Unfortunately, it is a legal requirement to have a licence and if you show a movie or TV programmes publicly without one then you are breaking the law (Copyright, Designs and Patents Act). This can result in a fine for each instance, programme or movie that is shown. You could also be liable for court costs and legal fees,
You can confirm this on the UK government website here which includes a link back to our website. It states :
It’s not worth risking these charges when a licence costs is very affordable.
MPLC Public Performance Licences are easy to buy and can be put in place immediately. They are the legal way to show movies and TV programmes in a public or commercial space.