Georgia Movies in the Park Kicks Off May 1 In Woodstock

Posted by Paul Murray on Tuesday Apr 28, 2015 Under Company News, Event Productions

Georgia Movies In The Park

Georgia Movies in the Park™ – Atlanta’s best family outdoor movie series returns to the Atlanta / North Georgia area. Presented by Northside Hospital and Southern Outdoor Cinema, Movies in the Park™ shows blockbuster films on huge inflatable movie screens in unique and historical locations. Movie start times are kid-friendly and begin at sundown not dark. Concessions and kids activities are available before the movie. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket, and bug spray.

The series kicks off in historic Woodstock during the City’s “Friday Night Live” event. Before the movie, take a stroll down Main Street and check out the local shops and restaurants or just watch the train roll into town.

Woodstock @ City Center Park
May 1 – Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1
Oct 31 – Halloween themed movie
Dec 5 -Christmas themed movie

Sponsored by Northside Hospital Cherokee, Regal Nissan and Southern Outdoor Cinema.

For more information on free outdoor movies in Atlanta check out www.facebook.com/GaMoviesInThePark

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Food Truck Invasion And An Outdoor Movie

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday Mar 9, 2015 Under Event Productions

Food truck invasion and an outdoor movie

The people of the North Fort Lauderdale/Miami area have found a way to capture a retro feeling during an evening of family fun events. They’ve combined three terrific activities into one exciting night that those of all ages can appreciate. Whether you are a foodie, classic car junky, or simply miss the days of the drive-in theater, you’ll love the monthly Food Truck Invasion and Outdoor Movie. It’s become a terrific way to make memories with friends and family in a classic setting.

Once a month in the North Fort Lauderdale/Miami area they hold a food truck invasion. Guests can indulge in all their favorites such as hamburgers, hot dogs, and barbecue. If you are feeling in the mood for something more adventurous, there is plenty of other cuisine to delight your taste buds. With over twenty food trucks, it’s not surprising to find everything from Mexican to Greek, and they even remember to offer ice cream for dessert.

Classic car, cobra at Movie night

The fun doesn’t stop when visitors have finally got their fill of all the tasty dishes and treats. The city park’s grass commons area is transformed into an outdoor movie venue. Guests are immediately transported back to the old drive-in days of yesteryear. Just like then, people can sit in their cars, out on the grass on blankets, or in lawn chairs and enjoy a family friendly movie under the stars. A large inflatable movie screen is set up where everyone can find a good seat for viewing the main feature.

Eat Hear See

One aspect of the evening that truly brings the retro drive-in feel to life is how the classic car club meets there too. The members bring their restored cars and trucks to the event where they can show off all the hard work and time they’ve spent on these beauties. Any avid car lover would enjoy strolling among these classics where they can get an up-close look while being able to talk to the owners. Others will simply enjoy that “remember when” feeling that only these unique vehicles can bring to mind.

The people who coordinate this monthly event have found a way to provide residents of the area and visitors alike with a way to spend time with family and friends that they won’t soon forget. The Food Truck Invasion alone is a big draw to folks from all over, but by adding an outdoor movie to the evening’s schedule, they’ve created a way for everyone to be able to sit back and relax while enjoying some delicious food. All of the guests left after the feature presentation with memories that will last a lifetime.

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About Southern Outdoor Cinema

Southern Outdoor Cinema, LLC, is the LARGEST producer of high quality outdoor movie events in the United States for movie studios, film festivals, marketing agencies, Fortune 500 Companies, schools and cities. Southern Outdoor Cinema produces extraordinary outdoor movie experiences with big screens and bright and colorful images so that your audience members feel like they are at a real Hollywood film premiere. Contact Southern Outdoor Cinema to receive a free consultation for your next outdoor movie event.

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Community Viewing Party of High School Football Game

When the Northside High School football team won the National Championship game their hometown wanted to celebrate in a big way. They didn’t just want to congratulate the players. They wanted to include the cheerleaders and band as well and let the kids know how special and talented they are, a self-esteem boost they’ll carry throughout their lives. The solution was to have a viewing party of the winning game.

Chick-Fil-A supported the effort and celebrated with the local hometown high school football team who won this National Championship game by hosting the viewing party. They had a giant two story tall inflatable movie screen, provided by Southern Outdoor Cinema of Atlanta, placed in their parking lot where guests could see the game bigger than life. It provided a great way for friends and family to relive that exciting moment in time along with the kids. The players, cheerleaders, and band members got the thrill of seeing themselves up on the big screen just like professional athletes. Best of all, those who didn’t have an opportunity to go to the actual game were given a chance to share the winning moment with the students in a very special way.

