Open Air’s CineBox kit comes with an inflatable screen, a DVD player, a projector, and everything else needed to set up an outdoor theater.
July 14, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Instead of piling the kids into the car and trunk to get a deal on the drive-in (assuming your town still has one), Open Air wants you to sit under the stars with its CineBox Home Outdoor Theater System.
The system is basically a 10- or 12-foot inflatable (patent-pending), a digital projector, a DVD player, a sound mixer, a “Goose Neck” LED light (for dark setups), a blower fan, a muffler for the fan, and all of the cables needed. The company says it’s perfect for your “staycation”—assuming you have your own souvenirs made up to satisfy the kids’ crap-quota.
Not that I wouldn’t kill for one. However, I’d make it a lot cooler than the people in the picture. Does that look comfortable? My yard is small, but I’d bust the thing out and blow up the kiddie pool. Good times.
“Our system is easier to set up than a pup tent and when deflated, the 123-inch movie screen weighs about eight pounds and fits inside a duffle bag, which you can take anywhere,” says Stuart Farmer, CEO of Open Air Cinema.
CE Pro says that the near-silent blower fan can inflate the screen in 30 seconds. Then plug in the CineBox, pop in a movie and get the corn popping.
The CineBox kit is available now at Amazon. The kit costs $1,499, but you can buy a 10-foot screen for just $399.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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