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 11 
 on: June 13, 2017, 03:07:58 pm 
Started by movieman - Last post by movieman
New item that just came in this afternoon.

This item is a give a way

Hand fan with logo

 12 
 on: June 13, 2017, 06:25:14 am 
Started by movieman - Last post by movieman
Picked up the below items for our D-I theatre package.
The FM radios will lock in to my fm freq. by selecting the station # on the key pad and lock in

rg

 13 
 on: June 09, 2017, 02:17:19 am 
Started by bugnbean - Last post by 11visions
I've been using Epson projectors for years and I've been consistently impressed with their quality and longevity. I sold my first projector (an Epson 705HD) after 6 years of use and nearly as many bulbs and it's logged many thousands of hours of bright, beautiful projection. Go look for a used 730HD or 740HD and you'll have a great PJ with cheap bulbs and very bright for outdoor use.

 14 
 on: June 09, 2017, 01:17:00 am 
Started by bugnbean - Last post by SR
Hello all, not sure how many are still using this site but I am looking for a decent PJ for about 300 bucks. Better to go used or new? Hope it will be a great movie season!!

I'm not sure what your experience level is with BYT so please don't be offended if this is all stuff you know.  I was just looking at Optima PJ's on E-bay and many of them are around 1,500 - 1,700 lumens.  Depending on the size of your screen and ambient light you may or may not be happy with that amount of light output. 

I cannot attest to the optima brand as I have never owned one but there are many folks on the forum that do so I'm sure it would be a great choice however I should give you my experience with a used Epson.  I bought it used in 2007 I believe it's a powershot 81 so technically it's a business projector, but I used it at the Sit & Vue.  We would start the season usually in May and end in September.  Double features both Friday and Saturday nights.  That's ruffly 200 hours a year.  All I have ever done is cleaned the thing once every spring, and replaced the bulb as needed.  So I have put total of over 2,000 hours on this unit without it letting me down I think that's pretty good for $100. 

 15 
 on: June 08, 2017, 04:37:43 pm 
Started by bugnbean - Last post by bugnbean
Going to start looking at Optima. Thanks guys

 16 
 on: June 08, 2017, 01:06:27 am 
Started by mrjohnson92688 - Last post by SR
ABSOLUTELY!

Keep the lights on my friends! No matter how hard things are people depend on us!

Carl


Thanks Carl those are really good words of advise.  This spring when I had to let everyone on my E-mail list know that the Sit & Vue would not be coming back, it was really eye opening how many folks responded to that E-mail.  Including folks that wanted to offer up their backyard for me to setup in.  It was so hard for me to say no to those offers, but as long as the Night-Sky is around I really just want to concentrate on that rather than trying to run two BYTs again.  So I've invited everyone that went to the Sit & Vue to drive a few extra miles and join us at the Night-Sky.  It has been even more eye opening how many of the Sit & Vue regulars are making the drive to the Night-Sky regularly.  Besides the drive I know that the picture and sound is not as good at the Night-Sky, but yet they still come out and have fun.

What currently has me kicking myself is at the Sit & Vue we used to serve concessions, for a suggested donation with the understanding that any money made was put back into the theatre.  Popcorn, soda, & pizza, which was really just frozen pizza we cooked on a gas BBQ grill.  We never served hot dogs.  What the heck was I thinking.  We talked about it, but we wanted to get a hot dog machine and never did.  I've done hot dogs on the grill a million times but never thought to do it at the Sit & Vue.  Oh well another boat missed.  I'd really like to do the concessions for donation thing at the Night-Sky so there could be some money for maintenance at the Night-Sky but Gary doesn't like it, he wants to just keep giving away popcorn.  I understand the free popcorn is his tradition and he could keep giving that away and offer other stuff for donation.   Oh, well either way I'm going to enjoy the Night-Sky for as long as possible. 

 17 
 on: June 07, 2017, 12:31:23 am 
Started by mrjohnson92688 - Last post by mrjohnson92688
ABSOLUTELY!

I do movie nights twice a year. I love doing them but for me it is also a way to get the neighborhood together. This was our 13th year. My kids and their pals grew up watching my Drive-Way Theatre. Houses have sold and new people have had babies who are now toddlers playing at Movie Night! My kids are all grown up and moved away. I will be hosting movies until I move away to the old folks home!

My Memorial Weekend Movie night is the Hot Dog night. I buy about 80 hotdogs (Oscar Meyer Classic Wieners & Turkey Franks) and buns. With the holiday sales this runs about $20. I buy about 6 2-litre soda bottles of various flavors of Shasta ($6).

I bought a cast of the Jolly time All In One popcorn kits a year and a half ago. I am down to 3 packs. I put the case in the fridge in the garage to keep it fresh. I checked the expiration date and it says "Sell before July 2017" so I am just about past the expiration date. The case ran about $36. So my total food outlay for the movie night was about $40.

I have the neighbors bring drinks and something to share. It seems to work out great.

In the fall the October Movie is Pizza Night! I tell people to bring drinks and a pizza to share. We always have a crazy variety of pizza and lots of candy. I only serve popcorn.

Keep the lights on my friends! No matter how hard things are people depend on us!

Carl

 18 
 on: June 06, 2017, 08:55:59 am 
Started by mrjohnson92688 - Last post by genesis76
Nice setup Carl!!!!!  like the curbgate grill also

 19 
 on: June 06, 2017, 12:23:36 am 
Started by mrjohnson92688 - Last post by SR
A great source for VHS is half.com. once you type that it comes up as half.ebay.com

Here is an item for sale: $9.99 for 6 original Disney Classic VHS tapes.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-DISNEY-VHS-BLACK-DIAMOND-classics-ALLADIN-CINDERELLA-LITTLE-MERMAID-amp-more-/311884348564?category=0

I used them for the Star Wars on VHS.

As a side note, VHS is brighter than DVD or Blu-Ray. So your movies can start earlier!

Carl


Thanks for the pictures Carl.  I always loved seeing your wonderful setup.  So I started helping Gary with his BYT three years ago, in addition to my own.  During that year I bought a few tapes off E-bay that were simply in awful condition so I'm a little hesitant.  I'll probably try half.com, even though they are an e-bay company.  Your last picture shows hot dogs on the grill, do you give those away at your movie nights, or sell them or ask for donation?  Just curious.   

 20 
 on: June 05, 2017, 11:53:02 pm 
Started by lowcrawl - Last post by SR
No worries, it's been a crazy year for my family...  I ordered it online at amazon (they have everything), it was the same make model just not painted like my other one...  I haven't had a chance to take a pic... where did the 1st half of the year go?
A little of topic but your right Amazon does have just about everything.  I've taken to ordering parts for my old craftsman lawn tractor from Amazon because the parts are 1/2 the cost of sears and get to me in just 3 days rather than 2 weeks like with sears.  Really I'm amazed at what they have.

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