Rentals

Affordable Projector, Screen and Audio Equipment Rentals

347-725-3874 (M-F, 10 AM to 6 PM)
rentals@rooftopfilms.com
232 Third Street, Suite E-105, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Are you looking for affordable speakers or projector rentals for use in your own film screening, business presentation, fundraiser, or any other special events? Rooftop Films has you covered (and we’ll keep you on budget too). In addition to our annual Summer Series we have been producing film/video/music events throughout New York since 1997 and have always been proud of our commitment to quality presentation.

We have competitive rates, a large selection of high quality video and audio equipment, as well as inexpensive delivery and technical assistance for your events. Plus, we offer a wide range of event production services; from securing venues to film curation and marketing outreach to box office management. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit all proceeds from our rentals go towards our vital programs, including the Summer Series and the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund grant program.

• AV, Screen, and Projector Rental NYC and Brooklyn
• The lowest rates for quality A/V equipment
• Professional technical support
• Delivery, set up, technical operation and pick up are available.
• Discount rates for artists, filmmakers, and non-profit organizations.

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20 Foot Inflatable Screening$2,000 – $3,500

Package includes: 

  • 20ft inflatable movie screen
  • 6,000 lumens projector
  • Full sound package (4 speakers, analog mixer, 1 subwoofer)
  • Transportation and Delivery
  • (3) Technicians for setup and execution

Perfect screening package for 50 – 300 guests, the 20 Foot Inflatable Show has everything you need to host your movie night. 3 technicians will deliver, setup, and execute your event from start to finish, creating a blend of audio and video technical elements for a smooth and enjoyable experience.


30 Foot Inflatable Screening $3,000 – $4,500

  • 30ft inflatable movie screen
  • 10,000 lumens projector
  • Full sound package (4 speakers, analog mixer or digital, 2 subwoofers)
  • Transportation and Delivery
  • (4) Technicians for setup and execution

For audiences between 250 – 800 guests, the 30 Foot Inflatable Show offers an impressive 30 foot screening surface with powerful projection and stereo sound to fill your medium to large sized venues. 4 technicians will deliver, setup and execute your event from start to finish, offering a dynamic experience to you and your guests.


40 Foot Inflatable Screening $4,000 – $6,000

  • 40ft inflatable movie screen
  • 10,000 – 15,000 lumens projector
  • Full sound package (4-6 speakers, analog or digital mixer, 2 subwoofers)
  • Transportation and Delivery
  • (5) Technicians for setup and execution

At 40 feet across, our largest and most impressive screen can handle audiences anywhere from 300 all the way up to 7,000 guests. This package includes 5 dedicated technicians who will deliver, setup, and execute your event from start to finish, and provide comprehensive video and audio quality with crisp projection and superb sound mixing. For large outdoor spaces and large audiences, this is undisputedly the most impressive option for your event.


Drive-In Screening $2500 – $6000 (screen-size dependent) 

Package includes: 

  • 20ft, 30ft, or 40ft inflatable movie screen
  • 6,000 to 15,000 lumens projector
  • Full “drive-in” sound package: high powered RF radio transmitter and antenna, full sound mixing suite, dedicated Audio Engineer
  • Transportation and delivery
  • (5) Technicians for setup and execution

Starting in the summer of 2020, Rooftop Films has brought a safe alternative to our tried and true model of events: drive-ins! This package differs from the outdoor event packages above in that 5 dedicated technicians will deliver, setup, and execute your drive-in event by focusing on RF transmission of the film’s audio, directly to the car radios of your guests! We can match your audience size and your venue’s space with appropriate equipment to ensure an intimate and immersive experience, safely from the confines of your guests’ vehicles.

ModelPrice/DayInfo
Barco DP2K-10s (10,000 Lumens)$1,500DCI compliant, 2k native resolution
Eiki LC HDT2000 (15,000 Lumens)$1,0001080p Full HD
Christie L2K1000 (10,000 Lumens)$7501080p Full HD
Christie LWU601i (6,000 Lumens)$4501080p Full HD
Panasonic PT-EZ580 (5,400 Lumens)$2001080p Full HD
Eiki LC-WUL-100 (5,000 Lumens)$2001080p Full HD
Optoma EH512 (5,000 Lumens)$2001080p Full HD
Optoma GT1080HDR (3,800 Lumens, Short Throw 0.5:1)$1751080p Full HD
BenQ SP890 (4,000 Lumens)$1501080p Full HD
ModelPrice/Day
20′ x 40′ Inflatable Airscreen$1,300
16’9″ x 30′ Inflatable Airscreen$1,100
11.5′ x 20′ Inflatable Airscreen$900
12′ x 21 Da-Lite Fast-Fold Truss Screen$450
9′ x 16′ Stumpfl Folding Screen$325
10’6″ x 14′ Da-Lite Fast Fold Screen$200
7′ x 12′ Da-Lite Deluxe Screen with Front and Rear Projection Surfaces$175
9′ x 12′ Da-Lite Fast-Fold Rear-Projection ScreenScreen$150
8′ Da-Lite Hanging Screen$45
7′ Da-Lite Tripod Screen$45
5’ Tripod Screen$35

