The bulk of the cost for a Movie in the Park event is paid for by event sponsors. A park district is responsible for the cost of licensing the movies that we show at the event which are based on the currency and popularity of the movies available and the number of people expected to attend and typically range from $400 to $2,000. In 2020, for example, the cost to run Toy Story 4 to an audience of 1,000 people is about $1,200.  Park districts are also responsible for law enforcement, restrooms, and trash collection.