Notes: First, this isn't my set up. I saw this event advertised not too far from my house. It was one of several family movie nights a neighboring town was hosting during the summer. Thought I would pay a visit, maybe see if I know who was hired as the provider. As you'll see below, I wasn't very impressed with the set up. I see this as an opportunity for me for next year (I'll probably send a flier to the town next spring).
Equipment: Well, it wasn't mine, so I don't really know what was being used. It was a JVC projector, what looked like a homemade screen, and some seriously underpowered speakers.
First picture. You can see form this picture that the screen was basically a couple of painters tarps hanging from a long 2x4. At least that's what it looked like.
There weren't very many people there, and this might be a problem for next year. It might take a few movie nights done "right" to get a good crowd coming. There was a local band playing (who was pretty good) and they had three bouncers for the kids:
Here's what the screen looked like after they turned on the projector. The one big problem I see with the set up is the fact that the screen goes all the way to the ground. This makes it much more difficult to see if you are not in the front row. Also, when the movie started, the volume was way too low. The operators were scrambling around to try to fix it for several minutes, but it never got louder. They eventually just moved the speakers closer to the audience. But we were standing in the back and could barely even tell the volume was on.