Streaming Service FAQs

While The Loft Cinema is temporarily closed we will be offering virtual screenings of new films to entertain and engage with you while we’re apart! We’re working with distributors to put this together quickly, 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 email us at [email protected].

Q: HOW DO I WATCH THE NEW 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 Loft Cinema. You’ll find details about each film and distributor and/or platform below.

If you have an HDMI cable see the bottom of this page for how to stream any film to your tv set.


GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT
Film: Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

For $9.99, you will get access to watch on your your computer, tablet, smartphone, Chromecast or Apple TV. After you get the email to watch the film, you can watch the film as much as you want for 3 days.

More FAQs are available here.

For more help, click here.


KIM STIM CINEMA
Film: Joan of Arc

For $10, you will get access to watch on your your computer, tablet, smartphone, Chromecast or Apple TV. After you get the email to watch the film, you can watch the film as much as you want for 72 hours.

More FAQs are available, here.

For more help, click here.


NEON
Film: The Painter and the Thief

For $3.99, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, tablet or other supported devices. After you get the email to watch the film, you can watch the film as much as you want for 3 days.

More FAQs are available here.

For more help, click here.


1091 MEDIA
Film: The Ghost of Peter Sellers

Please note: The payment page displays a cost of $18 but after you join or login to Vimeo the price will be reduced to $10 when you use the promo code: LOFT. Registration for Vimeo is free.

For $10, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, tablet or other supported devices. After you get the email to watch the film, you can watch the film as much as you want for 48 hours.

More FAQs are available here.

For more help, click here.


ACME FILMWORKS, INC.
Film: The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Use Promo Code TLCASOS to receive a $1 discount on the rental price!

For $9.99, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, tablet or other supported devices. After you get the email to watch the film, you can watch the film as much as you want for 48 hours.

More FAQs are available here.

For more help, click here.


KINONOW
Films: Lucky Grandma

For $12, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet. 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.


FIRST RUN FEATURES
Film: A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps

For $10, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, tablet or other supported devices. After you get the email to watch the film, you can watch the film as much as you want for 72 hours.

More FAQs are available here.

For more help, click here.


ELEVENARTS
Film: The Wonderland

For $10 you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, tablet or other supported devices. After you get the email to watch the film, you can watch the film as much as you want for 3 days.

For more help, click here.


EVENTLIVE
Films: Up From The Streets

For $12, you will get access to watch on your computer, tablet, smartphone, and some other media devices. After you get the email to watch the film, you can watch the film as much as you want for 2 days.

For more help, click here.


OSCILLOSCOPE
Film: Clementine

You will get access to watch on any internet-connected device, including laptops, tablets and smartphones, Apple TV, Chromecast, 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.

For more help, email Oscilloscope 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 email us at [email protected]

Q: I’M A LOFT CINEMA 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 reopen. These rentals will help ensure that we are able do that – thank you for your support!

Q: CAN I USE LOFT CINEMA 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!

Q: How do I stream a film to my tv using an HDMI cable?

A: You can watch any of the streams on your TV using an HDMI cable. You will need to own or purchase an HDMI cable, or equivalent cable for Mac if using a Mac computer, for this. To set this up:

  1. Attach the HDMI cable to your TV
    You will find HDMI ports on all newer televisions (typically on the side or back panels). Plug the HDMI cable into one of the ports (e.g. HDMI 1, HDMI 2, etc)
  2. Attach the HDMI cable to your computer
    Attach the other end of the HDMI cable to your computer/device
  3. Set your TV settings to the HDMI port
    Change the input source setting on your TV to the HDMI port you are using with the cord

Once connected, your computer screen will be mirrored to your TV screen. All actions, including video playback, will be mirrored to your TV screen.

If you are seeing any cropping of the picture on your TV screen, try changing the aspect ratio of your TV display to adjust this.