$199 For An Outdoor Movie Rental

Posted by Paul Murray on Tuesday Aug 25, 2015 Under Tips

Funflicks outdoor movie rental $199 in Atlanta

Many of you who belong to a PTA/PTO organization or host school events for grades ranging from elementary school to college know how important it is to have events that are both fun and successful. Holding an outdoor movie event in the Atlanta Georgia area is an excellent way to get people to come to your function as well as guarantee that everyone will have a good time and leave with memories that will last a lifetime.

Choosing the Right Movie Rental Company

When you begin to plan your function you will find there are several cinema companies out there who do outdoor movie events. Choosing the right one ensures a successful evening that both the host and guests can enjoy. There are some inflatable movie screen equipment rental companies in Atlanta that offer their services for as low as $199 or $299. Don’t ignore that red flag telling you that this sounds too good to be true.

Inexpensive outdoor movie night

There are many reasons why these companies are so cheap. Several of them can offer these unbelievably low rates because they are providing their outdoor movie equipment as additional income to their main operation. They are not experts in the outdoor movie event production. DJs often offer movie services. You’ll also find mom and pop companies doing outdoor movie events as a side job. This can be a problem because these people are not focusing fully on your movie experience. Cheap or faulty equipment combined with their lack of knowledge can result in a disappointing event for you and your guests.

Inflatable Screen Quality

There are also inflatable movie screen rental companies that have low prices due to the inflatable screen system they are using. Companies who purchase inexpensive, non-commercial grade screens cannot give you the best movie viewing experience. As a result the quality of your outdoor movie event will suffer.

There are many different kinds of inflatable outdoor movie screens. Understanding their differences can help you choose the best rental company available. Some of these screens are made for one or two time use at home. They are meant to be discarded after that. Others are made by manufacturers who produce things other than movie screens such as bounce houses. Typically these movie screens are unattractive and will have wrinkles which distort the movie image.

You’ll also find that the projection surface or the white screen surface where the movie is shown on some inflatable movie screens is not a real movie screen surface like you would find in an actual theater. This will make the picture look dull or appear to be the wrong color. We even came across a movie screen that made everything look green. When you choose Southern Outdoor Cinema you can rest assured that you are getting a real theatrical screen surface on the inflatable movie screen equipment.

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The Benefits of an Early Start

Another factor to consider is whether or not you can begin your event before sunset. Due to the quality of their screen surface and the types of projectors used by these cheaper providers, images cannot be on the screen until after dark. Southern Outdoor Cinema can start their movie projection up to an hour before most of their competitors. This allows you to have an earlier movie start time. That’s an important consideration if you’re having young children at your event. Parents won’t want to keep their kids out late.

Earlier start times also give more time for displaying sponsor advertising. As a client you’ll be able to make money off the event by showing your advertising for at least 20 minutes before the movie begins. You’ll also find you won’t have guests sitting in the dark waiting for the feature film to start. Southern Outdoor Cinema has found that the best part of watching an outdoor movie is the setting of the venue. Seeing a beautiful sunset in the background when the movie begins playing can be breathtaking.

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What to Do When Hiring a Movie Company

It’s important to check the price quotes for your outdoor movie event. Obtain references from recent clients that have worked with the rental company you are considering. Visiting an event that is being produced by that company will allow you to see exactly what level of quality you’ll be getting. Many competitors will lie about the size of the screen they are using, but with Southern Outdoor Cinema you’ll find you get exactly what you would expect to make your outdoor movie event a complete success.

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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 outdoor movie event.

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Drive-In Movie: A Fun And Memorable Customer Appreciation Event

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday Dec 17, 2014 Under Event Productions, Tips

Drive-In Movie: Customer Appreciation Event

Customer appreciation is an important part of maintaining a loyal customer base, but many companies struggle with discovering a fun, unique way to accomplish this goal. An outdoor movie night offers customers the opportunity to attend a family-friendly event while simultaneously giving the business a chance to build positive brand recognition. Understanding how to hold such an event and the benefits that these events provide will help companies determine whether this marketing opportunity is right for them.

