The new AIRSCREEN nano

The AIRSCREEN nano combines all the great features AIRSCREEN users know and love but is also as portable as never before. Weighing just 20kg, the AIRSCREEN nano, is the perfect outdoor screen solution for garden parties, backyard cinema events and anything in between.

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Backyard cinema at its best!

The screen is an ideal size for up to 100 viewers and inflates in just 60 seconds. The nano package comprises of a full HD projector and an excellent sound system – all you need to set up your very own backyard
cinema! Click here for more information.

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AIRSCREEN present at ‘Best of Events’ Trade show

The AIRSCREEN Company has been announced as a confirmed exhibitor at the Best of Events Trade show in Dortmund, Germany. The show takes place 22nd and 23rd of January 2014. Various members of the AIRSCREEN team will be there to inform you. Also a brand new product from AIRSCREEN will be on show in the hall itself!

Exhibitors from several Countries will join the German based company in making the trade show the biggest Best of Events yet.

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BEST OF EVENTS INTERNATIONAL is the sector‘s leading meeting place for business communications, live marketing, event services and congress.

Concentrated over two days, the BEST OF EVENTS offers an excellent platform for a broad cross section of top exhibitors to secure business deals, providing excellent possibilities to forge business contacts as well as a unique opportunity to gain a complete overview of the latest trends in the sector.

For more information on the trade show visit the fair’s webpage here.

For more information on the world’s original inflatable movie screen visit www.airscreen.com

Visit us at booth E60, Hall 7!

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10 Years for Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)

The DIFF is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is predicting its most extravagant show yet. From the 6th-14th December 2013, Dubai becomes a hotbed of international movies and film stars as the world comes to celebrate the movies of the year and some very special premieres as well. Not only is the festival an excellent opportunity to promote Arab Cinema but is now considered to be one of the leading film festivals in the world.

Outdoor cinema at the Dubai International Film Festival

Outdoor cinema at the Dubai International Film Festival

174 films and documentaries will be shown during the festival at a number of venues all over Dubai. As well as this, there is an awards ceremony with A-list movie stars such as Martin Sheen and Cate Blanchett in attendance during the festival. One of the stand out venues though is at Burj Park in downtown Dubai where a free event called Screen on the Green is taking place. On a giant 20m x 10m (66ft x 33ft) inflatable movie screen over 1,000 guests will be able to enjoy the magic of film at the foot of the world’s largest building the Burj Khalifa. Films from the Arab world and further afield will be shown here from the 6th-14th December on the AIRSCREEN.

20m x 10m (66ft. x 33ft.) inflatable movie screen

20m x 10m (66ft. x 33ft.) inflatable movie screen

For more information on Screen on the Green and the DIFF visit: http://dubaifilmfest.com/en/audience/events/screen-on-the-green/

For more information on the technology behind the screen visit: www.airscreen.com

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Driving north – Drive-in cinema in the Netherlands

The Amsterdam open-air cinema season has drawn to a close for this year ending with a spectacular drive-in event in the city.  Over 8 days spectators were treated to a diverse selection of films including ‘Blues Brothers’ and ‘Thelma & Louise’ all shown on a giant 12 x 6m (40′ x 20′) inflatable movie screen.

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There were over 60 cars in attendance as well as a large number of walk-in audience members who came by foot or in true Amsterdam style by bike. Guests were not only treated to blockbuster films but also DJ’s ensured that the musical atmosphere was equally as exciting for those in attendance long after the film was over. Guests didn’t even need to get out of their cars to pick up refreshments, but instead ordered whatever they desired via SMS from the comfort of their cars and their food and drink was delivered straight to their vehicle.

For more information on drive-in or open-air cinema in the Netherlands visit www.outdoorcinema.nl

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On location – with AIRSCREEN in Croatia

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Bumper turn out for drive-in movie event in the UK

The renaissance of the drive-in is well and truly under way….  The last few years have seen a stark increase in the number of drive-in cinema events happening across the UK. With more and more people becoming aware of the practicality of an inflatable AIRSCREEN for outdoor events, the drive-in is a great option for event organisers. This year was no exception and one of the highlights of this year’s drive-in programme took place in September, in a national park in the north of England. Clumber Park is a country park owned and operated by the National Trust in the UK and with 3,800 acres to play with, event organisers had enough space to setup an amazing drive-in cinema.

