CinemaKidz offers completely customized moviemaking birthday parties, music video birthday parties, and stop-motion animation parties for children ages 5 – 15 years old. Every party starts with a video chat call where we plan an original production for the big day. During the event, every child gets to act, direct, run camera, and be an important part of the production!
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Choose between 3 types of parties, or do the Ultimate Make Fest and have a little of everything, where kids make their own props or costumes and get to act in a film and make an animation!
Interested in making an original movie with you and your friends? This is the party for you. Together we will think up an original idea, and assign parts to you and your friends. Next is the big production day, Quiet on the set...annnnd...Action! Guests are fully engaged as they act, direct, and crew on set during the party.
This NYC kids party is for the music lover, dancer, TikTok fan, and more! Our CK Choreographer teaches guests special moves, as we work together to make a professional music video! Before the big day we plan the theme and visuals, the moves, and any story that might be told in the video. On the big day we get busy working to produce a full fledged music video!
Love to build and tell stories? At this special event, guests build character and props, and learn the ins and outs of making animated films! What it to be one animation or several short ones? We do all the planning in advance to make sure the party is exactly what your child dreams of!
With over 25 beautiful locations throughout the 5 boroughs, CinemaKidz finds a location easy for you and your guests. We can also come to you for an in-home event. CinemaKidz is mobil and can travel to Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Let us know where you want to have your big birthday party for your kid!
Upper West Side
SoHo - Downtown
South Street Seaport
Every party begins with a pre-production chat session, when we plan the fully customized birthday idea with your child. Guided by our professionals, we make sure your child’s vision is brought to life!
All packages are customizable, should you want to add any other options!
This Party Includes: a 30 - 60 minute pre-production call, a completely customized idea and script, at least 2 professional teachers or a choreographer, a convenient and beautiful space, all the professional equipment, a prop-making element for the kids, a 2-hour hands-on engaging event for your child and their friends, a professionally edited project provided via private link.
This Party Includes: all the customized and special elements that the Basic Package provides (the space, 2-hour party, teachers, equipment and more), as well as customize gift bags for each guest, basic paper products and decorations, and pizza and water for the participants.
This Party Includes: the whole shabang! Gift bags, food, decorations, the space, the production, as well as an upgraded 2000+ sq.ft space to accommodate a parent social event as well.
We love filmmaking, and love projects that are very unique and different. From recording a live band for a music video, to doing music or mixing stop-motion with live action, if your child can think it up, we can make it happen!
Birthdays are drop-off events, we ask that if parents want to stay, that they keep the noise to a minimum and watch the big production. If you’d like parents to stay, we have premium spaces that can accommodate a large group of parents for a fun social gathering. Let us know!
Roughly 2 weeks after the party, you will receive a private password protected link to your child’s professionally edited film. Want some changes? We offer 1 round of revisions as well if there is something you’d like different. You can also download a copy for yourself online.
Want a DVD? We can print you one up for an additional fee.
Yes! We offer several add-ons to make the day easier for you! At booking you will see the various options and be able to select what makes sense for you.
No problem! During the pre-production planning session, we will work closely with you moviemaker and plan out a truly unique and special ides for their birthday party film.
There is a 50% deposit due to reserve the date. We will send you a birthday agreement as well as a link to make the deposit. Once you are have made the deposit, we will go ahead and reserve a date for the pre-production video chat session to plan the big day!
We can accommodate groups of any size, but do need to know in advance and when booking the party if it will be larger than 20 to make sure we secure the proper space.
If the party includes more then 20 guests, we may run the event with multiple stations that the kids rotate through, including a costume making station, the moviemaking stations, etc.
Get in touch if you’d like to chat about it!
Absolutely! Our experienced team of educators and filmmakers can work with any age. We are confident that your child and their friends will have a truly spectacular time making cinematic magic!
Yes. Generally we take a snack or pizza break half way through the event, followed by cake or cupcakes at the very end of the party. We offer catering options as well for guests and even the adult who may stay.
Because the parties are so customized and unique from one another, we do not provide costumes in the basic packages. We do provide props that are vital to the story, and discuss with you what we will bring. We offer costume packages as well if you’d like us to order some fun props for the guests to take home.
Anytime! We work with you to find a time and date that works for you. Parties are subject to availability.
CinemaKidz did such a great job for my 11 year old's birthday party. They had plenty of expert staff on hand to help all of the kids with their videos. It was amazing how all of the kids were so engaged and creative! And, both the kids and parents loved the "viewing party" of the videos at the end. We were so happy with the event (and planning, and responsiveness, and the space)!
I was looking for a film making experience for my almost 8 years old and I’m so happy I found cinemakidz. The teachers Meg, Pablo and Ingrid are a lot of fun but caring and nurturing as well as amazing film makers. The facility in pine school is gorgeous and they filmed outside everyday visiting places as Rooselvet island or prospect park. My son was excited everyday when I wake him up and beyond happy about his day when I picked up.
CinemaKidz is the BEST! My son loved attending every day and looking forward to working with other kids to create a movie. They were all so proud of their final product--which I have to admit was amazing. I asked my son what he learned from CinemaKidz and he said, "you can't just wake up in the morning and say I'm gonnna make a movie. You have to plan it out and edit it."
What a fabulous party! we did our daughter's 7th birthday over the past weekend! great staff, great energy, great idea! can't say enough good things about it! can't wait to see the finished product! all of the kids and parents loved it!! highly recommend it!