Rent the Theatre

Rent the Theatre

We would love to host your event in the recently renovated OGT! In the past we have done everything from birthday parties to anniversaries, film screenings to corporate meetings. Please view our beautiful space in our virtual tour.

Rent the Auditorium

The Auditorium at Old Greenbelt Theatre features 363 seats, a 40’ CinemaScope screen, two Simplex XL 35mm projectors, a Christie 4K digital projector, and a Dolby Digital 7.1 sound system. Rentals of the Auditorium entitle renter to the auditorium itself and the inner lobby.

While rentals of the auditorium allow your guests to use our concessions lobby and patio, your rental does not include exclusive use of this area. Therefore all decorations, signage, etc. must be contained to the auditorium rental area. If you wish to use the concessions lobby and patio exclusively as part of your rental, you must do a full facility rental.

Daytime Rental

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday:
Half day (9am-12:30pm or 12:30p.m-4pm) $450
Full day (9am-4pm) $720

Additional hours are not available.

Weekend Rental

Saturday
(9:30a.m-12:30p.m) $720

Sunday
(9:30a.m-12:30p.m) or (8p.m-11p.m) $930
Additional $275/hour

Nighttime Rental

8:00 – 11:00 PM
Monday or Tuesday:
(8p.m-11p.m) $540
Additional time is $150/hour

Wednesday or Thursday:
(8p.m-11p.m) $720
Additional time is $200/hour

Marquee Rental

$100/day

Rent the Pop-up

The Pop-up at the Old Greenbelt Theatre is a 40-seat microcinema, with a temporary buildout of draperies, plush chairs, and cup holders, combined with sound baffling and acoustic paneling to improve sound quality. Rentals of the Pop-up include exclusive use of the Pop-up cinema and the lobby within the storefront at 125 Centerway. Rentals of the Pop-up entitle your guests to use our concessions lobby and patio, but does not grant exclusive use of this space. Exclusive use of this space requires a full facility rental.

PLEASE NOTE: The Pop-up is available for rentals from now until February 2020 (when it will be closed for renovation into a permanent second screening and event space).

Daytime Rental

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday:
Half day (9am-12:30pm or 12:30p.m-4pm) $250
Full day (9am-4pm) $400
Additional hours are not available.

Weekend Rental

Saturday or Sunday Morning
(9:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m) $450
Additional hours are not available

Sunday Evening 
(8:00 – 11:00 p.m.) $500
Additional hours: $100/hour

Nighttime Rental

8:00 – 11:00 PM
Monday or Tuesday:
(8p.m-11p.m) $300
Additional time is $100/hour

Wednesday or Thursday:
(8p.m-11p.m) $400
Additional time is $100/hour

Marquee Rental

$100/day

A deposit of 50% of the rental total cost is due at the time of booking, along with rental contract.

Old Greenbelt Theatre (OGT) reserves the right to charge the provided credit card on file at the hourly rate if rental exceeds assigned time limit by 20 minutes or more. 

In the event of a cancellation, the 50% deposit is non-refundable, but it can be applied to a future rental. Rescheduling more than once may result in the loss of your deposit.

Media testing and remaining balance is due two (2) weeks prior to event. Payments are non-refundable. 

Rental fee includes:

  • Ability to project video (DVD or Blu-Ray). Anyone wishing to project film must let the theater know in advance. Media for testing due two (2) weeks prior to event.
  • House manager and concessions staff for your event.
  • Exclusive access to the screening space being rented (either Pop-up or main auditorium). The theater will remain open to the public for regular showtimes, and the public will have access to the lobby area (unless rental covers both screening spaces).
  • Use of microphones, tables, and chairs as indicated in rental contract.

Not included in rental fee:

  • Rental fee for any film: All films must be rented from their distributor. 
  • Concessions: Outside concessions cannot be sold before, during, or after the rental period. OGT retains all proceeds from concessions sales.
  • Private catering for meals is permitted.
  • Outside equipment including, but not limited to, speakers, amps, or lighting.

Additional Rental Policies:

  • Rentals must be booked a minimum of two (2) weeks before rental date. 
  • An agenda for your event must be provided one (1) week before rental date.
  • A cleaning fee of $100 will be applied to credit card on file if any excessive cleaning is required after rental period.
  • A damage fee of $250 will be applied to credit card on file if there is any damage to the theatre (this includes any paint damage).
  • An additional hour (fee based on rental time) will be applied to the credit card on file if you remain on premises more than 30 minutes past rental time.
  • Online ticketing is not available for rentals. OGT will not manage ticket sales for any rental.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on premises.
  • Media testing and other event preparation is gratis up to 1 hour of staff time. Beyond 1 hour, we charge $50 per hour of required time for media testing and event preparation.
  • Decorations are permitted, but nothing may be affixed to walls or structures in the building. 
  • Rentals are for inside of the theater only. The area outside of the theater is owned by the City of Greenbelt and events in Roosevelt Center must be permitted through the City.
  • No on-site sales are permitted. All concessions must be sold through the theater, and OGT retains all proceeds from concessions sales.
  • In order to best serve our community, we do not permit any single party to rent the theater more than once per month. This leaves the theater open to serve as many organizations/individuals as possible.

Please note: as a non-profit organization, rentals support our mission to promote film history and education in Prince George’s County. Therefore we do not negotiate rental rates.

We do offer a discounted rental rate to other 501(c)3 nonprofits (inquire in form below). Nonprofits may also apply for a community event hosted jointly with Friends of Greenbelt Theatre.

Rental pricing and policies are subject to change without notice.

Rental Inquiry Form

Anyone wishing to rent the theater must begin by submitting a Rental Inquiry Form. Submitting the form does not secure a date for your rental. Date are only considered secure once we receive a deposit.

You will be contacted within 3 business days about your rental request.

Every effort will be made to accommodate your first choice, but please note an additional day should our programming schedule preclude your first date.

On Screen Advertising

Get your ad seen by a captive audience of over 600 people per week!

Formats include presentation slides and digital video commercials. Presentation slides run three times before each show!

Presentation slide rates: $2,000 per year; $1,000 per six months. We do not offer packages of less than six months of on-screen advertising. This price also includes ad running on the ticket booth and inner lobby screens.

Digital video commercials: $4,000 per year; $350 per month.

Contact kelly@greenbelttheatre.org for further information.