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Outdoor movie events are activities that  bring friends and families out of their homes and  into the community to enjoy an outstanding show under the stars.  The uniqueness of an open air cinema and the sheer size of the screens used, attracts audiences.    Through word  of mouth and media attention outdoor movie events can attract a following from within the community and surrounding areas.


Southern Outdoor Cinema produces outdoor movies in the Atlanta area and the entire Southeast including Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida.  Our 70 foot inflatable screen system is available for events anywhere in the United States.

How much are  your  outdoor movie production costs?

Production cost will vary depending on a variety of factors.  We have several different screen sizes that can accommodate a variety of audiences sizes and event types (such as pool-side, driven-in, open air cinema or boat-in movies).   A major factor in the production cost is the screen size you choose.   Another factor in the cost is the distance our team must travel to your event from our office.   Another factor that affects the total production cost is the movie licensing.

We work with a vast variety of clients that are looking for a "movie theater quality" show outdoors.   For example, we have worked with Warner Brothers Studios to premier one of their blockbuster movies.  We have worked with parks, festivals, radio stations, chambers of commerce, community and business associations to host large scale community events.  We have worked with marketing agencies, shopping centers and hotels to host promotional events.  Schools, colleges and universities hire us for spring / fall festivals, homecoming activities and political news coverage. Businesses have hired us for private company employee appreciation events.  We've even shown a movie in an airport hanger for an airport's anniversary celebration.  The application for our services are unlimited and we can help you plan your event idea.

How big is the screen?

Southern Outdoor Cinema has seven inflatable movie screens in several sizes The footprints range from a 25 foot diagonal to a 70 foot diagonal (the largest inflatable movie screen in the South).  We have a screen size to fit any budget.

What is included in your services?

  • Huge Inflatable AIRSCREEN Movie Screen (wide screen)

  • Professional Quality Sound System (2 -20 speakers)

  • Bright Digital Projector

  • Audio Mixer with microphone

  • Delivery, setup, operation and teardown of equipment by a trained technician

  • Movie licensing assistance

  • Power Source (if needed)

  • FM Transmitter (if needed)

  • Assistance of on-staff graphic artist (sponsor ads, announcements, movie trivia)

  • Spare copy of movie, cords, plugs, blowers, etc. 

  • Real-time weather monitoring during event

What movies can I show?

See the Movie section

Do I need to purchase a license to show a movie outdoors?

See the Film Licensing section

What time can the outdoor movie start?

Our projectors are bright enough to see images on the movie screen 15 minutes before sundown.  For the best possible movie experience we suggest starting the movie 10  minutes after sundown.  Sunset times are available from

We do not have a big budget. Is there a way we can work with Southern Outdoor Cinema to come out to our outdoor movie event at a reduced price? 

Yes.  If financial constraints are an issue, there are several ways we can work with you to help reduce your costs.  

Selling sponsorship or advertising is an excellent way to reduce the cost of  your event.   Our in-house graphic artist will assist you, at NO additional charge, in creating ads for your sponsors to display on the screen before the movie starts.

We also work with clients in piggybacking off another event  in the same geographic location.  When we do this we are able to discount our travel rate.   Please ask for dates that we are in your area.

Also, if  you can be flexible with your dates, let us know.  Sometimes we offer last minute discounts when a client cancels or moves their event date, creating an availability in our calendar.

Does Southern Outdoor Cinema have insurance?

Southern Outdoor Cinema maintains a one million dollar general liability insurance policy.

Setting up our inflatable movie screen for a one night event will not have an detrimental impact  to  the venue.   The AIRSCREEN movie screens, that we use, are designed to distribute the weight of the screen over the entire surface of the frame.  The screens are setup only a few hours before the movie is to start and are taken down immediately after the movie screening.  For events that require the screen to be left at the venue for several days at a time and depending on the weather circumstances (sun and heat), the grass may become dried out.

What are your safety procedures?

See the Safety section

Southern Outdoor Cinema can provide concessions within a limited travel distance from our office.  Contact us for more information. 


Having pre-movie entertainment or activities is a good  way to create a great atmosphere.  We can include with our service the addition of a bounce house, inflatable slide, spin art machines, bubble machine and professional face painters.  We have a network of entertainers and inflatable operators that we can refer you to if we can not accommodate your needs.  We can also play music over our sound system before the movie.

What happens if the weather is bad?

See the Event Policy section

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