Drive-In Movie Screens

Stretch Projection Screen Gallery

Movie and concert fanatics across the country are revisiting an American pastime: drive-in movie theaters. Whether it is a parks & rec department hosting a movie night or the entertainment sector creating a drive-in concert, this trending activity still allows viewers to keep their social distance while enjoying an activity out of the house.

Are you on a budget and need to create an outdoor projection screen that an entire parking lot can view? We’ll create an outdoor projection screen that can mount to a shipping container or standard box truss grid. We offer larger-than-life custom sizes and competitive pricing on all of our screens. As a result, you don’t have to break the bank to achieve that big screen everyone is looking for. Check out the screen options below.

Features:

  • Bright front projections – Made with IFR Stretch Fabric that has a light blocking liner to reduce rear shadowing and optimize front projection for a 1.02 gain
  • Worry-free rigging – Tough 135lb test rigging points every 4′ around the perimeter
  • Get your screen quickly – Production time on any size screen takes 3-5 business days plus free shipping
  • Professional grade materials – Premium stretch fabric meets the strictest fire codes including NFPA 701 and CSFM Title 19 and effortlessly stretches out to become wrinkle-free

Movie and concert fanatics across the country are revisiting an American pastime: drive-in movie theaters. Whether it is a parks & rec department hosting a movie night or the entertainment sector creating a drive-in concert, this trending activity still allows viewers to keep their social distance while enjoying an activity out of the house.

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Are you on a budget and need to create an outdoor projection screen that an entire parking lot can view? We’ll create an outdoor projection screen that can mount to a shipping container or standard box truss grid. We offer larger-than-life custom sizes and competitive pricing on all of our screens. As a result, you don’t have to break the bank to achieve that big screen everyone is looking for. Check out the screen options below.

Features:

  • Bright front projections – Made with IFR Stretch Fabric that has a light blocking liner to reduce rear shadowing and optimize front projection for a 1.02 gain
  • Worry-free rigging – Tough 135lb test rigging points every 4′ around the perimeter
  • Get your screen quickly – Production time on any size screen takes 3-5 business days plus free shipping
  • Professional grade materials – Premium stretch fabric meets the strictest fire codes including NFPA 701 and CSFM Title 19 and effortlessly stretches out to become wrinkle-free
A Drive-In Projection Screen Made Of Stretch Fabric


Truss Surround Structure Stretch Projection Screen

If you own a box truss system or have a good source for a rental, then a truss-mounted drive-in movie screen is the choice for you. Additionally, this setup can utilize front projection or rear projection! The choice is yours!

  • This example uses truss all the way around and outrigger legs with speed rails for support.
  • These three screens do not show ballasting, however, it is, of course, recommended.
  • Once the truss system is set up, the screen is connected to the truss with 50lb tested zip ties or tie line.
  • Use a boom or scissor lift when you hang the top of the fabric, followed by the bottom and then the sides.

  • Example Screen Price (Fabric Only)

    35′ wide x 20′ high = $2,015

    (Many other sizes available)




Truss Wrap Stretch Projection Screen

If you have access to box truss, and are looking for a refined drive-in screen option, then our Truss Wrap Projection Screen is an excellent option for you. The fabric skin wraps around the outside edges of your box truss frame and easily attaches to the side with 50 lb test cable ties. This creates a straight edge on the face of the screen screen, just like the professionals use. Custom openings can be created to allow for truss outriggers or legs.

  • Featured here is a 35’ x 20’ Truss Wrap Projection Screen mounted to a truss structure of the same dimensions (can be made to fit any size truss structure).
  • The truss structure is made using standard 12” box truss and includes 6’ legs to lift the projection surface off the ground and 17’ outriggers with clamped pipes to provide stability.
  • The screen has custom openings to accommodate the truss legs.
  • The screen is mounted using a boom or scissor lift where you first rig the top of the fabric, followed by the bottom and then the sides.

  • Example Screen Price (Fabric Only)

    35′ wide x 20′ high = $2,465

    (Many other sizes available)




Truss Lift Stretch Projection Screen

If you own a box truss lift system or have a good source for a rental, then a truss lift drive-in movie screen is the choice for you. Additionally, this setup can utilize front projection or rear projection! The choice is yours!

  • This example uses 26’ truss lifts, a 40’ span of truss on top, a truss goal post on the bottom, and is ballasted with G-blocks.
  • This method will allow weekend theaters to easily strike the fabric screen for weekday storage.
  • To mount the screen, start with the truss down. Hook the Stretch Projection Screen to the top line truss with 50lb tested zip ties or tie-line.
  • Next, raise the truss to 24’. To complete the installation, the fabric is tensioned to the bottom truss goal post.
  • The result is an impressive and quick structure that fits a 37’ x 19’4” Vertispan Stretch Projection Screen that fits a 30’’ x 16’10” 16:9 image.

  • Example Screen Price (Fabric Only)

    37’ wide x 19’4” high = $2,088.00

    (Many other sizes available)




Container Mounted Stretch Projection Screen

Mounting onto rental shipping containers is a worry-free way to achieve a true-to-life, 1950’s size drive-in movie screen! Container rentals are far cheaper to rent than box truss systems for long-term installs and are ideal for wind blocking. These screens mount onto the front face of a shipping container in various ways, including self-tapping screws or through-drilling eye-hooks. Once installed, the screen will stretch to perfection, and all wrinkles will disappear!

  • Featured here is a 40’ x 25’6” Container Structure
  • It was made by stacking three 40’ long containers to make a 40’ wide x 25’6” tall wall that fits a nicely sized 40’ x 22’6” 16:9 Stretch Projection Screen.
  • The screen is mounted using a boom or scissor lift where you first hang the top of the fabric, followed by the bottom and then the sides.

  • Example Screen Price (Fabric Only)

    40’ wide x 22’6” high = $2,605

    (Many other sizes available)