Hollywood Outdoor Movies rely on JBL loudspeakers


Hollywood Outdoor Movies (HOM) is offering a new twist on the late-night movie courtesy of a giant portable outdoor screen from Airscreen. With audiences ranging in size from 1,300 to 2,500 people, HOM owner John J. Snyder is using a JBL VRX system to deliver high-impact sound for movie showings 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,” Snyder says. “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, The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, Moulin Rouge, The Hangover, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Back to the Future, Wedding Crashers, Zombieland, The Shining and The Princess Bride

Hollywood Outdoor Movies uses 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,” Snyder notes. “With the built-in signal processing and amplifiers, the speakers give us a happy medium between our smaller JBL EON portable loudspeakers and larger, longer-throw VERTEC line arrays. This enables us to easily entertain thousands of guests with plenty of audio coverage and distribution, even in large outdoor areas.”

For more information on Hollywood Outdoor Movies, visit www.hollywoodoutdoormovies.com.