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Patio heater brings extended movie season

Fall / winter has come to Catalonia, Spain but we still want to enjoy movies outdoors. To make this possible, we decided to buy a patio heater. It costed 115 euros + gas (15 euros for filling). Not too bad. And it works great. It gives just enough warmth to our terrace for enojying movies even in cold evenings.

We want to thank Art Move Studio for this idea and our friend Pep for borrowing gas bottle 🙂

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Leaving Thailand…

News from Thailand: Yesterday I sold our popcorn machine and today I sold our backyard screen. This does not mean we are quitting outdoor movie hobby. We are just going back to Finland and we don’t know when we might be coming back to Thailand. I feel a bit sad to let go of all these items. But then again, we need every penny to start something new in… Spain maybe? Maybe even public screenings? Who knows. Stay tuned 🙂

Thank you Thailand! Thank you Chiang Mai! You were very good to us! Below is last picture from our backyard. We had a small May 1st party (Vappu) and private children’s movie screening yesterday.

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Last backyard screening in 2013

We just had our last movie screening in our backyard this year in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We made some snacks for our quests and of course used our brand new popcorn machine! The movie we watched was one of my all time favorites – Office Space.

Great movie, great food, great beer & wine, great company… What else could you ask for? Thanks again everybody!

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First screening in Finland

Yesterday we had our first private outdoor screening in Finland. We had 10 guests including us and we used our newest setup (107″ screen + full hd projector). The movie we presented was legendary Spinal Tap. Location was equally nostalgic: the frontyard of Rekolan Kino, an old movie theatre that started showing movies in 1950. This is also the same theatre I used to run with my friends in the late 1990′s. Continue reading First screening in Finland

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Our first backyard screen

To enjoy a outdoor movie or gaming, you don’t necessarily need a custom made screen or other top end home theater gadgets. You can also use normal data projector and a tripod projection screen.

In this example (photos below) we used 170 cm wide tripod screen that equals about 76″ picture in 16:9 mode. The projector was BenQ MW516 with resolution of 1280 x 800. Sound was delivered through Nokia Play 360° speaker that was more than capable of delivering enough sound to our backyard.

We played some Super Mario Bros U with our daughter and after she went to sleep, we jumped to hammocks and watched a movie 🙂

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