Marriage Conference Date Night Includes Drive-In Event

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday Feb 29, 2016 Under Event Productions


Marriage Conference Date Night Includes Drive-In Event

Marriage conferences are becoming quite popular. Couples rely on these retreats to help them build a better relationship with one another. They are often held at churches where counselors can give each couple the necessary tools for a strong and healthy marriage. These events also include ways for each couple to enjoy themselves. A great way to do this is by having a drive-in movie date night.

The Benefits of the Marriage Conference

Many successful couples find that participating in a marriage conference once a year helps their relationship stay strong. It’s a wonderful way to build unity within one’s marriage. Taking the time to go to a conference and discuss critical topics strengthens and unifies a couple. Each conference supplies married people with the tools they need to continue building a solid relationship. The result of these classes is a marriage that grows.

A mega church in Alabama was host to a marriage conference where couples shared a weekend together. The couples enjoyed time with their spouses while investing in their marriage. They found fresh inspiration for their life together. After an evening of classes, the couples were ready to enjoy a date night. A drive-in movie event was set up in the parking lots of the churches involved where the couples could indulge in a nostalgic, romantic evening with each other.

Date Night Fun


The church wanted to provide couples with a memorable date night experience. Going to the movies is the ideal date night for most couples, and when the movie event is held outdoors, it becomes extra special. February is to cool in Alabama to sit on the lawn and watch a film, but a drive-in allowed couples to watch from the comfort of their car. The marriage conference hosts decided this would be the way to go.

The drive-ins popularity peaked during the 1950’s and 1960’s. They were a big hit, especially in the rural areas. During this time period, over 4,000 drive-in theaters were in operation throughout the United States. Families were able to take their small children to the feature film without worrying about bothering the other patrons. Best of all, teenagers who had access to a car, found the drive-in to be the ideal date night destination.

Recreating the Nostalgic Drive-in Experience

The marriage conference was held at six different churches. The hosts brought back that excitement of the 1950’s drive-in experience for the couples by having Southern Outdoor Cinema help them. With the use of portable cinema equipment, Southern Outdoor Cinema recreated drive-in events at the six locations. Inflatable movie screens were set up in the parking lots, and FM transmitters, along with high definition projectors, were used to create an outdoor theater. Each setting was unique. One location had a large wall that projected a 52 foot movie image onto it.

By the end of the marriage conference weekend, couples went home with the tools needed to keep their relationship strong and healthy. They learned valuable lessons within the classes, and they got to enjoy a date night together. The outdoor drive-in movie event allowed them to enjoy each other’s company, and it created memories they’ll share for a lifetime.


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Parent Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda 3


Kung Fu Panda 3 is an action packed animated movie feature, where the main character is a dragon warrior named Po (voice of Jack Black). He is also the ultimate hero of China’s animal kingdom; the undisputable dumpling eating champion of the Valley of Peace and the leader of the Furious Five, an alliance that includes Monkey, Tigress, Viper, Crane and Mantis. The voices behind these warriors are those of Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, David Cross and Seth Rogen respectively. In the ensuing drama, Po unites with his long lost father and a community of other pandas. He must also acquire additional warrior skills to combat a new, more deadly enemy called Kai.

Po’s team faces a two way challenge. In the first scenario, their teacher Master Shifu has decided to go on a knowledge and enlightenment expedition. He appoints Po to hold a brief for him. In the second instance, Kai a notorious village yak has come back from the spirit realm after centuries of spiritual condemnation. Kai’s quest to become the ultimate warrior and the most dominant force in China and the world prods him to steal the “chi” belonging to all the great warriors and masters of the land. Kai goes on a mission to destroy Po in retaliation to what he sees as the physical world’s repudiation of him. Kai also wants to make a mockery of last great prophecy made by the legendary Master Oogway, that a panda warrior will destroy him.

Actors J.K. Simmons, Dustin Hoffman and Randall Duk Kim lend their voices to the characters Kai, Master Shifu, and Master Oogway respectively. Po’s birth father Li tells him about the existence of a mystical secrete village occupied by pandas to the chagrin of his adoptive father, a goose named Mr. Ping (voice of James Hong). Soon Po finds himself in a quandary, as he comes into terms with the idea of meeting other pandas and his real father. In the magical village, Po captures the attention of an exotic and flirtatious dancing panda named Mei Mei (voice of Kate Hudson). Mei Mei appears to love Po more than he does in return. Later, Po avows that the skills and knowledge he needs to fulfill Oogway’s prophecy can only be obtained in the new secrete village.

Positive Elements
One of the many positive elements on this movie is expressed when Po learns about the sacrifice her mother made to protect him against notorious killers when he was a small boy. Po repeats the same feat later by standing against the enemy to protect his community. In another positive scene, Po’s adopted father Ping embraces Po’s birth father in a show of unity.

