We are looking forward to another incredible summer and are thrilled to be debuting our kickoff to the season on 6/23! Here to best answer your questions, please see our FAQ below for all things parking, RSVP and food vendors. See you soon!

Q: Do I need to RSVP? 

A: No, you don’t. Our events are free and open to the public. You are welcome to arrive without an RSVP.

Q: Why do you have an RSVP option on the eblasts and website?

A: Great question! When people RSVP, we are able to get a better sense of how many people will be attending. This makes for better planning on our part. 

Q: Will there be food vendors?

A: Yes! We are thrilled for the return of food vendors this year!

Q: Where can I park?

A: Because every film screens in a different outdoor location, parking changes depending on the venue. Some venues have parking and some have very little. The individual film pages will specify parking opportunities so you can plan accordingly. We always encourage ride sharing and other forms of transportation when possible. 

Q: Can I bring kids?

A: Everyone is welcome at newportFILM outdoors events! We encourage you to read the film synopsis and watch the trailer to make sure the film is a fit for the kids in your life. 

Q; Are there seats?

A: No. Our films are screened at iconic outdoor locations that offer wonderful greenspace perfect for your picnic blankets and beach chairs. 

Q: Can I bring in my own food?

A: Of course! newportFILM is all about picnics. Bring your own or purchase some great food from our vendors – you decide! 

Q: Will there be popcorn?

A: You bet! We will be serving popcorn up until the film starts. And yes, it’s still free!


A: We think it’s important that we leave as little footprint as possible at the beautiful greenspaces we are enjoying. So, we ask that you carry out with you whatever you bring in – food, utensils, paper goods, etc. Don’t worry, we have (zero) waste stations available. These are tents that have compost, recycle and landfill receptacles for your use. 

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: Every film has a backup rain venue. Once we make a call – with the help of every weather app and sailer available – we update our film page, send a mobile push notification/eblast and post on social alerting of the change in venue. 

Q: Is seating guaranteed if it rains?

A: Unfortunately not. Our backup rain venues have seating capacities so folks will be seated first come, first serve. 

Q: I or someone in my life has accessibility issues and I need more details about the venue and the event, what do I do?

A: Please contact us about specific accommodations you may need!

Q: I have a question that you haven’t answered, what do I do?

A: Send us an email at info (at) newportfilm (dot) com or text or call us at 401-649-2784