Wow--we had our first movie night on Saturday night, but it almost didn't happen. The movie was scheduled to start at 9pm, and we had about 60 people say they were coming, but at about 5pm, we got hit with a very strange thunderstorm out of the blue--In fact, during the storm, weather.com listed our current conditions and forecast as sunny and 0% chance of precipitation.
We first got hit with torrential downpour that turned into a steady rain for about 1 1/2 hours. We then got hit with extremely windy conditions (one such burst of wind was so strong that it blew our grill from one end of our deck to the other!) We waited and waited--we could actually see, in the western sky, the break in the clouds--and sun behind it, but it took SO LONG to actually get to our house. Anyway, at about 7pm, with the end of the storm in sight, we decided to take a risk and tell everyone (at least in our neighborhood) that the movie was still on. By screening time, no wind, our grass was dry, and the stars were out!
Unfortunately, we had about half the number of people there that originally said they were going to attend. But it was a fun movie, and those that came had a really good time.
Anyway, I managed to take some pictures of the set up. An interesting thing about the pictures, they show a little bit of sag across the top--I actually had a solution to that from my previous set up of the screen (bungee balls attached to a grommet on the top stretched the screen outwards), but forgot to add those to the screen. They would have eliminated the slight sagginess.