The results are in, and so we're excited to announce the winners for the first annual Open Air Cinema Photo Contest! The competition was stiff, as we received hundreds of entries from all around the country! We really enjoyed hearing about how so many of you have brought the magic of outdoor movies to your community through your Open Air Cinema Cinebox systems.
Thank you to everyone who entered, and if you didn't win this time, look forward to future contests. And always feel free to send us images from your events along with your story about how you are bringing your communities together through the medium of Outdoor Cinema.
FIRST PLACE WINNER: Randall D. Fox
PRIZE: Open Air Cinema Pro 16' screen
ABOUT RANDALL'S PHOTOGRAPH:
Atlanta's Longest running "open air" Movies series. Started in May of 2009.
"We all enjoy the "open air" cinemas during the summer season, but we wanted to take it a little further based on the not just the economy but really giving back to the community. So we created the longest running movies series in Atlanta last year - 26 weeks of Movies! Hosting anywhere from 200 - 600 people per week.
Our Regal Cinema has also joined as we show sequels and they give movie posters, passes and other promotional items, gifts and games away
Held at Atlantic Station in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, in cooperation with Jones Lang LaSalle, the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and the Atlantic Station Civic Association along with the Neighborhood Association, make it happen each week. Its about bringing the Community together and helping neighbors and friends reconnect.
Our series is called Movies and the Market, because we added to our event a little open air market. We have a group of artist that set-up every week also, to sell their artwork, jewelry and unusual items. this helps off-set the cost of the movies each week. As the popcorn, and movies are FREE to everyone.
The program runs every Thursday night, and in some cases like Harry Potter we showed the entire series up to the newest release, so we had four movies that week.
Each week, we have a line of people asking about our screen, equipment and if we can do it in their neighborhood, back yard, work function - you name it. We are very proud to work with Open Air Cinema and the equipment has be used weekly now, and it has become a main stay our on year MUST DO."
SECOND PLACE WINNER: Colin Moss Recreation Coordinator Meridian Parks and Recreation.
PRIZE: Open Air Cinema Home 16' screen
ABOUT COLIN'S PHOTOGRAPH:
Update soon on the background of the photo!
THIRD PLACE WINNER: Mike Cuzzupoli, owner www.ZuperBounce.com
PRIZE: Open Air Cinema Home 12' screen
ABOUT MIKE'S PHOTOGRAPH:
"Park-It-In-Parma Festival - a small community with a BIG turnout. This is an event that is tied into a wonderful town festival. Residents are encouraged to Camp-Out in the beautiful town park and enjoy an evening of Bands, Food, Fireworks and of course the best Outdoor Movies provided by ZuperMovies. The Director of Recreation, Steven Fowler, is always looking for the newest movies to satisfy the growing attendance. Fourth Year will be the 4th year in a row (movie undecided). Best part is the overwhelming ovation at the end of the movie."