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Outdoor Cinema
An outdoor cinema consists of a digital or analog movie projector, scaffolded construction or inflatable movie screen, and sound system. Outdoor cinemas first began at around 1916 in Berlin, Germany. During the 1920s, many "rooftop theatres" converted to cinema use. One example of this was the Loew's New York, located on Times Square. Viewers usually sit on camping chairs or blankets. Some Hollywood world premieres were screened in outdoor cinemas – sometimes with the stars in attendance. Most screenings are free with some raising money for charities. As projector prices have decreased, guerrilla style outdoor cinemas have become more common. These are run on a very small budget by groups of amateurs. The events commonly are organised online; participants then meet in parks, empty parking lots, or other public places. Guerrilla outdoor cinemas are very basic, often needing to be completely set up and dismantled in a single night. Sheets, portable screens, or existing walls are ...
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Movie Projector
movie projector in operation A movie projector is an optics, opto-mechanical device for displaying motion picture film by projecting it onto a screen. Most of the optical and mechanical elements, except for the illumination and sound devices, are present in movie cameras. Modern movie projectors are specially built video projectors. (see also digital cinema) History The main precursor to the movie projector was the magic lantern. In its most common setup it had a concave mirror behind a light source to help direct as much light as possible through a painted glass picture slide and a lens, out of the lantern onto a screen. Simple mechanics to have the painted images moving were probably implemented since Christiaan Huygens introduced the apparatus around 1659. Initially candles and oil lamps were used, but other light sources, such as the argand lamp and limelight were usually adopted soon after their introduction. Magic lantern presentations may often have had relatively small ...
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Inflatable Movie Screen
An inflatable movie screen is an inflatable framework with an attached projection screen. Inflatable screens are used for outdoor movies, film festivals, drive-in theaters, sports, social, fundraising and other events requiring outdoor projection. Design The projection frame is made from PVC coated fabric layers joined by high frequency welding or mechanical sewing. The projection surface can be made of PVC or spandex, with the latter providing for rear projection capabilities. The projection surface can be detachable for ease of care. The frame is inflated with a high pressure air blower. Larger frames may require a three phase blower. For bigger screens, the blower typically continues to operate, ensuring the screen remains fully inflated. For consumer market and smaller screen sizes, the screen is sealed and does not require a constantly operating air blower. Screens can be held upright with help of a supporting structure (A-frame or inflatable legs) or with the system of str ...
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Outdoor Cinema In Abadan, Iran, 1960s
Outdoor(s) may refer to: *Wilderness *Natural environment *Outdoor cooking *Outdoor education *Outdoor equipment *Outdoor fitness *Outdoor literature *Outdoor recreation *Outdoor Channel, an American pay television channel focused on the outdoors See also

* * *Out of Doors (Bartók), ''Out of Doors'' (Bartók) *Field (other) *Outside (other) *''The Great Outdoors (other)'' {{disambiguation ...
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Screen On The Green (Atlanta)
Overhead view during the screening in Centennial ParkScreen on the Green is an annual summertime event in Atlanta, Atlanta's Piedmont Park. Originally sponsored by Turner Classic Movies, the event has been hosted during the last few years by local Atlanta television station Peachtree TV. Screen on the Green consists of free movies shown on a large screen outdoors. The event typically draws between 5,000 and 10,000 people for each film. Through the 2007 series screen, tents, glass containers, pets, and grills are not allowed at the event. Due to drought conditions in Piedmont Park during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, the event was temporarily moved to Centennial Olympic Park. It returned to Piedmont Park for the 2010 season. In 2010, several of the early movies were disrupted by altercations including several acts of random violence. While additional security was provided for later movies, many long-time attendees were shaken by the events. In 2011, Screen on the Green was cancell ...
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