5 Movies to Watch on Father’s Day

Posted by Paul Murray on Sunday Jun 17, 2012 Under Movie Articles

Good dads make a huge impact on their children’s lives, and children often do the same for their fathers. Celebrate the special relationship between you and your dad this Father’s Day with one of these movies.

Finding Nemo
Even very young children can enjoy this sweet and funny movie with dad. Marlin, a clownfish, is loving and overprotective towards his son Nemo because of a barracuda attack that killed Nemo’s mother and all of his siblilngs when they were just eggs. Nemo rebels against his father’s overprotective nature and ends up being captured by a diver. Marlin travels the ocean and eventually finds Nemo. Following the journey Marlin learns to let go and let Nemo enjoy life and Nemo comes to appreciate his father’s love and concern.

Pursuit of Happyness
The main character in this movie, Chris Gardner, represents the real Chris Gardner, a stockbroker who was homeless before becoming successful. In the movie Chris’s wife leaves him and their son because of severe financial trouble and stress. Financial problems lead to the father and son pair becoming homeless. A chance meeting lands Chris a stockbroker internship and a chance at success and stability. They face enormous challenges during the internship, but Chris goes on with his work and lands a job without making their problems known to his employer. This father overcomes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to succeed and find a way to provide a better life for himself and his son.

Daddy Daycare
After his wife returns to work and their son begins daycare, Charlie soon finds himself laid off from his job. As a solution to the financial strain this creates, Charlie and his best friend decide to open up a home daycare, called Daddy Daycare. After some initial troubles, the daycare becomes a huge success and the dads discover they actually love spending time with their kids at this new job. Challenges from a competing, larger daycare center eventually lead to a shut down, and the daddies return to their old jobs. It soon becomes clear, however, that these dads are meant to run Daddy Daycare and it is reopened as a large, successful daycare center.

Father of the Bride
Any father and daughter pair can relate to this movie. George finds himself struggling with letting go when his daughter, Annie, announces her engagement, and he immediately dislikes his future son-in-law, Bryan. After Annie and Bryan have a fight, George spends some time alone with Bryan and can see that Bryan’s feelings for Annie are genuine. The idea of his daughter getting married is still difficult, but George demonstrates the true love of a father for his daughter by accepting his future son-in-law when he sees that Bryan is a good man.

Sleepless in Seattle
In this movie it is the child taking action to help his father. Jonah’s father, Sam, is distraught following the loss of his wife. After a while, Jonah decides he needs to take action and help his father find happiness. Jonah calls into a late night talk radio show and Sam tells his story. When Annie, a reporter, writes a letter to Sam following the radio show, Jonah takes matters into his own hands and responds to the letter, agreeing to meet her at the Empire State Building. Jonah goes to the meeting, Sam follows looking for Jonah, and the movie ends with the three finally meeting at the Empire State Building. Love between a father and a child goes both ways, and this film is a wonderful example of a child’s love and concern for his father.

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Home vs Commercial Use Inflatable Movie Screens – Difference In Quality

Posted by Paul Murray on Tuesday Jun 12, 2012 Under Tips

Since the invention of the first inflatable movie screen by AIRSCREEN of Germany in 1994, many different styles of blowup movie screens have come on the market. While all of the same purpose which is to be a portable means for showing movies outdoors, there are some notable differences in a home use and commercial use outdoor screen system.

Home-Use Movie Screen - Poor screen surface produces dull picture

HOME USE INFLATABLE MOVIE SCREENS

Home use inflatable screens are usually small in size and are meant for a group showing of 10-15 people which is ideal for a backyard movie night. The quality of materials used on a home use screen is similar to that of a blow up snowman decorations sold in big box stores. To keep the cost down for the personal use market, the manufactures use light-weight thin materials. Light-weight materials also allow for the projection screen to easy to manage and store in small places. Equipped with thin tether ropes, small push stakes, and a fan, the blow screen system is easy to install in minutes in a grassy area of a home yard.

Since the home use portable projection screens have small fans (not blowers) with lightweight materials, the screen frame is not able to stay firm which will case the white projection surface to wrinkle which will affect the picture quality. Starting at a price point of $199, home use inflatable movie screens are affordable for the do-it-your homeowner who desires to host a backyard movie themselves.

COMMERCIAL USE

Consumers looking to buy a screen for home use may find that some manufactures are offering larger sized “commercial screens.” Don’t be fooled by these larger screens that the manufactures are trying to advertise as commercial. These screens are a lot lower quality than normal commercial screens made of cheaper, thinner materials that may start to have leaks after a short period of time. Typically manufactures selling these screen also sell products such as holiday decorations, and don’t have the experience creating a stable, quality commercial movie screen.

Commercial grade screen - elegant and wrinkle free

One way to tell a true commercial screen is to look for a screen that is made of a heavier weight material such as reinforced PVC. The stronger material with welded or double stitched seams will result in a stronger frame which will be aesthetically wrinkle free as well as be able to withstand wind because of its more solid, stiffer structure. The thicker material and stronger seams also increase the longevity of use of the screen where as after a few uses with a home quality screen you will start to notice leaks which will progressively get worse with every use.

Another area that a commercial screen focuses on is safety. The larger the screen surface, the more impact wind can have on the screen. Similar to a giant sail on a boat, the screen will want to take flight with a strong enough gust of wind. To keep the screen from flying away and potentially injuring the crowd, you will find a minimum of six tether straps with 24″ or longer tent stakes on a high quality commercial screen system.

