Host the Ultimate Tailgate Party with an Outdoor Movie Screen

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday Sep 30, 2013 Under Event Productions, Tips

How to Host a tailgate party with an outdoor movie screen

Football season is in full swing, which means the time for exciting tailgate parties is upon us. Friends and fans get together in the parking lot before a game, or gather for a party that includes watching or listening to the game as a group. What could be better than good friends, good food and a great game? An inflatable movie screen can take your tailgate party experience to a new level of fun. Here’s how you can host the ultimate tailgate party with an outdoor movie screen.

Inflatable movie screens offer a convenient way to take your ordinary event and create a larger than life experience.
Inflatable movie screens are portable and can be set-up almost anywhere, like parking lots, outside of a restaurant or bar, a city square or even a backyard. These portable screens can be set up quickly, allowing you to easily prepare for and clean-up after your party.

Large movie screens allow you to see the action up close.
You will be able to enjoy your party without missing any of the game. You can have the best seat in the house with a great view of the game, along with the comforts of your party in the location of your choice. No cramming around a small television screen or competing for the best spot.

Since you can choose almost any location and pick the size of your screen, you can make your party as large or small as you wish.
Invite only your closest family and friends or invite a huge group; it is always more exciting watching the game with a crowd of fans. A group can also come together and share set-up, food preparation and clean-up tasks to make the party fun for all.

SOC Daytime projection with Day Cube

Tailgate parties aren’t just for football season.
You can use an inflatable movie screen to create a great tailgate party for any live sporting event, such as fight nights, baseball playoffs and college basketball games.

It is fun to attend a live sporting event, but also great to host or attend a party with friends where you can enjoy great food and additional comfort while viewing the game. A tailgate party, complete with a large inflatable movie screen, offers the best of both experiences. Choose a location and invite your guests, choose a screen size and start planning your party. Complete your party with good food, music and perhaps some party games.

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Southern Outdoor Cinema takes the stress and guess work out of hosting a movie theater-quality event outdoors and under the stars. Southern Outdoor Cinema doesn’t just rent movie screen equipment, but instead we share nearly a decade of movie event production experience with our clients to help them produce outdoor movie nights that are extraordinary. For a free consultation contact Southern Outdoor Cinema at www.SouthernOutdoorCinema.com

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Tips for Hosting A Hunger Games Themed Movie Event

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday Sep 25, 2013 Under Event Productions, Tips

Tips for hosting a hunger games movie event

The Hunger Games books has captivated the imagination of a vast range of young readers from around the globe. The book series of 3 has surpassed the popular Harry Potter series as the all-time best selling book series. It was no surprise that fans of American science fiction book would come out by the millions to see Katniss on the big screen. The Hunger Games devoured the box office figures when it had its run in the movie theaters by becoming the 13th-highest-grossing film in North America to be released outside of a summertime or holiday showing. This November the 2nd book of the series, Catching Fire, comes to theaters. The film has already made millions before its release with pre-order ticket sales. With the Hunger Games being such a popular franchise, it is natural for fans to get together and host a Hunger Games movie event. Below are some tips for hosting a memorable Hunger Games movie night.

Activities
When your guests arrive, set the stage for the evening ahead. Have them register upon arrival just like in the reaping. Using a red pen have them sign in to a log book.

Setup game challenge stations for guests to play, similar to those the tributes similar to those in the movie. Have your guests try their hand at a variation of Katniss’ skills, such as archery or sling shot practice. (Below are activities offered by The Unofficial Hunger Games Tour during a recent outdoor movie event in North Carolina.)

Hunger Games Archery

Look-alikes
No Hunger Games themed event would be entertaining without a Katniss or a Peace Keeper appearance. Purchase a cardboard standee or dress up in the movies character clothes. Your guests will be snapping pictures of themselves with their favorite movie characters.

Katniss and Peace Keeper Costume

Show the Movie Outdoors
Enhance your movie screening with a presentation of the blockbuster film in the great outdoors. Guests sit out on blankets outdoors surrounded by the beauty of nature. Sounds of the crickets or a hoot of an owl, will have your guest feeling like they are in the movie.

Movie in the Meadow - North Carolina

Find more Hunger Games Themed ideas on our pinterest board.

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Southern Outdoor Cinema takes the stress and guess work out of hosting a movie theater-quality event outdoors and under the stars. Southern Outdoor Cinema doesn’t just rent movie screen equipment, but instead we share nearly a decade of movie event production experience with our clients to help them produce outdoor movie nights that are extraordinary. For a free consultation contact Southern Outdoor Cinema at www.SouthernOutdoorCinema.com

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5 Reasons We Love Fall Outdoor Movie Events

Posted by Paul Murray on Sunday Sep 22, 2013 Under Event Productions, Tips

Outdoor movie events in the fall

A crisp breeze blows in to signal that summer is leaving and autumn is arriving. As producers outdoor movie events, we are particularly adoring to nature and its surroundings. Though we think every season has its own beauty, here are 5 reasons why we love hosting movies outdoors in the fall:

Fall Provides A Colorful Backdrop For Hosting Outdoor Movie Events
What makes watching a film outdoors special is the setting. With a beautiful canopy of red, yellow and orange leaves, changing fall foliage provides a magnificent backdrop for watching a film outdoors on a giant inflatable movie screen.

Warm apple cider is the flavor of autumn
Oh how sweet a cup of apple cider can be to drink while watching a movie during a crisp night. Offering warm harvest apple cider during a chilly night is the perfect concession item during autumn events.

Fall Festivals
We are suckers for fall festivals because decorating is so easy. Simply add a scarecrows, some pumpkins and corn stalk and you instantly created a feeling of autumn at your movie event.

