Tickets & Group Sales 2020-08-25T17:24:51+00:00

Engage your organization, customers, and community!


A one-night only event in theaters nationwide

Special exclusive content featuring cast & crew.

What is it?
The Producers of the upcoming family movie “The Stray” invite you to host a Private Premiere at your local theater, and create an enriching event for your organization, colleagues, customers and community.

How Does it Work?
The program is simple. Our team reserves a theater near you, sends you an email that you can send out to invite your guests, and a website where they can RSVP. We will also help you invite your guests and fill the theater. It’s that easy.

What Are the Benefits?
People love to go to exclusive movie premieres. You can use your Private Premiere as a social event to engage your members/customers, and attract new ones, or as an outreach event to your local community (churches, schools, civil servants), or to support non-profit orgs in your area. This is a perfect way to “give back” and build your brand’s good will in your local community.

What is the Cost?
The cost of sponsoring a Private Premiere of “The Stray” at your local theater is $2,500 for approximately 250 seats.

Additional Exclusive Benefits

  • Your Private Premiere will feature an exclusive message from the filmmakers and behind-the-scenes content.
  • Most of the work is done for you. We can even invite your guests for you.
  • You can stand up before or after the movie to welcome and thank your guests.
  • You can distribute flyers or materials at your event.
  • Treat your employees, members, and customers to a movie night to say “thank you”.
  • This is a great way to attract new members and customers and build your database.
  • Easier and cheaper than other efforts used to attract customers (ads, mailers).
  • Build your brand in the community.
  • Generate local media coverage for your organization or company.

Sign Up Now to Host a Private Premiere! Contact our Private Premiere concierge at 800-585-1892 or [email protected]


“Our premiere event was incredible. We took over an entire movie theater – 2,500 seats – and invited all our staff, customers, partners, and all their families, as well as our church, our kids’ school, and a women’s shelter. It was so nice to see the community enjoying a wonderful movie together.”

“We did an event to honor military families, veterans, firefighters and other civil servants. Some of them shared their gratitude to the audience after the movie, and we all felt proud to have sponsored this event for these heroes.”

“Our organization was looking for a bonding experience we could do together. We did a private movie premiere and had a blast. It was a great way to meet everyone’s family and friends.”

“Our premiere event was for our staff and customers, and we also gave away tickets to attract new customers. It helped us build staff and customer loyalty, and a database of new customers.”


Why should I sponsor a Private Premiere?
By sponsoring Private Premieres of “The Stray” in your area, you will be sharing a message of love and kindness, while at the same time building your brand and your organization’s goodwill in the community.

Will The Stray be showing near me?
The Stray is opening in theaters nationwide, but we can also work on choosing a theater near you.

How many tickets do I get for my Private Premiere sponsorship?
Generally, $2,500 for about 250 tickets.

Will I be sponsoring a whole movie theater or just one showing of the film?
Each $2,500 Buy Out is ONE SHOWING of the film, in ONE AUDITORIUM (about 250 seats) within a theater. For example, if your multiplex theater has 10 auditoriums, you are buying out one showing in one auditorium in that theater (i.e., the 7:00 pm showing on Thursday night). Your dollars will buy as many tickets as can be bought for that amount of money from the theater that you choose. In many cases we will be able to negotiate a discount in the particular theater(s) chosen.

What day will my Private Premiere be?
Most of the Private Premiere events for The Stray will be on Thursday night, October 5, but we can also arrange a different night any time after October 6 (the date the movie opens in theaters nationwide). By having your event on Oct 5, you will be getting a special private showing before the movie opens for the general public on Friday, Oct 6.

How and when do I get the tickets for my Private Premiere?
You will receive your tickets via email, mail, or at your local theater’s box office (will call), based on your theater’s capabilities.

Once I’ve signed up, how will I fill the seats?
Our Private Premiere concierge will work with you to identify the recipients of your tickets, including staff, members, customers, family, friends, and your local churches, schools, and other non-profits – according to how you want to distribute your tickets. We will help you invite your guests. You will also be able to download promotional materials, including posters, flyers, bulletin inserts, emails, and evites that you can use to invite your guests.

Can my Private Premiere sponsorship be tax deductible?
Yes, you can work through your local church, school or non-profit, whereby you donate the money to them and they buy the tickets. Our team will provide more info.

For answers to all your questions, contact [email protected] or call 800-585-1892.


Motive Entertainment Group Sales Concierge:
[email protected]
Group Sales Hotline: 800-585-1892