By Natalie Anderson
Amy Wolters and her husband Jackson Wolters have lived in Lee County their entire lives and wouldn’t imagine it any other way. The couple will be opening their new business, “Auburn Backyard Entertainment” beginning on July 1.
Together, the couple has four children, with two of them having birthdays in the summer.
“We would normally have a pool party, inflatable water slide or sleep over with all their friends. But right now that is not an option. So we really wanted to be able to offer them a party but still respect social distancing without making it feel like we were forcing ourselves to distance. That’s where the idea of an outdoor movie developed,” Amy said.
Backyard Entertainment will be offering a 10-foot screen, projector and sound system. The company will book any day of the week with set up beginning around 7 p.m. so families can begin the movie as soon as it is dark enough outside.
“We will come set it up and then come take it down at the end of your event. You just have to tell us where you want us to put it and then you can hit play and enjoy the show under the stars,” Amy said.
“We are able to stream any movie, slideshow or program via wifi or play a DVD. We have a birthday party package that can be added which includes individually wrapped cupcakes and popcorn from local businesses, light up balloons, glow sticks and sparklers for guests. We will soon offer an option of a larger screen and gravity chair rentals.”
For the month of July, the company is renting the 10-foot screen, projector and speakers for $75. It makes for a great birthday party, late graduation celebration, neighborhood block party, baby shower or wedding shower slideshow.
“Our goal is to provide a service that is quality, affordable and fun. There is so much uncertainty in our world right now and I know my own children feel the weight of it all sometimes. We simply want to offer some normalcy of a ‘movie theater’ and celebration in the safe space of your own backyard surrounded by the people you wish to celebrate with. That is 6 feet apart, of course,” Amy said.
For more information, follow “Auburn Backyard Entertainment” on Facebook and Instagram or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.