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« on: February 09, 2008, 09:04:53 am »

Wow well, I had my first test run by myself, all went well 5'x12' screen, fabulous!
All that remains is good weather and the neighbors to turn up Feb 22nd.
I am well pleased with the screen size and sound 5.1 surround.
So my first screening in the bush -similar to coon creek will be a goer!
Test run movies were- Independence Day and The towering Inferno.

Any Ideas for movies for my first bush screenings welcome!
*screen is just temporarily hung up at the moment will build a better one soon.


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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 09:27:28 am »

Wow well, I had my first test run by myself, all went well 5'x12' screen, fabulous!
All that remains is good weather and the neighbors to turn up Feb 22nd.
I am well pleased with the screen size and sound 5.1 surround.
So my first screening in the bush -similar to coon creek will be a goer!
Test run movies were- Independence Day and The towering Inferno.

Any Ideas for movies for my first bush screenings welcome!

must be nice to be down under this time of the year  Smiley
here's a picture i just took, we have about 2 inches of snow and it's still coming down in south central PA.
although it's supposed to warm up to the 40's this afternoon.
sunday it's supposed to be in the teens and windy... the groundhog was right, 6 more weeks of winter  Sad


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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008, 09:41:30 am »


I'm with you movielover...I wish it was May already!



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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008, 03:56:34 pm »

 Cheesy It was a warm night 70 degrees (20 Celsius) down under where I am!
Got a bit chilly after midnight Smiley down to 65 degrees.
gee I would hate being snowed inside with no BYT outside.
even winter here the lowest it gets is 37
maybe piping  the projector fan exhaust into some kind of thermal ground mat, would help you guys out?Smiley
Damn, I think next weekend will be a full moon!
local weather here - http://www.kyogleweather.com.au/kyogle_aws/summary.htm
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008, 04:25:27 pm »

maybe piping  the projector fan exhaust into some kind of thermal ground mat, would help you guys out?Smiley

I like it!  And it also makes it easier to justify a big amp rack like Dano's!  Need more heat to pump into the yard.  I do like dual use.

Congrats on your test run, FarmFlix!  You might also check the movies board
http://backyardtheater.com/forums/index.php?board=19.0
for ideas on what to show.

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008, 07:00:21 pm »

Second attempt Mar 1st,
Well the neighbors are invited, screen is up (10'x12') and 5.1 sound set up
Had a great hot clear day setting things up,and even the stars were out for the test run. Had about 1 hour 30 mins trying out a few movies,then I noticed
it was starting to rain Shocked so was a mad rush getting the equipment and power turned off and inside out of the rain.

All is good, except they are predicting showers in the next 3 days (we have only had about 7 fine days with no rain this summer since Jan 1)
 I hope I get a fine evening for Saturday night,today is the last day of our summer.
which has been the wettest ever!
Now the dilemma of what movie/s to show?
seems it will be a sci fi night
need to show off the screen size and 5.1
so movies I am thinking of are-and have... (which would you show?)
-The Day after tomorrow
-Independence Day
-serenity
-supernova
-war of the worlds 2004
-Fifth element
*The screen is temp until I can make a frame and buy a bigger one, instead of the two joined together,at night it works well:)


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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 10:59:40 pm »

Well, I think The Fifth Element is one of the best sci-fi films ever made. You can't go wrong with that one (as long as there are no young children in the audience).

Independence Day is also a heck of a lot of fun, but it's long. Check your sundown times and consider whether it will work for you.

Supernova sounds ... interesting. http://imdb.com/title/tt0134983/

Don't know any of the others.
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 09:11:25 am »

I have to put my 2 cents in for Serenity - still haven't forgiven Fox for cancelling the series - But at least they made a great movie to tie things up.
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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 11:26:59 am »


On my 2008 schedule is a sci-fi double feature => The Day The Earth Stood Still and This Island Earth.

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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 08:18:25 pm »

All set!
Would you believe Friday Feb 29 all night it didn't rain!
Saturday March 1st ,is a clear mostly blue sky day top temp of 27c or 80 F
slight southly breeze, so the screens look like sails,hoping it will settle down after dark!
Took your advice cherry hills, and also will be a double sci- fi feature...
main feature- The fifth Element then I Am Legend.
Pre show- "Creek Wars" scrolling text (star wars text parody)
                Star wars phone quiet please
                trailers:
              -10,000 BC
              -I am Legend
              -Poseidon
               my Fox Logo
               "405" the movie-youtube short
               Cartoon-"The rattled rooster"
               main movie-The fifth element
               intermission
               I am Legend

*P.S Just found out the neighbors have invited others!!
so have double the amount coming -I wasn't nervous  before, now I am Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2008, 08:46:39 pm »

Sounds like a full, fun evening.
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2008, 05:55:22 pm »

Sounds like a full, fun evening.
Thanks bmac, It was  a success!
 
Started late, an hour after dark  by the time the BBQ was cooked and we all had eaten. Lucky I seconded someone to take over the cooking as I was doing everything at once.
Pre- show went good,even had applause when My fox logo was shown
People were saying "Oh this is wonderful" thanks for this, outdoor movies are fantastic! I even managed to not burn 4 bags of microwave popcorn!

The weather held up until half way through(when Bruce Willis won the ticket to Floston paradise) and then a small shower started.
I had it all covered in a plastic little tarp but others were worried about "the electronics" getting wet.
So It was decided to carry the PJ+ speaker x5 all into the outdoor patio- I had plenty of help to set things back up again,(10 mins)so we could finish the movies on the secondary screen'
(It stopped raining by the time we were set up and running again)
Didn't rain the rest of the night,  Roll Eyes
Everyone enjoyed the night and wants it to happen again,
So by Easter I will do another show.
-thank you to all for the advice and help here.
 I have finally had a true backyard theater movie night.



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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2008, 10:21:16 pm »

Awesome!!! Can't wait for our weather to warm up a bit so we can begin our first full season.

Keep the reports coming in.
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2008, 03:33:55 pm »

Keep them going, mate. It's snowing here this afternoon and your reports of balmy nights watching films in the garden really help me keep going until spring comes!

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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2008, 03:35:00 am »

Keep them going, mate. It's snowing here this afternoon and your reports of balmy nights watching films in the garden really help me keep going until spring comes!

Vance
OK, we are still getting some balmy "tropical" nights today was 32 c 0ver 80 F!
.....The sun sets and darkness falls,the millions of stars (unhampered) by city lights gleam down on the green grass, a gentle warm breeze rustles the massive white screen.
I drag my projector and sound out across the parched lawn on wheels,
as the hot balmy air and gathering darkness just itch for the light from the projector to piece the inky black and light up the blank screen with color.
The warmth is palatable and sweat drips from my brow as my finger pushes the
light on button.
The movie projected onto my screen comes to life, dazzling the wallabies and possums scurrying to look at this amazing sight from a safe distance.
I overcome the darkness and transform the night, to try out movies in large screen.People driving past suddenly stop and gasp at my colorful display!
-are you warm yet?Smiley
*which is what I did tonight, had a pvt screen test of close encounters and hitchhikers guide to the galaxy....Bliss!


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