This Open Air Cinema owner in Montana proves outdoor movies can make for a great side business
"I'm not exactly sure how I thought of outdoor movies, but I did. I began researching the topic and brainstorming ideas for a side business that could add to my retirement fund, since it was behind."
Please describe your typical client groups?
- City parks and recreation groups.
- Local Schools
- Church events
Who do you normally source content from for your outdoor movie screenings?
What was the most challenging situation during a screening that you recall?
- The most challenging has been finding a dependable Bluray player with external controls. My original pro system came with a PS3 as the Bluray player and I got tired of that pretty quick trying to figure out how to fast forward, rewind etc. I'm still looking for the perfect durable replacement, I think I have gone through 6 or so Bluray players. Seems most that are available now don't last very long and they only have a remote for all the controls. I prefer to have the controls on the unit itself in case there are remote issues or if the batteries are dead in the remote and I don't have replacements.
What was your most memorable screening last year?
Our usual peak season for outdoor movie events is June/July. We do two shows a year at a local amphitheater in Glendive, Montana at Makoshika State Park. Those are always the most fun. Great set up for a movie.