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Title: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on July 15, 2007, 04:52:38 pm

After stumbling onto Backyardtheater.com in late June, we were hooked!  On July 14th, after dozens of "test nights" and many screen/sound iterations, the Spring Avenue Starlight welcomed its first non-family guests.

Here is a picture of our theater area as it was BBYT (before backyard theater)...

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/Backyard_Theater.gif)

Here's the "after":

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/SASGO_2.gif)

The screen is 16 X 9, 1" EMT frame with Trapeze Plus.  The sound is a Sony 5.1 800 watts and I replaced the center speaker with two Bose 201's wired in parellel.  Those with sharp eyes will also notice a fresh coat of paint on the garage door!

The frame is 1" EMT with 90-degree corner pieces:

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/SASGO_3.gif)

The *perfect* place for the projector turned out to be smack-dab in the middle of my wife's flowerbed.  Knowing better than to plop a table down there, I built a swing-arm for the projector and placed one stepping stone in the garden so I can fiddle with focus after swinging it into place.

(the really perfect place for the projector was my son's bedroom window above...would have been just like a projectionist booth!)

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/SASGO_4.gif)

Although the "droop" of the swing-arm insults my engineering DNA, it's perfect from a projector-alignment perspective...I just have one thin door shim under the projector for height adjustment.

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/SASGO_1.gif)

We had about 50 folks attend our first show...here's a shot as the crowd was starting to take seats...most are still behind the camera, at the bar.  8)

Lessons Learned:

1) Trapeze Fabric Rocks!
2) Stretching the screen in 10-15 mph wind is a ^$*%@
3) Blazing Saddles is soooooo politically incorrect!
4) Stock more vodka, less rum.
5) Don't leave the trash bags outside for even 15 minutes as you clean up...animals are fearless.
6) Everyone on this forum was correct...size does matter, sound does matter, but mainly only to the owner...everyone would have had just as much fun with shadow puppets, it's getting together that is the point!

Thanks to everyone here who contributed knowledge to make the Spring Avenue Starlight Theater a success!

Dennis




Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: JB on July 15, 2007, 05:04:28 pm
WOW DENNIS!  Very impressive work!


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: rfisk on July 15, 2007, 05:24:25 pm
You know Dennis, I made a comment earlier about adding a black drape to the bottom of the screen to cover the garage door. 

Upon looking at it again,there's another option...  you could just sacrifice the garage and convert it to a big speaker enclosure for your fronts, center, and sub!  I figure if you add a few internal block walls, some ports, a couple of those mondo woofers Coon Creek talks about, and substitute the garage door with black grill cloth -- you'll be good to go. 

It's a good distance from Chicago to Indy, so you shouldn't have to worry about Dano's neighbor complaining.

Great setup!

Randy



Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Mao on July 15, 2007, 08:06:51 pm
Nice work!

You are so right....I sat there watching "Jurassic Park" last night wondering about all the improvements that I could make...when it was all said and done, evryone had a great time.

You've learned a lot and it shows....here's to many more nights under the stars!!!!!


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: barefoottourguide on July 15, 2007, 08:13:54 pm
It's all about atmosphere... and by the look of your yard, you have an awesome theater. But I have to disagree-- you can never have too much rum. Especially if you're showing Pirates of Caribbean.

Garrett


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: KMac on July 15, 2007, 11:41:02 pm
Great setup.  I love the intermission cartoons with the hotdogs, etc...Enjoy!!!

KMac 8)


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Cherry Hills on July 16, 2007, 12:30:29 am
Oh, that's a beauty, that is! I knew from the first viewing of your driveway pic that you had a lovely spot for outdoor movies. And you have really made the best of it. Great work, and great fun.

But don't kid yourself that your friends and family don't appriciate all your hard work. If you had just set up the 25" Sony tube in front of the garage, they would have been gone before the hotdog jumped into the bun. But a setup like that - that's a real movie screen. You bet they loved it.