Benefits Of Hosting An Outdoor Movie Night Customer Appreciation Events

Holding customer appreciation events throughout the year is an essential method of maintaining the loyalty of current customers while attracting new ones to the business. Managers and owners have the opportunity to connect directly with their customer base during these events, and the feedback that is provided in a laid-back setting is invaluable to the business. Here are the benefits of holding a drive-in movie event for customers.

- Drive-in movies are fun and unique. The family-friendly events are also memorable, so customers will remember the event and the business for the long term.

- People who are thinking about becoming customers are more likely to do so if a business provides these outdoor movie events. Companies can feature their food or products at the event, so potential customers will be afforded the opportunity to sample what the company has to offer.

Chick-Fil-A Drive-In Movie Event

Chick-Fil-A Drive-In Movie

Businesses that are still on the fence about hosting a movie night can learn from the example of Chick-fil-A. The fast food restaurant’s recent outdoor movie event drew families to the giant inflatable movie screen placed by Southern Outdoor Cinema.

While the movie itself played a big role in the success of the evening, the initiative that Chick-fil-A took to make the night a memorable one helped to improve brand recognition and delight loyal customers. As a Christmas-themed event, Santa and Mrs. Claus were on-site to pose for pictures with families and little ones.

The drive-in movie was set up next to the restaurant for convenient access. Families were invited to relax in their vehicles and snuggle up in blankets for a showing of a holiday film. Holiday music was played throughout the event to complete the feeling of Christmas and the holidays, and inflatable holiday decorations contributed to the theme.

Family Drive-in

Of course, the Chick-fil-A cow made an appearance. The inclusion of the mascot helped to drive home the goal of brand recognition while offering children a fun experience that they are likely to remember forever. Hot chocolate and popcorn were sold at a concession stand set up near the screen to complete the movie experience.

Choosing Southern Outdoor Cinema

While there are benefits to holding an outdoor movie event, it is important for companies to choose the right equipment rental company to provide their customers with the best experience possible. There are DJs and equipment rental companies that provide low-quality screens and audio equipment, but impressing customers and showing appreciation for them requires something better.

Southern Outdoor Cinema of Atlanta offers the high-quality cinema equipment and exceptional service needed to create a unique, fun outdoor movie event for clients and their customers.

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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 outdoor movie event.

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Movies That Float On Water

Posted by Paul Murray on Thursday Dec 11, 2014 Under Tips

Inflatable Movie Screen Rental Atlanta
Southern Outdoor Cinema is making a big splash at aquatic centers and lakes with our floating movie screen. This safe and fun way of showing family friendly movies makes for an unforgettable evening for movie guests. What could make a fun day of swimming and playing any better than seeing an outdoor movie?

Inflatable movie screens are becoming a popular choice of entertainment at many community, charity, and even private events, but you may not realize the possibilities that a water setting can create. Our new floating movie screens can be inflated and then have the blower removed. This allows the screen to float on the water safely. Guests can view the featured film from in the water or sitting along the edge.

The ability to float an inflatable screen on the water provides endless unique viewing experiences for you and your guests. By placing the screen in a pool guests can sit around the edge of the pool with their feet in, relax in lounge chairs, or even get right in the water with a floating tube. This works just as well at larger community events in the local pool as it does in your own private pool. Put the movie screen beachside and everyone can spread out blankets in the sand to watch a movie with the waves in the background. The sun setting is a beautiful beginning to an unforgettable family movie night.

Inflatable screens are also being used on ponds and in lakes where boats can pull up for the show. Pick a movie that relates to a water setting and you have an instant theme for your next party or event. Make it an all-day function by setting up games and activities in the area by the water. Serve seafood for a dinner fitting in with the setting, and don’t forget to create a kid’s area with food and games geared towards their favorite things.