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For two nights, cult classics such as Grease and Dirty Dancing were shown to an audience of over 1000 cars. The production equipment provided to the organisers, UK Events came from Urban Entertainment, the UK partner of the AIRSCREEN Company. Their 12m x 6m (40ft x 20ft) inflatable AIRSCREEN ensured that the huge crowd all had a spectacular view under a blanket of stars. Spectators were also able to adjust their own volumes due to FM transmitters beaming the sound direct into car radios. Despite a cold autumn evening, spectators could set their climate control to the perfect temperature which resulted in many happy cinemagoers.

For more information on Urban Entertainment visit www.urbanentertainment.org.uk and for more information on the technology behind the inflatable AIRSCREEN visit www.airscreen.com.

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Visit AIRSCREEN at infoComm13

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The AIRSCREEN Company and its North American distributor OUTDOOR MOVIES are exhibiting at this years Infocomm at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando. The show will take place from the 12th to the 14th June 2013. Exhibiting at booth 6147, AIRSCREEN and OUTDOOR MOVIES are offering the chance for you to view an inflatable movie screen live! The booth has a 24’ (7m) inflatable movie screen from the world’s leading provider of inflatable movie screens, AIRSCREEN. Come and visit us and our team of industry experts will be able to advise you on the right solution for your outdoor movie/drive-in movie/film festival or even your backyard movie event. Whether you are looking for a full service rental or looking to purchase, both OUTDOOR MOVIES and AIRSCREEN will be on hand everyday of the show (12th through 14th June) to assist in any way we can. Please come and visit us at booth 6147 and let’s get movies back outdoors! If you would like to book an appointment to speak to us please email info@airscreen.com otherwise just drop by the booth any time over the three show days. See you in Florida!

 

More information visit www.airscreen.com or www.outdoor-movies.com

 

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Huge success for the Riviera Maya Film festival

For the second time, in as many years, the Riviera Maya Film festival took place from the 21st until the 27th April in Mexico. The film festivals included an awards ceremony, previews of the latest films as well as exhibitions and of course, an open-air cinema. In many Mexican cities such as Tulum, Cancun and Playa del Carmen, spectators were able to enjoy the most beautiful locations on the beach with an evening of open-air cinema showing an abundance of great films.

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Open-air cinema at the water’s edge

As in the previous year where such Hollywood stars as Clive Owen and Susan Sarandon were in attendance, this year didn’t disappoint with a plethora of Hollywood actors also present. This years most noticeable attendees were Christian Slater, Stephen Dorff and amongst others Ashley Benson, who was presenting her new film ‘Spring Breakers’ on an inflatable movie screen at the beach of the Hotel ‘Papaya Playa Project”.

Cinema on the beach with an inflatable screen

Cinema on the beach with an inflatable screen (AIRSCREEN)

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Eat|See|Hear is back in Los Angeles

Eat|See|Hear is an outdoor event series bringing movie lovers and food enthusiasts together.  In several locations around Los Angeles movies are shown on the largest outdoor movie screen on the west coast.  In front of the three stories tall and 52 feet wide inflatable screen Californian bands are playing prior to the screenings. Also starring: new food trucks every week.

Eat|See|Hear in Los Angeles

Eat|See|Hear in Los Angeles

With tons of special food and such outstanding movies like Raiders of the lost Ark, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pulp Fiction or Breakfast Club Eat|See|Hear invites you to lean back and relax. In fact it is better than a picnic and you don’t even have to bring a basket with you!

Photo credit: Lisa Rose Photography LLC

Tickets and information: http://eatseehear.com/

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28th Guadalajara International Film Festival

The Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) is a big cultural event for the city of Guadalajara and Mexico as well, because it is the most important cinematographic event in Latin America. Over 900 movies from México, Latin America and the rest of the world are competing.

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It is a festival made by all and for all. That is the reason why the festival is designed for the viewers to enjoy a variety of activities. Among other things an inflatable screen brings free outdoor screenings to the people during the festival. Beautiful places host outdoor movie nights and show classic movies on a 30 feet wide mobile cinema screen.

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New Sundance festival to feature outdoor movies

New Sundance festival to feature outdoor movies.

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The Galileo Open Air Cinema in Cape Town, South Africa

Set against the spectacular backdrop of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, The Galileo invites Cape Town locals and visitors to a memorable movie experience under a ceiling of stars. Cape Town’s only outdoor cinema uses an inflatable screen with a rear-projection surface to show a movie once a week.

Unique Open Air Cinema in South Africa

Unique Open Air Cinema in South Africa

Besides price-winning documentaries like “Food Inc.” or famous foreign films like “City of God”, visitors can watch some of their all-time favorites: “Forrest Gump”, “Pulp Fiction” or “E.T.” – just to name a few. Delicious snacks are also offered, blankets and chairs can be hired.

