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« Reply #45 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  Sad
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« Reply #46 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  Grin
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« Reply #47 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  Shocked

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.

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« Reply #48 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
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« Reply #49 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  Shocked

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.



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« Reply #50 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

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« Reply #51 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

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

Randy
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« Reply #52 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.   Smiley

Randy

WHEW!
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