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Hire Us

If you're a student, society or lecturer looking to host your event, then hire us! Below is all the intormation you'll need to know about how the hire us, what you need to do and what you can expect from us. 

What we offer

Sonar Cinema runs its events in LT1 at Solent University. The room boosts a 96 seat cinema with a 2K projector screen & Dobly Atmos surround sound. We provide each event with a projectionist who manages the technical side of the event and makes sure it runs smoothly along with any front of house that may be required for the event. 

What you need to have prepared

We ask that you plan your event fully, we only act as the location that hosts the event, if the event is a public event we are happy to promote it via our social media. What you'll need to provide will vary on what event you are running, below should summarise what you need to do:

Film Showing (Blu-ray, / DVD)

If you are showing a film you'll be required to pay for the licence to show the film. This usually costs around £83 + VAT per film for one showing. This will be paid to the Solent Students' Union which will be transfered into our account. 

Showing of own content

If you wish to use our cinema to show your own content, this is totally fine and there wil not be any fee's for licencing as you own the content in question, though you may be asked to prove you own the rights to the content before the showing can take place.


We have a PS3, Xbox 360 & a Mid range gaming PC that you can use. However, you are welcome to bring your own console or computer whch we can easily hook up to the projector and use instead. YOu're welcome to host tourments, speed runs, play throughs and more....

Other events

We can host other events, just get in touch with us and we'll do our best to sort things out.

To start the process, please get in touch with us via the email below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.