Keep on having fun. You're off to a fabulous start!


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: kelemvor on July 16, 2007, 07:20:43 am
So how is the screen attached to your garage anyway?  Looks like you could just have pieces sticking out the back and stick a sandbag on it on the top of the garage area.


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on July 16, 2007, 07:58:18 am

So how is the screen attached to your garage anyway?  Looks like you could just have pieces sticking out the back and stick a sandbag on it on the top of the garage area.

The screen is 16' X 9'...and that is exactly what I did while testing, use weighty objects to hold it down.  But then the wind came and launched it.  So now there are 2X4's bolted to the top of the garage (which is concrete slab...for protection against thermonuclearwar) and 3/4" EMT is bolted to the 2X4's sticking out toward the audience.  The screen frame's 1" EMT slides into the 3/4" tube and is held in place with 1/4" quick-release cotter-pinny-thingies (technical jargon).

Dennis


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on July 30, 2007, 10:18:50 pm

Postscript

Once the BYT bug bites, it's full steam ahead!  As Randy pointed out, almost 30 days to the day from my first post we were hosting friends, family and the local newspaper!

Here's the link to the text:
http://homes.dailyherald.com/story.php?id=392920&s=hp

Since the online version didn't have pictures, I thought I'd just snap a picture of the article...

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/DH1.gif)

Wait...let me get the cat out of the way.  (everyone wants to be in the picture)


The picture of me had a bit of red-eye, so I touched it up a bit...

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/DH2.gif)


See you under the stars!
Dennis







Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Danoplex II on July 31, 2007, 06:30:28 am
Excellent article!

Dano


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: kelemvor on July 31, 2007, 07:12:38 am
And nice touch-up on the picture.  You can barely tell...


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: barefoottourguide on July 31, 2007, 11:09:58 am
Great write-up. You're going to have to turn away people wanting to see your next movie.


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Pass_The_Off on August 16, 2007, 09:52:00 pm
Just when I think I've seen it all.  Along comes another great ideal.

Well done!


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Bedrock on August 23, 2007, 02:47:01 pm
This setup looks nice to me, good work.  On this site you can always see a different design which is always refreshing. Keep up the good work all....  ;D


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on May 26, 2008, 09:45:34 am

Just a quick update with new pictures:

Randy had suggested a black drape under the screen to polish the look...it works great!  (also note the D-I speaker stand to the right, also helping "the mood")

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/ScreenDrape.gif)

I've updated the projector perch...the 4x4 is in one of those metal thingies you pound into the ground for a mailbox.  The entire stand just slips out for storage during non-movie-days.  The two garden stones are for getting to the projector for focus.  :)


(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/ProjectorStand.gif)

All equipment except for the projector is in the house...it's soooo cool to drill a hole in the side of your house.  The black cable is HDMI, the green is a garden hose wire harness holding all speaker connections.  The duck is just a duck.

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/CableRoute.gif)


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: mamadada on May 26, 2008, 09:48:10 am
That looks great.  What were the two brick columns for originally?


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on May 26, 2008, 10:01:56 am
That looks great.  What were the two brick columns for originally?

hehe...you are right, that does look like two brick columns now!  It's really my garage, built right into the hill, complete with concrete slab top.   8)


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: rawod on May 21, 2009, 12:17:16 pm
NICE JOB !!!

Can you please give us some pictures of the bar & concession?
We're expecting over fifty people and need ideas and probably need extra space for rum.



Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: PucksterDave on May 21, 2009, 01:21:33 pm
What kind of HDMI cable is that?   did you make it yourself?  and extension of some sort?


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on May 25, 2009, 09:35:25 am

2009 Season Update

Not only did we upgrade our technology this year (Optoma HD71 and BluRay), but we rebuilt our retaining wall to make the theater area nicer to keep our neighbor's fence/yard from falling into ours.  We've had about 4 "100 year rains" in the last couple years and the dry-stacked limestone gave up the fight.