Earlier projection start times for outdoor movies
The hot summer days with long days of sunlight are now behind us. Fall has shorter days with earlier sundown times. To show a movie outdoors, it is necessary for it to be dark outside or close to dark, so that the film can be projected onto the movie screen. Well, in the fall the sun sets much earlier than summer, up to 3 hours earlier so, an outdoor movie presentation in autumn can begin much earlier now.

Hay bale seating
We love rustic seating areas made from hay bales with blankets thrown over them. Hay bales provide a good height for seating and their natural charm ties in perfectly with the ambiance of an open air venue. Hay bale seating is great low cost alternative to renting chairs for your guests.

Leave us a comment and let us know what you love about fall.

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Southern Outdoor Cinema takes the stress and guess work out of hosting a movie theater-quality event outdoors and under the stars. Southern Outdoor Cinema doesn’t just rent movie screen equipment, but instead we share nearly a decade of movie event production experience with our clients to help them produce outdoor movie nights that are extraordinary. For a free consultation contact Southern Outdoor Cinema at www.SouthernOutdoorCinema.com

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Floating Cinema Sets Sail In Florida’s Gulf

Posted by Paul Murray on Tuesday Sep 17, 2013 Under Event Productions

An outdoor movie on the water in a bay. This was an idea a marina in the Gulf of Florida had for it’s customers. The marina was looking for an event that their customers could have fun in the water.

Boat-In Movies
We have experience setting up boat-in movies before. A giant inflatable movie screen setup on the shores of a lake. Boats dropped anchor and tuned in their radios to hear the movie. Kids dive off the side of the boat and splash around in the lake while mom and dad relax together on the deck of the boat. The sun setting and the movie image reflecting on the water. Entertaining fun on the water.

A Movie Screen In The Middle Of The Water In A Bay
A helicopter barge was scouted for the perfect location on the water to setup the movie screen. The barge sat high above the water at two stories tall. The tall barge allowed for an elevated and unobstructed viewing experience from the boaters. The challenge of an outdoor movie on the water was transporting the heavy cinema equipment. Fitted with life vests, the Southern Outdoor Cinema crew loaded a pontoon boat full of audio & visual equipment and chartered out to the floating barge in the middle of the bay. A generator was brought along too. Afterall there are no electric outlets in the middle of the water. Carefully the crew climbed to the top of the barge with the cinema setup, the movie screen, projectors and speakers in tow.

Boat-in Movie

Challenges Of Showing A Movie On The Water
Being in a wide open area near the ocean can be breezy, so we installed a commercial grade high pressure screen. This would ensure the screen would be stable on top of the barge, providing for a still movie screen to project upon. The barge swayed in the water and we didn’t want a bouncey image on the screen. The crew planned ahead and provided special equipment to keep the projector still on the barge surface.

Why Drive Up To A Movie In A Car When You Can Motor Over In Your Boat
As the sun began to set upon the water, boaters cruised on over to the open air cinema on the water. Boaters chatted together before the film. The topic of conversation was the floating movie, of course.

Boat-in / Sail-in Movie

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Southern Outdoor Cinema takes the stress and guess work out of hosting a movie theater-quality event outdoors and under the stars. Southern Outdoor Cinema doesn’t just rent movie screen equipment, but instead we share nearly a decade of movie event production experience with our clients to help them produce outdoor movie nights that are extraordinary. For a free consultation contact Southern Outdoor Cinema at www.SouthernOutdoorCinema.com

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5 Simple Steps to Get the Word Out About Your Outdoor Movie Event

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday Sep 2, 2013 Under Tips

Advertising Outdoor Movie Night

You have taken the time to plan all of the details for your outdoor movie event. You have picked the perfect venue, a great movie and a reliable event production company. You have thought of everything, right? What about advertising? You can plan the perfect outdoor movie event, but if only a few guests show up, all of your planning will not have been worth the effort. Marketing your outdoor movie event is a crucial planning step. Here are 5 simple steps to get the word out about your outdoor movie event.

Create Flyers

Flyers are a great way to advertise an outdoor movie event. Flyers can be hung up at the movie location and around the community and they can be distributed to potential movie-goers. If your event is at a school, for example, hang flyers in prominent areas like the office and send them home in students’ backpacks. In addition to making a nice looking flyer, be sure to include all of the essential information like movie title and the time and location for your event.

Press Releases

Press releases are another good way to promote your event. Send press releases to local newspapers and bloggers to get the word out to as many people in the community as possible.

Social Media

Social media can be a great marketing tool. Use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to reach out to a lot of people at once and get them all of the movie event information. If possible, begin advertising this way a few weeks in advance and post occasional reminders as the date approaches. Social media users typically check their accounts often, so reminders on this platform are very effective.

Encourage Members to Bring a Friend

Encourage members of your organization or company to bring a friend to the event. Whether you are a company, a church, a school or even the local parks and recreation department, you can encourage employees and members to spread the word and bring guests to the event. This is a simple way to bring in a few more guests.

A Banner

Create a banner to a hang up at your event location. Anyone who visits the location during the time leading up to the event date will know about the movie event when they see the banner. Make your banner eye-catching, and, just like with a flyer, be sure to include all of the essential information to make it simple for anyone who wants to attend.

Without guests, your outdoor movie event cannot be a success. As you plan, be sure to include some solid marketing strategies. These tips won’t take too much time or effort, but will go a long way towards achieving a higher turnout.

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Southern Outdoor Cinema takes the stress and guess work out of hosting a movie theater-quality event outdoors and under the stars. Southern Outdoor Cinema doesn’t just rent movie screen equipment, but instead we share nearly a decade of movie event production experience with our clients to help them produce outdoor movie nights that are extraordinary. For a free consultation contact Southern Outdoor Cinema at www.SouthernOutdoorCinema.com

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