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« on: June 15, 2015, 03:29:49 pm »

We had out first showing this past weekend. I'd say it was a success for the first time doing a showing.





Now onto what i know would have made it a better showing.
in no particualr order.
1. the screen needs a few more grommits.
2. I should have used some larger pvc pipe for the frame.
3. I need to get a better sound system for outdoor showings.
4. Get a popcorn Machine
5. so much more to do Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 05:59:15 pm »

Just remember, you are more critical of your display then anyone.  Sometimes I get so wrapped up in what could be better I forget to just enjoy the show.  I think you did a great job.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 06:27:32 pm »

Just remember, you are more critical of your display then anyone.  Sometimes I get so wrapped up in what could be better I forget to just enjoy the show.  I think you did a great job.  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015, 07:21:05 pm »

Thanks. As far as i could tell everone enjoyed the show im looking forward to the next showing with better sound. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015, 07:10:23 am »

Awesome!  Yes you are the most critical person... It drives me nuts that my screen is a little off (crooked) and I bitch about it, but no one seems to care, it doesn't affect the viewing so I'm rolling with it until I can figure out why it's like that.  So, fix the item that bugs you the most then move to the next...  Keep up the good work and keep posting pics!
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2015, 01:11:24 am »


Now onto what i know would have made it a better showing.
in no particualr order.
1. the screen needs a few more grommits.
2. I should have used some larger pvc pipe for the frame.
3. I need to get a better sound system for outdoor showings.
4. Get a popcorn Machine
5. so much more to do Smiley

I'm going to echo everyone else and say you are your own worst critic.  However, on
1 & 2 I'm sure you would prefer the screen to be smoother, but I doubt that the wrinkles are all that noticeable or bothersome during the movie.

4.  (please don't shoot me for making this suggestion guys)  You can always buy pre-popped popcorn or pre-pop fresh corn inside before the show.  I know a popcorn machine would be ideal, but perhaps you could use one of the pre-pop suggestions as a stop gap until you get a machine.

5. Yes, me too. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2015, 03:14:48 pm »

For a cheap stop-gap until you can get a machine, let me suggest the Whirley-Pop. http://www.amazon.com/Wabash-Valley-Farms-25008-Whirley-Pop/dp/B00004SU35 The 4oz machine premeasured packs are just about the perfect size and it's just about as good as the machine popped corn. I use mine whenever I just want to do 1 or 2 batches and it's much easier to clean than the machine. I actually found mine at Steinmart for like $15. I think the have them at Target and I've seen them on occasion at TJMaxx.
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2015, 03:43:07 pm »

For a cheap stop-gap until you can get a machine, let me suggest the Whirley-Pop. http://www.amazon.com/Wabash-Valley-Farms-25008-Whirley-Pop/dp/B00004SU35 The 4oz machine premeasured packs are just about the perfect size and it's just about as good as the machine popped corn. I use mine whenever I just want to do 1 or 2 batches and it's much easier to clean than the machine. I actually found mine at Steinmart for like $15. I think the have them at Target and I've seen them on occasion at TJMaxx.

I agree a great little machine
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2015, 09:46:42 pm »

Usually I pop a bunch using the whirley pop then put it in the machine. My machine is one of the small 4 oz poppers on a cart that they sell at walmart. It's good for the idea of a machine but I don't have to clean it near as much.
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2015, 10:51:02 pm »

My favorite stovetop popper is a stainless steel version of the whirlypop.  It from Lindy,

http://www.lindysstainless.com/404.asp?404;http://lindysstainless.com:80/lindys-stainless-steel-stovetop-popcorn-popper.html?gclid=COy32ry1p8YCFQmCaQodaxcG5A

Its twice as much as a whirly pop, but it is so much better to use for multiple batches.

If you've used a hand crank popper on a camp chef stove, you already know what a great conversation piece it is.


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