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Author Topic: Shanty Town Forest Theatre- part II  (Read 19137 times)
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« on: March 24, 2008, 04:29:45 pm »

These next pictures include a view from the lawn looking up the lower trail. Another one standing on the steps looking towards the main seating area, where future improvements are planned for stairs in the steeper part of the trail.  There's a view looking back towards switchback adn then the back of my screen, it's been placed bewteen a large maple and even larger cedar. We used a cable wrapped, but not nailed to, a tree and a big tie down strap w/ratchet to tighten and hold up the center.  U-clamps were used to secure the old garage doors to the strap.  I will no doubt paint the back black but there's enough foliage to keep it hidden. The screen has changed numerous times by trial and error, from white paper, table cloths, bedsheet, painter's canvas and finally put up a white vinyl tarp, but the seams were too much. Luckily, I found a pull down screen at Boeing Surplus 12'x10' for 75.00 -man was that a find.  Everyone present at each showing is given a sharpie to sign the white vinyl tarp behind the main screen, kind of a fun to read and others to enjoy. The lines in front are busted roof supports that came down during winter storms (repairs coming).  We used a 12' garage panel to cover the screen, light but very durable and painted black.  The burgundy curtains are bed sheets from the thrift store. The base is a 6" trim board nailed to bottom helps keeps still in wind. More to come.....

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 11:19:51 pm »

Welcome aboard, Kirk!  Thanks for sharing pics and info on your setup.  Man, that last shot is a GREAT path.  What a cool setup!  Who needs camping with a place like that?

Really nice job of utilizing the existing environment and recycling materials into something new and fun.  I hope your wife is doing better and wish you hundreds of movies together out there!  Way to make it happen.

Keep us posted on the evolution!


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