Screen in the woods

Open Air Cinema Foundation contributes to community building in Ukraine

Open Air Cinema Foundation continues to support the most transformative community initiatives in Ukraine. One such event took place in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv in August. Up to 400 people gathered in the downtown square commemorating social activists who gave their lives during 2014 Euromaidan protests. Contributed by Open Air Cinema’s Ukrainian correspondent, Nicholas Bazanov and [...]

Comments { 0 }

Top Five Neo-Noirs from the Aughties (2000-2010)

Film noir is one of the most cherished traditions in cinema. Once relegated to the the realm of the B-picture, the traditional aspects of the noir continue to influence all kinds of films, even today. If you pay close attention to even very recent crime films, you’ll see many of the traits which once defined [...]

Comments { 0 }

Open Air Cinema’s Top 5 Favorite Car Chase Sequences

When you consider the riveting nature of the cinematic car chases, you might begin to believe that that movies and cars were made for each other. Someone of the most exciting scenes in the whole of film happen are simple car chase sequences. Well, not simple. Even a car chase sequence with no dialogue or [...]

Comments { 0 }

Open Air Cinema’s Top 5 Fourth of July Films (Part 2 – War Epics)

A big part of celebrating the birth of America as an independent nation is celebrating the brave men and women who fought dearly so that the rest of us could enjoy said independence. While we may not always be able to fully comprehend or empathize with the plight of those who have braved battles, we [...]

Comments { 0 }

Open Air Cinema’s Top 5 Fourth of July Films (Part 1)

In America, the Fourth of July is the absolute apex of summertime fun. It’s a day that has everything – parades, games, fireworks, and a seemingly-endless supply of grilled goods to feast upon. The only thing missing is some cinema under the stars. In between your afternoon barbecue and the evening’s fireworks, why not set [...]

Comments { 0 }

How to Throw a Fourth of July Film Festival in the Backyard

The Fourth of July isn’t a holiday like any other. While many holidays in America involve the gathering of family and friends around the dinner table, Independence Day is a holiday that involves a lot of different activities. There are parades and pie-eating contests. There are big barbecues and big games to work off all [...]

Comments { 0 }

Hotter Temperatures and Your Inflatable Screen

Operating your own outdoor cinema – whether it be in the backyard, in the park, or another locale – is typically a springtime/summertime game. Yes, you absolutely can set up your inflatable screen during the cooler months. Halloween time is always a good time for a scary outdoor movie. A milder Christmas season can definitely [...]

Comments { 0 }

How to Get the Proper Licensing for Your Favorite Films

One of the bests part about hosting your own outdoor cinema events is that you get to share some of your favorite movie experiences with a wide audience. You know the feeling. You’ve heard someone say “I’ve never seen (insert your favorite film here)”. You’ve gasped. Shrieked. You’ve grabbed the remote and turned off whatever [...]

Comments { 0 }

Top 5 Hollywood Movies Based on Foreign Films

There’s a sort ogreish pride that we sometimes get over the fact that we come from the land of Hollywood. To a certain extent, we should be proud – cinema may have born in France, but there’s no arguing that it spent a healthy dose of its formative years in sunny California. American cinema had [...]

Comments { 0 }

Finding Movies in the Public Domain

You’ve got the projector. You’ve got your inflatable screen all set up and ready to go. The popcorn’s popping. The only thing missing at your outdoor cinema event is the cinema itself. You might think that the hardest thing about selecting a movie is digging through all the options in your digital library. But without [...]

Comments { 0 }

Open Air Cinema’s Classic Thrillers Everyone Should See

Everyone loves a good thriller – a story full of mystery and intrigue which sucks us in and keeps us on the edge of our seat. Something not too horrifying, but plenty suspenseful. Something with desperate men and women, doing whatever they can to get whatever it is they want. We often turn to what’s [...]

Comments { 0 }

Your Screen, Your Projector, and The Sun: The Peak Time for Peak Projection

Sometimes, the summer sun is so hot that all you want to do is shut yourself up in a dark, cold cave and passively observe some big budget bombastics on the big screen. But, as much as Open Air Cinema would love to be a part of that summertime tradition, we have to respectfully bow [...]

Comments { 0 }

Top 5 Heist Movies

Heist films are an interesting phenomenon. As everyday human beings living in our American society, we are constantly being reminded that crime doesn’t pay. And yet we love charismatic criminals plan big heists and get away with it on the silver screen, be it at the theater or via your outdoor cinema setup. We have [...]

Comments { 0 }

Top 5 Shakespeare Adaptations

Even though his heydey was almost 3 centuries before the first moving picture was shown in theaters, Shakespeare is one of the most important things to happen to the medium of film. Already a staple of literature and the stage, it was only natural that the extremely human tales written by the Bard of Avon [...]

Comments { 0 }

The Top 5 Most Underrated Superhero Movies

As the comic book adaptation has fast become the dominant genre at the box office, filmmakers of all styles attempted to take on the genre and make it their own. We’re gonna tell you right now – for every superhero flick as good as Batman Begins, there are three more like 2003’s botched attempt at [...]

Comments { 0 }