Cape Town's most beautiful cinema

Cape Town’s most beautiful cinema

More information about the Galileo can be found here

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First Baja International Film Festival started in Mexico

The first annual Baja International Film Festival took place in Cabo, Mexico. Many famous actors like Edward Norton, Virginia Madsen, Rachel Leigh Cook, Melissa Leo and Matt Dillon attended the Film Festival amongst others. The organisers were also honoured by the presence of the famous filmmaker and President of the Directors Guild of America Michael Apted and Mexican director Nicolas Echevarria.

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The Baja International Film Festival included four days of special presentations, competition screenings of feature films, documentaries, and short films, as well as nightly galas, panel discussions, filmmaker receptions and award ceremonies. Another main attraction: outdoor movies in three different locations. 30’ and 40’ inflatable movie screens have done a great job here. The festival was organized by a team of experienced film and business managers who share a passion for bringing Mexican and U.S. cultures together through film. For more information please visit: www.bajainternationalfilmfestival.com

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Rooftop Cinema in Africa

A 5m x 3m AIRSCREEN was the perfect solution for a live screening at Masa Towers rooftop in Gaborone, Botswana. The ABSA Premier League game between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowners was shown on the mobile screen. More than 200 guests enjoyed the breathtaking view.

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Inflatable movie screen on a rooftop in Gaborone, Botswana

The Mamelodi Sundowners from Pretoria, 5-time champions and the most successful team in the Premier Division since 1997 attempted to defeat the Orlando Pirates. But the Pirates from Johannesburg won 3 – 1 and led the Sundowners to a deeper crisis. All guests were very enthusiastic to watch the high-class game on the inflatable movie screen no matter which team they cheered for.

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Live broadcast of the ABSA Premier League at Masa Towers

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Open-air cinema in the mountains

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is one of the most successful female mountain climbers worldwide. Her husband Ralf Dujmovits was the first German to scale all of the infamous  8,000m mountain peaks worldwide. The pair gave a multimedia presentation in front of the ‚Holzeralm’ mountain range. The couple used an inflatable screen for their presentation and this meant that the enchanted viewers were able to watch the presentation on best quality screen technology, high in the mountains of Austria.

Open air cinema with AIRSCREEN

Open-air cinema with AIRSCREEN

The presentation aptly named ‚ Passion 8000 – depth everywhere’ was presented by the couple. Of special interest were the background histories, which gave the audience the opportunity to really hear about what it takes to be an extreme climber. What made the presentation so worth seeing was the fact that the pair also showed the setbacks they incurred, not only the positive aspects. The setbacks included some near death experiences, which the couple were able to talk about and entertain their audience with.

Inflatable screen in Austria

Inflatable screen in Austria

Photos: ©Jack Haijes, Weinmeisterstraße 9, 4560 Kirchdorf/Krems, Austria

Further photo galleries. http://www.gerlinde.at/fotos2/index_7.html

Further Information on the technology used: www.airscreen.at

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First Film Festival was launched in Botswana

The Botswana Independence Film Festival (BIFF) is an event aimed at recognizing, showcasing and appreciating film productions made by the local film industry; directors, producers, actors, multimedia students, film goers and its industry stakeholders. This will be an annual event planned as part of the celebrations that commemorate Botswana’s independence.

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On BIFF’s red carpet at the opening of the Festival

Outdoor movies were also a big part of the Festival. The screenings took place at the Grand Palm Hotel. Visitors had the chance to watch movies by the pool in the extensive gardens of the hotel. Documentaries, a feature film and several music videos made in Botswana were shown on the inflatable movie screen. Public workshops and discussions were also held and the enthusiasm of the people was quite overwhelming.

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Outdoor cinema at the Grand Palm Hotel

The organisers look forward to an even bigger and better programme in 2013 to awaken the Botswana film industry.

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Successful start for Outdoor Cinema Tour in Moldova

The first Orange Cinema Tour took place throughout the summer in seven cities across Moldova. The event was organized by Orange Moldova and many spectators came to the open-air cinema screenings.  Great French cinema classics starring Louis de Funès, Pierre Richard and others were shown on a 30’ x 17’ tall inflatable movie screen.

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Open-air cinema sponsored by Orange

All screenings were completely free.  An enormous crowd of cinema enthusiasts spent a memorable time beneath the stars.  Before the screenings, which began at nightfall, spectators were also kept entertained by various activities organized by Orange Moldova.

