We just finished our first Movie Night and I wanted to share some pictures. Thanks to all the helpful information I have gathered from this forum it was a huge success. We played Flushed Away to an audience of about twenty. I got some pictures of the screen fully inflated so you can see there is no sag when the flap is closed. We had a microwave in the garage and bags of popcorn to pop, a couple coolers with kid and adult beverages, a variety pack of movie candy from the local warehouse club. The Kids brought some inflateable beds and we supplied a kid picnic table the adults brought lawn chairs. The movie started promptly at 8PM and the Epson Pro Cinema 800 worked flawlessly, with my Phillips 5960 hooked up through HDMI, the audio went into the Yamaha receiver to a pair of donated Phillips speakers only Stereo audio until I get a few more speaker donations. Sundown was at 7:30 so I got about 20 minutes to get the projector setup before the feature started I ran a couple of old Mickey Mouse flicks from the 30's while folks were arriving and setting up. Setup of the theater took about 45 minutes as I had to properly tie it down and secure some tie downs for the first time, breakdown took only about 15 minutes to stow everything. I will still need to do some packing tomorrow to put things in a logical order for the next show. I need a few more landscape pavers to use for tiedowns I only used 4 of the 25 pounders this time, next time I'll use 8.
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9/21/07 at 7:47pm