Gathr FAQ

How do Gathr® screenings happen?


Requested Gathr® screenings can only happen if a minimum number of people reserve tickets before a screening request expires.

On every screening page you’ll find an update that shows you the number of current reservations, the number of additional reservations needed to tip the screening, as well as how much time remains before that screening request expires.

When enough people reserve tickets to a screening before time expires, the screening takes place. If the minimum number of reservations is not met, the screening does not take place and nobody is charged.

How do I reserve or purchase a ticket to a movie? What’s the difference? When will my credit card be charged?


Enter your location/zip code on the map widget at the Organize a screening page.

If there is a screening, it will show up as a dot on the map. Click the dot.

If the minimum number of tickets have not yet been reserved, the dot is dark green and you will be prompted to reserve a ticket by pre-authorizing your credit card. Your credit card will only be charged once the screening has met the minimum number of reservations.

If the screening has reached its minimum number of attendees, the dot will appear bright green and your ticket purchase will be processed immediately.

If the minimum number of attendees is not met in the time frame given, the screening does not take place and nobody is charged.

The movie I want to see does not have a screening in my area. How do I request a screening?


It’s easy. Request a screening which will be processed through our interactive request map.

What if I don’t want to host a screening but wish to attend one?


If you’re not interested in being the captain or host, then sign up to be notified when someone else schedules one: If you would like to be notified when a screening has been requested in your area, click the NOTIFY ME button on the interactive map.

Who can request a Gathr® screening?


Anyone can Gathr® a movie screening. Whether you’re an individual, a social club, or a theater, you can request a screening.

What can I do to make my screening happen?


Tell your friends, family, and anyone else you think would be interested in seeing the film. Great ways to do this are emailing the screening page and sharing on Facebook and Twitter. The more ways you spread the word about your movie event, the more likely it will happen.

I requested a screening, now what?


Once you complete your request, you will receive an automated e-mail from Gathr®. You must reply to the email to confirm your screening request. The email is only a summary of your request and will ask you for a simple “YES” response in order to move forward. Additionally, the AWAKE team will invite you to a Facebook Group for Captains and Supporters.

If you’d like to chat with someone from the Gathr® support team, they can go over any questions or concerns you may have while they get you set up with a screening page.  They will find the direct phone number for Gathr® support in the automated email you receive.

Once your screening has been confirmed by the theater, you will receive an email from Gathr® with your unique URL for your screening that you can immediately begin to promote.

Note: It can take anywhere from 24 hours to 2 weeks to receive the link. Once you receive it, you and others can begin reserving tickets.

When the minimum number of tickets are reserved, your screening will “tip”!

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