Last night at Lone Lane Park in Upper Macungie it was a full house for Night at the Museum 3. I think it was cabin fever with all the rain the past week or so. We were able to get the movie in with clear skies and not much humidity. Lots and lots of families.
Prior to the film, the students from The Lesson Center entertained the crowd with some guitars and singing. We connected them to our sound system so they have 56,000 watts of sound to belt it out. They did a great job!
Next one for Upper Macungie Township will be at Breinigsville Park on July 11th where we screen Penguins of Madagascar. See you at the movies!
Tonight we are switching video to screens again. This time at a big awards dinner for the Spirit of Courage Award Celebration. Standing in a tent full of fire trucks, emergency vehicles and the MedEvac chopper as I type this. The event benefits the Burn Prevention Network and Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Room full of Heroes here tonight.
We had a great time Saturday night at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg under the big tents. We provided video switching services for the overall event with video to 6+ screens throughout the venue.
We also ran our 240 fps (frames per second) 1080p HD Slow Motion Photo Booth. 240fps is 10x normal speed so when you play it back at normal speed, it’s slooooooooow moooooo. Guests had a blast with confetti guns, bubbles, poppers and a table full of fun props. We had people coming back several times and cracking up when they looked at their clip on the 65″ tv screen outside the booth.
We look forward to coming back again next year to the LVHN Nite Lites event.
Saturday night turned out to be a beautiful night for a movie at the Zoo. We went out in the morning to setup and came back in the afternoon in time to inflate and be ready for movie time. Each year this event grows and we’ve had great weather for 5 straight years. Lehigh Valley Zoo is the only venue where we have never had a rain out.
See you there again next September.
Monday in Albany, the place to be was the Circle at University of Albany for a screening of Divergent. We set up our 40’x22′ and the rest of the sound/light toys to screen the film around 8:30. Smooth drive up, just missed the opening of the weight station on 78 apparently with Stephen in the Tahoe/Trailer bringing the forks about an hour behind me.
Everything went smooth and easy. Strike took a bit longer than we would have liked but the hotel was pretty much a 5 iron away from the venue so a nice comfy bed was close at hand.
The drive home on Tuesday was also easy/breezy. Next one is on Saturday night.
Another great weather night for a movie finds us at Moravian College for a screening of Neighbors. The hill outside the HUB was full of students at 9pm for the show. We had to pay extra special attention to the field and grounds and were happy we carry two different lenses for the projector for this system because we ended up closer to the audience than we thought we would be. Everything went well and everyone seemed to enjoy the show.
Schnecksville Fire Company was the place to be on Saturday for the 2014 Ride for Adam. Good food, cold beer, great bands (Social Call, Scott Marschall & the Hillbilly Souls, Armadillos and the Aardvarks) and a great day for a ride.
Nate Hunsicker and 1824 Productions provided the sound and mixing for the bands again this year. If you didn’t make it, make sure to mark your calendars for next years ride. Check out our gallery for pics.
Last night was the last of the series for Season 1 with South Whitehall. Springhouse West Park was the scene – a small neighborhood park where the crowd was able to walk, bike, skateboard or be towed in their Flexible Flyer wagon. Blankets and chairs and picnic food were everywhere.
Next year we will be back with several more dates and more parks in South Whitehall. We are looking forward to it!
Lackawanna County Courthouse Square has been the place to be every other Thursday for the past few weeks in Scranton PA for some great outdoor movie nights. Last night we screened The Wizard of Oz for a great crowd under clear skies. Despicable Me 2 and Frozen were also on this seasons list with huge crowds coming downtown to enjoy the film series.
There is a food truck on-site, port-potties, sidewalk chalk and even free popcorn plus all the great downtown restaurants.
Come out again on September 4th for our season ender. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook for updates on what film they choose for that night and other upcoming shows.
We have been working with Upper Macungie Township for 5+ years on their annual program of 3-4 summer movies in some of their parks. Their program has been self sustaining almost from the start.
They do this through small sponsorships from a variety of local businesses that the recreation board goes out and finds. This year they have a new tool on their belt to get the attention of these businesses besides pictures of other sponsors ads on our 40 foot screen. How about a call to action on a giant digital billboard on the highway in their community.
We can show you how your park and recreation department can bring outdoor movies to your community through local business sponsorships at the event including on screen and a number of other methods. Why not start this summer?