FunFlicks Outdoor Movies’ inflatable screens transform backyards, gymnasiums, and parks into pop-up cinemas, complete with the accessories needed to screen media of all types. Helpful attendants drop off and set up the screen for an evening’s viewing, along with high-definition projectors, DVD and Blu-ray players, and booming audio equipment or an optional short-range FM broadcast. Screens in 12’ and 18’ sizes provide intimate viewing for groups numbering in the dozens, whereas behemoth 45’ screens can support audiences of more than 5,000 or act as a comfortable air mattress for a sleepy giant. The rentals can also be used to display slide shows, video games, and live television, and additional amenities such as popcorn machines provide guests with theatrical comforts.
Named one of the "10 Theatres Doing It Right" by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse offers a high-quality moviegoing experience, with a clever marriage of talking pictures, delicious eats and drinks, and notorious anti-cell-phone vigilance. Featuring first-run films as well as independent works, the cinema’s concept combines theater with dining in an environment that minimizes disruption. Treat your date or your tax attorney to late-night screenings of beloved cult favorites, such as the recent showing of the heart-warming classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Each theater is organized with alternating rows of seats and bench-style tables stocked with menus (click for Lake Creek or Village menus), paper, and pencils. Viewers have the option of ordering an assortment of delicious eats—which are not priced-up to accommodate first-run costs—from a philly cheesesteak sandwich ($9.99) to a "Moonstruck" margherita pizza ($9.99).
Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson have spent years in the entertainment industry as producers, filmmakers, and audience members. After taking on all these roles at film festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, and Doha Tribeca, they decided to give that same kind of exposure to a different media—television. With help from an advisory board assembled from professional producers, studio executives, directors, writers, and actors, they celebrate the small screen's history and future at the annual ATX Television Festival. Over the course of three days, festival coordinators screen celebrated current seasons, never-aired pilots, prematurely canceled series, and cult favorites—many followed by Q&A sessions or choral renditions of the show's ending credits with creators and cast. In addition to screenings, industry professionals gather for multiple daily panels on topics ranging from women in television to alternative production outlets. These same celebrity guests, spanning producers, directors, actors, and writers, also mingle with visitors during scheduled meet-and-greets. Visitors can break from the television-centric main events for live music sets and secret happy hours to coax the shier beers out of their taps.
A. Michael Baldwin's film career began as a teenager when he had starring roles in films such as Kenny & Company and Phantasm. Now an adult, he's stepped behind the camera at My First Music Video, where he yields the spotlight to the next generation of young talent.
Each session begins in the recording studio, where singers lay down vocals on a track of their choice while Michael's team captures candid behind-the-scenes footage.
Once the song is ready to go, video stars film a performance inside My First Music Video's studio, which is furnished with a choice of backdrops. Next, the singer and Michael's crew film scenes at up to four indoor or outdoor locations. Approximately 10 days after the four-hour shoot, Michael sends a final cut of the high-definition clip, rather than projecting the video into the night sky to summon all talent agents.
Without a doubt, iPic Theater is one of Austin’s swankiest date night spots. The film house takes today's hottest trend in movie watching – food and beverage service – and runs with it, making the posh destination a perfect date spot. Guests lounge in cushy orange chairs and munch on complimentary popcorn while taking in the hottest new movies, all from a well-reclined position. iPic Theater is also an all-digital cinema, with state-of-the-art technology in sound and projection, as well as 3D screening capabilities. The theatre's location inside the Domain, Austin's upscale outdoor shopping area, makes iPic the perfect destination for a unique family outing or an all-in-one dinner-and-a-movie date, complete with an upscale feel.
Marketplace Cinema's 12 screening rooms delight audiences with a rotating selection of Hollywood's latest cinematic confections. State-of-the-art Sony 4K projectors quadruple the number of pixels in each image, sharpening images of billowing explosions, tender kisses, and dolphin slap-fights. A kitted-out concession area includes delectable snacks as well as fermented libations for of-age patrons.