Movie Night 101
Let's Plan A Successful Movie Night!
From April 1st - September 30th, movie start times are best viewed after 8:00 pm.
Please refer to the information below for outdoor movie nights, screen projection, slide shows or any presentation taking place outdoors.
•Venue Staff & Logistics - Please designate someone to meet with our staff, upon arrival, to assist with logistics. Our staff will need one (1) 6’ table and accessible electricity within 25’ of your desired viewing area. This electrical source must be for use by our staff only. Please disable all outdoor landscape sprinkling systems, for the duration of the performance and one hour beyond.
•Airblown Screens - We require an open, flat & grassy area for set-up. For safety, all screens must be tethered, staked and/or weighted. Our staff will make all reasonable efforts to secure, stake, tether and secure our screen. We must have ample space to do so. All projectors require a minimum throw distance for adequate display.
•Natural & Ambient Light - Please note that light can adversely affect the brilliance and display on any screen. For this reason, we ask that you consider time, location and sunset. For the best viewing experience, a low light area is best. Click Here for sunset times. If possible, we ask that you disable all surrounding light, for the duration of the performance.
•Movie Title & Format - Please provide us with the title of the movie you intend to display. All movies must be provided by the client, either in standard DVD/Blu-Ray format or as a part of a streaming platform native to your device.
•Other Factors - Wind & noise also play a factor in the overall viewing experience. There are instances where noisy or windy conditions are beyond our control and will reduce the viewing experience. As our airblown/inflatable screens are large and subject to wind, consider these screens like a "sail." With enough wind, our screens (until they are staked down) can "take flight." For this reason, we must wait until winds are calm to begin setup. We do not anticipate this being an issue, but please note, we may delay setup until such time that winds calm down and allow for a safe setup.
•Projector Throw Distance - A minimum distance of 15’ is required for best projection. All guests should be seated behind the projector and all posted safety lines, for a better viewing experience. Where possible, we will utilize rear projection to minimize our setup footprint.
•Safety - All guests must exercise common sense safety practices during this event. Event host should provide adequate supervision and/or staffing to maintain safety for guests. Children & pets should be supervised at all times during event.
•Media Condition & Streaming Content - If providing a DVD or Blu-Ray, all discs should be in like new or new condition, free from dust, scratches or any other alteration which may prohibit successful play. For streaming content, Client must provide device, platform & internet access. MAPDJA staff will provide a standard HDMI cable for video play & standard audio cables for sound. Client’s device must be able to accept HDMI & standard RCA or 3.5 mm audio jacks. Any technical issue(s) due to a failed DVD/Blu-Ray or inadequate audio and/or video connections will not be considered the fault of The MAPDJA.
If You Will Provide Streaming Content, Your Device Must Have The Following Connections...