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1  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: Blackout Material on: February 25, 2017, 01:32:47 am
Thanks, I will go with Carl's. Saw some good prices on his website. Thanks again.
2  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Blackout Material on: February 23, 2017, 01:26:17 pm
Quick question. Is there a difference between Carl's blackout cloth, and blackout cloth you can buy at fabric stores? Was gonna hang my pull down screen in house but worried about weight, so decided to build a light weight screen.
3  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: Backyard Theater Showcase on: February 20, 2017, 12:08:41 am
THEATER INFO - Some of these may be N/A so just answer the ones you can. 

Name of Theater: Maleficents Mystical Movie House

Location: Pomona California

Length of Season: Most years- year round….This year not so much.

How did you get started?: Had a projector for years, but daughter wanted to do a movie outside. Did it one time and got hooked.

How many years have you been doing it?: 5

Traditions (i.e. do you add advertisements, does everyone start by saying the pledge of allegiance, etc.): Always do a premovie. This includes some shorts, funny commercials, previews of new movies, and some clean stand up comedy.

Audience (i.e. neighbors, family member, whoever shows up, and average size of audience): Family, friends, kids friends. Can hold 15-20 comfortably, but can squeeze 30.

Favorite Events (i.e. movies, 3D movies, live events, etc.) Movies

EQUIPMENT - Please include why you went with this equipment and pros and cons.  It doesn’t have to be extensive. 

Screen: Started with a 120” pull down screen. Now have 220” billboard tarp screen. Reason for billboard tarp screen, wanted to leave it up year round. It’s been up for 2 ˝ years no issues.

Projector: Was using Optoma H27 720P, just upgraded to an Optoma HD142X. Wanted more lumens and a full 1080P.

Sound System: Started with a Harbinger HA120 which was a great little pa system. In my nieghborhood I needed much more power. New system is 2 Harbinger VaRi V2115 600 W 15" Two-Way Powered Loudspeakers and a Yamaha MG10XU mixer. 

Media Source (DVD, etc.) : Blu-Rays pre movies are edited with Windows Live Movie Maker and burned to DVD

Any projected upgrades: New bigger screen


Seating (chairs, blankets, benches, who provides?): One half circle sectional, 8 outdoor patio chairs, 2- 2 seat bistro sets, and about 20 Lifetime chairs from Costco.

Pest Control (Any secrets you have discovered?): Tiki torches x3, Yard Cutter, 2 Cintrenella Candles on Bistros.

Food (Do you provide it?, Sell Snacks?, Have a popcorn machine?, etc.) Free food. Sodas, juice, water, Nachos with chilli, candy, ice cream bars, sometimes hot dogs, pizza.

Lighting (Flashlights, floodlights, Christmas Lights, etc.): Around screen color changing LEDs, Candles, Laser shoots stars on canopy above. Snow machine and fog machine for special FX during certain movie nights.

Have you ever done any cool party ideas? Halloween and Christmas

What do you love most about Backyard Movies/Outdoor Theaters? It really brings people together. There are nights where after the movie we all stay and socialize afterwards and kids play.

What advice would you give someone who is just getting started? Start small, because once you get hooked you will keep adding and changing. Also, remember you are your biggest critic. No one else will point out any flaws you yourself will see. Have fun.

