- Between now and March 17th nominate your school for this year’s movie night contest
- Between March 18th – 31st, follow the link to our facebook page CLICK HERE and like the photo that has your schools logo.
- School logo with the most likes in the 2019 Win A School Movie Night album wins a movie night.
- Northern California Schools only
What do you think of our new logo?
FunFlicks is a growing network of individual business owners across the USA. Recently, the ownership of FunFlicks national brand changed, during the process our website is being redesigned to enhance our service.
The website and individual pages may periodically be down during maintenance and the transition.
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The majority of local business owners (like myself) have not changed.
I look forward to creating more memorable outdoor movie experiences with you in the future.
Paul the Outdoor Movie Guy
We are pleased to be teaming up with our friends at 21st Amendment in San Leandro and MJZ events to bring you a series of Silent Cinema movie nights at the 21st Amendment.
Tickets include a Complementary drink, Photo Booth, Popcorn Bar, headphone rental and fun trivia before the movie.
Be excellent to each other! For a limited time, bring a friend to #MovieNight for HALF OFF. Use offer ‘Excellent Friends’ at checkout and Party On Dudes! bit.ly/MovieNightJM18
FunFlicks Northern California is proud to offer outdoor movies with wireless headphone technology to provide the perfect outdoor film viewing experience.
There is a three minute clip in Jaws that tells the story of the USS Indianapolis from the view point of a ragged sailor Quint.
The USS Indianapolis The Legacy tells the story through 104 interviews from survivors, rescuers and family. A passion project by director Sara Vladic the story beautifully crafted.
Location, location, location.
Mare Island was the last port of call in the USA for the Indianapolis, the screening took place in the Mare Island Museum. We were surrounded by Navy artifacts, photos and a great big Old Glory.
Passion is infectious
Each group involved in the screening showed amazing passion in keeping the story alive for future generation.
Ryan from Mare Island Brewery called looking for a screen to air the documentary, his dedication to making this event special was evident, I was honored and happy to be involved. Both Ryan and Kent interest and love for Mare Island and its history are seen in their actions and, along with the museum are sure to keep its history available to all.
Funds raised went towards USS Indianapolis/Gwinn “Angel” Scholarship Fund. They even served a special Survivor’s Tale Pale Ale (“A specialty brew crafted for the USS Indianapolis Survivor’s Reunion on July 25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana commemorating the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis”)
300 people plus at each screening were transported through the history of the Indianapolis, the crowd included many veterans.
After this screening had finished there was a Q&A. Included in the panel was Harold Bray, a survivor. A wonderful story teller, his additional insight added an emotional punch.
|Sara Vladic (director) , Melanie Capacia Johnson, Harold Bray, Ryan Gibbons|
|Harold Bray, survivor|
|Mike Emery, nephew of lost seaman holding a Purple Heart|
Wonderful people, incredible film in a fitting location.
You can find the film here.
Paul the Outdoor Movie Guy
Each year we calculate the most shown outdoor movies of the year. In addition we have highlighted 5 great events and 5 wonderful foods seen at our outdoor movie events.
Most Shown\Top Movie for 2016
The force was strong, but not strong enough for this years top spot.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- The Sandlot
- Despicable me
- Night at the Museum
Honorable mention. This year Aladdin came out of the Disney Vault. It was great to see one of my favorite animated movies on the big screen again.
|Aladdin at a FunFlicks event|
Food, food wonderful food, glorious food
Top 5 food and snacks
- Ice-cream food truck from LA Salt and Straw… Yummy!
- Gorilla Grillers – a few years ago had an amazing cheese steak. Great to see them again at Temescal Street Flicks.
- Fresh Churro – Terry Martinez put on a great event every year for the community, she found a local Churro vendor who is amazing and provides them for her street party. So good..
|Photobooth at Zocalo Coffee House|
5. Our Popcorn – The FunFlicks employee diet. FunFlicks popcorn. No movie is complete without it.
|Just Dance in Downtown San Leandro|
|Photo Strip from Photo Booth|
2. Rise of the Sufferfests. Documentaries can feel dry if you are not immersed in the subject matter. Rise of the Sufferfests is a wonderfully crafted documentary. What made these events special was the larger than life personalities in the documentary and the energy and authenticity of Scott Kneely.
|Rise of the Sufferfests in Lake Tahoe|
|Scott and Friends – Rise of the Sufferfests|
3. Star Wars Screening of The Force Awakens with guest appearance by Daniel Logan (Who was the young Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones).
|Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett) at a movie night|
|501st legion making bunny ears|
4. Stand By Me – The Town of Brownsville OR is where the classic 80’s movie Stand By Me was filmed. Stand By Me day happens every year, this year was the 30th anniversary. After striking the event my son and I crossed the bridge (at about 1am).
|Bridge in Brownsville, OR used in Stand By Me|
5. Tamascal Street Flicks – Great weekly film series put on by the Temecsal Business Association. Films all had a local Oakland flavor.