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Inflatable movie screen (AIRSCREEN) in Moldova

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New Sound Systems available for Outdoor Cinema

AIRSCREEN Sound systemAn overwhelming cinema experience is not just about the pictures. Provide your audience with a sound which they can hear and even feel. Just like our inflatable movie screens our sound packages are easy to transport and set-up but give you impressive performance and size.AIRSCREEN Sound SystemYou just need to connect a projector and the speakers: the control rack contains all you need to start the show. Play background music while people entering and address a few words to the audience before letting the soundtrack kick in. The
sound mixer allows you to blend seamlessly between audio signals coming from external sources such as Mp3-Players or Laptops, the Blu-Ray-Player and the wireless microphone.

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For more information and pricing get in contact with us directly www.airscreen.com

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Open-air cinema opens in Madrid

One of the world’s largest open-air cinemas has opened its doors in the Spanish capital of Madrid. The gigantic inflatable screen construction measuring an enormous 28m x 16m ensures that the best view is guaranteed in every seat in the house. Whether it be current blockbusters such as Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ or classics such as the ‘Godfather’, film-lovers are guaranteed a great show whatever the film.

The largest open-air cinema screen in spain

The largest open-air cinema screen in Spain

In the idyllic Parque Enrique Tierno Galván not only will you find great cinema, but also a number of musicians and bands who are also in attendance to ensure that post film, the party keeps on going. Food and drinks are also there in abundance. With all of that on offer what is there to stop you? The Madrid open-air cinema is open until the start of August.

Opening night of the Madrid open-air cinema

Opening night of the Madrid open-air cinema

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Dokufest in Prizren with movies under the stars

Dokufest, The International Documentary and Short Film Festival, is Kosovo’s premier film festival. The Festival is organized in July in the picturesque and historical town of Prizren which attracts numerous international and regional artists.

Outdoor movies with AIRSCREEN 24' x 13.5' (7,32m x 4,12m)

Outdoor movies with AIRSCREEN 24′ x 13.5′ (7,32m x 4,12m)

In this annually organized festival films are screened twice a day in three open air cinemas as well as in two regular cinemas. Except for its films, the festival is also well-known for lively nights after the screening. Various events happen within the scope of the festival: workshops, DokuPhoto exhibitions, festival camping, concerts, which altogether turn the city into a charming place to be.

Dokufest in Prizren, Kosovo

Dokufest in Prizren, Kosovo

Photos: Tobias Strahl

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Starigrad Paklenica Film Festival in Croatia

Already into its 3rd year, the International Film Festival in the Croatian national park of Starigrad Paklenica takes place once again this year. The festival is well known due to its focus on music and also on documentary real-life films.

Film Festival with an inflatable screen in Croatia

Film Festival with an inflatable screen in Croatia

Many new films will be shown this year on a 10m inflatable screen such as the brand new concert film from the Irish rock band U2. Other highlights are films about Josef Haydn, Queen, George Harrison and Amy Winehouse.

30' x 17' AIRSCREEN at Starigrad Paklenica Film Festival

30′ x 17′ AIRSCREEN at Starigrad Paklenica Film Festival

The festival takes place this year from the 4th to the 10th of August. So sit back, relax and end enjoy the best in music with one of the most extraordinary backdrops.

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The History of Open-Air Cinema

One may be inclined to think that open-air cinemas are a relatively new invention; this couldn’t be further from the truth! So let’s take a look at the history of open-air cinema. In 1895 the Lumière Brothers became the first people to step into this world with the invention of cinematography.  From this invention came the name ‘Cinema’ which is the word still used today. At the time this device was being used, it was only possible to show films of up to one minute in length. At the start of the 20th century these ‘living photographs’ as they were known, were to be seen in variety halls and theatres, it wasn’t until 1907 that the first moving cinema was created.

Travelling Cinema in 1907

Travelling Cinema in 1907

The moving cinemas however didn’t last long. They couldn’t keep up with what the movie theatres could offer which was more comfort and more choice. The oldest and longest running open-air cinema is to be found in Australia. Since 1916 ‘Sun Pictures’ have been organising open-air cinema events and cinema evenings. The fact that this open-air cinema has been the longest running in history isn’t just appreciated by the thousands of viewers that have enjoyed many an evening there, but also the Guinness World Book of Records.

In 1933 the world’s first ever drive-in cinema was established in the USA. The ‘Camden Drive-in’ in New Jersey opened its doors to the muscles cars and the classic American old timers. However the 1950’s were the absolute boom period for the drive-in, in the USA. The 50’s brought a wave of cinema closures and bust cinema chains, however the drive-in became stronger and larger and became the hottest ticket in town. The James Dean Films, cheaper tickets and the private atmosphere of sitting in your own car all added to the magic of the drive-in. It wasn’t only the Americans enjoying the drive-in cinema, but also the Europeans wanted a slice of the action. The first drive-in in Europe is to be found in Frankfurt and this is still used today. The following decades saw a decline in the drive-in and a rise in the more commonly found today, Multiplexes. These had smaller screens but much more choice for the modern film lover.