When you hire Southern Outdoor Cinema, you are guaranteed to have a unique outdoor movie production. The best part of a movie showing with an inflatable movie screen is that it adds a whole new feeling to the evening. It’s always fun to gather together with friends and neighbors to enjoy a feature presentation, but when you do it in a water setting, it’s an entirely different experience. Your guests may soon forget exactly what movie they watched or who exactly came, but they’ll remember for a long time the fun of seeing that movie outdoors on the water.

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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 special event.

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How To Host A PTA Outdoor Movie Night

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday Oct 8, 2014 Under Tips

How To Host A Pta Outdoor Movie Night

Movies are a language that every generation speaks. From granddad to junior, the silver screen makes a wonderful focal point of a fundraising event. Hosting a movie outdoors, at nighttime, on a huge screen steps things up a notch: it transforms a movie into an event! With an outdoor movie night, everyone is entertained, food and refreshments go hand-in-hand with a film, and having it outdoors adds an element of fun that kids and adults enjoy.

If your PTA is planning to host one of these fun outdoor movie nights, there are a few tricks of the trade to consider to make certain that things run smoothly:

LOCATION
There are a host of places you can host your outdoor movie night. Fields, courtyards, and parking lots are all big, empty spaces that you can reserve for your event, making them prime realty. As with anything else in life, there are benefits to each, and there are also things to consider.

First, let’s consider the essentials: Electricity and bathroom access are the top two things that you need to take into account for an outdoor movie night. You need electricity to show the movie, and you need electricity if you plan to have a concession stand. Your audience is definitely going to need a bathroom; if you don’t have access to an indoor bathroom, you can always rent a porta potty for your audience. If that’s not an option, take that as a sign that you need to select a different location.

Second, let’s consider the impact location can have on people: location sets the mood. A majority of the allure of going to an outdoor movie is being outdoors. The surroundings help make or break a movie-going experience. If you’re setting up in a courtyard or parking lot, either provide chairs or cushions for your audience to sit on. Fields make for a softer seating arrangement—but not if it’s a minefield of rocks. Watch out for insect nests and animal burrows when selecting your location.

Comfortableness is what helps an outdoor movie night shine in the memories of those who attend. Having bathroom access, somewhere comfortable to sit, and an overall pleasant experience is what will encourage them to come back next year when the PTA hosts another annual film under the stars.

EQUIPMENT
You can’t show a movie without a screen, a projector, and a sound system. Not all of these things are made equal; be sure that your equipment is up to the job. With your screen, check wind ratings, know how close it can be to water, and consider the start time of your showing. If you need to start your film before the sun sets to accommodate young children, it takes a higher end screen system to be able to do a quality show before it’s completely dark out. There are even inflatable screens without noisey blowers, which Southern Outdoor Cinema specializes in.

Beyond the mechanical equipment, you need to select a movie to show at your outdoor PTA shindig. This category of “equipment” is the determining factor in how well your event goes and whether or not your audience walks away wanting to come back next year. It is important that you pick something that will keep adults and kids alike interested. Thankfully, there is an entire branch of the film industry dedicated to creating family films. Use ratings and recommendations from your equipment provider as a guide when selecting the movie for the night.

If concessions are part of your plan for the event, you’ll also need to gather equipment for a concession stand, whether it be in a tent or shed or vehicle. Popcorn is a movie classic, but you can also serve other fun things at your outdoor movie night. For the ambitious, you might gear your concessions towards the film you’re showing! Or, you might match your food to the season: for fall film showings, consider hot chocolate, apple cider, apples with caramel, and kettle corn.

SPONSORS
Whether you need to do fundraising to have your movie event, or you’re having a movie event as a fundraiser, a great way to generate some profit is to run sponsors’ ads on the big screen before and after show time. Not only does it work at selling their product and promoting their business for them, but it also gives the audience something to watch before the movie begins.

If you have a concession stand at your event, you could use it as another advertising opportunity for a sponsor. If one of your sponsors is already in the food business, you could transform your concession stand into an outpost for their cuisine for the evening, giving them publicity and stepping up your concessions for the night.

