FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY HOST AN OUTDOOR
Outdoor movie events are activities that bring friends and
families out of their homes and into the community to enjoy an outstanding show under the stars.
The uniqueness of an open air cinema and the sheer size of the
screens used, attracts audiences. Through
word of mouth and media attention outdoor movie events can
attract a following from within the community and surrounding
WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVICE?
Southern Outdoor Cinema produces outdoor movies in the Atlanta
area and the entire Southeast including Georgia, Alabama, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida.
Our 70 foot inflatable screen system is available for events
anywhere in the United States.
How much are your outdoor
movie production costs?
Production cost will vary depending on a variety of
factors. We have several different screen sizes that can accommodate
a variety of audiences sizes and event types (such as
pool-side, driven-in, open air cinema or boat-in
movies). A major factor in the production cost is the
screen size you choose. Another factor in the cost is the
distance our team must travel to your event from our
office. Another factor that affects the total production
cost is the movie licensing.
TYPE OF CLIENTS book SOUTHERN OUTDOOR CINEMA?
We work with a vast variety of clients that are looking for a
"movie theater quality" show outdoors. For
example, we have worked with Warner Brothers Studios to premier one
of their blockbuster movies. We have worked with parks,
festivals, radio stations, chambers of commerce, community and
business associations to host large scale community events.
We have worked with marketing agencies, shopping centers and
hotels to host promotional events. Schools, colleges and
universities hire us for spring / fall festivals, homecoming
activities and political news coverage. Businesses have hired us
for private company employee appreciation events. We've even
shown a movie in an airport hanger for an airport's anniversary
celebration. The application for our services are unlimited
and we can help you plan your event idea.
How big is the screen?
Southern Outdoor Cinema has seven inflatable movie screens
in several sizes. The footprints range from a 25 foot
diagonal to a 70 foot diagonal (the largest inflatable movie
screen in the South). We have a screen size to fit any
What is included in
Huge Inflatable AIRSCREEN Movie Screen (wide screen)
Professional Quality Sound System (2 -20
Bright Digital Projector
Audio Mixer with microphone
Delivery, setup, operation and teardown of equipment
by a trained technician
Movie licensing assistance
Power Source (if needed)
FM Transmitter (if needed)
Assistance of on-staff graphic artist
(sponsor ads, announcements, movie trivia)
Spare copy of movie, cords, plugs, blowers,
Real-time weather monitoring during event
What movies can I
See the Movie section
Do I need to purchase a license to show a movie outdoors?
See the Film Licensing section
What time can the
outdoor movie start?
Our projectors are bright enough to see images on the movie screen
15 minutes before sundown. For the best possible movie experience
we suggest starting the movie 10 minutes after
sundown. Sunset times are available from SunriseSunset.com.
We do not have a big budget. Is there a way we can work with
Southern Outdoor Cinema to come out to our outdoor movie
event at a reduced price?
Yes. If financial constraints are an issue, there are several
ways we can work with you to help reduce your costs.
Selling sponsorship or advertising is an
excellent way to reduce the cost of your event.
Our in-house graphic artist will assist you, at NO additional
charge, in creating ads for your sponsors to display on the screen
before the movie starts.
We also work with clients in piggybacking off another
event in the same geographic location. When we do this
we are able to discount our travel rate. Please ask
for dates that we are in your area.
Also, if you can be flexible with your
dates, let us know. Sometimes we offer last minute discounts
when a client cancels or moves their event date, creating an
availability in our calendar.
Does Southern Outdoor Cinema have insurance?
Southern Outdoor Cinema maintains a one million dollar general
liability insurance policy.
WILL THE SCREENS KILL THE GRASS?
Setting up our inflatable movie screen for a one night event will
not have an detrimental impact to the
venue. The AIRSCREEN movie screens, that we use, are
designed to distribute the weight of the screen over the entire
surface of the frame. The screens are setup only a few hours
before the movie is to start and are taken down immediately after
the movie screening. For events that require the screen to
be left at the venue for several days at a time and depending on
the weather circumstances (sun and heat), the grass may become
What are your safety procedures?
See the Safety section
DO YOU PROVIDE CONCESSIONS?
Southern Outdoor Cinema can provide concessions within
a limited travel distance from our office. Contact us for
CAN YOU HELP FIND US PRE-MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT?
Having pre-movie entertainment or activities is a good way
to create a great atmosphere. We can include with our
service the addition of a bounce house, inflatable slide, spin art
machines, bubble machine and professional face painters. We
have a network of entertainers and inflatable operators that we
can refer you to if we can not accommodate your needs. We can
also play music over our sound system before the movie.
What happens if the weather is bad?
See the Event Policy section
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