Meet Keith: Outdoor Movie Engineer at Southern Outdoor Cinema

Posted by Paul Murray on Sunday Jul 14, 2013 Under Company News

How long have you worked for Southern Outdoor Cinema?
I have worked as an outdoor movie engineer with Southern Outdoor Cinema for over 4 years. I started as an event assistant during large outdoor movie productions. I learned the ropes by shadowing Southern Outdoor Cinema’s founder, Paul Murray, during many movies in the park events in Atlanta.

What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is “Top Gun” because I wanted to be a fighter pilot ever since I was a kid.

What is your favorite concession food?
I love to eat pizza while watching movies. Pizza topped with lots of pepperoni.

What inflatable movie screen sizes do you setup?
I setup screens of all sizes: from the 10′ screens for small private events to the Ginormous 70′ screen for large film festivals. I really enjoy working events with the 70′ screen. The screen is so huge in size!

What was your most favorite outdoor movie event you worked on?
My favorite event was the outdoor movie event held at the NFL Carolina Panthers training camp. We setup a huge inflatable Airscreen right on the stadium grounds. The event crew was able to meet the football players and watch them practice.

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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

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Movies in the Park - Cumming GA

Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park™ returns to the Cumming / Forsyth County area for a 7th season of free outdoor movies. The popular family outdoor movie tour makes a stop at the Cumming Fairgrounds to show 2 blockbuster films in the open air arena on July 21 and August 10, 2013.

This year the Movies in the Park™ series picked location that would provide a unique and extraordinary outdoor movie experience. For the Cumming outdoor movie series, a giant inflatable movie screen will be setup in the Cumming Fairgrounds arena. The covered arean will provide an open air movie experience which can be held both rain or shine.

“We are happy to be returning to our hometown of Cumming, GA to bring great affordable family-friendly events” says Murray, of Southern Outdoor Cinema. “We invite the Forsyth County community to come out with friends and family, lay out a blanket, share a picnic, sit back and listen to music playing in the background as the sun sets over the the fairgrounds. Then enjoy an outstanding show under the stars as the smell of freshly popped popcorn wafts through the air.”

The Dreamworks blockbuster film “The Croods” will be shown on July 21st. The Croods tells the story of the world’s first family road trip. When their cave is destroyed, the Crood family must embark on a comedy adventure into strange and spectacular territory in search of a new home. As if patriarch Grug didn’t already have enough to handle, it goes from bad to worse when they encounter an imaginative nomad named Guy. With Guy’s help the Croods conquer their fear of the outside world and discover that they have exactly what it takes to survive – each other

Movies in the Park - Cumming

Moviegoers are encouraged to bring families, friends, a blanket or lawn chair and bug spray. The gates will open one hour before film showings and movies will start at sundown. The events are free and open to the public. Pets and alcohol are not permitted. Prior to the movie, families can check out the Quarter Midget Races or have receive free painting by

The series will continue on August 10th at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

The Movies in the Park™ series is also held in Dawsonville, Alpharetta / Johns Creek, Woodstock and Canton, Georgia. For more information about the series visit the event website at

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Movies in the Park – Alpharetta begins this Saturday

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday Jun 26, 2013 Under Company News

Movies in the Park Alpharetta Georgia

Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park™ begins it’s three event series in the Alpharetta / Johns Creek this Saturday, June 29 with a free outdoor movie showing of LIFE OF PI. Movie goers will enjoy a visually stunning experience as the award winning movie LIFE OF PI is presented on a two story tall inflatable movie screen in an open air setting at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park.

Families are encourage to arrive early for free face painting and children’s activities. Gates open at 7:00pm with the feature film starting around 9:00pm. The free outdoor movie event in Alpharetta offers two seating options: seating area under the roof of lawn seating.

Food vendors will be at the event to offer movie snacks. Picnic baskets or outside food is not allowed. Guests may bring bottled water.

The event is sponsored by Northside Hospital Forsyth, Southern Outdoor Cinema, The Alpharetta CVB and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. For details for other free outdoor movies events in the tour visit

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The Drive-In Turns 80 Years Old Today

Posted by Paul Murray on Friday Jun 7, 2013 Under Company News

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 80 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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Movies in the Park™ Canton GA Dates Announced

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday Apr 8, 2013 Under Company News

Movies in the Park - Canton GA

Movies in the Park™ returns to North Georgia for another year of free outdoor movies under the stars. The multi-city outdoor movie tour features free children’s activities and family-friendly outdoor movies which are shown in unique and historic settings around Atlanta.

The Canton series which is Sponsored by Northside Hospital Cherokee in association with Southern Outdoor Cinema and The City of Canton, will be hosted in the heart of downtown Canton at Browns Park located off of Elizabeth Street. The park, which is the former site of Governor Brown home, features views of the 1925 City Hall as well as a Memorial Arch (dedicated in 1923).

The Northside Hospital Cherokee’s Movies in the Park™ Canton series is as followed:

August 10 – The Croods (movie @ 8:30)
September 7 – Epic (movie @ 8:00)
October 12 – TBD (movie @ 7:00)

Movies in the Park™ is Atlanta’s most kid-friendly outdoor movie series. All movies are shown in high-definition on Southern Outdoor Cinema’s giant inflatable movie screens just before sundown in picturesque venues. Free pre-movie activities kick off one hours before movie start and include face-painting by Families are encouraged to bring blankets or low-back lawn chairs. Movie snacks will be available during the movie.

For a listing of Movies in the Park™ events in other Atlanta cities as well a movie titles and directions, visit Georgia Movies in the Park™ on Facebook and Twitter.

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About Northside Hospital
Voted “Atlanta’s Most Preferred Hospital for All Health Care Needs” for 15 consecutive years, Northside offers a full range of services and has become an ambassador of women’s health issues. More babies are delivered, more surgeries are performed, and more cases of breast and gynecological cancer are diagnosed at Northside than at any other community hospital in Georgia. We are committed to balancing clinical excellence with compassionate care.

About Southern Outdoor Cinema
Southern Outdoor Cinema, based in Alpharetta, GA, is the largest high-quality outdoor movie event provider in the Country for professional sports teams, movie studios, film festivals, marketing agencies, Fortune 500 Companies and cities. Using cutting edge outdoor cinema equipment paired with a proprietary event planning system, Southern Outdoor Cinema helps clients create highly successful and highly entertaining outdoor movie events. To sponsor a Movies in the Park™ event contact

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