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Elf on the Shelf Ideas
|7 Star Wars Ideas for your Elf on the Shelf|
|Elf on the Shelf is a avid photographer|
|Trimming the tree with Barbie.|
|Extreme sports Elf on the Shelf, jumping off the shelf!|
|Top Gear Elf looking cool in a beach buggy|
|Scrabble with mistletoe on a Triple word score|
|Selfie with and Elf and Brit (Barbie from the UK)|
|Elf with Barbie in Video Stonehenge|
|Wild bare back riding with UK Barbie and Jackie the Elf on the Shelf|
|Twister with Barbie|
|Strike a Pose Barbie|
|Charlie Brown Christmas photobomb|
|I’m an Angel!|
|Cooking Cookies for Santa, messy work of an Elf|
|“Cup of Tee”|
|Dr. Who Elf on the Shelf “Would you like a Jelly Baby?”|
|Here Doggy Doggy!|
|Gulliver Travels or Dog revenge?|
|Mission Impossible “This Samsung will explode in 10 seconds”|
|Sack race winner is the Elf on the Shelf|
|Terrorizing the village of Ginger|
|I’m Back, another year of Elf mayhem and foolishness.|
|Where is that candy?|
|“Baby it’s cold outside” Elf on the shelf Knitting a jumper|
|Elf on the Shelf in a marshmallow bath|
|Roasting Marshmallows with barbie and red|
|Ready for the new Star Wars film|
|Elf on the Books|
|Elf on the Shelf piled up Christmas Movies to play the piano|
|Elf on the Shelf In trouble again|
|Popcorn check… Hot Chocolate Check… Elf ready for some late night gaming|
|Elf on the Glass, showing no class!|
|Movie night for Elf on the Shelf and Red|
|Bare back reindeer riding|
|Rubik Club is easy for a magical Elf on the Shelf|
|Santa is not a pinata|
|Front-side air at the Kitchen bowl.
Jackie the house Elf loves to Skateboard
|Elf on the Shelf Sledding|
|Yoda says its safe. Jackie the house elf about to launch himself
from Chewbacca’s bowcaster
|Elf on the Shelf in a X-Wing
|Tight Rope Elf on the Shelf|
|The Bungee Jumping Elf on the Shelf|
|Elf on the Shelf TP’s the table|
|Elf on the Shelf TP’s the Tree|
|Elf on the Shelf is Back… in England|
|Naughty Elf on the Shelf caught wrapping the remotes|
|“I came in like a wrecking ball!” Elf on the Shelf|
|Elf on the Shelf on a Zip Line|
|Newcastle Brown make Elf fall down|
|“You don’t need to see his identification” Star Wars Elf on the Shelf|
|C3P0, Elf on the Shelf and the Falcon
|Elf on the Shelf riding a sleigh|
|Elf on the Shelf riding a horse|
|Elf on the Shelf in a balloon
Around the World in 80 Days
|Elf on the Shelf in a Darth Vader box of cereal|
|“Call me Kermit do not… in a jam you are”
Yoda teaches the Elf on the Shelf to respect his elders.
|Elf on the Shelf has met an Ewok|
|Kylo Ren just needed a hug.
Watch that light saber!
|“It’s not wise to upset an Elf”
Playing Dejarik with Elf on the shelf is dangerous
Elf on the Shelf
|“Mrs. Robinson you’re trying to seduce me, Aren’t you?”
Elf on the Shelf in The Graduate
|The Elf on the Shelf made a Christmas Tree
|Elf on the Shelf, Santa is getting a foot massage|
|Baking cupcakes! What a good Elf on the Shelf|
|Cupcake Wars watch out, the Elf on the Shelf is baking!|
|The Elf on the Shelf found Christmas Thomas the Tank Engine|
|Elf on the Shelf is struggling to choose a Christmas movie to watch…
He always chooses Elf
|Elf on the Shelf is cut in half by Barbie, Magic!|
|“I’m on a Horse!”|
|Elf on the shelf could not find any snow.
He made a potato man, he was very proud!
|Elf on the Shelf is Free Climbing|
|Elf on the Shelf watches a knife land close|
|Elf on the Shelf is soothed by Barbie|
|Too close for comfort|
|Spider-Elf “The Kiss”|
|Elf magically apparated in the drinks cupboard,
unfortunately in a bottle.
|Elf One, A Christmas Story (The Elf Loves Star Wars)|
|Elf on the Shelf and Barbie decorate the music stand
for a late night singsong
|Elf on the Shelf wins an Oscar|
|Elf on the Shelf replaces family photos with his|
|Elf on the Shelf stealing a kiss from Barbie|
|Spot the Elf on the Shelf|
|Elf getting a wash in a washing machine|
|Date night, Elf with a bow Tie|
|Elf on the Shelf and Barbie by the Christmas Tree|
|The Elf does not like
|Elf on the Shelf loves the thrill of jousting on the back of a Reindeer.|
I wonder what our Elf on the Shelf will do this year?
Most movie studios are represented by one of two companies; Criterion USA or Swank Motion Pictures. Most movies that are available on DVD are available for licensing.
You may have selected a movie that is independent or is looking for distribution, try contacting the studio who made the film.
So, all movies require licensing?
That depends on crowd size, location and movie. For events outside for under 200 guests be prepared to spend anywhere from $225 to $500. Larger crowds are more expensive.
FunFlicks customers save $100 on select titles through Criterion by contacting Cary at 800-890-9494 x 224 (FunFlicks Licensing page).
If you are looking to charge admission it changes the licensing model, there is often a gate split required with the licensing company. Please call them, they are the experts (Criterion USA or Swank Motion Pictures).
Paul the Outdoor Movie Guy