Hello theater lovers,
I'm new to the forum. However I've been looking around as a guest for about 2 and a half weeks now. I've been getting ideas from everyone in the forum. However at the end of the day (tlogan6797) worked out the most for me. So many thanks to tlogan6797 for such a great illustration of his screen and set up. I started on my screen June the 11th. The material that I purchased are as listed:
1. 9 x 12 ft canvas tarp from lowes
2. 6 pvc poles (1 1/4)
3. 4 90degree fittings and 3 T tube fittings
4. 9 yards of black out cloth from local fabric store @ 2 dollars a yard 40% sell.
5. Right now 1 6ft rebar stake.
I started cutting and sewing my blackout cloth to my canvas tarp on the 12th. Finished sewing my the next day. Had rain for the next 2 days which set me back. So Saturday moring I made a layout with the pvc then cut to size, cut rebar in half. By Saturday at noon I was finished, but then I got rain showers again. I thought that I would have to cancel, but by 6 that evening the weather was perfect for a test run. So we began to set which took about 10 minutes to do. My set included
Sony surround system
Optima projector HD70---1000 ansi lumens--4000:1 contrast ratio
Toshiba HD dvd player
By dusk I started the drive-in clips that I got from this website. On the days that it rained I burned the classic drive-in clips and some hd trailers to a disc with my phillips dvd recorded from my laptop. My test run was a great great success. My wife and I was so excited with the results. We watched "Ghost Rider" under the stars. Saturday we are having friends and a few neighbors over for a couple of movies and we will post more pictures of the set up front and back and maybe some pictures of the movie that we going to watch. I was impressed on how clear the picture and sound was outside. So Saturday we will host movies @ "The Bedrock Backyard Theater". I can't wait for weekends now I'm addicted to this.... Thank's for the ideas and for this website....