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How many years experience do you have in producing outdoor movie events?
Blue Moon Cinemas exclusively does outdoor movie screenings and has produced over 1,000 events since our inception in 2004’.

Are you a registered corporation or LLC in the state of Texas?

We are aware of several outdoor movie companies operating in Texas that are not registered with the state. This could hurt your chances of collecting for damages in the event something unforeseen occurs. Ask for their Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit and check with the Secretary of State to make sure they are a legitimate company and not simply a fly-by-night company trying to make a quick buck. We also recommend that you check the credit score of any company you may be considering. Credit scores are very indicative of the viability of a company. You may do so by contacting Dunn and Bradstreet.

What type or brand of screens are you using?

Free standing aluminum screens and inexpensive screens are not designed for commercial use and can fall over easily or look unattractive.

Blue Moon Cinemas’ AIRSCREEN outdoor inflatable movie screens are made for outdoors and are the industry leader for inflatable movie screens. The screen surface on AIRSCREEN systems are theatrical quality. Another very important attribute on AIRSCREENS, the actual screen starts 6 feet off the ground, which provides for better audience viewing.

What is the wind rating on your screens?

There are numerous inflatable movie screens on the market. Most have a wind rating of up to 10 mph only. Our AIRSCREENS, however, are rated for 26 MPH winds and can withstand gusts up to 45 mph. Wind ratings are important, especially in locations that are near lakes, beaches and flat rolling hills. More importantly...Wind ratings and stability of screens are imperative for the safety of your audience.

Does the surface or viewable part of the screen make a difference in the picture quality?

Most inflatable screen manufactures do not have tight viewable surfaces, which means they DO NOT have theatrical surfaces. Therefore, they get very wrinkled. Transparent or rear-projection screens can cause the movie to look distorted. Especially if there is any wind. Rear-projection screen surfaces produce a duller picture. The reason...up to 50% of projection light can get lost projecting through the screen.

AIRSCREENS have the same projection surface as the screens in movie theaters, which produce a bright, crisp movie image. The way Hollywood intended their films to be seen! AIRSCREENS have a tight projection surface and a wind shield on the back of the screen.


Many providers of outdoor movie events claim to have state of the art equipment, but what year was their equipment state of the art? Many providers use both sound and projection systems that are underpowered. (Sometimes they use equipment that is meant for indoor events).

Lumens, or brightness of a projector, is an important aspect of having a bright, crisp picture, but it is not the only factor. It is equally important to understand the surface material being projected upon. A another aspect to a bright picture is to determine how well the projector has been maintained. A projector that has many hours of use will have a duller bulb. Blue Moon Cinemas’ policy is to replace projector bulbs when just 30% of their brightness has been reduced (70% remaining).


There are many ways to measure a screens’ size. There is the foot print or frame of the screen and there is the actual “viewable” area. Blue Moon Cinemas provides a diagonal measurement as well as the actual viewing area (white screen surface). The majority of our screens are in 16:9 format to fully support the latest Hollywood releases, including BluRay.


Blue Moon Cinemas can provide references from our three most recent events as well as pictures of our screen systems. Verify that competitors’ pictures are from actual events that they have produced and not simply pictures they have cut and pasted from various web sites.

QUALIFICATION Blue Moon Cinemas Other
How many years experience in outdoor cinema? 5 years – 1,000 events  
Are you a registered corporation or LLC in Texas? Incorporated
EIN 51-0496626
General Liability Limits -
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EQUIPMENT Blue Moon Cinemas Other
Brand of Screen Airscreen  
Wind Rating 26 MPH/Gust to 45 MPH  
Theatrical Surface Yes – front projection  
Viewing Area of Screen 16’ x 9, 24’ x 13.5’, 40’ x 20’  
Projector Brightness 3,500 – 13,000 lumens  
Sound System Not one size fits all – we
customize for each venue

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