Drive-in theatres replaced drive-thru theatres, known for their bargain-priced, no-frills versions of popular films, such as One Man and a Baby and Star War. Watch movies outdoors without cutting corners with today’s Groupon to Fresh Air Cinema. Choose between the following options:
- For $150, you get $500 toward an outdoor movie-screen rental package for a private event.
- For $99, you get $500 toward an outdoor movie-screen rental package for a public event.
Fresh Air Cinema transforms backyards, parks, and other outdoor spaces into open-air movie theatres equipped with giant inflatable screens, projectors, sound systems, and a production crew to run things. For private screenings, Fresh Air Cinema's 8'x10' screen ($499 weekdays, $599 weekends) grants cinematic access to up to 20 pairs of eyeballs, and the 22'x28' screen ($2,000 weekdays, $2,500 weekends) can oblige 750 viewers for public events. Hyperbolic hootenannies, meanwhile, can take advantage of the jumbo 44'x31' screen ($3,000 weekdays, $3,500 weekends), designed to accommodate up to 3,000 viewers or two schools of orca movie buffs. Each air-filled screen comes accompanied by up to 10 high-wattage speakers, a digital projector, an audio mixer, a PA system, an additional power source, and hundreds of giant, two-dimensional actors.
Fresh Air's experienced crew takes care of all the set-up and removal, as well as movie projection and astral projection. To turn parking lots into drive-in theatres, Fresh Air supplies a dedicated FM transmitter so that viewers can watch and listen to films from their cars. Staff members can also project video games and connect to live broadcasts of hockey, football, and extreme canasta. While additional film licensing and public-performance rights ($150–$650) are not included in this Groupon and are required for public screenings, Fresh Air helps usher clients through the necessary channels and bureaucratic canals.
Imagine sitting in a darkened movie theatre. As the film begins, the walls rumble and the ceiling opens up. Starlight seeps in and grass sprouts beneath your feet. Soon enough, nature overtakes everything, but the screen continues to flicker, surrounded by a cloak of open air. This is the experience that FreshAirCinema brings to its audiences via three-storey inflatable screens and thunderous sound systems. Renters can discuss plot lines with fireflies at an outdoor movie night or backyard birthday party, or transform an open field into in a drive-in movie theatre, complete with FM transmission equipment. Video-game events blow up digital athletes and popular characters such as Mario and Zelda to gargantuan size. All of FreshAirCinema's packages are suited for backyards or larger venues, such as stadiums, making for a variety of entertainment spectacles.