|Hollywood Outdoor Movies Provides Complete Entertainment With JBL VRX
Constant Curvature Line Arrays
NORTHRIDGE, California –Providing the greater Los Angeles area with a unique twist on the late night
movie, Hollywood Outdoor Movies (HOM) relies on JBL VRX loudspeakers to entertain thousands by
displaying feature films on a giant portable outdoor movie screen. With audiences ranging in size from 1,300
to 2,500 people, HOM owner John J. Snyder’s VRX system is using his JBL VRX system to deliver highimpact
sound for movie exhibitions throughout southern California.
From Exposition Park and La Cienega Park, to the Fashion Institute of Design and an area of Los Angeles
known as “The Cornfields,” HOM arranges day-long events for families that include live music, games, food,
costume contests and of course, a feature film on screens up to 100 feet wide.
“We focus on making each screening a large, family-friendly event, rather than just showing a movie for an
hour and a half,” stated Snyder. “We try to make it all about the activities and events, where the movie at the
end of the night is the icing on the cake.”
The Hollywood-based firm has shown a variety of movies, including Walk the Line, Swingers, Big Lebowski,
Pulp Fiction, Moulin Rouge, The Hangover, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Back to the Future,
Wedding Crashers, Zombie Land, the Shining on Halloween night and the Princess Bride at La Cienega
Park, which brought HOM’s largest crowd to date.
Providing equally stunning sound to match the visuals on the screen, Hollywood Outdoor Movies relies on its
inventory of JBL VRX 932LAP Constant Curvature line arrays and VRX918SP powered subwoofers, in
addition to VERTEC® VT4888 midsize line array elements and VT4880 fullsize arrayable subwoofers.
“The user-friendly and lightweight characteristics of the VRX line arrays allow us to maximize our time and
quality during the setup process,” continued Snyder. “With the built-in signal processing and amplifiers, the
speakers give us a happy medium between our smaller JBL EON portable loudspeakers and larger, longerthrow
VERTEC line arrays. This enables us to easily entertain thousands of guests with plenty of audio
coverage and distribution, even in large outdoor areas.”
Utilizing inflatable AIRSCREEN technology to provide the
highest quality and safety for all outdoor screenings in any
weather conditions, HOM can project a film on screens up to
100 feet wide and more than five stories tall, entertaining
thousands of fans in a variety of venues including outdoor
parking lots, civic parks and other locations.
“With outdoor audio as challenging as it is, the VRX’s provide
the perfect solution,” Snyder continued. “Many of our guests
have raved about actually feeling the bass in the ground as they
watch, which is exactly what we want at these feature film
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