Host a Screening


If you would like to host a screening of BEFORE YOU KNOW IT for your organization, campus, workplace, church, or community center, please fill out this form, and we’ll get back to you. Also check out GATHR below if you’re interested in setting up your own theatrical on demand event.


Not screening at a theater near you? We’re partnering with Gathr Films to bring BEFORE YOU KNOW IT to as many communities as possible, but we need your help.

Gathr Films is an online platform that gives individuals and organizations a cost-free way to host film screenings in their local theater. Gathr’s Theatrical on Demand model crowdsources theatrical screenings, which means that if enough people in your community want to see BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, Gathr can make it happen.

How to Gathr a BEFORE YOU KNOW IT Screening:

  • Visit the BEFORE YOU KNOW IT page on Gathr
  •  Sign up to host a screening and become the event’s “captain.”
  • Provide your preferred event details – time, date and even theater of your choice.
  • Spread the word and invite your friends and community to reserve tickets on the screening page. This is essential!
  • Once enough tickets are reserved (this number varies per theater) by a designated date (usually 5-7 business days before the event) the screening is confirmed. If not enough tickets are reserved, no one is charged and the event is canceled.
  • Enjoy the show!

Click here for our Gathr Tool Kit and all the tools you will need to host a successful screening.

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