Host a screening in a theatre

Ready to host a screening of THE VATICAN DECEPTION?
Then you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve partnered with, which is a web-platform that helps individuals, groups and organizations set up movie screenings of THE VATICAN DECEPTION in theaters across the U.S.A.  The process is simple: you pick the time, place and date, and Tugg will reserve the theater and give you a personalized Event Page for your screening.  All you need to do after that is to pre-sell a certain number of tickets in order for the event to be confirmed.

Once you get your Event Page, it’s up to you to spread the word to your community and let folks know the event will only take place if enough tickets are reserved before a deadline.  The number of pre-sold tickets required to confirm the event is known as the “Threshold”, and it will be calculated by Tugg and displayed with the deadline on your Event Page.  Although the Threshold can vary widely depending on the time and place you select, it can typically be about 80 to 100 tickets for an average-sized theater.  Once you meet the Threshold of pre-sold tickets, your event will be confirmed with the theater, attendees will receive their tickets, and as the host, you will receive 5% of ticket sales.  If there aren’t enough tickets sold by the deadline, then no one will be charged for the ticket reservation, and the screening will be called off.

We’ve created this resource kit to guide you through the process of hosting your screening.  Begin with Step One, and follow the simple step-by-step instructions to maximize your promotional efforts and get the most out of your event!  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Tugg team at

Step One: Submit Your Event Request

1. To get started, you’ll need to fill out a simple Event Request Form, which you can do by pressing the blue “Host a Screening At Your Local Theater” button on the film’s title page
THE VATICAN DECEPTION is available now for booking in U.S. theatres.

2. Read – Getting Started: Setting Up Your Tugg Screening Guide – for an in depth look at how to best set up your event and use your event as a fundraiser, take a look at this guide before filling out your request. 

Step Two: Theater Approval

Congratulations on submitting your Event Request!  While your Promoter Point Person confirms your event details with the venue, start listing everyone you plan to invite to your event!

Step Three: Promoting Your Event

Once you’ve received your Event Page, it’s time to spread the word and ensure that enough tickets are reserved before the deadline! 

1. An Introduction to Promoting Your Screening – Start by reading this guide, which will walk you through how to best reach out to your friends, family, and organizations via email, social media, and traditional outreach.

2. Promoter Game Plan – A step-by-step guide to meeting Threshold.

3. Tugg Tools – The folks at Tugg have created a number of tools to help you maximize your outreach efforts – read this to learn how to message your attendees with the Promoter Messaging feature and track the success of your outreach.

4. To help you along the way, we’ve created a few templates for your use:

Outreach Template – Friends and Family

Outreach Template – Community Organizations

Social Media Outreach Guide

Creating Your Facebook Event Guide

Sample Press Release

5. As your event’s campaign moves forward, be sure to update attendees and potential attendees with new information about your event and the film (when applicable).

Step Four: Screening Day

1. The big day! Make sure you’ve reviewed everything in the Preparing For Your Event Guide and follow the steps to ensure a flawless screening.

2. Personalize our Sample Introduction to welcome your attendees to your screening, and let them know about any ways they can get involved with your organization and the film’s causes.

After the Event

Now that your event is complete, be sure to follow up with your attendees by sending them a message with the Promoter Messaging tool.

1. Use this Follow Up Message Template to thank your attendees and encourage them to tell their friends about your event and the film!

2. Post a recap of your event on the film’s Facebook and Twitter pages – be sure to tag @TheVaticanDeception (Facebook) @TheVaticanDeception (Instagram), @TheVaticanD (Twitter), #TheVaticanDeception, and #Fatima and @TuggInc!