AVS Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
598 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I suppose we all do dinner and a movie, and that can be pretty special with a home theater. But I wonder...


Have any of you come up with any more original and entertaining ideas for ... entertaining?


James
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,314 Posts
One of the most popular is the drive-in movie. Take you projector outside on a nice evening and show a movie on the side of the house, or on a couple of bed sheets. Image quality will suffer, but it's a fun evening with the neigbors.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27,143 Posts
My wife is planning an authentic French meal for twelve of our friends (she did her masters in France and picked up many culinary and wine selection skills while there) and the featured movie will be the amazing French film, "Amelie".


BTW - our theater name is, 'Le Petit Trionon' (also French).


Jeff
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,399 Posts
Well, let's see:


If you have an area to dance, you can have a disco. This doens't work that well if your system is totally a theater look.


I am not a swinger, but I'm sure you can imagine...


If you have a motion simulator, you could go for a theme park type of entertainment.


Finally, it isn't just for movies. Have a Sopranos party. Before the episode, everyone votes on who gets whacked. Winner/s get a couple of cigars and complimentary passes for Bada Bing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
468 Posts
We are planning a party and inviting everybody, and a guest, who ever played in the band I was associated with. We are showing The Blues Brothers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,094 Posts
I enjoy playing "Movie Trivia" before the main feature. I cue up three or four movies before hand (in the DVD player's memory) and the guests attempt to guess the title... having winning grab bags makes it a little more fun.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
598 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
We did an anime film fest for my son's High School anime club. A friend of mine has a weekly art film screening.


James
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,060 Posts
Have some people over and surprise them with some Porn DVDs :D, the ones where you can change the viewing angle, and have them try to re-enact the scenes :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
421 Posts
I would welcome a nice DVD with options for either an aquirium or crackling fireplace to set the mood
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
189 Posts
My buds and I get together for "let's drink beer and watch stuff blow up" nights...


Thus far my curtains have been replaced with camo netting. Am looking for suitable vintage ammo crates that I can disassemble, convert into shelves, etc., and then finish without destroying the stenciling...


I'm serious.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
468 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by qwickdraw4
I would welcome a nice DVD with options for either an aquirium or crackling fireplace to set the mood
Aquaria. Has 15 plus hours of aquariums with music.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
598 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
After reading the last three posts, one after the other, for some reason, I keep seeing exploding goldfish....


Well, there are a wide variety of tastes in this forum...


James
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
92 Posts
What, nobody watches football in your HT? I've had 4 - 8 people over every monday night this year even though the theater only got to usable status yesterday.


Viking
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
189 Posts
The _best_ time I ever had watching football was over at a friend's place, right after he bought it, and was doing construction. The first thing he did was have a hot tub put on the back patio. We took extension cords, and ran a 25" TV about 4' from the hot tub (a safe distance, and no danger of gravity wreaking its revenge...), and soaked and swilled beer and watched quarterbacks go crunchy...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
484 Posts
With the limited time I have had to show off the theater to people, I usually put on a Dolby Demo show. I get downstairs first, set the lights as they walk down into my Dolby Demo disk playing at a nice volume. They look around, ooh, ahh, then go back upstairs. That's the 5 minute theater tour.


We may even occasionally watch a movie in there!


In the long run, I want to get a 5.1 DVD with sounds of the jungle or something. I have a couple of those relaxation CDs like that, pop them in with the lights off and travel to another place.


I also have Baby Einstein times when my daughter watches toys set to music to make her a supergenius so I won't have to work anymore, but I don't know if that counts as a "Special Event" Soon I hope to baby proof the place well enough that several kids and parents could be down there with no fear on my part and no fingerprints on my screen.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,088 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by empirebuilder
They look around, ooh, ahh, then go back upstairs. That's the 5 minute theater tour.
My tours normally end up with me playing scenes from several movies, such as Lord of the Rings or The Fast and the Furious, folowed by a THX intro such as the moocan intro on my Toy Story DVD, and then I switch to HDnet to show them what HDTV looks like. No-body has ever said that they don't like that!


I have had short demos last over an hour, because people don't want to leave! :eek:


As far as events, dinner and movie with the wine flowing (before). No real theme based events, except for last years Super Bowl get together, where we had 17 people in the theater at one time, and more downstairs.


If the Mercedes Championship (PGA) is on in HD in January, there will be a get-together for that, since I played the Plantation course in Kapalua recently, where the Mercedes Championship is played.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,358 Posts
I like to do the demo thing as well for people who want to see the theater... I'd love to have someone burn me a single dvd disc with chapters from all the discs I like to play when I'm doing that kind of thing...


Scott,


Have you convinced your wife to let you take popcorn into the theater yet?? :D


How was the plantation course? Did you shoot a career round or anything special?


David
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,088 Posts
Um, popcorn. Well, we can bring it in, but the nephews can't! Funny thing though, I was cleaning up my sheetrock dust after putting in the projector exhaust vent and found some popcorn kernals under the loveseat. Who could that be from? My wife and I, since we are the only ones that have been in there with popcorn. Maybe someday!


Ah, the Plantation course. I did pretty well there, better on the back nine. Now, before I tell you how I played, you should know that I started playing golf in September after surprising my wife with this trip for her birthday. So, I had been golfing probably 6 times before playing that course, with no lessons. That said, I shot a 120. The guys we played with were fairly impressed with a few of my shots, not all of course, but I did pull off a few good shots and a few great saves. Great course, challenging, but great. They have a few mental holes there, like "The Gorge" at #8 where you have to get onto the green or into the bunkers on the other side of the canyon, or you don't get your ball back. Or the hole with the target 40 feet above the green that you aim for, or the monster 18th hole that I had the longest drive on!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,358 Posts
Sounds like a blast! I hope to be able to arrange a golf trip to Hawaii one of these days!! When I first started playing (8 years ago) I took a series of 5 lessons from a local teaching pro, and think that it has had the single largest impact on my game of anything I could have done. Currently a 9 handicap... trying to get it as low as I can.


Jmiyake,

Sorry for gettting OT.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
598 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
It's ok guys, as long as you keep it out of the rough.


jmiyake
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top