It takes at least a month for a screening to take place after a movie captains submits a screening request. This is the minimum amount of time required to allow for the Captain to amass the ticket reservations to ‘tip’ the screening.
Whether or not your film is ready to call action movie captains tomorrow, entirely depends on your film’s community. If you already have partnerships with organizations, community groups and a nationwide audience of passionate individuals primed to champion your film in their hometowns by captaining a Theatrical On Demand® screening, then your film can begin screening in theaters very quickly.
However, if you don’t have an existing community or partnerships with groups that will help promote your film, then we will need to take some time to develop the community and cultivate a nationwide base of potential movie captains. We won’t begin a theatrical campaign until we are confident that the outreach campaign is primed to generate nationwide footprint of Theatrical On Demand® screenings.