4  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Interest Survey on: February 04, 2017, 12:50:05 am
I had never seen the letter from Randy, so thanks for sharing thread. Part of me feels bad that I'm one of those who would love to see this grow, yet I understand for him it's a hobby.
5  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Interest Survey on: February 03, 2017, 01:48:53 am
Nice idea, but bigger question is why aren't people being allowed to register. I understand there could be numerous reasons, but just letting us know would be cool. I have more people I meet who would love to be on here, and they can just lurk. Is there anything we as members could do to help?
6  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: Christmas Villages need drive-ins too! on: November 14, 2016, 01:48:55 am
Amazing, I knew I was missing something from my Christmas village.
7  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Call out to SR, OA, Sparge, Movieman etc on: April 10, 2016, 06:37:06 pm
People aren't necessarily lurking as much as they are not getting approved. I'm on the Facebook site that Tronn started, and here from many that they put in a request and months later nothing. I looked up on this site and the last approval was mid December. I don't want to see this place go away. If there is anything we can do let us know.   
8  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Guests sign up if you can.....stop lurking lol on: April 09, 2016, 03:00:47 am
I'm a part of a Facebook backyard theaters run by Tronn. Many times people are on there asking why no one approves them. I admit I don't come here as often, but part of that is the lack of new post. Look at the dates of post and there are some huge gaps in time. I really miss the way it used to be.
9  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Guests sign up if you can.....stop lurking lol on: April 08, 2016, 01:37:50 am
Just took a look, last person accepted to site was on 2015-12-28. 3 Months and no one wants to join? I don't think so.
10  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: Guests sign up if you can.....stop lurking lol on: April 08, 2016, 01:29:47 am
Many do want to sign up, but can't get approved. Seems like there is a huge delay or they are being ignored. I have talked to many that want to be here. Take a look at the Now Online area, every time I'm here it says one user (me) and right now 59 guest. I love this site, it has been a wealth of information, but I now get more help on Facebook, because so many aren't getting approved. I would hate to see this site die. If there is anything we can do to help, I'm in.
11  Backyard Theater discussions / Website feedback, suggestions, announcements / Re: Movie Invite on: March 07, 2016, 02:18:08 am
Love these. May have to use.
12  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: 3/4" or 1" EMT for screen frame on: June 25, 2015, 12:48:51 am
I went with a 1", on my billboard tarp screen. I would still use a cross bar in the middle for tension.
13  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Blu-Ray Releases December 9, 2014 on: December 10, 2014, 12:51:56 am
Here goes this weeks Blu-Ray releases. December 9, 2014

Batman (1989): 25th Anniversary
Ben-Hur: 55th Anniversary Edition
cAvenging Force (1986)
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Doctor Who: Season Eight
Dolphin Tale 2
Dragon Ball Z: Season Nine
Forrest Gump: 20th Anniversary Edition
Fox Searchlight 20th Anniversary Collection
Funny Lady
Gremlins: 30th Anniversary Edition
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
Heaven & Earth (1993)
I Origins
Inherit the Wind (1960)
My Fair Lady: 50th Anniversary Edition
Natural Born Killers: 20th Anniversary Edition
Running Scared (1986)
Safe (1995): Criterion
The Fortune (1975)
The Fortune (1975)
The Green Mile: 15th Anniversary Edition
The Hero of Color City
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
The Night Porter (1974): Criterion
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
Time Bandits: Criterion
Under the Dome: Season Two
Vanilla Sky
When the Game Stands Tall
Yentl (1983)
14  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Blu-Ray Releases December 2, 2014 on: December 04, 2014, 02:44:34 am
Sorry these are late. Just got caught up in the holidays. Blu-Ray releases for December 2, 2014

2014 World Series: Collector's Edition
As Above So Below
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D
Hickey & Boggs
Into the Woods (1991)
Jingle All the Way 2
Justified: Season Five
Let's Be Cops
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: 75th Anniversary
Star Trek: The Next Generation: All Good Things
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Seven
The Congress
The Emerald Forest
The Hero of Color City
The Hundred-Foot Journey
The Legend of Korra - Book Three: Change
The Offence (1972)
The Package (1989)
The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
The Simpsons: Season Seventeen
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
The Strain: Season One
Witness to Murder
15  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Blu-Ray Releases November 25, 2014 on: November 26, 2014, 01:02:18 am
Here they go, this weeks Blu-Ray releases. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

A Madea Christmas (2013)
A Merry Friggin Christmas
Beat the Devil (1953)
Don't Be a Menace to South Central...
Hollow Triumph
Inspector Lewis: Series Seven
Kite Liberator
L'Avventura: Criterion
Les Blank: Criterion
Nymphomaniac Extended Director's Cut
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Salt of the Earth
Samurai Cop
Shock Waves (1977)
The Conformist
The Expendables 3
The Giver
The Long Goodbye (1973)
The November Man
The Twilight Samurai
Thieves Like Us
What If
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