I figured this deserves it's own thread free of the discussion of the actual film's release. I was recently speaking to Howard McCain and we brought up the possibility of having a screening for those involved with the making of the film. THe bad news is that I can't personally organize this as I'm on the West Coast. However, I've been doing some of the leg work for you. I think it's worth looking into and spreading word around to build interest. I wouldn't skimp on the theater though as you would want to make sure it has good projection and sound. first off, here's what Howard had to say: So that's good news, though he's mostly right about costs, depending on when you want to screen the film. Plus, if we have interest for multiple screenings there could be a reduced cost if say, people in Cornerbrook Newfoundland were interested in having Howard bring the film up there. Also, that could be arranged separately from the Halifax screening if need be. Anyway, now to the costs. I contacted Empire theaters (are there any other decent theaters in Halifax that you can let me know about please?) and here's what I gathered: The "Empire 18 Cinemas and IMAX Theatre, Bayers Lake" location in Halifax is the best option. Fees are standard accross the board but that location offers the best flexibility. Weekday rates are 300 dollars an hour. That means that for one screening with no panel discussion or anything will cost 600 dollars (that actually includes an extra 30 minutes lead in time) Weekend rates are as high as $1100 an hour increasing costs from 600 to 2200 for a screening. This means it's crucial that we determine interest in the screening and prefered time to see it. Personally I'd go with a weekday screening but then, I can't attend anyway. allowing for a discussion with the director after will require paying for an extra hour. That's 900 dollars on a weekday, and 3300 on the weekend. Mic rental is about 25 dollars. At no extra cost, the bayers lake location has the option with one print to project into two theaters effectively increasing capacity from about 330 people to about 600. Locations like Cornerbrook don't have that option, and only seats about 280 people, so the per person cost goes up at those locations. We need at least a weeks notice to do this at the Bayers Lake location though. Other considerations: The print needs to be there at least two days before. That might mean an extra Night for Howard or Chris in a hotel.... For them to fly from LA on the first monday of May for a wednesday screening and then returning on Thursday, expedia turns up a cost of anywhere from 1100 to 1600 for airfair, hotel, and car rental. So a Halifax screening at 600 capacity on a weekday with a panel discussion after will run us about 2000 to 2500 dollars. Possibly tax needs added on top of this. That works out to three and a half to four dollars a person at full capacity. A similar weekend sceening will be about seven and a half to eight and a half dollars a person. Now if someone is willing to fund the screening, it's definitely worth looking into and we can make it a free screening. Like howard suggested, maybe the local film commision will help out.