Drive In Cinema in Germany

Drive In Cinema in Germany

The fascination of watching films outdoors never really died out however and at the end of the 1980’s the new wave of open-air cinemas which are still to be found today in fact, opened their doors to the public. Next to the traditional Greek open-air cinemas of Athens or the Island of Santorini, newer open-air cinemas were springing up in cities such as Berlin, Nuremberg and Zurich. It was at this point where the inflatable screen, the AIRSCREEN came in to action. With the assistance of the inflatable frame the need for scaffold constructions diminished and thus the ease of open-air cinema rose. This meant that practically everywhere could be turned into an open-air cinema in the matter of a moment. The first prototype AIRSCREEN was used at an open-air festival in 1994. Inflatable screens has been used since then at thousands of events all over the world. Mobile cinema is however not only made possible due to the revolutionary inflatable screen, but also the wonderful locations it can take place in.

Outdoor cinema by the sea

Outdoor cinema by the sea

Of course the great advantage of mobile cinema is that it can go practically anywhere. The world can provide the perfect backdrop to your film whether it is a big landmark like Trafalgar Square in the United Kingdom, a wonderful park or lake such as Lake Michigan, USA or a huge stadium such as the Nou Camp in Barcelona, there are no limits to the backdrops to an open-air cinema. However there’s one thing you can be sure of, wherever the backdrop, the AIRSCREEN provides fantastic screen technology for the world of outdoor cinema.

First outdoor movie screening around 1916, Berlin, Germany

This is one of the world’s very first Open-Air Cinemas around 1916 in Berlin

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Anchors away for open air cinema on cruise ship

The cruise ship ’Costa neoRomantica’ was recently introduced to the world of open air cinema after AIRSCREEN installed one of their inflatable movie screens on board the newly renovated ship. Two AIRSCREEN technicians were on board to install the screen and to ensure that the passengers on board really got to enjoy the best of open air cinema on the high seas. Up to 1,800 passengers fit on board and amongst other activities such as a spa, casino and discotheque they are now able to enjoy the latest films whilst cruising around the Mediterranean or further a field.

AIRSCREEN on a cruise ship in the Italian port of Savona

AIRSCREEN on a cruise ship in the Italian port of Savona

Next to a shopping centre, a gym and many restaurants, the 12 floor Costa ship now has the inflatable screen in its repertoire. This screen was perfect for the cruise ship as it is set up and taken down in minutes and this means it can be installed when it needs to be, for example when a romantic evening of on board cinema should take place. Not only this but the passengers are then able to enjoy one of the finer things about holiday life, a cocktail or two from the on board ‘ Saint-Tropez bar.

Open-Air-cinema on the high seas

Open-Air-cinema on the high seas

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AIRSCREEN opens outdoor cinema in Fuerteventura

The AIRSCREEN Company recently installed a 6.10m x 3.43 inflatable screen on the beautiful Canary Islands. An introduction to the technology and how the screen works was given in Fuerteventura itself from one of the AIRSCREEN Company’s highly trusted technicians. This was all done to allow for a brand new attraction to be opened in the hotel, namely an open air cinema for all coming guests to enjoy.

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Inflatable screens in Fuerteventura, Spain

Fuerteventura, or as the locals call it, Paradise Island, has the perfect climate for open air cinema, with long warm nights allowing for blockbusters to be shown on the big screen without catching a chill. The open air cinema season is not too long away and we are hoping for a long warm summer for all to enjoy the romance of open air cinema with AIRSCREEN.

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Open air cinema tourist attractions

 

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AIRSCREEN in use at the scene of the crime for open air premiere

Münster’s very own AIRSCREEN Company provides the perfect screen for the premiere of German cult classic TV programme ‘Tatort’ (crime scene).

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Summer cinema in Münster, Germany

The national premiere of the German cult classic ‘Tatort’ was shown in the shadows of Münster’s most famous landmark, the Castle. With more than 3,200 people in attendance, the open air cinema was full to the rafters or rather the clouds. The German classic which is now in to its 20th episode of Münster Tatort alone was a sell out from the day it was announced.

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Outdoor cinema at its best

With many of the actors in attendance and many other special guests, the inflatable movie screen was the perfect solution for the open air cinema event.

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