Preparing Your Movie Viewing Area For An Outdoor Movie Event – Part 2

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday May 28, 2012 Under Tips

Today I want to continue to talk to you about preparing your viewing area for your movie event. One of the things you should think about, is putting out trash cans. Also consider when putting out the trash cans, where people will be sitting, putting them out evenly dispersed, and not too close to where the screen will be.

Don’t Leave your Crowd in the Dark
Consider having some lights on hand if you don’t field lights for your location, or parking lot lights that you can turn on after the event. Make sure you have portable floodlights that you can bring to your event so that people can see when they are leaving. Also make sure that you have bathrooms available, whether they are a port-a-potty or they’re inside a building, have them clearly marked.

Check for Power
Make sure that you have enough power. Especially if you’re running concessions, make sure you have enough power for all of for all of your concessions, because things like popcorn machines can pull a lot of power. Make sure that you have all your power lines visibly marked so they are not tripping hazards.

Additional things to Look for
Make sure when prepping your location that any additional things on the field area, such as goose droppings, dog droppings, or anything else that somebody would not to step in or sit on, are cleaned up. Also, make sure, in addition to marking your cords, to mark any unsafe area such as a sudden dip in the land or a ditch or something somebody could easily walk into when it’s very dark outside.

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Southern Outdoor Cinema is the largest producer of PREMIUM outdoor movie events in the country. They are leading the industry with NEW & UNIQUE outdoor movie events. To begin planning your outdoor movie event contact Southern Outdoor Cinema at www.SouthernOutdoorCinema.com or visit their online photo gallery at www.facebook.com/SouthernOutdoorCinema for event ideas.

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Preparing Your Movie Viewing Area For An Outdoor Movie Event

Posted by Paul Murray on Thursday May 24, 2012 Under Tips

Today I want to talk to you about preparing your viewing area. One thing you want to do is make sure you check your area for any fire ant mounds before the night of the event. Last thing you want is people coming in, putting blankets down and finding fire ants a few minutes later.

Know your Viewing Area
Next thing you want to do is if you are in a grassy area, make sure the grass is short, so that people people coming in do feel comfortable putting their blankets in the grass. If you’re in a parking lot or another hard top surface, remind your audience to bring lawn chairs. Also make sure that you ask them to bring low back lawn chairs so they don’t block the person in front and behind them.

Preparing the Movie Viewing Area
Also make sure that are any overhead lights that you can turn off, turn those off. People don’t want to actually be in a spotlight while watching the movie and it will help the image quality on the screen a little bit as well. Also, make sure if there are any water sprinklers in your area, whether it be grass or if you are in a parking lot the grass nearby Last thing you want is water sprinklers coming on during the middle of the movie. It has happened a couple times to our company, you really don’t want it.

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Copyright 2002-2012
Southern Outdoor Cinema

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Want to use this article on your website or your own blog? No problem! But here’s what you MUST include:
Southern Outdoor Cinema is the largest producer of PREMIUM outdoor movie events in the country. They are leading the industry with NEW & UNIQUE outdoor movie events. To begin planning your outdoor movie event contact Southern Outdoor Cinema at www.SouthernOutdoorCinema.com or visit their online photo gallery at www.facebook.com/SouthernOutdoorCinema for event ideas.

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