Some pictures...quite a difference from last year's pictures earlier in this thread!

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/2009SASBYT1)

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/2009SASBYT2)

The crowd gathers for opening night...we showed IRON MAN

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/2009SASBYT3)

Batman came by to "see Tony"...

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/2009SASBYT4)


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on May 26, 2009, 09:38:37 am

Sample of a typical preshow.  The first 30 seconds is the test pattern we use to set focus and horizontal level.  We usually have 3-4 trailers, this sample only has one to limit the length.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIz5RL2Ct64



Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: RaalphD6 on May 26, 2009, 10:37:05 pm
Wow great setup!  Nice work on the retaining wall.  I was wondering if you could post a picture of the back of your screen.  I was curious to see if you had a middle support for your screen and how the screen was wrapped around the frame.  I was thinking of using 1" EMT for Version 2 of my screen.  The first version uses 2" PVC and isnt as portable as I would like it. I was thinking of using 3/4" or 1" EMT in smaller sections and connecting on-site, breaking it down and putting it in my truck after each use.

Thanks! 


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: rfisk on May 26, 2009, 10:54:31 pm
Looking great, Dennis!  Glad you were able to work things out on the PJ upgrade for this year.

Your garage looks more like a movie screen now, than a garage, with that black drape.   ;D  (I missed that addition from last year but noticed it a couple days ago)

Have fun!

Randy

PS: Are you near O'Hare?  I need to make a trip to Chi-Town (Rosemont) soon.


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on May 26, 2009, 10:58:07 pm
Thanks for the kind words, Raalph...we are delighted at how well everything turned out!

It's raining or I would go get a snapshot of the back.  There is no middle brace...just the outside frame that the trapeze is attached to.  There are two "L" shaped brackets on the sides that are then attached to the garage roof.

Since the 1" EMT only comes in 10' lengths at the big box stores, there is a splice to make the 16' width.  To minimize the potential for sagging at the joint, I slip in a 4 foot long, 1" diameter wooden dowel rod at the splice.

The fabric is attached with the plastic clamps below...I wouldn't recommend the 3/4" EMT, it would bend more and the plastic clamps work perfectly with the 1" EMT.

I love the trapeze+EMT screen...when I do take it down to wash, it only takes about 15 minutes to stretch it back over the frame and it gives a great image quality.

Randy: I'm about 30 minutes from O'Hare...I'm directly west of Chicago.  Let me know when you are coming and I'll make sure beer is involved!





Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on May 28, 2009, 05:19:58 pm

File under the "BYT screens aren't the only cool use of PVC"...on one side of the house is the Spring Avenue Starlight, on the other:

(http://www.melanielynnehauser.com/RainBarrels.jpg)

My wife says I'm getting in touch with my inner hippie as I get older  :P



Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Sparge on May 28, 2009, 05:31:15 pm
File under the "BYT screens aren't the only cool use of PVC"...

You see a rainwater reclamation system... I see a five vessel micro-brewery!   ;D

-Sparge-


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on April 07, 2010, 11:58:55 am
*Everything* is on the upgrade list this year...now brewing beer collecting rainwater in 60% more barrels! (scroll 2 posts up for 2009 deployment)

(http://www.sasbyt.com/DSC00200-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: AaronEva on April 07, 2010, 01:37:57 pm
Dennis,

Any additional info on the Rainwater system?

Thanks,

Aaron


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on April 07, 2010, 01:59:46 pm

Hey Aaron...

1) Last year I trolled CraigsList for the barrels...found a guy who worked for a major restaurant chain and brought one home each night.  The barrels are how the restaurant ships tomatoes and salsa. I made a deal for 10 at about 15 bucks each.

2) The bottom of the barrels are tied together with 1" PVC so that they act like one big container. 

3) I have both sides of the house (you can see the feed from the far side at the back end of the row) and the sump pump emptying into the barrels.  The 1.25" overflow is on the first barrel and empties into a 3" PVC that takes it to the front yard for discharge.

