5 Movies to Watch With the Family on Halloween

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 Under Movie Articles

Halloween is such a fun family holiday. Children and adults will enjoy decorating the home, dressing up, trick or treating and attending other fun Halloween events. Enjoying a family movie is another great way to celebrate this holiday. Many Halloween selections are too scary for families with young children, but these selections make excellent choices to watch with the family on Halloween.

Monsters vs. Aliens

Susan is hit by a meteorite on her wedding day and it turns her into a giant. She is taken into custody by the government and locked away with other monsters. Susan was initially afraid, but over time develops friendships with the monsters. The monsters make a bargain for their freedom by agreeing to fight a giant robot alien. The monsters defeat the robot and they are set free. Susan is initially anxious to return to her old life, but finally discovers that being turned into a monster and finding her new friends was a good thing for her.

Casper

Ghosts are a big part of Halloween. Casper is a movie about a friendly ghost the whole family will enjoy watching. Carrigan inherits an old mansion from her father but is scared away by the ghosts in the house, so she hires an afterlife therapist to come. He arrives, along with his daughter, and the pair end up developing a relationship with the ghosts, particularly Casper, the friendly ghost of a young boy. This sweet and funny movie will get the whole family into the Halloween spirit.

Scooby-Doo: The Movie

In this movie, the Mystery, Inc. gang is accidentally reunited after a previous break-up of the group. The members of the gang are all asked to an island to investigate a mystery, and they find the others upon arrival. During the movie the gang is reminded why they need each other and ultimately reunites.

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The Addams Family

The Addams family was inspired by both the cartoon and the television show about the quirky family. In the movie a stranger comes to the home claiming to be a relative; His real intent is to steal from the family. The Addams family, using their usual weird and entertaining methods, keeps the intruder from stealing their fortune.

Monster House

In this movie, a group of neighborhood kids must take on a scary house in their neighborhood that turns out to be a living monster. Children will especially enjoy this movie since the kids are left to take on this adventure on their own when the adults refuse to believe them.

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The Advantages of an Inflatable Screen Over a Truss Screen

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday Oct 1, 2012 Under Tips

If you are planning to host an outdoor movie event you will need a large screen to project the movie onto. Two options you might be considering are a truss screen, with a steel frame, and an inflatable movie screen. Inflatable movie screen technology offers a variety of advantages over a truss screen. Let’s discuss some of the key differences between inflatable movie screens and truss screens.

Inflatable movie screens offer portability that cannot be matched. Inflatable screens are small and can be easily transported and set up almost anywhere. The compact transportation size and manageability of the screen means that inflatable screens can be set up in unique places, such as floating barges, that are not easily accessible for truss style screens.

One of the most important advantages of inflatable screens is quick set-up and tear-down time. Small screens can typically be set-up in under an hour, and large, several story tall screens take just a few hours. A truss screen must be unpacked and assembled; this process takes several hours to as much as a full day. A large Screen on the Green event in Georgia is an excellent example of the importance of a quick set-up and tear-down time. The event used a truss system that required three days of park rental to allow for enough set-up and tear-down time. Three days of park rental cost over $10,000 per day. When the event coordinators made the switch to an inflatable movie screen, a significant amount of production cost was saved. (Click here to retweet this.)

A lower equipment failure rate with inflatable technology is another important advantage to consider as you plan your movie event. A truss system needs to be assembled at each event which allows for human error. The guests at your event will be counting on properly functioning equipment to enjoy the evening; a problem with the equipment could be devastating to the success of this event, and potentially to your reputation if you plan to host future movie events.

Inclement weather is another factor to consider as you compare inflatable and truss systems. In high winds, for example, inflatable screens can be deflated within a few seconds, insuring the safety of the crowd and the equipment. Scaffolds cannot be taken down so easily. Remember the staging collapse incident that occurred before a concert last year for an illustration of the hazard this can create.

Even as you consider the many advantages of inflatable movie screen technology, blower noise might be a concern for you; However, blower noise from inflatable movie screens are no longer a distraction. Technology has improved, and depending on the screen size needed, blower-less inflatable movie screens are now on the market and can stay inflated for days. High-end equipment providers have damper boxes to place the blowers in to reduce blower noise.

The equipment you choose for your outdoor movie showing can make or break your event. The advantages of inflatable screens over truss screens are clear. Set yourself up for success by choosing an inflatable screen for your outdoor movie event.

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