Rentals at LSC
Thank you for inquiring about rentals with LSC! Please see the following guidelines for booking a private screening* or popcorn machine rental.
We require a minimum three week notice when booking a private screening in order to have time to schedule workers and reserve classroom space.
We require a minimum one week notice when renting our popcorn machine in order to have time to schedule workers.
To submit a request, please fill out this form.
*Note that this is for the use of LSC’s projection system and not 26-100. If you are looking to book 26-100 as a room, please visit classrooms.mit.edu. LSC’s projection system is not the same system used by MIT A/V during classes.
LSC requires at least one trained projection worker at private screenings and one trained refreshments worker for popcorn machine rentals.
Refreshments are optional but also available (and encouraged!) for private screenings.
Required workers range from 1-2 depending on the type and quantity of refreshments desired. We offer popcorn, soda, and candy.
Since these are outside the scope of our regular screenings, we charge $16/hour/worker.
The number of working hours is equal to the number of (full and partial) hours of the movie + 1 hour for setup/takedown.
For example, if the movie is 1h45min long, workers will be paid for three hours.
Pricing for the screening format varies:
DCP ranges from $250-$1000 depending on the movie.
If we do not already own the Blu-Ray, we will also charge a fee (equivalent to the price of the Blu-Ray) to purchase the Blu-Ray.
Any film streamed through a streaming service comes at no extra cost. Please note we will not stream torrents or any form of piracy.
Refreshments are sold at our regular pricing:
Soda - $1
Candy - $2
Small - $1
Medium - $2
Large - $3
Jumbo! - $5
Popcorn Machine Rentals
Same charge for workers. Renters are also expected to cover popcorn costs.