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1  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / License fees on: May 01, 2006, 07:40:17 pm
Can anyone give me any information on the cost and where  or how to get a license fee to show movies outside.
Thanks Campincarters
2  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: My Backyard Theater on: December 19, 2005, 07:20:41 pm
That is a great looking setup. Can you give us some information on your screen and your sound system.
thanks
campincarters
3  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: Campincarters introduce our backyard Starlite Theater on: November 28, 2005, 09:38:35 pm
Hi Randy and thanks for reading my post. I can't wait till spring to start showing. My wife is in our community band  which has about 35 members. I am hoping to get them to play at my War of the Worlds showing. They are quite good and I am trying to convince them that it would be a nice outing for them. They also play quite a few movie theme songs and I hope I can talk them into it. I have a 16 x 20 tent I got from sears 2 years ago and I set it up with lites for the food. I have a flat 1 acre cleared yard with a 16 x 20 pavillion my wifes grandfather built in the 40's and it is all electric and I put a above ground pool in last summer 18x 33 and someone was getting rid of a hot tub that I snapped up. I put a 100 amp box out in my garage for power
and ran cable tv to both my fire pit area and my pavillion. I also put a refrigerator outside in my pavillion area so I live out there in the summer. I have even had friends of ours bring the campers over and we camp out back in our campers. My fire pit area has a trampoline and seating for about 8.
Campincarters
4  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: Campincarters introduce our backyard Starlite Theater on: November 28, 2005, 10:07:29 am
We also put out about 16 tiki torches in the yard for some lite and it has bug repellent whisch also keeps the bugs away.  The sceen can be seen from our pool also for dive in movies.
Here are some of the panels I use in my preshow dvd of trivia, stills from that nites movie, pictures from previous movie nites etc. I also put it to music like the theme song of the movie.
I use print shop for the panels and roxio dvd creator for the slidshow.
Campincarters
5  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: Campincarters introduce our backyard Starlite Theater on: November 28, 2005, 10:00:04 am
Picture of the group that found the treasure
Campincarters
6  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Re: Campincarters introduce our backyard Starlite Theater on: November 28, 2005, 09:47:31 am
Here is a pic of me and my son
7  Backyard Theater discussions / Backyard and Outdoor Theater Showcase / Campincarters introduce our backyard Starlite Theater on: November 28, 2005, 09:43:36 am
Hello to all of you. I found your website last nite and was so excited to see that there are more of me out there. I created my Backyard Theatre ( Carter's Starlite Theatre) last summer and I have been having a blast. The wife got me a epson powerlite s1 for my birthday in april and I went to town with the rest. I currently use a portable 6' x 8' screen and now of couse I want bigger. I have been reading about the painters tarp and I am going to try it out. In my backyard
it is very dark with no neighbors to bother (which they are mostly all relatives and they all enjoy coming to our movie nites anyway ) we are lucky to have plenty of trees and in the corner there is a clearing of about 30 feet wide where I was thinking of hanging the tarp between the trees with bungees.
Our first movie was National Treasure and it rained and it was chiilly so we set up in my 2 car garage. We had about 25 of us. We had just gotten back from Wash DC on a Camping trip so I had lots of Pics of our Capital. I put together  a 7 minute dvd of only the DC sites no family pics and put it to patriotic music to introduce the movie.
Our next big movie was Phatom of the Opera. My son who is 9 dressed up as the phatom and as we rolled the opening credits he came out from the sceen area to our fog machine ( see wife not just halloween use ) and handed out red roses with a black ribbon tied to them to all the women which was a big hit. We had about 65 people at this one and went thru 36 roses.
Our next movie was Racing Stripes towhich as our preshow we did a horse race. We had six horse and six jockeys with matching shirts of names and numbers. People bet on the particpants and I made 3 wood dice that we rolled and if your number came up you moved ahead a space which made a loop in my driveway of about 25 spaces and the first to the end won. We had about 100 people this nite and I think about $150 was bet with the winners getting 5 to 1 odds. Jockeys were connected to the horse by bungees and the winning pair each got a horses ass trophy and a wreath of fowers. I might say that they still have the trophy on their mantle at home.
Our last big movie was Pirates of the Carribean in which my son was Capt Jack and I was Capt Barbosa. We had 6 teams of adults and kids go on a treasure hunt of clues we had thru out our yard to find a hidden treasure of coins and necklaces and we threw in some instant ticktets also.

Well I hope I haven't bored you all with the details but I am having so much fun that my groups keep getting larger each time and now send out emails as we created a email list to let all know.
We have even done some Red Sox Yankee nites also. We are planning a Date Nite for the spring and We plan on showing War of the Worlds which was filmed for 3 days here in my hometown in Connecticut.
Well thanks again for reading
Campincarters ( ED)
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