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Painted a New Screen!

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On Saturday we painted a HUGE white screen on the back of the OKC Rocks silos! It was a lot of work and there were some technical delays to overcome (including one near-death experience) but we did it. A word to the wise - never try to lower 150 pounds of paint down a 100 foot silo shaft using a single pulley, your bare hands and a hip belay. You could get a nasty rope burn (or worse). But let's not talk about that... Did I mention that the screen looks freekin' awesome? Thanks to Freddy (of OKC Rocks) for the paint and for permission to paint the screen and use the silos for the show. Don't forget - Saturday, May 5 is the first show with the new screen - can't wait!

Next Show - Saturday, May 5

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Saturday, May 5 the Renegade Picture Show presents a movie about... Love. Expulsion. Revolution. Showtime is at DARK - be there about 8:45 PM. If you show up late, be sure to turn your head lights off before reaching the back of the silos. The location is OKC Rocks Climbing Gym - on the back of the silos. For a detailed map and directions go here . If you haven't been here before you better leave early in case you get lost. The show is FREE. Of course, donations are greatly appreciated. Bring snacks, popcorn, candy, beer, dinner, soda...whatever. If you want to spread the word, print a flyer . If this is your first show here's how it works. The movie is projected on the back of the silos (from a projector sitting on top of my car). A laptop is hooked up to the projector which plays video files and a DVD copy of the movie. The audio is piped through an FM transmitter (sounds geeky doesn't it?) and fed into your car stereo or portable radio. Electricity provided by Freddy,

Another Cool GDI

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Another great Drive-In is the Guerilla Drive-In in West Chester, PA. Check out the setup for it . And I thought I had to carry a bunch of stuff! John Young, the guy who runs it says... "All in all, it's about 75 pounds of stuff not counting the heavy wooden tripod. That's about 74 pounds and 15 ounces more than a Netflix DVD. "The Guerilla Drive-In: Making Movies Inconvenient Again!"

5 Year Anniversary for Guerilla Drive-In

As the Renegade Picture Show (RPS) begins, the Guerilla Drive-In (GDI) in Santa Cruz completes it's 5-year anniversary show! The RPS was inspired by the GDI - we hope we can be as successful, fun, and sustainable as they have been. Here's an article about it. Ironically, the the article calls the event "renegade!"

A Great Movie Night!

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The premiere night of the Renegade Picture Show went great. Thanks to everyone for coming out - I hope you enjoyed it! For those that missed it we had a pre-show with several old drive-in movie ads, as well as a quirky "all-purpose" industrial film and a couple of old movie previews. That was followed by our feature presentation Raising Arizona. We are taking suggestions for the next movie for May - if there's one you'd like us to show drop us an email through the contact form. The next movie will be coming up before you know it! Also, big thanks to Freddy for allowing us to host the Renegade Picture Show at OKC Rocks and thanks to James for helping out.

ANNOUNCEMENT: PREMIERE RENEGADE PICTURE SHOW DRIVE IN

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F47 PRODUCTIONS presents... A RENEGADE PICTURE SHOW DRIVE-IN EXPERIENCE DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 21 TIME: DARK-30 LOCATION: HERE FEATURING: THIS MOVIE ALSO SHOWING: Pre-show, classic drive-in ads, film shorts, and whatever else we come up with. COST: FREE *** WHAT TO BRING: RADIO (FOR MOVIE SOUND), SOMETHING TO SIT IN OR ON (CAR, CHAIR, BLANKET, SOFA, ETC.), SNACKS, DRINKS, WHATEVER ELSE YOU NEED FOR A MOVIE. *TELL YOUR FRIENDS, TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS, TELL YOUR FRIENDS' NEIGHBORS*

We're legal! First show this weekend!

The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation in LA has granted the Renegade Picture Show an exclusive license for public movie performances. You're asking yourself, what does that mean and why should I care? It means, we can legally show movies in a designated public setting. You know that FBI warning you skip past and never read on DVDs? Well, if you read that you would see that videos are only licensed for "home use" and any other form of display is illegal. Sure, we may have been able to sneak by without the license - other people do it all the time - more power to them - but I'd rather not worry about it. As for the second question, why should you care? I don't know. Maybe because we're trying to make this a sustainable and meaningful event and this helps put it on the map for Oklahoma. Aside from that the whole license thing should be transparent to the viewer. But now's the time to brag so why not? Frankly, I'm just happy the MPLC took us serious

MPLC License

The Renegade Picture Show has been in disucssion with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) to obtain a license for public performance of movies. The MPLC has determined that they WILL grant the RPS a license - for a fee, of course. The RPS will be completely free and open to registered members (free registration through website) - no admission will be charged. However, we will gladly accept donations in order to defer the cost of the movie license. If you wish to contribute, see the ChipIn fundraising block in the left column. At this point we are looking at holding 7 movie showings this year. The first RPS is coming soon! Stay tuned...

Keep Checking Back For Details

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Working on some material for the premier Renegade Picture Show. The premier location has been secured and will be announced in a future post on this website so stay tuned. I am working on the rest of this website - this page is just the news/blog page - there is a lot more to share. The site will be online at http://renegadepictureshow.com. Also, I'm still working on details regarding public performance licensing. So far, no luck....I may have to take another approach.

The RPS - Behind the Scenes...

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The Renegade Picture Show is a drive-in movie experience with a Renegade aspect taking place in the Norman and OKC metro. The location can change from night to night and the way the movie is shown is unique. A multimedia LCD (or similar) projector is connnected to a laptop and/or DVD player and the image is projected on the side of a building, wall or structure. The movie audio is broadcast via a FM transmitter to a car stereo or portable radio. That means you can sit in your car or on the ground or a chair...you get the idea...and watch and listen to the movie. That means that virtually anywhere could become a potential theatre! So where did this concept stem from? The motivation: movies. It's as simple as that. Show movies to the masses in a unique way. Combine these two things and you get the RPS! As genius as this seems I was not the first to come up with this idea. Internet research quickly led me to two main places - the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive In and MobMov (a spinoff of