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Re: Backyard Theater Showcase

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:07:24 GMT

Bradly filled out the questionnaire about his Lost Ark Theater.  I am pretty excited about this Theater because of the creative way that he set up his floating screen.  3 Theaters showcased so far, I hope we can keep the momentum going! If you want to ...

Re: Blackout Material

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:32:47 GMT

Thanks, I will go with Carl's. Saw some good prices on his website. Thanks again.

Re: Blackout Material

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:48:27 GMT

I bought blackout cloth from a fabric store here in Nashville and it looks just as good as Carl's fabric. However,  I imagine that the quality can vary depending on the store. For screen use, I'd buy Carl's just to be safe.

Re: Blackout Material

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:38:16 GMT

I've built a couple screens for people using "store bought" BOC. I have to say that as far as picture quality, I think Carl's out performs them. His material is heavier, so it should hold up better as well. A screen I built a couple of years ago using ...

Blackout Material

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:26:17 GMT

Quick question. Is there a difference between Carl's blackout cloth, and blackout cloth you can buy at fabric stores? Was gonna hang my pull down screen in house but worried about weight, so decided to build a light weight screen.

Re: Upgrading Sound System

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:59:17 GMT


My system came with two threaded adapters the fit on top of standard American microphone stands that allow the satellite speakers to mount to them.


Re: Upgrading Sound System

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:18:05 GMT

Hi Jim,

I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures. Out of curiosity is there a universal thread pattern on the microphone stands that enables you to screw the speakers onto them? As I said earlier I wasn't happy with the quality of the stands I have a...

Re: Backyard Theater Showcase

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:10:49 GMT

Name of Theater:  Bonnie Doon (after the movie The Castle)

Location: Queensland, Australia

Length of Season: All year round

How did you get started?:  Researched online including  then started simply with a data projector and a bed ...

Re: Backyard Theater Showcase

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:10:09 GMT


Name of Theater: I never named it.

Location: Spring Valley California and where ever the RV takes us.

Length of Season: Year round for the most part.

How did you get started: Received a MovieMate 60 projector and played a dvd on sheet ha...

Re: Upgrading Sound System

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:54:45 GMT


Looks like fun.  Thanks for the photo.  I just added a couple of fold up microphone stands and some 25 foot cables.  My plan is to place the main unit at the bottom center of the screen with the satellite speakers on each side.  I will take a ph...

Re: Backyard Theater Showcase

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:15:09 GMT

Cody, as promised I will do one for the Sit & Vue and for the Night-SKy.  I've been working on getting the form done for the Sit & Vue but I have been rather wordy and busy so I will get them to you I have not forgotten I'm just slow.

Re: Upgrading Sound System

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:22:07 GMT

Nice picture. What time of the day?

Thanks for the compliment movieman. I tend to start the pre roll about 20 minutes shy of sunset, this gives the kids a chance to settle down and get ready. In this case the picture was taken early in t...

Re: Upgrading Sound System

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:44:49 GMT

Nice picture. What time of the day?


Re: Backyard Theater Showcase

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:08:41 GMT

THEATER INFO - Some of these may be N/A so just answer the ones you can. 

Name of Theater: Maleficents Mystical Movie House

Location: Pomona California

Length of Season: Most years- year round….This year not so much.

How did you get started?: Had a pr...

Re: Upgrading Sound System

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:23:38 GMT

Hi Jim,

As promised here is a picture of Lucas Nano 300 with add on package in action. You can see the speaker stand mount from the subwoofer casing and the second speaker attaches to a tripod stand. We hosted a sleep over birthday party for my 8 year ...

Re: Backyard Theater Showcase

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:59:24 GMT

A big thanks to @genesis76 for being the first one out of the chute to provide info on his BYT.  I also have it posted over on my site

Re: Interest Survey

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:12:59 GMT

Wow, that was a lot more work than I thought it would be.  It's also a lot longer than I expected, but it's posted now in the screen section, thread titled building and maintaining a w...

Backyard Theater Showcase

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:11:30 GMT

I recently conducted an interest survey and the one thing that people wanted more of was to see examples of other people's backyard theaters, which has tapered off on this site.  Realizing that there are folks out there lurking who cannot get access to...