Ragtag Theater Rental

All of our screens are available to rent for private screenings, corporate events, fundraisers, birthday parties, or whatever you can dream up!

The theater reserves the right to refuse any rental which Ragtag (in its sole and absolute discretion) determines is not consistent with its mission, may negatively impact its standing or reputation, or may present security concerns.

Here are the basics:

  • Theater 1 (35 seats) is available to rent at $550 for 2.5 hours
  • Theater 2 (20 seats) is available to rent at $350 for 2.5 hours

We are happy to work out rental times around our (ever changing) screening schedule, and availability for bookings outside of our showtimes is very flexible. Just let us know your needs at least 7 to 10 days in advance!

Please note:

  • Our rental costs have been significantly reduced to accommodate private events during the pandemic. We cannot, at this time, offer discounts for nonprofits.
  • If you are a filmmaker and want to show your film, visit our film screening page.

Some rules and caveats:

  • Rentals are subject to availability, and Ragtag Cinema's schedule fills up quickly. It is advisable to secure a date two weeks in advance.
  • All public events must have approval from the Boone County Health Department. (Contact [email protected] for assistance.)
  • Ragtag Cinema will not rent the theater for partisan or political events.
  • All food and beverage must be provided by Uprise Bakery. No outside food/drink.
  • Any publicity of your event must use Ragtag Cinema's current logo, and must refer to the venue as "Ragtag Cinema" in all instances (not "The Ragtag," "The RagTag theater," etc.).
  • As long as your event is open to the public, Ragtag Cinema will endeavor to promote the event through its channels, but deadlines will be provided and must be followed in order to qualify. Such promotion is subject to availability and not a guarantee.
  • Renters must provide the name and email address of a contact person that can be made public in the event of questions from our customers.
  • If tickets are being sold to your event Ragtag Cinema will manage all aspects of the box office and will retain 5% of all ticket sales to cover credit card processing, staffing, and materials. Ragtag Cinema additionally retains all internet processing fees, which will not factor into gross ticket sales.
  • Ragtag Cinema can secure film rights from distributors on your behalf. Renters are not charged for Ragtag Cinema's services in securing the rights, but renters will be responsible for any fees associated with the rental process, including but not limited to film rental fees and shipping fees.
  • During the pandemic, Ragtag will handle all print traffic for public events.
  • If film rights are not secured by Ragtag Cinema, renters must provide a copy of the film rental agreement to Ragtag at the time of booking.
  • Ragtag Cinema requires payment at time of booking for public events.
  • Ragtag Cinema's staff must receive the film media at least 72 hours in advance.
  • Ragtag Cinema reserves the right to play up to three trailers of upcoming films and events before your rental. Only appropriate titles will be promoted.

To inquire about availability, please fill out the form below. If a question of yours has not been answered, please send an email to [email protected].