Every party begins with a pre-production session, when we plan the script, music video, or animation props with your child. Guided by our professionals, we make sure your child's vision will be brought to life for the big day!
Every guest plays an important role on the birthday production day. When they aren't acting, singing, or dancing in front of the cameras, they are engaged as part of the crew, helping with lights, running cameras, helping record sound, and more!
With beautiful locations throughout the 5 boroughs, and the tri-state area, CinemaKidz makes sure your child's birthday party is accessible for you and your guests. We can also come to you, and transform your home into a movie production studio for a few hours! CinemaKidz travels throughout the five boroughs, as well as to Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Make an awesome music video for your child’s next birthday. The CK Choreographer teaches guests special moves, as we work together to make a professional music video!
Our most requested party! Your child picks their favorite song and together we shoot a professional music video starring the birthday kid and all their friends! Or choose an instrumental version, and we can record lyrics and singing along with the video.
This package includes a choreographer on the day of the party to help the kids get their groove on, either dancing or learning choreographed movements to showcase in the video. Not into dancing? The video can also feature a story or theme, where guests act out certain stories. This package puts acting, dancing, and music-loving together for a truly engaging time.
Fee: $999 for up to 10 guests
Additional Guests: $60/child
Lights, cameras. action! Turn your child’s birthday into a Hollywood production! CinemaKidz brings your child’s vision to the big screen, in an original moviemaking party.
Is your child a budding movie maker and director? Then this party is for them! The movie making birthday party begins with a pre-production chat session, when we plan an original movie idea together. Soon after you will receive your script, and guests can start planning and getting excited for the big day!
The birthday is production day. Children act on set, and learn what its like to be on a real Hollywood production. When children are not acting in front of the camera, they are helping as crew behind-the-scenes, as Director, Camera Person, Lighting Technician, Sound Engineer, Prop Master and more! Guests have a fun engaging time while learning all about movie making.
Fee: $999 for up to 10 guests
Additional Guests: $60/child
For the maker in all of us, children build characters and props, and have fun making animations in the CK mini-movie studios, using lights, cameras, and tripods.
This animation birthday party is for the maker in all of us. Together your child and their friends will create original stop-motion animation movies featuring colorful sets (think diorama) and characters made from a wide array of crafts.
Materials can range from wood and clay, to legos and anything we can think up. Party goers can work in small groups or work together to create a longer feature film. Every guest will get copies of the animations, and will take home the props they created.
We also offer a green screen special effects animation party, where guests learn to work with green screens and special technology to create stop-motion animated films.
The party begins with a pre-production planning session to discuss materials and your child’s vision
Fee: $800 for up to 10 guests
Additional guests: $60/child
Hair + Make-up
Party Favor Bags
Spacious Studios, at least 900+ sq. ft.
Beautiful locations with that WOW factor
Options to upgrade, make it a social event for parents as well
CK Soho Studio
Broadway & Houston
900 sq ft location, appropriate for 8-13 guests
Bedford and South 1st
950 sq ft location, appropriate for 5 – 20 guests
Upper West Side
82nd and Amsterdam
1500 sq ft location, appropriate for 5-30 guests
Midtown West Studio
W42 & 6th Ave
1600 sq ft location, appropriate for 8-25 guests
Midtown East Studio
Lexington and 34th Street
1300 sq ft location, appropriate for 8-16 guests
9th Street & 3rd Avenue
1300 sq ft location, appropriate for 8-18 guests
West St & Greenpoint Ave
1600 sq ft location, appropriate for 5 – 25 guests
Long Island City Studio
1400 sq ft location, appropriate for 5-30 guests
Here from our happy clients
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 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)!
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!
Book the party of a lifetime.
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.
For filmmaking parties we recommend up to 17 guests maximum, while the music video parties can be larger. Animation parties can also be larger groups.
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.
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.