Sell Your PTA Film Night Tickets Online

PTA film night is an annual event that brings the whole school together to watch a movie while enjoying some popcorn and other snacks. But what if you could make this year's PTA Film Night even more successful? 

Selling your tickets online is easy, it will only take you 10 minutes, and it can help increase your profits by giving the parents easy access to make their purchases.

Read on to learn how to set up your film night event and start selling those tickets.  You’ll soon discover that using PlanSocial for your next PTA Film Night can be the best decision you'll ever make and soon it will be popcorn for all!

Step 1: Create a free Hub for your school

Click here to sign up for your free hub.

Step 2: Add a new event using the 'Film Night' template

Click 'Add Event' and enter a title, then select 'Film Night' from the dropdown and select 'Go'.

Select ‘Sell online tickets’ and click the link to connect your payment account.

You'll first be prompted to connect to your existing Stripe account if you already have one. Don’t worry if you currently don’t, because we'll help you set one up in minutes there and then - simply select ‘No’ and follow the instructions that follow.

You will need to provide your PTA's bank details, and a contact person. (If you also provide proof of your PTA's charity status, your PTA can benefit from reduced-rate Stripe fees.)

Step 3: Add the tickets and items you'd like to sell

Next up our template has it set for you to sell entry tickets. You can have a single entry ticket or even a family ticket option.  A popular feature is the ability to also pre-sell additional items online.  This is a great opportunity to pre-sell tickets for drinks, popcorn and/or movie candy!

With our friendly user interface, you can edit the price, dates when tickets can be purchased and a maximum available quantity (if any), for each ticket type, or across the whole event.

Use our Form-Building feature under the Forms tab to collect information for the ticket sales such as Child’s Name, Class, Allergies, Emergency Contact details etc. We have pre-built form templates that you can use.

Step 4: Add tasks for prospective volunteers to choose from

This system is the perfect solution to help you manage your Film Night tasks with ease. With PlanSocial, up to 20 core organisers can carry out any task they choose. Don’t fret if you have more than 20 volunteers. If you upgrade to the paid Community Hub plan, you can open up volunteering opportunities to all parents.

Click ‘Add Task’ to create new tasks and include detailed descriptions for each job.

Once the tasks are listed, parents can simply select YES if they would like to volunteer for a job. This takes out the awkwardness of assigning tasks to parents that they may not feel comfortable doing.

Step 5: Add the event date to publish it and share the link

We’re on the last step! Just click ‘Edit’ to edit the date then share it with parents in your school so they can purchase tickets safely using their debit or credit card from any device. 

Voila…. Film nights will never be the same again! 

As we've seen, selling your tickets online can be done in minutes. So what are you waiting for? Give the parents of students at your school easy access to purchase their child's ticket for this year's PTA Film Night by following these simple steps. 

We're here to help with any questions or concerns about how our app works. Let us know if you need assistance setting up an event and getting started on the road to simplifying your fundraising efforts. Your time is valuable, so why not make sure it’s spent wisely! 

For some additional help with your planning, be sure to check out our Film Night event guide. It's full of gems you don't want to miss out on! (Plus covers the proper licensing you'll need to avoid getting into hot water!)

About PlanSocial

PlanSocial’s online donation and ticket sales platform is secure and easy to use. We give schools and their families the tools they need to fundraise, connect with one another, and stay in touch. With the ease of event management hosting PTA events will never be the same again!

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