4) I have a pump tied to 2 garden hoses (one for front yard, one for backyard) and can water flowers and entire lawn with about 75% of the capacity of the barrels.

Last year I always watered on any "water restriction" days...was rewarded twice by village official and/or police stopping to let me know I had to stop.  They loved the rain barrel tour and lecture!  Both times I was reminded of being a kid when my dad would drive his 1963 VW Bus into a gas station and ask the attendant to "check the water in the radiator".  I guess being a smart-ass is genetic.   8)







Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: satch on April 07, 2010, 02:05:05 pm


Awesome Job on all of it looks very good


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: cecilb on April 07, 2010, 02:13:16 pm
Dennis, new landscaping looks terrific! And from a cub fan yet!


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: kelemvor on April 07, 2010, 02:14:38 pm
OK, let's make this a rain barrel thread.  I have 5 barrels that I got from someone who was using them and upgraded their setup.  I have no idea what to do with them.

One or two of them have a hose connector at the bottom and some have holes in the top for a downspout.  Not sure how to attach them all together.

I think I might put 2 on each of the back corners of my house where the down spouts are and connect them that way.  I guess I'll have to do some research.

Do you generally want them higher in the air so the pressure is greater when it comes out the hose or does that not really matter?  hmmm.

UPDATE
OK just read your other reply while I was typing this one.  SO you have a pump that actually pumps the water from the barrels through your hose.  I might have to look into that but I wouldn't use it for the lawn, just for the garden areas.


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on April 07, 2010, 04:18:20 pm

I only use the pump for the lawn...if I'm doing the flowerpots or filling birdbaths I just take the top off a barrel and dip in a couple watering cans to fill them up.

<hippie mode ON>

I can say that there is some karma-ey satisfaction watering green things with untreated rainwater.

<hippie mode OFF>


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on August 07, 2010, 01:44:55 pm

Mid-2010 Season Update...Today's Episode ==> Then The Rains Came And Washed All The Crops Away

Before 7" of rain...

(http://www.sasbyt.com/WallAfter.jpg)

...and after. The bicycle adds to the dramatic effect, no?

(http://www.sasbyt.com/WallAfterFlood.jpg)

We normally don't allow motorized vehicles in the theater seating area, but today we are making an exception.

(http://www.sasbyt.com/Parking.jpg)

The theater should be back in operation next weekend. <fingers crossed>




Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on September 05, 2010, 04:30:45 pm

.....and we are back on the air.

Held our first movie night since the biblical-worthy flood last night.  Showed Almost Famous and drank a lot of Puerto Rican rum.

Unbelievably *none* of our baby-boomer guests had ever seen the movie...it was a great hit!

Firepit after the movie and drank more while watching "Hogging all the Covers" by Band From TV

Still some rum left in the bottle, so tonight it will me and it and the last three episodes of Firefly.


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Sparge on September 05, 2010, 10:44:40 pm
Still some rum left in the bottle, so tonight it will me and it and the last three episodes of Firefly.

"I can't keep track of her when she's not incorporeally possessing a spaceship. Don't look at me."
   - Simon (Firefly, Objects in Space)

-Sparge-   ;D


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on September 06, 2010, 11:19:57 pm

Great quote, Sparge!  Boy did Firefly look good in bluray!


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on April 16, 2011, 03:12:37 pm

2011 Rain Barrel Update...Forgot to Empty Barrels Before Hard Freeze Edition

I had to do a bit of maintenance on my barrels this year due to procrastination last fall/winter. Cleaned things up a bit, increased the size of the "manifold" that allows them to fill/empty as one unit and added an outdoor sump pump in a low area that now also feeds the monster.

All rainwater, all the time.

     (http://www.sasbyt.com/RainBarrel.jpg)


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: genesis76 on April 16, 2011, 10:33:15 pm
Rainwater........who are you fooling Dennis.......Thats a still.........No wonder you never run out of RUM :D ;D


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on April 17, 2011, 11:25:56 am
Rainwater........who are you fooling Dennis.......Thats a still.........No wonder you never run out of RUM :D ;D

Busted.


