Gathering Feedback About Your Outdoor Movie Event

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday Aug 22, 2012 Under Tips

You have spent a lot of time planning your outdoor movie event and now the big night is here. It is satisfying to see the results of all of your hard work and planning, and you are probably ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the event. Just don’t forget about one last important step: gathering feedback about your outdoor movie event.

Why Gather Feedback?

Collect feedback from attendees and use the information to make future endeavors memorable. Feedback from the audience, whether it is positive or negative, is a great way to understand the expectations of audiences. Outdoor movie events require more than just an investment of time, they also require an investment of money. Feedback helps to ensure that the events you organize produce the highest returns on your investment. Finally, feedback is a simple way to collect information on the demographics of attendees; this information can be used to sell sponsorship for future events. (Click here to tweet this.)

How to Collect the Information

There are several ways to collect information. First, try setting up a booth or table at the event. Try offering an incentive to encourage participation, like the chance to win a prize. You could also elect a worker or volunteer to walk around at the event and ask one or two questions.

If you prefer to give attendees the chance to provide feedback after the event, you could use e-mail, phone or the event website. Set-up a registration table and gather e-mail information to send an online survey, or make an announcement inviting guests to call and take the survey by phone. If your event has a website or Facebook page, post a survey there.

What Information Should You Gather?

It is important to collect the right information; data that can be used to improve future events. Here are some ideas for helpful information to gather using your survey:

  • Did they like the movie?
  • Who came to the event with them? (family, friends, kids)
  • Demographics
  • How did they hear about the event?
  • Venue
  • Food
  • Entertainment

Make sure the time and money you put into your outdoor movie event or events is well spent. The information you can gather from attendees following your movie event is helpful in many ways. Use these tips to collect the right information from as many guests as possible.

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Picking The Right Venue For An Outdoor Movie Event

Posted by Paul Murray on Friday Jun 22, 2012 Under Event Productions

Once you choose a movie for your outdoor movie event, you might think the most important decision is out of the way. Not so fast, though, because choosing the right venue is just as important as picking the movie. In order to have a successful event, the venue must be chosen with great consideration. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you consider locations for your outdoor movie event.

First, think about the land at potential venues. Is there a flat, grassy area where people can sit comfortably on blankets? Is there an opportunity for an amphitheatre style event, with a hill facing down to the screen area? Both of these types of locations will work well for a movie event.

Next, be sure the area is free of uncomfortable and potentially hazardous objects like rocks and ant hills. If you are considering an area near a lake or a pond, make sure the seating area is free of goose or duck droppings. Make note of the condition of the grass at potential venues; is the grass soft, or is it straw-like or itchy? Soft grass will be much more comfortable and inviting for guests.

After considering the landscape, turn your attention to the view at the venues you are considering. Part of what makes the outdoor movie experience special is the opportunity to see a movie in a beautiful location under the stars; make sure the view at your movie night will not disappoint. A beautiful mountain backdrop or a pretty park will add to the experience, while a view of an eye sore like garbage dumpsters can take away from the experience.

How safe is the area around the potential venue? Safety is particularly important since outdoor movies are held at night. Visit the location at night to get a feel for the level of safety, and also contact the local police station to learn about crime statistics in the area. Guests will enjoy themselves more when they feel safe.

Don’t forget to take noise into consideration. Choose a venue with a quiet, peaceful setting. Avoid locations near train tracks or busy roads, since the noise and light will be distracting and bothersome.

Keep these tips in mind as you consider potential venues for your outdoor movie event. The location can make or break your movie night, so be sure to take your time and give this decision careful consideration.

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