Drive In Movie

Discussion in 'Hobbies and Other Activities' started by Stacy PErvis, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Stacy PErvis

    Stacy PErvis New Member

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    New to the forum but not camping.
    I put together an outdoor movie set up thats fun for everyone. I bought a 10’ wide movie screen with folding metal frame. Found a used projector on Craigslist. Use a Roku box when we have internet available and DVD player when we dont. I have a Bose wireless speaker for sound. Set up in about 10 minutes. Try to position it where it doesn’t interfere with other campers. Have a fire, Jiffy Pop popcorn and s’mores. Its been an awesome addition to outdoor fun. Packs away easy and fairly small. Nothing like a good fire with cold beer and Jaws on the big screen.
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Camp neighbor did something similar except they just projected on the backside of his camper. Then again they had a TT and did not have many windows on that side. I have no clue how they projected but they sure had a crowd watching along with them.
     
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    Stacy PErvis New Member

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    The movie does tend to help make new friends. Everyone is interested in coming to see what the movie is.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Sounds to me that you would be the hit of the CG especially with the kids, (if it is a kids movie) and also to make friends with the other campers. We are a bunch that loves to see what someone else is doing, sometimes we get ideas from other campers and use it to our advantage. Good Luck and happy Camping
     
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    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    I have camped a few time near a guy that would show movies outside of his pup. To limit the damage that the sound pollution may emit outside of his camping area, he always invited his closest neighbors to join him.
     
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    Stacy PErvis New Member

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    Yep, we usually get noticed while putting up the equipment and offer a seat for the movie. Never had an issue with offending anyone but we try to check the sound at distance so we keep it down. Normally kids are running around making more noise than anything else.
     
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    I have a simmiler set up, but havent used it while camping, yet! I forgot the a/v cables last trip........
    My screen i just attach to the top of the pup roof using clamps.
     
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    Sneezer Well-Known Member

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    I tried out my setup at winter camp with our scout troop and it worked really well. I used a 10x10 canopy with 3 shade walls installed (tried to keep the wind at bay as it was cold!), and I picked up a wrinkle free screen from Amazon, a 120" one that had grommets all the way around. I secured that to the canopy frame and I had a perfect screen. My projector is an Anker Nebula Mars Lite which has a pretty decent speaker built in, and a 3 hour battery life, which I got from Wal Mart on clearance for $100. I found a Bogen professional tripod at a Goodwill which gives me tons of options to mount and orient the projector. For winter camp I brought out one of my portable speakers, and it all worked out quite well.

    I plan to get a smaller screen and use it inside the pup. Kinda looking forward to movies in the bunks at night!
     

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