Movie Recommendations for a "Dive-In" Swimming Pool Theater?

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  1. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    A local HT friend of mine has expressed interest in designing a mobile outdoor theater for his swimming pool. He mentioned floating the screen, but I think it will be more effective mounted on the side of the pool. The end result would be about a 15' wide screen where viewers could float in the pool and watch movies.

    This got me thinking what kinds of movies would be fun to play in a "Dive-In" theater. I've listed the films that immeadiately came to mind below, but I'd love to get more suggestions!

    Thanks!


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    Creature from the Black Lagoon


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    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea


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    The Monster That Challenged the World


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    Nóz w Wodzie (Knife in the Water)


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    Jaws


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    Piranha


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    Swamp Thing


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    Dead Calm


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    Deep Rising


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    Lake Placid


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    Deep Blue Sea



    And for the family friendly screenings...

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    The Incredible Mr. Limpet

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    The Little Mermaid

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    Atlantis: The Lost Empire

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    Finding Nemo
     
  2. Chad A Wright

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    Jaws is the absolute must for a situation like this.
     
  3. Matt Butler

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    Swimming Pool
    Waterworld
    Abyss
     
  4. Jay E

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    The Swimmer:

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    During the 2002 Monster Bash convention in Butler, P.A., which is a blast if your a classic monster fan (shameless plug), they showed The Creature from the Black Lagoon at the indoor swimming pool. Officiated by the creature himself, Ben Chapman. Needless to say it was a blast!
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    Rodney Dangerfeild's epic masterpiece, 'Back to School'
     
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    How about Thunderball or The Deep (Jacqueline Bisset...mercy!)
     
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    Piranha was the first thing that popped into my mind, but I haven't seen that one in over a decade when my mom watched it on (I assume) a Saturday afternoon along with all the other movies they used to show. I'm not sure if it's on DVD, but I thik Aligator has a scene where a kid at a birthday party jumps into a pool, where the aligator was lurking
    or something like that.
     
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    How about Luc Besson's Big Blue?
    or Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home?
     
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    Caddyshack.
     
  14. Frederick_Falk

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    Just a couple off the top of my head...

    Crimson Tide
    Hunt for the Red October
    K-19 WidowMaker
    Run Silent, Run Deep
    Sink the Bismark
    They Were Expendable
    In Harm's Way
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Midway

    Anaconda - Superbit version
    Leviathan
    Deep Star Six

    Flipper (the movie)
    Flipper (the series - also only on VHS)
    Free Willy

    Orca (VHS only - boo)

    And last but not least....

    Gerry Anderson's: Stingray
     

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