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AIRSCREEN® – the World’s Best Outdoor Movie Screen & Packages

Our Company

When Outdoor Movies started, we wanted to provide our customers with an experience. A place for families and friends to come together and enjoy good movies in a new and exciting way. More than 20 years later, we have stayed true to our roots, but have become so much more. Our dedication to customer service and best in class outdoor screening, projection and sound services makes us a go to for countless prestigious clients worldwide. We strive for excellence at every event, and will always go the extra mile to ensure your event goes as smoothly as possible.

We are the USA’s leading seller of professional outdoor inflatable movie screens and projection equipment, and we are the North American distributor for AIRSCREEN. As leader in the industry, we have numerous for our inflatable movie screen products. Our extensive services and rental department offer industry leading large scale high definition and Digital Cinema services to Film Festivals, motion picture studios, and large events in the US and around the world. We are a Christie Digital Systems partner and have trained at Christie’s production facility in Kitchener, Ontario on numerous occasions receiving Digital Cinema installation, service and operation certifications. We are also authorized dealers for Doremi’s servers.

History

Outdoor Movies was founded as Deutsch Inc. in 1998 by Bob Deutsch and was an outgrowth of the incredibly successful Comcast Outdoor Film Festival benefiting the NIH Children’s Charities, which had been in existence for six years. At that time, projection technology was 35mm film only, and an inflatable screen was not yet invented. Installation began 10 days before the event began as scaffolding had to be constructed. We became aware of the AIRSCREEN product a number of years later and invested in a 40′ x 20′ AIRSCREEN. The screen was such a popular item that we purchased several more. As outdoor screenings gained in popularity our business grew and we became the North American distributor of AIRSCREEN inflatable screens. Meanwhile, digital projection was coming of age. Reliability, brightness and color accuracy were improving and we invested in these new projectors. Today we represent Christie Digital Systems 3 chip DLP and Cinema projectors and the lines of other manufacturers, as well as Doremi Lab servers. We realized that great images also required great sound. Our leadership in these areas brought us customers from around the world.

As the company grew, sales of outdoor movie screens, projection and sound equipment became a part of our focus. We used our experience and customer feedback to continuously improve the AIRSCRREEN product, and to develop the AIRSCREEN AEROPRO Complete Outdoor Movie Packages, which have become the standard for many park and recreation departments, our armed forces, universities and partner outdoor movie production companies. And as technology advances, these products keep improving. This year we introduced high definition to all of our PRO packages.

Mission

In partnership with AIRSCREEN, we sell, rent, and service the highest quality outdoor inflatable movie screen packages in the world. Celebrating 20 years in business, we provide screens, sound and projection services to film festivals and high profile screening events. Outdoor Movies strives to lead the industry with: innovative product development and investment in technical leadership. We treat our customers as our professional family and offer our superior products and services in a way unmatched by others.

Biographies

While we are a technology focused company, we realize that our real assets are our people and our customers. Our full time staff and contract engineers have hundreds of years of combined experience and an understanding of how to make the difficult seem easy in the most challenging environments.

Bob Deutsch

Bob Deutsch, Owner and President of Outdoor MoviesBob Deutsch, Outdoor Movies founder, had a love of technology at an early age. He graduated University of Maryland with a B.S. degree in Radio Television and Film. Bob worked in the broadcast industry for ABC and for other station operators for 22 years and worked for Loral Space and Communications developing satellite based video streaming solutions. At Outdoor Movies, Bob spearheaded the development of the AEROPRO model of inflatable screens in partnership with AIRSCREEN. Bob is co-inventor on three pending patent applications. A deep love for the outdoor movie business and delighted audiences are what keeps Bob motivated.

Shane Spruill

Shane Spruill, Vice President of Operations at Outdoor MoviesShane Spruill joined Outdoor Movies in 1999 as Vice President of Operations. Shane grew up in Burtonsville, MD and attended Loyola College. He was firefighter, electrician’s journeyman, and broadcaster before joining Outdoor Movies. Shane runs the logistics side of the Outdoor Movies business and is the lead engineer on many important screenings like Atlanta’s Screen on the Green. Shane has completed service, installation and operation training on Christie’s digital cinema line. Shane’s screen rigging experience is an asset as he works with screens 100′ wide!

What Our Customers Say

rooftop films logo“Bob is the best! He provides great service and shows an obvious passion for both his products and what he does.”

William Chu, Rooftop Films

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