Get What You Need to Show Your Movie
There are two primary film licensing agencies for the film studios. These film licensing companies do not represent all of the same studios. If the movie you select is not available at one licensing company, contact the other to see if the title is available through them. Some popular movies such as Star Wars, have not been available for outdoor screenings in years at the request of the copyright holders.
Here are the two film licensing companies that you should contact directly to secure the rights to show a movie at a public venue. The sales representatives are very helpful about letting you know the movies that are scheduled to be released on DVD right before your event.