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Do you ever wish you had a drive-in movie theater in your city? Well, even without a drive-in movie theater in your city, and with your Outdoor Theater System, you can plan a fun Drive-In Movie Party right at home!

Box Cars for the Kids

You need a vehicle in order to go to a drive-in movie, right? A fun activity idea for the kids is to have each of them make their own car out of a large cardboard box. If you give a store enough notice, they can save some large boxes for you to pick up before the party. Another idea is to get a few extra-large boxes (like refrigerator size) and the kids could create little pickup trucks to sit in for the movie. This could include pillows and blankets to make the box cars more comfortable.

An adult will have to be available for any work with scissors for this activity. Kids could be given black paper plates for wheels, yellow paper plates for headlights, markers to draw with, glue or double-sided tape to piece it all together and any other supplies you think they may need to create their own fun mini vehicles!

What’s a Drive In without the Popcorn!?

Food for a Drive-In Movie Party is easy to prepare. You can simply set up a concession stand area with food you would normally find at a theater like popcorn, boxed candy, popcorn seasoning and pop.

Small popcorn favor bags and candy vases can be used to display the food. Personalized bottle labels are a cute addition to bottles of pop or plastic cups.

Decorating Tips

A personalized welcome sign is a great way to welcome guests to the party. Did you ever make one of those popcorn garlands for your Christmas tree? A fun idea would be to create a popcorn garland to hang around the sign as guests enter the party area. Everyone loves a personalized photo banner at a birthday party. It’s an adorable way to show how much your child has grown over the last year (or several years). For a movie-themed party, a creative idea is to glue photos onto paper that looks like a strip of film.

Other fun Decorating Ideas!

  • a red-carpet arrival area by the food and party swag table
  • traffic signs around the area leading up to the “drive-in movie” area of the party
  • a sign listing all the concession items available (popcorn, candy, pop, etc.)
  • trays to carry their snacks and drinks in (like a shoebox)
  • pillows and blankets to sit on in the movie area
  • glow in the dark stars on the ceiling and walls of the party area (make sure the room is dark enough to see the glowing stars)
  • movie posters
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Sleepover parties have never lost their appeal over the years! Your teen crowd will be looking for lots of fun things to do, while you’ll be looking to ensure that those things are as safe and family-friendly as possible. With that in mind, why not entertain your teens with this selection of classic teen party sleepover movies on your indoor or outdoor Backyard Theater Systems setup?

Mean Girls – Here’s the quintessential movie about teenaged politics and high-school cliques.Starring Lindsay Lohan and featuring a

and your outdoor theater can bring them to life in a grand manner for your outdoor wedding. From personal messages by family members who could not attend to montages of special moments from the past, video can be transferred to digital format for display on your system.

 

Big-screen live coverage -If you have a videographer on hand to record the ceremony, consider patching the live camera feed to your outdoor theater system. No matter where your guests are sitting, every one of them will be able to see every once-in-a lifetime moment!

Best Teen Party Sleepover Movies

Sleepover parties have never lost their appeal over the years! Your teen crowd will be looking for lots of fun things to do, while you’ll be looking to ensure that those things are as safe and family-friendly as possible. With that in mind, why not entertain your teens with this selection of classic teen party sleepover movies on your indoor or outdoor Backyard Theater Systems setup?

Mean Girls – Here’s the quintessential movie about teenaged politics and high-school cliques.Starring Lindsay Lohan and featuring a script by Tina Fey, this movie follows a girl’s misguided (but hilarious) journey to fit in and become popular with the most sought-after group in school, the “Plastics.”

Poltergeist – If your teens don’t mind the occasional scream at their sleepover, this 1982 movie still packs a creepy punch. A young family unknowingly moves into a haunted house that seems to have a mind of its own — abducting one of the kids and terrorizing everyone else.

Back to the Future – This all-time classic franchise starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is can’t-miss fun for everybody. Why not schedule a marathon of all three films?

Sleepover – What could make more sense for a teen sleepover than a movie about a teen sleepover? Follow the hijinks of a group of 8th-graders on their last day of middle as their sleepover turns into a frenzied race to win a scavenger hunt against the popular kids in the school.

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Few events can conjure up more emotion and atmosphere than a wedding, whether it’s set against a magnificent scenic backdrop or its taking place in the familiar comfort of your own backyard.

When you have an outdoor theater setup from Backyard Theater Systems, you have some great additional options for enhancing the overall magic of that outdoor wedding. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Slide shows – Slide shows set to music have become a staple of many wedding rehearsals and they can add a special quality to the ceremony as well. You can edit your slide show in to a movie and play it on the system’s Blu-ray player, or you can connect your PC directly to the projector and control it from there. Either way, you’ll have an impressive multimedia addition to your outdoor wedding.

Family videos – Family videos can make any wedding more special, and your outdoor theater can bring them to life in a grand manner for your outdoor wedding. From personal messages by family members who could not attend to montages of special moments from the past, video can be transferred to digital format for display on your system.

 Big-screen live coverage -If you have a videographer on hand to record the ceremony, consider patching the live camera feed to your outdoor theater system. No matter where your guests are sitting, every one of them will be able to see every once-in-a lifetime moment!

