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 11 
 on: November 16, 2016, 06:16:40 pm 
Started by SR - Last post by SR
I have nothing really special to say in this post and I'm not even sure where it's going to go.  Right now as I write this I'm sitting at my desk at work.  It's another very slow day where I'm not going to make much money at all.  I was thinking about the old days, the drive ins that I use to frequent that are now long gone.  And the BYT.  No new activity in the last few days on the forum so I thought I would start some.  

I was just thinking about how long I've been doing the BYT thing and all the changes.  Next year will be the Sit & Vue's and my 11th season doing BYT.  I miss having it in my backyard, I miss looking out my kitchen window and seeing the plywood screen in the backyard.  I don't much care for the new view which is of a metal pole building.  But I'm glad to see the Sit & Vue's new life and what it was and what has become.  Three screens of fun, at one time I thought it was ending, but in reality it was just changing.  Jake has done a really good job making the our BYT be the best it can be and I'm glad it's position is secure and will be around for years to come.  I'm also glad that I no longer have to be there every Friday and Saturday night all summer long.  Don't get me wrong I love the BYT but after 10 years you want to get out once in a while on a Saturday night.  Plus the flexibility allowed me to help out at the Night-Sky last year.  

This winter.  Though Jake has been out of town and will only be back sporadically until after the first or the year we do have some winter repair and maintenance things we are planning at the Sit & Vue.  As I mentioned in another post we are going to be building either a PVC, or plastic conduit frame for one of the BOC screens to replace the wood frame.  We are going to be replacing the steps on to the detached-deck (AKA projection booth) and a few of the deck boards too, and of course re-painting to.  I managed to snag a full gallon of porch / deck paint that is a dark grey color off of craigslist for free, so that should be a nice long lasting job.  One of the two newer Canon Realis PJ's is at the end of it's bulb life so we either need to replace the bulb which is a $400 investment and that will pretty much use up our maintenance budget for the theater for the year.  

Last thing before the spring opening will be pressure washing the plywood screen.  It's going to need to be painted this year, but in this part of the county you really can't do to much painting outside until July or August (because of rain), so when we need to paint the plywood screen it really has to be done mid-summer.  

Ok I best go back to pretending I have something to do at work today.

Thanks for reading I hope those of you in the off season are planning and those few that get to do movies this time of year are having a good time.  

 12 
 on: November 14, 2016, 10:33:30 pm 
Started by victor-eyd - Last post by genesis76
All I can say is.  WOw

 13 
 on: November 14, 2016, 01:48:55 am 
Started by victor-eyd - Last post by ranman101
Amazing, I knew I was missing something from my Christmas village.

 14 
 on: November 12, 2016, 01:34:08 am 
Started by victor-eyd - Last post by victor-eyd
Here's another setup that was quick to make and looks great. Using my spare Optoma pico projector I downloaded some star animations from youtube and projected them to be the star of bethlehem above my nativity scene. Very easy to make and non-obstrusive.









Victor

 15 
 on: November 11, 2016, 10:55:36 pm 
Started by victor-eyd - Last post by SR
Love the Drive in  Smiley Smiley

 16 
 on: November 11, 2016, 08:50:07 pm 
Started by victor-eyd - Last post by Oldalgebra
Wonderful!
Great addition to your village. I'd probably have the B&W  movie  It's a Wonderful Life playing on the screen over and over. You're starting early with the decorations. Me too,

 17 
 on: November 11, 2016, 08:31:58 pm 
Started by victor-eyd - Last post by victor-eyd
I haven't been around here a while but its holiday season again. This year I finally manged to assemble enough components for my Christmas village so here it is.



Yes, even this christmas village deserves a drive in theater! Projector is a AAXA p3 ($30 on ebay) which is connect via hdmi to a media player placed below the table. Screen size is about 17" diagonal. Super sharp image since the native resolution is somewhere between dvd (480p) and HD (720p)

I placed a bunch of clips from movies, youtube, and other sources for my video presentation. Very happy with the result. Happy holidays!