The Booster Club set up a trailer in the parking lot to sell memorabilia items. Everyone grabbed up the commemorative shirts, and it wasn’t long before the entire crowd was sporting the school colors. The players were able to sign autographs for their fans just like the professional would. Both guests and players were left with a feeling of having participated in something very special and unique.

Football Game shown on outdoor movie screen.

Just before the big game was presented on the inflatable outdoor screen, the band performed a drum line. It truly added to the excitement of the event. People were soon settling in for the main attraction. The screen had been set up like a drive-in where families could watch from their cars. As you looked around you could see everyone settling in for the main attraction. Many friends and family members were able to set up lawn chairs while others sat in the back of their trucks in a tailgate fashion which added to the atmosphere of a championship game.

Drive-in inflatable movie screen

Everyone who attended knew exactly how the game would end, but it didn’t hinder the thrill of watching it. The locals, students, and their families totally enjoyed reliving each and every moment of such a wonderful experience. You could see the pride in the parent’s eyes as their children told their tales of how it felt to be national champions.

This celebration provided the town with a positive atmosphere where the players and cheerleaders could be treated like star athletes. As these talented students are preparing for their futures, this event encouraged them to continue with their hard work and dedication throughout life. They have learned teamwork skills that they can apply to many more aspects of their lives than just that winning national championship game. Chick-Fil-A, the Booster Club, and friends and family all saw this event as a huge success that was made even more memorable by watching the game on an outdoor inflatable screen.

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About Southern Outdoor Cinema

Southern Outdoor Cinema, an outdoor movie equipment provider of Atlanta, offers the high-quality cinema equipment and exceptional service needed to create a unique, fun outdoor movie events for clients such as PTAs, schools, churches, businesses and film festivals. Contact Southern Outdoor Cinema to receive a free movie in the park consultation for your organization..

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Parent-Review-Night-Museum-3

Night at the Museum 3 is Twentieth Century Fox’s continued tale of Larry and his museum adventures. Just when it seems there will be an end to the magical nights in the New York City museum, Larry the security guard is once again called into action in a London museum. The movie is rated PG due to rude humor, mild action, and brief language. Directed by Shawn Levy, the cast includes Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Ben Stiller, and Rebel Wilson.

In this film, Larry has returned to his job as a security guard in the American Museum of Natural History found in New York City. A single Dad, he is put in charge of operations during the night. He has also worked on an evening show to help raise awareness of the new planetarium. The highlight is the special effects. The special effects are the exhibits coming to life. Dr. McPhee, the museum’s director, doesn’t know they really are alive. The show has an amazing start, but once the golden tablet that brings them to life begins to deteriorate, things go sour.

To fix this problem before they all change back to plastic and wax, Larry, his son Nick, and Ahkmenrah travel to the British Museum of Natural History with the golden tablet. The beloved characters from previous Night at the Museum movies also manage to come along. When Larry opens up the crate holding the prince and his tablet he finds a big surprise, Dexter, Attila the Hun, Sacajawea, Jedediah, Teddy Roosevelt, and Octavius. He also finds a Neanderthal has come along as well.

This group coming to the British Museum opens up the opportunity to introduce many new characters. Among these are Sir Lancelot and a female security guard named Tilly who is starved for affection. Otherwise the action-filled plot of this film is not so different from previous Night at the Museum movies. Scenes contain plenty of mad capers and slapstick humor.

This finale to the series ends with a tender farewell to the group of historical figures we all have come to know so well. In a scene between Teddy Roosevelt and Larry, the president announces “it is time to let him go” as he mounts his horse one last time. It serves as a tender tribute to the memory of Robin Williams who plays Roosevelt.

Positive Element

The main theme of this film is to show children that our world is filled with things to learn about. It also tries to impress upon them that you just never know what you’ll discover when visiting a museum.

The historical characters are shown making personal sacrifices for their fellow companions. Even when the result will be that they can no longer come to life, they still choose others over themselves.

As a father, Larry is seen giving advice to his graduating son. He doesn’t always agree with Nick’s choices, but he backs off and supports his son no matter what he decides. Larry has conversations with the historical characters where he describes how important it is to stay connected with your children. He also talks about the difficulties involved in letting them go once they’re grown.

Sexual Element

One man makes some mildly suggestive remarks about the other man. The female security guard is shown flirting with men. A monkey and a man kiss each other on the mouth.

Violent Element

A male character attacks a young boy. There are animals that run wild during a benefit dinner. Things are started on fire by the characters. One man ends up shocking himself with a defibrillator, and another one uses it on a beast to kill it.

Characters are chased by flowing lava. One male uses his sword to ward off his attacker. A man ends up electrocuted while another one receives a hit on the head from a hammer. One man uses weapons to threaten others.

Drug and Alcohol Element

There is no drug or alcohol use in this movie, but other concerns include language such as name calling and mild profanity. There are several jokes made in regards to urination and defecation including a scene where a monkey is shown urinating on two men.