You can also think about putting your sponsors’ logos on invitations for the event, on napkins and cups from the concession stand, and on tickets for the event itself, if you choose to have tickets. If you’re feeling extra creative, sponsors could have their logos emblazoned on seat cushions to hand out so that the audience is extra comfortable for the feature film!

MOVIE LICENSE
You know that part of the dvd you can’t fast forward through at the start of every movie? That FBI warning is letting you know that there are rules you need to follow when you are showing a movie in public. In other words, a public performance license needs to be purchased from the film studio or you will face a large fine: up to $250,000 or up to five years in jail. While there is specific criteria that you can meet to avoid these fines, one of the easiest ways to handle this detail for your outdoor movie event is to hire a professional outdoor movie event equipment provider. Southern Outdoor Cinema takes care of the legal aspect of the movie license so that you don’t have to.

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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 special event.

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3 Foods To Sell At A Fall Outdoor Movie Event

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday Oct 1, 2014 Under Tips

3 Foods to sell at a fall outdoor movie event
A great way to add spice, charm, and a little bit of magic to your fall time outdoor movie event is to complement the season with the concessions that you offer. Autumn is characterized by a delicious and comforting ensemble of traditional treats and beverages, so embrace the cool nights and favorite flavors and incorporate the tastes of the season into your event.

Below is a list of some classic and easy-to-do options that you can add to your concession stand to enhance the movie goers’ experience and embody the harvest season:

Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider

The crisp, starry fall nights need to feel warm and inviting if you are going to have a successful outdoor movie experience. In order to ensure that everyone can enjoy the feature film, you can offer warming drinks at your concession stand. Hot chocolate and apple cider are go-to fall favorites. Easy to make, you can either store the hot beverages in large 5 gallon coffee thermoses, or you can store hot water and then mix up the hot chocolate on-demand with individual packets. For the more ambitious, you might consider incorporating various flavors of hot chocolate into your stand. These days, there are a host of hot chocolate flavors on the market. White chocolate, dark chocolate, mint, and many other options bring pizzazz to a traditional drink. Other hot beverages work well too, such as pumpkin spice lattes and chai tea, but hot chocolate and apple cider are staples of the season, and they are easy to prepare—especially since fall means that apple harvest is in full swing, so apple cider is taking grocery stores by storm!

Sliced Apples with Caramel

Speaking of apples, what would fall be without apples and caramel? In every form, caramel apples are a seasonal delight. You can keep things from getting too messy while at the movies by doling out slices of apple with caramel, rather than handing out whole apples dunked in caramel. So that the caramel stays at the perfect, delectable temperature with the right degree of gooiness, you can store it in a crock pot. To minimize the clean up process, you should put a liner in the crock pot. Different varieties of apples offer different spins on this treat. For a sweeter experience, aim for Red Delicious. If you want a tarter apple, Granny Smith is a good option. Granny Smith pairs exceptionally well with the sweetness of the caramel. Offering chopped peanuts as a topping for the sliced apples with caramel can be a fun way to kick this treat up a notch, but put allergy concerns into consideration when stocking your concession stand.

Kettle Corn

This next idea hearkens to the quaint, homey, heart-warming feel of the country fair: Kettle Corn. Popcorn is a movie favorite because it takes little effort to eat, and it is easy to share with the whole family. Kettle Corn takes the traditional movie popcorn concept and turns it on its side. Same concept, new flavor. Sweet and salty pairs well with being huddled together under a blanket while watching a movie outside. For do-it-yourselfers, here is a link on how to make Kettle Corn in your popcorn machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBbihJccuiQ

Outdoor movie events do not have to be summer exclusive. Fall time means that showings can start a little sooner in the day, that there are fewer insects to contend with, and that heat and humidity will not play a role in how comfortable the attendees are. Make your autumn outdoor movie event an all-around great experience by adapting your concessions to the season. Warm apple cider and hot chocolate, fresh apples smothered in gooey caramel, and kettle corn all make for a perfect under-the-stars viewing experience!

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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 special event.

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