Maysles Cinema is available to rent for private and public screenings, Oscar qualifying runs, press screeningspremieres, work-in-progress screenings, week long runs, and DCP tests. Our cinema is now outfitted with 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound and a NEC iS-8-2K DLP Projector. The screen size is 13' x 5'. Maysles Cinema is 51 seats.

Our downstairs reception area is available to rent as well as our cinema. The reception area can also be used as an additional screening room, (for Blu-ray, DVD, Computer only). The cinema capacity is 51 people and the reception area capacity is 60 seated and 110 standing.

Hourly Rates

  • $250/hrweekdays 9am—6pm
  • $350/hr*weekends & evenings 6pm—12am
  • *3 hour minimum

Cinema Rental Packages

  • $5,000oscar-qualifying run
  • $5,000full week run 7:30pm
  • $7,000full week run, twice per day
  • $1,000mon–sun 7:30pm
  • $800mon–thurs 10pm
  • $750mon–thurs 12pm, 2:30pm, or 5pm
  • $500mon–sun 10am

Rentals Include

  • Use of cinema and downstairs reception and overflow screening area
  • 25% discount for non-profit organizations
  • First 1/2 hour and last 1/2 hour free
  • One projectionist/house manager
  • Ticket taker, if needed
Supported Screening Formats
  • DCP
  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • Apple ProRes (via HDMI connection)
  • 16mm in select cases

Rental FAQs

What types of screenings can take place at Maysles Cinema?
Our cinema is available for private and public screenings, Oscar-qualifying runs, press screenings, premieres, work-in-progress screenings, weeklong runs, and DCP tests.

My film is not a documentary. Can I still screen it at your cinema?
Yes. Our rental program is open to films of all genres.

What screening formats does Maysles Cinema support?
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD, Apple ProRes (via HDMI connection), 16mm in select cases. Our cinema screen is 13’ x 5’.

What kind of equipment do you provide?
Maysles cinema is outfitted with 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound and a NEC iS-8-2K DLP Projector. Our equipment is MPAA-certified.

What is the capacity?
Our cinema holds 51 seated. Our downstairs overflow/reception area has a capacity of 110.

What if I have more than 51 people who want to attend a screening?
Our downstairs reception area can be used for simulcast.

Do you provide on-site support?
Yes, all rentals include a staff projectionist/house manager. We can also provide a ticket taker for an additional fee.

Can I charge admission/sell tickets to my screening?
Yes, you can sell tickets/charge admission to your screenings and keep all proceeds. Maysles Cinema only requires the rental fee as payment.

For further information please feel free to contact us at
Email: rentals@maysles.org
Phone: (212) 537-6843