Sun 24 Jun 2007
Last night, the neighborhood got together for the first ever Skinner Road Outdoor Movie Night. My across-the-street neighbors had been helping their boys build an elevated fort, so we already had a 10-foot tall platform to hang a screen from. Another neighbor’s dad works in a fabric facility and was able to rig us up a 16-foot wide screen for cheap. We mounted my projector on a raised tractor bucket and set 2 of my old huge “college days” speakers up in front, and another neighbor’s speakers behind us for surround sound (no subwoofer, no center channel). I still hadn’t installed my old Denon A/V receiver downstairs, so it was available for amplification duties. A small DVD player completed the setup.
We had a real good turnout, though some might not have thought too highly of our movie choices: Dumb & Dumber, and The Waterboy. Unfortunately, I didn’t think of getting photos of the setup until after it was already dark, and what I did get all turned out terrible.
The crowd had a great time, and we agreed that we’ll do it again when the weather cools off.