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Everybody loves watching a big-screen movie under the stars — but what about those times. When you’d rather take the viewing experience indoors? Maybe the weather isn’t so inviting, for instance. Or if you’re having an indoor party with friends and family. Maybe you just want to watch your movie theater during the day. The right backyard theater system can do double-duty as an outdoor or indoor unit. When choosing such a system, the first factor to consider is screen size. The available screen sizes start at an impressive 9’ diagonal and the largest size is 20’! If you have a ceiling that is 10ft tall the 9 or 10ft size screens would be a great fit. The 20ft screen is 12ft tall so you want to make sure you take into consideration the size of the room you will be hosting your event in.

Of course, your indoor theater setup requires more than just a screen.   You will want to do your research on the projector you will be getting with your theater system. Luckily we have made that pretty easy. We have tested projectors from a lot of different manufactures and now have our own brand called SAVI. SAVI is a great all around projector that comes with a 2 year warranty that includes the lamp of the projector. It is our favorite! But if you require more than the 3000 lumens the SAVI comes with you can always upgrade to one of the Optoma Projectors we have hand selected.

When setting up your theater indoors you’ll also need to position the projector in an area that will make sure you get the most out of the viewing surface of your projection screen.   With our projectors you will need to position the projector approx. 12-15’ from the screen to fill up the whole surface.

 

 

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We have designed our theater systems with you in mind and want to make sure the setup is as streamlined as possible. So whether you are tech savvy individual or you don’t have any electronic experience, we know you will be able to set up our systems yourself. Unlike other companies that offer what seem to be complete movie packages, we include all the cabling and extension cords you need so there will be no scrambling to look for extra cords at the last minute. All our movie theaters come with easy to follow instructions and with 2 of the systems we have step by step walk through on YouTube. We also offer top notch customer service and are here to help by phone or email.

We give you absolutely everything you need! You will only have to provide a movie or internet connection to get the party started!

Systems Starting at $999, Shop Now!

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Want to impress your friends with the ultimate big screen gaming? Try our recreation series for seamless gaming! With the rear projection screen you can play your video games and have a great time with your friends and family. If someone walks in front of the screen it won’t be a problem with our rear projection screen technology. You don’t have to worry about the image being interrupted. Have a relaxing bonfire. Keep you and your friends entertained with awesome graphics and booming sound! Imagine your favorite games projected 5 times larger than on you TV!

Complete Systems Starting at $999, Shop Now!

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Do you travel for business and need a platform to deliver an awesome PowerPoint presentation or instructional video but you are tired of renting from business centers? Or do you have a conference room and need a portable presentation tool that will help you maximize your meeting times and spaces. You can get creative with the SAVIL Business Solutions System. You could even have an evening meeting outdoors with appetizers and wine to add to the employee moral! Or host your yearly company awards ceremonies outside! This is a truly incredible and portable presentation tool. The system comes with a 10ft projection screen, 2-100watt speakers, SAVI projection that is compatible with laptops, tablets, Blu-ray players and more! All the cords and set up instructions included. Also it all fits into our easy storage container on wheels for easy travel. The screen is free standing and much sturdier than the classic tripod projection screen. This package also comes with our SAVI projector which has an industry leading 2 year warranty that includes the bulb for the projector. All this for only $1,999 ! You will never have to rely on anyone else to provide you with your presentation needs you will own it!  We are excited to be supplying SAVI AV with our portable equipment!  Check them our today http://www.saviav.com

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With our Silverscreen Series you will be prepared for any indoor event.  Our complete theater package is our original product that got our company off the ground.  Still one of our best sellers because of our time tested durability and reliability.  The system comes with a wall mountable 9ft movie screen.  You can also us the included speaker stands to  suspend the screen and set it up outside.  We recommend this awesome addition to any game room or your own portable indoor movie theater.  The SAVI movie projector will give you amazing video quality inside and outside your home.  This projector comes with our industry leading 2 year warranty that includes the projector bulb!  If you have an indoor or outdoor movie theater project you are brainstorming let us help with the planning.  Call today 1-800-630-7503

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We are introducing our new and improved Showcase Series! 

With our Showcase Series you can now have the flexibility of adding a movie night to any event you have going on in your city, school or company party!

This theater system is our biggest and best!  including either a 16ft or 20ft screen!  and 4 -400W speakers for amazing sound and quality!  Also the Optoma projector is clear and bright with 3200 lumens and 720p its sure to impress!

This system for the price of $4,199 includes the following.

  • 1-16ft Quikscreen
  • 1-W341 Optoma projector with 3200 lumens
  • 1-Wifi enabled Samsung Bluray player
  • 4- SAVI 8″ 400W Speakers,
  • 4- Adjustable Tripod Speaker Stands,
  • 1-Behriger Xenyx 302 Mixer & Dynamic Microphone
  • 2-media storage cases
  • 1-screen storage bag
  • Microphone Cable
  • Ground Twist Stakes
  • Quick Release Cam Buckle Tie Down Straps
  • Audio Speaker Cables (¼” cable with 2 pairs of RCA connectors)
  • Speakon Speaker Cables (to connect active and passive speakers)
  • Outdoor extension cords
  • 3-way electrical splitter
  • Gear bag (holds all cables, stakes, cam buckles, extension cord and other accessories)

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The Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots are set to go head to head in what is sure to be a great game. Pick up some snacks, invite over your friends and family and let your Backyard Theater System be the centerpiece for your Super Bowl party! But, make sure you have everything you need to connect your cable box to your projector, in most situations you will need to supply a longer HDMI cable to get your cable box signal all the way outside. Now, enjoy the game….. or just the commercials.

Complete outdoor theater systems starting at $999!

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