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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2008, 04:25:30 am »

Easter movie night-
well I am addicted now, and want to make the most of what's left of our warm weather before winter sets too far in..
I am very pleased with what I can achieve through component to an external DVD player -colour/quality is awesome and for just 1000 lumen's it's great!

Now with word getting around, quite a few more people are keen for the next outdoor movie night.
I am even still getting compliments.
So am planing what to show next
any Ideas? (test out your 2008 season ideas with me)
some I'm thinking of-
-close encounters of the 3rd Kind
-Poseidon
-Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy
-V for Vendetta
-Donnie Darko
-Galaxy quest
-The core
-King kong 2004
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2008, 08:38:27 am »


Galaxy Quest and Silverado were the two best attended shows we did last year...we had almost 40 neighbors for each show.  I'd recommend either for any audience.

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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2008, 01:12:21 pm »

I'm a big, big fan of "Close Encounters". I would try it out before scheduling it, however. Sometimes, dark contrasty films need LOTS of lumens to look right.

I really didn't like "King Kong 2004" at all. But that's a matter of taste. One concern I would have is that it's very long, so whether it will be a hit depends on your audience, how late they want to stay up, whether you get discouraged if people leave before the film's over, etc.
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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2008, 08:40:19 am »

Hooray! My second BYT show Easter saturday was a success!
Again the night before was balmy and clear woke up saturday to overcast and rain
which lasted until 4pm,then as sunset drew near the clouds parted and stars came out.
It was truly fantastic.
Had 9 people turn up some, driving over 100ks!
Everyone bought food, there would have been enough to feed 30 ppl:)
Even one neighbor provided and cooked his home grown organic meat for the BBQ.
The projector was set up in 15 mins
The new screen 12 x12 was excellent!
I showed -
2x trailers
405 the movie Monty python version
The astronaut farmer
everyone enjoyed the experience
only hiccup -
The cheap discs I burnt the preshow/ movie on, played up and the movie jumped leaving out a section!
 I was making popcorn at the time and realized (having seen the movie)
So had to apologize and quickly change  discs and find the right chapter.
Which didn't take long.
main thing it didn't rain during the show:)
will add some pics soon.

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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2008, 05:39:11 pm »

Congrats, FarmFlix!  Sounds like a great night.

The night I blew up my Denon receiver, it happened just before the start of the movie.  I wired-in a different  receiver from the house and at the end of the night actually had a couple people who didn't realize anything had gone wrong.  Most did, but just rolled with it. 

Glad the new screen worked well!

Randy

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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2008, 03:52:34 am »

Oh no, I ran into the other neighbours in town and they asked about the screen and hoped to be invited to a movie night party!
So I went over to the nieghbours across the creek who socialize with the others.
so I am having a staggered separate movie  night next weekend hehe..hmm..
Should be interesting.....
What to show them? their maybe kids this time not sure...
So have to have a movie that can appeal to both?
These are the "rougher" side of the creek perhaps Tarantino?Smiley
pity they all can't get on together.
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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2008, 06:30:26 am »

OK folks, this is it, the whole valley (all my nieghbours) may now be coming together for a movie night
next Friday night!
I am to be the catylist to get everyone together for a BBQ and a movie.
An amazing event for my 3rd and possibly final BYT before winter sets in here in Aus.
This will be my biggest crowd 15+ and maybe 2x children under 12,+1x 15 yr old
everyone else over 40.
It will be an interesting night from some neighbours threatening to shoot the others pigs to some that owe money for work done on the shared road.
 I am hoping that all will go well and that a movie outdoors will have an impact to get us all together maybe for a regular event.
which movie could help that?
so far, I have been told "happy feet" could be good.
I would like to  show something with the wow factor -big screen 5.1
maybe a double feature...any suggestions....?


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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2008, 07:24:18 am »

Another interesting challenge.  (Yikes!)

If there's to be a headline the next day, we want it to be a good/happy one.   Smiley

I'm thinking a comedy is in order.  I haven't seen Happy Feet but don't recall ever hearing anyone complain about it.  Might be a winner.

I'm not good at picking movies so I'll need to think on it a bit.  But I expect some good suggestions will roll through here.  Great idea on the BBQ.  Might even consider adding a yard game like horse shoes or something. 

Way to get out there and make it happen!

Randy
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« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2008, 08:22:15 am »

the Hatfields and the McCoys at movie night,sounds fun.

Pixar films are always good for mixed crowds

then a classic comedy
Mel Brooks  Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein

good luck
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« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2008, 09:09:31 am »

the Hatfields and the McCoys at movie night,sounds fun

Good Luck with that one! Just don't serve too much booze!!!  Wink
I agree a comedy is in order. We have also shown Galaxy Quest and everyone loved it. It's acutally a "staple" on the BYM menu here. It's  shown at least once every summer. Another good one is The Pacifier. Vin Diesel as a Navy seal who becomes a "nanny". Funny!! Or how about Space Jam?
Can't wait to hear how it goes!
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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2008, 04:28:11 pm »

Pixar films are always good for mixed crowds

Pixar's "The Incredibles" seems to work for young and old alike.

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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2008, 04:36:44 pm »

I would opt for "The Incredibles" over "Happy Feet" any day of the week.  I did enjoy "Happy Feet" but man, the bang for your buck you get out of the images, action and music in "The Incredibles" is awesome.  It will appeal to ALL of your age groups you listed.

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« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2008, 02:05:00 am »

Well my last show for the season was boycott by the other neighbor's because they didn't like that my friendly ones were coming! Only one couple rang to say they couldn't come because they had friends unexpectedly arrive who thought it would be too cold,but then went on to say that if such and such were coming they couldn't sit near them but if I had a screening for just the 6 then they might all come...
They all drove past and saw my set up that day none stopped to say sorry we cant make it.
I wont do pvt screening,s so they will miss out.- Their choice.
I had gone to a lot of preparation expecting 15-17 ppl ,
turned my yard into a great entertaining area ,  only me and 3 others came.
(there were other cancellations during the week)
I showed R.V and Galaxy Quest which was enjoyed by us.
Today I rolled up the screen and put it away for the winter.
Good luck all with your 2008 seasons!



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« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2008, 09:01:52 am »

Farmflix,

Sorry to hear things didn't go well, but unfortunately sometimes it just doens't work out.  I remember my last show of the season in 2007 went kind of like that.  Neighbors cancelled out and we only had a couple of my nieces and grandmoms. 

Now you can work on those neighbors during the off-season and prep for next season!  I'm sure by then you'll have plenty of new ideas.
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« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2008, 10:10:07 am »

I['m sorry the neighbors were acting like mad little 7 yr olds. YOu are right, their choice and they missed out on a great evening.  too bad for them!!!
Hope they realize their foolishness and come to the show next season!
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