Virtual Screenings FAQ

While the Coolidge is closed we will be offering curated virtual screenings, lectures, and discussions to entertain, educate, and engage you while we're apart! We're moving quickly to put this new service in place, so please be patient if we run into some initial technical issues.

Below, we will do our best to answer most of your questions about all the different programming we'll be offering. If you have additional questions, please submit a support request here.

New Releases

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 the Coolidge. You'll find details about each film and distributor and/or platform below.

KinoNow

Bacurau, Sorry We Missed You, Extra Ordinary

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.

Magnolia Pictures

Once Were Brothers, The Whistlers

For $12 (100% of which is being donated by Magnolia to the Coolidge!), 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.

Oscilloscope

Saint Frances

For $12, you will get access to watch on any internet-connected device, including laptops, tablets and smartphones, AppleTVChromecast, and more.

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for three days.

More FAQs are available here.

StreamLocal

And Then We Danced

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.

Vimeo OnDemand

Fantastic Fungi

For $4.99, you'll be able to rent the film for 48 hours, and for $14.99 you'll be able to purchase the film to stream and download, all through Vimeo. More information is available here.

In addition, the filmmakers are running a virtual Q&A (not through the Coolidge) on Thursday, March 26 that you can find details about 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 here.

Q: I'm a Coolidge member; is there a member price?

A: Unfortunately, due to our agreements with distributors, we aren't able to offer member pricing for these films. But don't worry—we'll be extending your member benefits for the length of the closure when we re-open. These rentals will help ensure that we are able do that—and if you'd consider an additional donation to the Coolidge, you can do so here. Thank you for your support!

Q: Can I use Coolidge gift cards for Virtual Screening Room films?

A: Unfortunately, that's not an option at the moment. You'll be able to use them when we reopen—thank you for your support!

Virtual Education Seminars

Q: What do I get when I register for a virtual education seminar?

A: When you register for a virtual education seminar, the program will be presented in three parts. Two days before the discussion, you'll receive an email to download and watch a pre-taped lecture, to view before the film at your convenience. Then, you can go off and watch the film on your own (please note, the Coolidge will not be providing the film, though we will let you know where it's available to rent and/or stream), before the discussion which will be at a set time presented on Zoom. You'll have the opportunity to submit questions to the instructor before the discussion, and to ask them during through a moderator.

Q: How do I register for the seminar?

A: We will be processing these transactions through Zoom and PayPal. If you have a PayPal account already, you can log in using that. If you don't have an account, you do not need to create one, you can check out as a guest.

To start, you'll fill out your basic information, then click "pay and register," and then click "continue to PayPal." You'll then either log into your PayPal account, or you'll continue as a guest and enter your credit card information. After completing payment on PayPal, you will be redirected to Zoom. While the payment is processing, the window will stay Waiting for a Response from PayPal. You can close this window or leave it open until the payment is complete. You will receive an email after the payment is complete and you are registered for the seminar.

Q: How do I watch the film?

A: Access to the film is not included as part of your registration fee, but we will direct you to where you can rent and/or stream it on your own. If you happen to already own a copy of the film, feel free to just watch that!

Q: When do I watch the film?

A: Once you've been sent the pre-recorded introduction, you can watch the film whenever it's convenient for you, before the set discussion time.

 

Still having issues? Please submit a support request here. We'll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.