Third a true commercial grade inflatable outdoor movie screen should have a theatrical grade or highly reflective screen surface similar to an indoor movie theater screen. A theatrical grade screen when paired with the correct projection system will produce a vibrant, crisp and colorful picture.

There are many clear, noticeable differences between the quality of a home screen system versus a high quality commercial grade screen system. Although home screens can be alright for using once or twice in a backyard, a commercial screen system will offer an outdoor cinema experience that just can’t be matched by a home screen system. From a elegant, highly reflective screen surface, to a safety system that can withhold moderate to strong winds, hiring a professional outdoor movie company will be the correct decision for an unforgettable outdoor movie experience.

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Avoiding Distractions to Ensure a Great Outdoor Movie Event

Posted by Paul Murray on Tuesday Jun 12, 2012 Under Tips

In a traditional movie theater steps, like reminders to silence cell phones, are taken to minimize distractions so that all patrons can enjoy the movie. Outdoor movies are unique and come with their own types of possible distractions. If you are planning an outdoor movie event, you should consider taking some simple steps to minimize distractions, to help ensure your event is enjoyed by your audience. Here are some distractions to avoid so that your outdoor movie event is a success.

Some venues, like parks, have playgrounds. A playground is wonderful way to keep children busy before the movie starts, but consider closing it during the event. Children playing on a playground will be loud and distracting for other guests. Simply hanging caution tape around the area will work well.

Think twice about handing out balloons at your event. Balloons are fun, and they might seem like a great item to give away, especially as promotional items from sponsors, but balloons floating around in the audience can block the view of the movie for guests.

Beach balls are another promotional item to avoid. People tend to want to play with beach balls and hit them around during the movie; this can be distracting and can block the view of the movie.

Do not set up activities like the concession stand next to the movie screen. Having the concession stand or other activities in the line of site will distract viewers from the movie.

Selling fun novelties is a great way to raise money at an event. There are some noisy items you should avoid, though. Novelties that make noise, like plastic musical guns, whistles, or pop rocks should be avoided if you wish to minimize distractions for viewers at your movie event.

Outdoor movie events naturally feature more distractions than movie theater showings. Sounds of nature, and noise from people moving around in the more relaxed atmosphere make outdoor movie events a very different experience. Even so, it is best to avoid unnecessary distractions if possible. Sounds of nature are to be expected, and even contribute to the unique feel of an outdoor movie event. The sound of toy whistles, on the other hand, could make the outdoor movie event less enjoyable for some guests. Use these simple suggestions to host an event that all guests can enjoy.

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The Drive-In Movie Turns 79 Years Old

Posted by Paul Murray on Thursday Jun 7, 2012 Under Event Productions

Remember the good old days of the drive-in? Loading the family into the station wagon, the sound of the tires driving over gravel and viewing the movie out of the back of the car. This year the drive-in movie turns 79 years old.

In June of 1933 Richard Hollingshead, along with is partners, designed and built the world’s first drive-in movie theatre. The idea was to create a family friendly movie experience, where movie-goers could watch a movie from the comfort of their own vehicles. Other drive-in movie locations followed suit and opened up in other areas in the years following; with the height of the drive-in movie occurring during the 1950’s.

Southern Outdoor Cinema can bring the mobile drive-in cinema almost anywhere. We are fully equipped with state-of-the-art digital projection technology and a FM stereo transmitter. A modern day twist to the drive-in is the boat-in cinema, where boaters on lakes and rivers can watch a movie from their watercraft. All of Southern Outdoor Cinema’s screen viewing areas sit at least 6 feet or more off the ground, providing the best possible viewing for your guests. No installation of loudspeakers is required. Your guests simply tune into the movie’s frequency on their radios.

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Free Ways To Advertise Your Outdoor Movie Event

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday Jun 6, 2012 Under Tips


Today I want to talk to you about free ways to advertise your movie event. That’s free, not three. You’ve planned your movie event. You’ve picked your date. You’ve picked your movie. And now you need to get the word out. There are over a hundred free ways to do this . I’m going to share five ways.

Number one: Consider just simply word of mouth. Start with members and supports of your organization, use meetings, and use newsletters. Word of mouth is a strong promoting tool because it comes from a reliable and trusted source.

Number two: Consider putting up posters in your local community. Here at Southern Outdoor Cinema, we provide our customers with full color event posters with the important information of what movie is actually going to be shown, the date and time of the event, and where it’s being located.

Number three: Use your free local resources, such as newspapers. Often times you can go ahead and submit to the local calendar for your newspaper section. Also consider going ahead and creating a press release. If you have never created a press release before, consider that you need to at least provide them with four out of the five W’s. First off, who is doing the outdoor movie. What it is, you know, what the movie is, where it’s going to be held and when. Certainly you’re going to need those things for people to come out to your movies, so make sure you provide them in the press release.

Number four: Consider putting up a banner at your location hopefully having people drive by a location and see a banner for a free outdoor movie event will cause them to consider coming out to your event.

Number five: Over forty percent of the population is on Facebook. Consider having your information on a Facebook account that you have for your organization, or simply create a Facebook account for your particular movie event. If you found these tips helpful, then share them on Facebook or or Twitter.

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