Violence Content
Kung Fu Panda 3 is rated PG for intense martial arts action as well as mild and rude humor. The martial arts action pits good versus evil characters. One frightening scene is when many of Po’s friends are captured and transformed into opposing jade warriors. The evil Kai also uses large blades connected to chains to destroy things around him, even though the smashing and punching does not result in stabbing or killing. Despite some scenes of violence, the movie is generally suitable for viewing by people of all ages.

Sexual Content
Kung Fu Panda 3 has a mild sexual innuendo. The most notable sexual innuendo is portrayed by the ribbon dancer, MeiMei who openly flirts with Po. In the second instance, a little child is pointing to certain things and then points below the camera view. Although it is said the items are dumplings, this could be misconstrued to mean testicles.

Drug and Alcohol Content
None, the movie doesn’t feature any incident of drug or alcohol use.

Kung Fu Panda is elegantly designed, as it features a scenic mountainside panda hideout and a mystical rock spirit world with a corresponding class act from the pragmatic Po. The new Po is great to look at as he ditches his previous underachieving self. The previous two installments of Kung Fu Panda were highly popular with children and families, even though kids may find the intense battles in the latest release scary. In this movie, Po and his friends must fight against Kai, the supernatural bull monster that is causing so havoc in China. An aura of mystic is captured by the reappearance of Master Oogway and the evil Kai. The other scene that may cause some fear is the conflict between different characters in the movie.

Parents should expect some insults; for example, the use of words such as “loser” and “stupid” and sarcastic humor. On the overall, the entertaining script that includes tit for tat mayhem and inclusion of new characters makes Kung Fu Panda another funny, must watch movie. The other great thing about the Kung Fu Panda 3 is the positive message the movie reverberates. This is portrayed when Po’s family and friends lend him love and support during the times of trouble. Although Po appears not to fit perfectly in the new community of panda’s, the show of unity embraced by the community when there is a disaster goes a long way to instill a sense of belonging on him. The most enduring enduring themes in this captivating threequel include family ties and identity. The movie opened in theatres on January 29, 2016.


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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Filmed In Georgia

Posted by Paul Murray on Thursday Feb 25, 2016 Under Georgia Film Industry

Captain America: Civil War

One of the movies people are eagerly looking forward to is Captain America Civil War. It is the latest of the series of Marvel Comic installments that has users talking. It is another in the epic good versus evil series and stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, alson with Jeremy Renner and Emily Van Camp. Captain America and the Civil War Avenges are the options that you are the options that you may wish to view in the future.

Captain America and his clan of avengers continue to protect America, and then warring factions with Ironman and another contingent. A mini war breaks out between the super heros. It is a little different because viewers are used to seeing the good versus evil match up, but good versus good is something that may be a little different for viewers. It is just one of the exciting conflicts that the movie gives to you. The movie was based on Civil War by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven aftr a positve reaction to the Winter Soldier the story was all available and adapted for the Captain America movie.

The movie was filmed in Georgia and allowed those who are fans of the series to view it. The movie is shooting on various locations around Atlanta, and those who are looking for the local connection will not be disappointed. Various locations around the city are used like the Norfolk Southern Building, at 125 Spring Street Southwest, the Atlanta Civic Center and other well known locations in the city. Even a double decker bus hits Hotlanta,Buckhead Ave NE and N Fulton Dr NE in Atlanta and was instrumental in the filming of the movie. A bit of Southern charm is what the super heros needed. The movie ends in Germany where several locations around Berlin were used. It is just one of the options that you may know. These are the options that you can use when you are looking for a great movie that was shot partially stateside. It is just one of the things that you need; It is also joining locations in Germany specifically, Berlin.

By using many locations in metro Atlanta those who are from the city will recognize some of the varied options that come in to play with the movie. It is no doubt attract to those who are denizens of the city or who live in nearby locations. The movie being filmed in the city should bring local interest to the film.


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Is $299 For An Outdoor Movie Too Good To Be True?

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday Feb 24, 2016 Under Tips

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There is a reason why some outdoor movie equipment providers can charge only $299 for their movie services besides using inexpensive equipment with poor viewing quality. That reason is their lack of proper insurance for a movie event or possibly no insurance at all.

Provide a Safe and Fun Outdoor Movie Event

As the organizer of an outdoor movie event you have many responsibilities. You want your guests to have a great time, but you also want to ensure a safe environment free of risks for you and others who are helping behind the scenes. Having general liability insurance is the best way to offer a safe environment with minimal risks at your outdoor movie event, but this shouldn’t be your responsibility to provide.

A good equipment rental company will carry general liability insurance. Being adequately insured will benefit them as well as you, their customer. Unfortunately, the fact remains that many of these outdoor movie equipment providers are not properly covered. Even worse, there are some who have no insurance at all.