Speakers

ModelPrice/Day
QSC KLA12$125
QSC K181 Subwoofer$125
QSC K12$100
QSC CP12$100
Yamaha DXR10$75
QSC K10$75

Mixing Consoles and Audio Equiptment

ModelPrice/Day
Pioneer CDJ-2000 NXS (x2) & Pioneer Mixer with Case$250
Behringer X32 Digital Mixing Console$225
Behringer X32 Compact Digital Mixing Board$150
Shure QLXD2/SM58 Handheld Wireless Transmitter
(L50: 632 to 696)
$100
Behringer S16 Digital Snake$75
Shure DMK57-52 Microphone Kit$40
Yamaha MG10 8-Channel Mixer$25
ADJ Aluminum DJ Booth$20

Backline

ModelPrice/Day
Drum Set (7pcs, Pearl Vision Drums, Zildjian Zbt Cymbals)$225
Bass Amp (Fender Rumble 100)$65
Guitar Amp (Fender Hot Rod Deluxe)$65
SM58 Microphone and Stand$10

Video Playback and Switchers

ModelPrice/Day
Barco ImagePro II w/ HDCP$325
Dolby CP750 5.1 Audio Processor$250
HXR-NX3/1 NXCAM Professional Handheld Camcorder$200
Roland V-1HD Portable 4 x HDMI Input Switcher$100
AJA HA5-4K HDMI-SDI (4-Channel)$75
Manfrotto Tripod$40
Decimator MD-LX HDMI-SDI Extender (Pair)$25
Micca Speck G2 Digital Media Player$15
Panasonic DMP BD65 BluRay Player$10

Lighting

ModelPrice/Day
Stage Lighting Package – Chauvet Par64 LED x5$150
Follow Spot$150
Uplighting Package Freedom Flex x 6$125
Elation Stage Setter 24 Lighting Control Board + DMX$30

Televisions

ModelPrice/Day
65″ 4K LED Flatscreen Monitor (VIZIO E65-E1)$250
65″ 4K LED Flatscreen Smart Monitor (Samsung NU6900 Series 2160p)$250
ModelPrice/Day
Honda EU7000$250
Honda EU6500i$250
Honda EU2000i$90
Folding Chairs$2 per chair
Cable Ramps$4 per ramp
Portable 6′ Scaffolding Set with Wheels$40
6′ Truss Tower$75
Adjustable Projector Stand$20

In addition to the the above, we carry a variety of grip, rigging and cabling equipment, such as apple boxes, tables, truss towers, scaffold, ladders, cable ramps, spansets, shackles, XLR Cable, HDMI Cable, Cat5 Cable, SDI Cable, Edison Power Cable, and various adapters/splitters.


FAQs

Why rent from Rooftop Films?

All proceeds go to sustain and develop the nonprofit endeavors of Rooftop Films. As an organization we offer a platform and support for new work from independent filmmakers, as well as resources and expertise for community events all over the five boroughs. 

Why are Rooftop’s rental rates lower than standard rental houses?

Rooftop has shows all the time, so we need to own the equipment. But when we aren’t using our equipment, we don’t want it all to sit idle in storage, so we rent it at reduced rates to make a little money for our organization and to help artists and communities with their events.

How does it work?

• If you are interested in renting equipment, please fill out our Rental Request Form.
• Payments can be made via credit card or, if necessary, check.
• Rooftop Films offers discounted rates for artists and non-profit arts organizations. Please call if you need to discuss the possibility of additional discounts.
• All prices are subject to change. If you have any questions, please call us and we would be glad to talk about our equipment and policies.
• Equipment can be picked up and dropped off from our offices at 232 3rd Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
• Delivery, pick-up and technical assistance are available in the New York City area for an additional fee. Rates vary. We offer expertise in live audio, video, projection mapping, lighting, print traffic, and both indoor and outdoor event management.
• Payment is due before the equipment leaves our shop.

What is your cancellation policy?

As many of our events are outdoors, weather is always a consideration, and can be unpredictable. Here is our policy if you cancel the event for any reason, including weather:

• If you cancel 48 hours before load-out (usually 9AM on the show day), you can reschedule for an agreed-upon rain date at no additional cost. 
• If you inform us of cancellation prior to 9AM the day before load-out of the show, you pay the full price for the canceled event but can reschedule for 33% of the cost.
• If you inform us of cancellation after 9AM the day before but before Rooftop starts to load the equipment into our truck on the morning of the show (again, usually 9AM on show day), then you pay full price for the canceled event but can reschedule a rain for 50% of the cost.
• If you don’t cancel before we’ve started to load the truck on the show day, then you pay the full price for the event, and there is no discount on the rain date.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about our policies! Covid-related cancellations are handled on a case-by-case basis and will take into consideration current health and government guidelines for events.