Virtual Screenings FAQ
While the Old Greenbelt Theatre is closed we will be offering curated virtual screenings and discussions to entertain, educate, and engage you while we’re apart! We and the film distributors that we partner with are moving quickly to put this new service in place, so we ask for your patience if we run into some technical issues.
Below, we will do our best to answer most of your questions about all the different programming we’ll be offering. If this FAQ doesn’t answer your questions or you’d like to notify us of a problem, please scroll to the bottom of the page to our submission form.
Q: HOW DO I WATCH THE FILMS?
A: Every new release we offer will be available through the individual distributor’s websites and streaming services. You’ll be taken to their websites to purchase and watch the film, but a portion of your ticket will help support OGT. You’ll find details about each film and distributor and/or platform below.
For $12, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV. You can also download the Kino Now app for Roku or Apple TV (requires tvOS 9.0 or later) and watch the film there.
You will have to register for a free KinoNow account if you don’t already have one.
After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for five days.
For more help, email Kino Now here .
For $12, you can easily watch on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, or cast to your Apple TV or Google Chromecast.
If you have an Apple TV, make sure that it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the device you used to purchase the film. Then, click in the playback window and select your Apple TV.
If you have a Google Chromecast, make sure that it’s connected to the Wi-Fi network as the device you used to purchase the film. Then, click in the playback window and select your Google Chromecast.
Once the film is rented, it will be available to view for 30 days and you’ll have 72 hours to finish once you’ve started watching.
After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for three days.
More FAQs are available here.
You can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet or on a bigger screen with Chromecast or a Smart TV.
Once you create an account and purchase a pass for $12, you’ll be able to access the film for 48 hours.
More FAQs are available here .
Q: I JUST PURCHASED THE FILM, BUT I DON’T SEE HOW TO WATCH IT?
A: First, check your email, and make sure your purchase went through. The email you were sent should have a link for you to watch the film. If you are still having issues, please submit a support request below.
Q: CAN I GET THESE FILMS TO PLAY ON MY TV?
A: The easiest way to get the films to play on your TV is to play them on your computer and use an HDMI cable to link your computer directly into your TV. Some of these platforms do support the use of Chromecast, Roku, or a SmartTV. Please read the information above or click through to the FAQ for the specific film you are renting to find out more about how to play on your TV through these devices. Each platform is different.
Q: I’M A MEMBER; IS THERE A MEMBER PRICE?
A: To keep this new landscape fair for all theaters, distributors are insisting on a flat nationwide price point for their films. Because it is centralized through the distributors, they can’t keep our member lists on file, so we can’t offer our traditional member discounts. For current members, we are very pleased to be partnering with online streaming service MUBI to provide three months of their curated film streaming service absolutely FREE. If you are a member and have questions about these benefits, you can contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember, these rentals support OGT in the same way as purchasing a ticket at our box office, so we hope you’ll continue to come to the movies with us in this way.