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We're not ready yet for completely reopening for regular shows—but when the restrictions are lifted we are ready to welcome you and your family/cellmates/dance partners: groups of up to 15 people with whom you're totally comfortable sharing breathing space. You'll have an auditorium all to yourselves to watch a movie.

We're compliant with all current Benton County, Oregon, OHA, and CDC safety prtocols for Phase 2 indoor entertainment venues, and we are fully CinemaSafe. We've made made physical modifications and other updates to the facilities to make it safe for you and for us. We have strict protocols for safely serving you, with touch-free service, thorough cleanings between rentals, and mask requirements for every person in your party. For a list of all Darkside safety protocols, visit CinemaSafe.org, recently reviewed by NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

Just a reminder that your behaviors will help us keep these events safe.

*The person who books and pays for the rental is responsible for ensuring that the group qualifies as a household, "pod," or “Quaranteam” group who will respect our rules.*

We have no way to verify this so we need to trust you to understand and adhere to the rules. Any violation of our rules will result in a permanent ban from the Darkside.

We will check all attendees' temperatures at the door and cancel the rental if even one member of the party has a fever or COVID symptoms.

We’re also doing contact tracing. For each person in the group, we collect: name, phone number, email, date, time, and that the temperature was checked.

We are very serious about safety. There have been NO cases of COVID-19 traced to a movie theater ANYWHERE in the world. We are not going to be the first. The sooner we all adhere to the rules, the sooner we can make this virus history.

*** Rules are subject to change as regulations and circumstances change.


These rates apply to rentals that run about 2 hours for up to 10 people.
• Sunday through Thursday: $150.
• Friday and Saturday: $200.

Add $100 for each additional hour and $10 per person for additional guests up to 15 people. Social distancing is enforced between each group of up to 10 people.


Everyone in your party must wear a mask that covers nose and mouth, except when you are inside the auditorium you've rented. There will be no exceptions.

*** If anyone in your party has an issue wearing masks, we encourage renting one of our virtual films and watching at home. This is a way for us to accommodate your wish to watch a movie without adhering to our mask requirements.

Booking and questions

Email us at events@darksidecinema.com when you're ready to reserve a time and day, and please put "Private Rental" in the subject line. We'll respond to emails in the order they arrive. Let us know if you would like to watch one of our current films, or another of your choosing.

When we promptly reply, we will send you a list of all the cool stuff we're doing to keep you safe and some things you gotta agree to do while you're here.

Thank you

We appreciate you working with us through these "unprecedented times." And thanks for sticking with us. We appreciate you, and look forward to seeing you back at the Darkside.

The Darkside is a CinemaSafe theater. Click the logo below to learn more.

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Please call 752 - 4161 to confirm shows and times
215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333