble to watch the football or a boxing match in the cinema-style setting. It then occurred to me that there must be a demand for families like my own that are unable to go out and don’t have the space or luxury of having a cinema room, but want to experience their own ‘Everyman’ at home.”

Chris quickly saw a gap in the market and invested in several large indoor and outdoor screens, with the top of the range BOSE sound system and high definition 4k HD projectors so families could experience their very own movie night at home.

“I began promoting the screens on social media, and within a matter of weeks had as many as 70 bookings per month. Since the latest government restrictions, we have seen another surge in bookings. The price point makes the hire of the screens extremely accessible to all budgets and more importantly helps drive home the government’s message of STAY HOME!”

Prices for hiring the screens are no more expensive than a family trip to the cinema with food and drink. The 2m x 1m indoor screen starts at £100 and the outdoor screen which is 4.2m x 3m starts at £160.

Requests arrive from all parts of the country, so it’s no wonder Chris is developing a national franchise. You can book your home cinema experience here or @homecinemahireleeds.com

Adam Kershaw

Adam combines his interest in Leeds with a flair for writing discovered back in school days. He says he'll tackle any topic as long as it's Leeds.

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