Alert Me - When a screening is sold out, you can sign up for the waiting list to be notified if tickets become available. This button on the screening link reads as “Alert Me (When or If Tickets Become Available)”. Since Gathr® tickets are available online only, this is the only way to potentially reserve seats. If a reservation gets canceled, people on the waiting list will be notified via email that tickets are up for grabs. Return to the screening link then and purchase tickets.
Customer Dashboard - A handy account of all your reservations and purchases. Once logged into Gathr®, simply click your username (on the left side of a Gathr® webpage OR at the top of the homepage) to access it. Print tickets to upcoming shows or cancel tickets to untipped screenings.
Deadline - The date by which the minimum reserve number must be met. This is typically 10-14 days before the proposed screening date. If the number is not met by the deadline, the screening will be canceled and no one will be charged.
Film Page - Each film has its own landing page on the Gathr® website. A good home base for people to request screenings or attend them, the film page features a description of the film, a map widget, a “Gathr® A New Screening” button and “Notify Me” button. The format is typically “http://gathr.us/films/film-title”.
Gathr® A New Screening - Submit a Theatrical On Demand® request. Click the labeled button and fill out the form with your preferred screening details.
Green Light™ - The status of a screening that’s finalized and set to happen; also called Greenlit. Once a TOD screening reaches a minimum amount of reservations, Gathr® contacts the theater to finalize the schedule. Only when the theater approves are reservees charged and tickets are emailed out. More seats are usually available after the Green Light™, so keep sharing the screening with your community!
Map Widget - A section on the film page that allows you to find screenings near you. Just put your zip code in and screenings will appear as dots on the map. Green dots are Green Light™ screenings and blue dots are screenings that still need reservations in order to happen.
Minimum Reserve Number - The lowest amount of reservations a screening needs in order to happen. Based on the theater rental and ticket price, this number must be met first in order for a screening to actually happen. Without meeting this number, the screening gets canceled and no one is charged for tickets.
Movie Captain™ - Champion of your screening! When you request a theatrical screening, you become a Movie Captain™ (MC). Choose the best date, time and venue and once we schedule the screening, you spread the word. Encourage your friends and family to reserve tickets and ensure that the screening happens. In return, you get to bring your community together around a cause that matters (plus get two complimentary tickets!). Read more here.
Notify Me - Sign up for notifications on your preferred film. Click the labeled button, fill out the form, and you will be emailed if a screening pops up in your area or gets a Green Light™. This button is found on your preferred film page.
Public Screening License (PSL) - A non-theatrical option for screening our films. If you want to see the film in a school, community center, outdoor space etc., this is an option for you. Unlike TOD, PSLs are only available on a film-by-film basis. Read more here.
Reserve Met (Pending Approval) - The status of a screening that’s received its minimum reserve number. Once this number is hit, Gathr® reaches out to the theater to finalize the schedule of the screening which may take a few days. Only when details are approved by the theater, will the screening receive the Green Light™ and be set to happen.
Screening Link - Each screening has its own unique webpage. Screening links include screening details and the amount of seats remaining, so this is the perfect link to share when you want to promote your screening. The format is typically “http://gathr.us/screening/#####”.
Theatrical On Demand® (TOD) - Gathr®’s service that allows you to see films when you want it, where you want it. It’s like Video On Demand, but instead of watching in your living room, you can book the screening in a theater near you. TOD screenings do not show unless a minimum number of people make reservations. Read more here.
Tip - The act of Green Light™-ing. Tipping is what happens when a screening changes status from “Reserve Met (Pending Approval)” to “Green Light™”.