Conclusion

Night at the Museum 3 continues the antics of the characters we have come to love in the previous films. Larry is back as the one trying to resume control, only this time they are in a new location. Placing the characters in a new setting such as London opened up new opportunities for story lines along with the addition of new characters.

Parents will have few concerns when taking their children to see this film. Although it does contain mild action, some violence, and sexual elements, all are done in a subtle and humorous way. The slapstick humor remains entertaining for all ages.

The morals that come through in this movie enforce positive feelings towards family and friendship. Characters work together to help each other, always placing those around them first. The bond between parent and child is also portrayed in a positive light as the film explores the difficulties in watching one’s child grow and become more independent.

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About Paul B. Murray
Paul is founder of Southern Outdoor Cinema, a rental company for outdoor movie nights and a dad of 2 pre-teen girls. When he is not traveling the South creating outdoor movie nights for communities and schools, he is spending time playing board games, reading books and watching movies with his family.

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5 Movies to Watch to get you in the Mood for Christmas

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday Dec 22, 2014 Under Movie Articles

Movies About Christmas

Christmas is a holiday enjoyed by most people and for many, watching a great movie is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit. For those who enjoy watching a great movie around the Christmas holiday, here are a few favorites.

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street is simply a “must see” during the Christmas holiday season. It stars Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle, an individual who is not only the splitting image of Santa, but an individual who literally believes that he is Santa. Kris is asked to fill in for the Santa who would be leading the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade because of the previous Santa’s problem with drinking while on the job. As a result, he is also offered the position of Santa at the Macy’s department store, in the toy department. While playing the role of the department store Santa, Kris feels sorry for those who can’t afford the merchandise at Macy’s and advises customers to shop at some of the much cheaper stores in the area. Mr. Macy (Harry Antrim) surprisingly likes Kris’ suggestion and decides to use it as part of a customer service “gimmick” for Macy’s department store. Meanwhile, the in-house psychiatrist at Macy’s (Porter Hall) decides that Kris is a problem and makes arrangements to have him locked up at Bellevue, claiming that he is insane. The fact that Kris truly believes that he is Santa Claus doesn’t help matters one bit. But lucky for Kris, he has a number of influential friends in the right places.

The Polar Express

Billy (Hayden McFarland) is a boy struggling to believe in Santa, but having a very difficult time finding a reason to do so. The problem is that Billy’s family does everything they can to persuade him that none of it is true. Santa, the North Pole, the elves, all just a farce. Just when it seems that all hope for Billy’s belief is completely lost, Christmas Eve arrives and with it a magical train in the middle of the night. Billy is picked up by the train, and its conductor (Tom Hanks) notifies Billy that he is on his way to the North Pole to visit none other than Santa himself. Watch as Billy’s entire belief system is turned upside down, and as a boy is given the hope that only the Christmas spirit can bring.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Jim Carrey plays the role of the Grinch, a miserable, mean, green individual with every intention of ruining Christmas for everyone in the little town of Whoville. But the Grinch wasn’t always the unusually mean person that he is today. He was actually a resident of Whoville at one time, but was forced to leave simply because of his scary appearance. He now spends his days atop Mount Crumpet watching everyone in Whoville preparing for the Christmas festivities, waiting for his opportunity to steal their Christmas spirit along with their presents, decorations, trees, and everything else that has anything to do with Christmas.

Home Alone

Home Alone is the story of Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), a boy who finds himself alone for the holidays. While the rest of the family is aboard their flight to France, Kevin is still asleep in bed, completely unaware of his dilemma. When Kevin finally realizes that he has the whole house to himself, he is forced to learn to take care of himself and to defend his home against would-be robbers. The would-be robbers, on the other hand, come to wish that they had never stopped at Kevin’s house in the first place.

Elf

Will Ferrel plays the role of Buddy, one of the biggest elves in the entire North Pole. However, Buddy isn’t actually a real elf and becomes very upset when he learns the truth. He decides to travel to New York, the place of his birth, in hopes of finding his real family. What Buddy doesn’t realize is that New York is nothing like the North Pole, and the people of New York nothing like the elves. Buddy manages to find his biological father fairly easily but convincing dad to accept him will be a challenge.

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About Southern Outdoor Cinema

Southern Outdoor Cinema, LLC, is the LARGEST producer of high quality outdoor movie events in the United States for movie studios, film festivals, marketing agencies, Fortune 500 Companies, schools and cities. Southern Outdoor Cinema produces extraordinary outdoor movie experiences with big screens and bright and colorful images so that your audience members feel like they are at a real Hollywood film premiere. Contact Southern Outdoor Cinema to receive a free consultation for your next special event.

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