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on September 05, 2011, 10:09:06 am
Dear Patron,

It is with some bittersweetness that we announce the closing of the Spring Avenue Starlight Backyard Theater after five seasons of family entertainment.  Declining attendance, changing demographics and the economics of real estate have contributed to our decision to close. 

We have accepted an offer for the Spring Avenue Starlight land...a new strip mall will be built shortly after we close, allowing former BYT patrons to shave 372 yards off their Starbucks, Subway and Payday Loan drive.
 
We will be going out with a bang...there will be one more movie night and we will pull out all the stops!  In addition to an extended “social hour”, hamburgers & hot dogs will be served along with our usual popcorn & candy.

Voting on the last movie is hot & heavy here in "vote early & often" Chicagoland...The Lincoln Lawyer, Big Fish and O Brother are leading.
 
We are targeting the first weather-friendly Saturday after the Labor Day weekend...9/10 is looking good on the extended forecast right now.

Sincerely,
The Management


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: movielover on September 05, 2011, 10:53:01 am
dennis,
i'm sorry to hear that you are closing.
i know how it felt last summer when i had to close  :'(
the best of luck in your future endeavors.
fred


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: cecilb on September 05, 2011, 11:00:41 am
Dear Patron,

It is with some bittersweetness that we announce the closing of the Spring Avenue Starlight Backyard Theater after five seasons of family entertainment.  Declining attendance, changing demographics and the economics of real estate have contributed to our decision to close. 

We have accepted an offer for the Spring Avenue Starlight land...a new strip mall will be built shortly after we close, allowing former BYT patrons to shave 372 yards off their Starbucks, Subway and Payday Loan drive.
 
We will be going out with a bang...there will be one more movie night and we will pull out all the stops!  In addition to an extended “social hour”, hamburgers & hot dogs will be served along with our usual popcorn & candy.

Voting on the last movie is hot & heavy here in "vote early & often" Chicagoland...The Lincoln Lawyer, Big Fish and O Brother are leading.
 
We are targeting the first weather-friendly Saturday after the Labor Day weekend...9/10 is looking good on the extended forecast right now.

Sincerely,
The Management

I'm inviting myself should your choice be O Brother


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: FrostyFreeze on September 05, 2011, 05:26:49 pm
Declining attendance, changing demographics and the economics of real estate have contributed to our decision to close. 

What's that mean?


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: cafemom on September 05, 2011, 06:08:57 pm
Dear Patron,
It is with some bittersweetness that we announce the closing of the Spring Avenue Starlight Backyard Theater after five seasons of family entertainment.  Declining attendance, changing demographics and the economics of real estate have contributed to our decision to close. 
We have accepted an offer for the Spring Avenue Starlight land...a new strip mall will be built shortly after we close, allowing former BYT patrons to shave 372 yards off their Starbucks, Subway and Payday Loan drive.
 We will be going out with a bang...there will be one more movie night and we will pull out all the stops!  In addition to an extended “social hour”, hamburgers & hot dogs will be served along with our usual popcorn & candy.
Voting on the last movie is hot & heavy here in "vote early & often" Chicagoland...The Lincoln Lawyer, Big Fish and O Brother are leading.
 We are targeting the first weather-friendly Saturday after the Labor Day weekend...9/10 is looking good on the extended forecast right now.
Sincerely,
The Management

that makes me sad  :(


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on September 09, 2011, 08:40:08 am
Declining attendance, changing demographics and the economics of real estate have contributed to our decision to close. 

What's that mean?