Why Some Companies Are Not Insured

General liability insurance for outdoor movie companies cost up to $10,000 per year to be properly insured. The outdoor movie season is only several months out of the year. It would be close to impossible for many companies to afford this after paying the expense of their employees along with the cost of gas to travel to each event.

Bounce house companies, DJ services, and other small businesses will offer outdoor movie equipment rental services in addition to their existing business without taking the proper steps to do so. One thing that is often overlooked in these situations is adding general liability insurance for their outdoor movie screen services. Only a few underwriters cover these types of activities so it is difficult to obtain this type of insurance. Those offering outdoor movie services as a side line don’t let their insurance provider know they are doing these events. Therefor they are not covered for the outdoor movies.

The Importance of General Liability Insurance

You may be wondering why this insurance coverage is so important. Imagine if your equipment provider were to cause damage to the location of your event while setting up. As the organizer of the event, you and your organization will be held responsible for any damages if the equipment rental company doesn’t have insurance to cover such problems. The risk of mishaps increases when companies such as bounce house rentals offer outdoor movie screens in addition to their regular services. More than likely their technicians are not properly trained to set up and take down outdoor movie equipment. They may be more likely to cause damages.

Reputable companies carry general liability insurance. It protects themselves and their customers. When planning your outdoor movie event you need to do your research and make sure the provider you choose has adequate insurance coverage. Don’t take their word for it. Ask for a copy of the equipment provider’s general liability insurance certificate, and make sure the description of coverage includes cinema viewings and outdoor movies. $1,000,000 is the industry standard for this type of insurance. Keep this in mind when looking over the coverage.

Responsibilities of an Outdoor Movie Event Organizer

Along with offering your guests a great movie at an enjoyable venue, with extras and entertainment to make everyone comfortable, you need to make sure all behind the scenes responsibilities are being handled. You will be doing your best to minimize damages and risks by verifying that your outdoor movie equipment provider has the proper liability insurance to cover your event. If the company you are considering doesn’t have this coverage, continue your search for a more reputable one. In the end you will be glad you did.


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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 indoor or outdoor movie event.


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Parent Movie Review – Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur

Posted by Paul Murray on Tuesday Feb 23, 2016 Under Parent Movie Reviews


Parent Movie Review: Disney’s Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur movie follows the story of a place where humans and dinosaurs live together. The Good Dinosaur is made by Disney Pixar and Directed by Peter Sohn. This movie is rated PG due to the action, danger, and thematic elements shown in the movie. Cast members include Jack McGraw, Raymond Ochoa, Marcus Scribner, Ryan Teeple and many more.

In the Good Dinosaur Arlo an Apatosaurus became friends with a human boy due to an unfortunate series of being separated from his family during a storm. The whole movie is based on the story line of what would have happened if the asteroid that caused dinosaurs to go extinct didn’t actually hit the earth. It shows the kind of bravery and troubles a person might have to face after losing their loved one which is what young Arlo went through during the storm before meeting Spot the human. The Good Dinosaur is not very educational when it comes to teaching children true facts about the prehistoric times. However, it does show children how to overcome fear and be sympathetic to others.

Positive Content

This movie shows that family and friendship are far more important in one’s life than anything else is. It is healthy and completely a part of life to have fear, but you should never let it consume your whole life. The fact that it shows that fear is healthy and normal in life shows that the lesson that “the grass is always greener on the other side.” It also shows that you can make a positive impact on the world by doing something more than you ever thought you would. All of which are good things that kids should learn.

Sexual Content

This movie did not really show any sexual element’s except for maybe one which would be the fact that Spot the human that Arlo comes across is only wearing a cloth as clothing. Another sexual element shown was that they appear to hint at Spot urinating.

Violent Content

This movie shows many different occasions in which violence is shown. The first occasion was when Arlo’s dad dies during the storm. Another occasion is that one of the characters was shown how to kill and trap a creature. A good amount of animals and insects were killed in the movie and also a large insect’s head was ripped off.
Some of the dinosaurs in the movie were fighting which would be another scene of violence. Along with some of the dinosaurs having visible scars and after showing the scars the dinosaurs continue on to explaining how they received such scars.

Drug and Alcohol Content

There was only one scene where drug and alcohol content was shown and in the scene two of the main characters consumed a piece of fruit that was rotten. After consuming the rotten fruit, they began to hallucinate from eating the rotten fruit.


Over all The Good Dinosaur has a good meaning and story line. It gives children a sense of imagination of what may have happened if the asteroid never hit earth. Although it is very unrealistic and it may confuse younger children making them believe this is what actually did happen.

The movie could have had less violent and sexual content, but I believe that the content shown is appropriate for children who are older. The drug and alcohol content I believe was shown as a joke along with the sexual content of the character urinating. However, this is humor that only a parent may understand and could have been left out of this family movie. I guess you could say that it had a little bit of humor for parents well still being appropriate for older kids.


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