Viewable even in daylight









Victor

 18 
 on: November 08, 2016, 11:06:59 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by genesis76
They still have a few for sale.....I did not buy one....out of cash Cry Cry Cry


https://www.yugster.com/deals/74101-cinema-light-box-with-letter-and-number-cards
I don't really have any cash either, and I probably shouldn't have bought one let alone two, but I haven't spent a dime on myself in months so I made it work and bought two.  I've wanted something like that for years and years and if I pass on this I might not ever get one.


I agree SR I have also......but I want to buy a boat more LOL
I digress a little bit here, but I think that it is sad that spending $35.00 on a couple of signs is a strain.  So much has changed for me financially in the last 10 + years.  I went from being someone that could afford to spend a couple hundred at a time without thinking to much about it, to someone that has to pinch every penny, works a fulltime job and sells junk on E-bay just to barely make ends meet.  My carrier, the field that I'm in is in terrible shape in this part of the country and it's just so hard to get by anymore.  Sorry about unloading that but I needed to.  Thanks for listening  Smiley

IMO this country is in bad shape. Many of us can't make ends meet because our cost of living is going sky high & wages are not going up or we are out of jobs.

I guess I'm lucky because I am working still and I have pretty decent medical though the company only picks up 1/2 of the cost.  But honestly I'm making a fraction of what I was about 10 years ago, and with the cost of living up it's a double punch.  Just doing the best I can do.  I think that's one of the reasons I have immersed myself so much into BYT.  Yes, I know lots of folks spend lots of money on upgrades, but I have managed to keep it on the cheap.  It's something that brings people together to have a good time and doesn't cost much if you don't want it to.  I hope you get back into it when you don't have to do so much care giving.  It's to bad we don't live closer together. 

I agree! on all of it!  I really don't want HD outside or 3D. I just want to be able to go outside & watch movies LOL The whole thing is just fun & yes we don't need to spend big money on this....It is just fun period

 19 
 on: November 08, 2016, 10:49:54 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by SR
They still have a few for sale.....I did not buy one....out of cash Cry Cry Cry


https://www.yugster.com/deals/74101-cinema-light-box-with-letter-and-number-cards
I don't really have any cash either, and I probably shouldn't have bought one let alone two, but I haven't spent a dime on myself in months so I made it work and bought two.  I've wanted something like that for years and years and if I pass on this I might not ever get one.


I agree SR I have also......but I want to buy a boat more LOL
I digress a little bit here, but I think that it is sad that spending $35.00 on a couple of signs is a strain.  So much has changed for me financially in the last 10 + years.  I went from being someone that could afford to spend a couple hundred at a time without thinking to much about it, to someone that has to pinch every penny, works a fulltime job and sells junk on E-bay just to barely make ends meet.  My carrier, the field that I'm in is in terrible shape in this part of the country and it's just so hard to get by anymore.  Sorry about unloading that but I needed to.  Thanks for listening  Smiley

IMO this country is in bad shape. Many of us can't make ends meet because our cost of living is going sky high & wages are not going up or we are out of jobs.

I guess I'm lucky because I am working still and I have pretty decent medical though the company only picks up 1/2 of the cost.  But honestly I'm making a fraction of what I was about 10 years ago, and with the cost of living up it's a double punch.  Just doing the best I can do.  I think that's one of the reasons I have immersed myself so much into BYT.  Yes, I know lots of folks spend lots of money on upgrades, but I have managed to keep it on the cheap.  It's something that brings people together to have a good time and doesn't cost much if you don't want it to.  I hope you get back into it when you don't have to do so much care giving.  It's to bad we don't live closer together. 

 20 
 on: November 08, 2016, 09:16:17 pm 
Started by Redsparow1 - Last post by genesis76
I must say what I feel.........The movies the last 20 years are just bad IMO There have been a few good ones but they are bad  as a whole.

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