SOURCE: Open Air Cinema

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September 09, 2010 12:47 ET

U.S. Troops to Enjoy Movies Under the Stars Thanks to Open Air Cinema

U.S. Marines, Camp Pendleton and the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Recently Purchased Portable Cinebox Outdoor Movie Systems as a Way to Build Morale for the Troops and Support Personnel

LINDON, UT--(Marketwire - September 9, 2010) - Open Air Cinema (www.openaircinema.us), a global leader in outdoor cinema equipment, today announced that several military and government organizations including the U.S. Marines, Camp Pendleton and the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan have recently purchased inflatable movie screens and other cinema equipment to boost morale, relieve stress and help build a strong sense of military community.

From the time movies were first produced, the armed forces have turned to them as a way to help the troops unwind and relax during peacetime and times of conflict. Today, Open Air Cinema systems can be found showing movies on ships, bases, forts and camps throughout the world.

"Outdoor cinema equipment that is portable, durable and easy to use is particularly appealing to the military for their Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs," said Brandon Purdie, president of Open Air Cinema. "With our giant screens, bases and units don't need to invest in a dedicated building to house a theater. Any open space, from the deck of an aircraft carrier to a field in Afghanistan, can be turned into an outdoor theater for either entertainment or training."

The Marines recently purchased 13 Cinebox systems, each with a 16-foot inflatable movie screen and the US Embassy in Kabul purchased 15 Cinebox systems, each with a 16-foot screen. In July, Camp Pendleton purchased two systems with 30-foot screens.

The Cinebox system includes everything needed to host an outdoor cinema event including a projector, speakers, DVD player, sound mixer and a giant screen with a theatrical-grade projection surface to provide users with an excellent viewing experience.

Purdie continued, "Our troops have a tough job to do. We are honored to help support our men and women in uniform and feel proud that our equipment can be used to provide them with an instant venue for entertainment and relaxation."

Open Air Cinema screens are made in the USA and can be purchased through the GSA. Open Air Cinema's GSA contract is GS-07F-9650S.

For more information about Open Air Cinema and its outdoor movie equipment for home, corporate, government and military use, see www.openaircinema.us.

About Open Air Cinema

Open Air Cinema is the premier global supplier of outdoor cinema equipment. Open Air Cinema has taken its expertise in outdoor productions to produce the highest quality, most concise, easiest to use, theatrical-grade outdoor theater systems on the market. It is also a leading innovator in providing developing nations with educational outdoor screens and open air cinema equipment. www.openaircinema.us

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