I'm getting to be a cranky old man and the neighborhood is getting filled up with kiddies  ;D


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on September 11, 2011, 07:46:28 pm

Well, Mother Nature had a kind heart for the last Spring Avenue Starlight movie night!  Showed BIG FISH to a great crowd...served hot dogs, popcorn and candy.  Oh and a couple CRAVE CASES from White Castle  :o

Lots of beer, lots of rum...fire pit after the show went well after midnight.  Kinda proud of all us old coots.

So. Since it is over I can finally come clean on some of the lies I've posted here.

1) I CAN NOT set everything up in 32 minutes.  At the end all the decorations, extra speakers, nifty coolers...all took about 9 hours. Tear-down took 1-3 days, depending on how passionate my wife was about getting the 4x4 projector pole out of the middle of her flowerbed.

2) Finding Nemo WAS NOT just something I tested color and focus with...I watched the whole thing on the big screen, twice, alone.

3) Every time I asked attendees to vote on which movie they wanted to see...the one I wanted always won. (This is Chicago, after all)

4) Take all my postings about sitting outside by myself watching a movie and multiply by 2.3

5) Take any posting about rum and multiply by 7.6

6) That was the last movie I will show outside.



Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: rfisk on September 11, 2011, 08:05:06 pm

3) Every time I asked attendees to vote on which movie they wanted to see...the one I wanted always won. (This is Chicago, after all)

That made me laugh out loud.  Vote early and vote often!

OK, hang on, Dennis.  I was kinda going under the assumption you had simply sold out to The Man so they could put up a strip mall and you exit w/big box o'cash to buy select rum and a new crib and setup again for movies in a new place.

Last movie outside?

SHUT the front door!  You're done?

Randy


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: cecilb on September 12, 2011, 08:47:17 am

Well, Mother Nature had a kind heart for the last Spring Avenue Starlight movie night!  Showed BIG FISH to a great crowd...served hot dogs, popcorn and candy.  Oh and a couple CRAVE CASES from White Castle  :o

Lots of beer, lots of rum...fire pit after the show went well after midnight.  Kinda proud of all us old coots.

So. Since it is over I can finally come clean on some of the lies I've posted here.

1) I CAN NOT set everything up in 32 minutes.  At the end all the decorations, extra speakers, nifty coolers...all took about 9 hours. Tear-down took 1-3 days, depending on how passionate my wife was about getting the 4x4 projector pole out of the middle of her flowerbed.

2) Finding Nemo WAS NOT just something I tested color and focus with...I watched the whole thing on the big screen, twice, alone.

3) Every time I asked attendees to vote on which movie they wanted to see...the one I wanted always won. (This is Chicago, after all)

4) Take all my postings about sitting outside by myself watching a movie and multiply by 2.3

5) Take any posting about rum and multiply by 7.6

6) That was the last movie I will show outside.



The S.A.S.T. shall rise again!


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: Dennis on September 15, 2011, 11:47:42 pm

Last movie outside?

SHUT the front door!  You're done?

Randy

<best grumpy old man voice> Nothing but *kids* running around the neighborhood, getting their sticky hands on the equipment and screen...bah!

It's true, no more *public* showings, but as long as I have rum and a bulb that burns, I'll be out there. 

Next up: Paul

.


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: rfisk on September 16, 2011, 07:28:39 am
<best grumpy old man voice> Nothing but *kids* running around the neighborhood, getting their sticky hands on the equipment and screen...bah!

It's true, no more *public* showings, but as long as I have rum and a bulb that burns, I'll be out there. 

Next up: Paul

.

Ahhh, gotcha.  You're fine.  Only a change of plan.  Glad you're not done.   :)

Randy


Title: Re: Spring Avenue Starlight Theater
Post by: cafemom on September 16, 2011, 10:56:13 am
<best grumpy old man voice> Nothing but *kids* running around the neighborhood, getting their sticky hands on the equipment and screen...bah!
It's true, no more *public* showings, but as long as I have rum and a bulb that burns, I'll be out there. 
Next up: Paul

Ahhh, gotcha.  You're fine.  Only a change of plan.  Glad you're not done.   :)

Randy

WHEW!