Our History

The Ultimate Entertainers Since 2008

Now in its 13th year of service, Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment continues to provide outdoor movie screen rentals across the US. What started as a small business operating out of a garage in Pflugerville, Texas turned into a thriving business servicing customers in more than 20 major cities and 12 states around the country.

Even with all that growth and expansion, we pride ourselves on offering a touch of local service with local equipment and local technicians in all locations. In fact, we hire more people each season to deliver and setup our movie events just for you, creating local jobs nationwide.

Out of the Garage and into Your Backyard

Thanks to our loyal customers, thousands of referrals, and a desire to provide the best service in the industry, we’ve grown from a small garage business to a full blown entertainment company. What started 13 years ago as simple projector and movie screen rentals has now become neatly packaged, full service, outdoor movie events. With options like our Silent Cinema, LED Drive-ins, nostalgic mobile Drive-ins, Live TV sporting events, video gaming events, and much more, we are bound to have something for everyone to enjoy. We even offer kiosk style photo booth rentals in some locations along with mobile golf simulators, virtual reality games, unique inflatables, as well as Event Planning services to help with all of your party or event planning needs.

Book the Ultimate Experience Today

We provide straightforward pricing, friendly and professional staff to plan your event for you, and help you understand the best options for making your next party or event your best day ever. You can book your event completely online if you know what you want. Through our site we offer digital rental contracts, online payments, and we’ll even provide you with referrals for any of our happy customers in any of our service cities across the country. Come see why our customers get the “Ultimate Movie Experience” with our outdoor movie screen rentals, high-end projector rentals, professional audio systems and professional team of movie lovers!

Corporate events, schools, apartment communities, restaurant, bars, hotels & resorts, and many more have discovered the Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment difference. Nothing will ever compare to the nostalgia of sharing your favorite movie, under the stars with friends and family. Give us call today and start your own cinematic adventure.

Meet UOE Leadership

Darrell
CTO & Founder

Darrell founded his first entertainment company in 2008 and was originally focused on outdoor movies exclusively for the first few years until adding LED video wall rentals, mobile LED video screens and other digital entertainment services in recent years. The company grew from a small startup in Austin to servicing more than 25 major cities across 11 states all over the U.S. thanks to the hard work of the entire team. Darrell now works for Ultimate Outdoor Movies and Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment.

Darrell has worked in technology his entire career and has worked for American Airlines, Dell Technologies, Verizon and Cisco, working his way up from tech support to network engineering to project management, data center management and served as IT Director for several technology companies. He describes himself as a serial entrepreneur having started several companies including a paintball company in the early 90’s, a wireless technology company in the early 2000’s and an entertainment company currently. He has a passion for customer service and works with the team daily to ensure we are delivering the highest level of service possible to our customers.

Darrell married his best friend Laura in 2017 and they live together with their three dogs Piper, Presley and Paxton along with their two cats Shadow and Lily. He also enjoys playing pool competitively along with bowling and a few rounds of golf each year.

Laura
CEO & Owner

Laura Landers currently serves as CFO and Vice President but likes to call herself the “Vice President of FUN”. Trained as an accountant, she has a unique 25 year background in event planning, communications, marketing, elegant leadership, project management, growth analysis, strategic planning and business development. She began working with the Ultimate Outdoor Movies team in early 2011 and has been instrumental in growing the business into the entertainment company that it is today. Her attention to details and event planning provides customers with unique event experiences.
After growing up in San Antonio,TX she graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Accounting.

She has spent the last 25 years as an avid volunteer for virtually every major non-profit group in Central Texas including serving as Chairman of A Christmas Affair, The Junior League of Austin’s largest annual fundraising holiday market, raising more than $1,000,000. Laura served as National President for her sorority and has been a role model for collegiate women around the country while serving on Zeta Tau Alpha’s National Council.

Laura helped build a startup freight forwarding company in Austin, Los Angeles, San Antonio and San Francisco, was an elected city council member before joining our team in 2011.

Laura loves to fish, travel, volunteer, spend time with her husband Darrell and play with their three dogs Presley, Piper & Paxton and two cats, Lily and Shadow.

Eric
Director of Operations

While he was born in Oklahoma City (and cheers for the Sooners), Eric has called Texas “home” for the past 25 years.  His teenage years were spent in Austin where he graduated from Westwood High School in 1988.  His background is in Telecommunications and Manufacturing.  He was a founder in a Long Distance Phone Company back in the early 90’s and then started a Vending Machine Company.  In 1995 he started a printing company with his father.  The company is still located in Round Rock, TX.

Prior to moving back to the Austin area, he lived in Dallas, Houston, Tulsa, Chicago, Nashville, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Washington D.C.  He enjoys spending time at the Park with his daughter Sophia.  Currently serving as Director of Operations, Eric oversees not only day-to-day items, but oversees all employees nationally and works with the sales team to ensure all events are executed successfully. In his spare time he enjoys playing Golf and Pool.

Kat
Director of Sales & Marketing

Kat joined our team in early 2019 as the Director of Sales and Marketing. She thrives on making sure everyone is having a good time, so it fits that Laura has also designated her the Co-director of Fun. She works closely with the rest of the team to make sure our services are well-known to the public, to keep customer satisfaction at 100%, and to assist in operations, training, and other administrative duties.

Having lived all over, Kat considers herself a Georgia Peach, a Buffalonian, and a Texan/Austinite (an honor they say takes 10 years!). After graduating from Cornell University, she moved south in search of sunny weather and to rejoin her awesome parents who moved to Austin a year earlier. Prior to working at UOE, Kat worked for 5.5 years as Programs and Outreach Manager for a national non-profit organization focused on health information privacy. In 2013 she went on to a Marketing and Operations role in a corporate setting for the following 5.5 years. While it was tough to leave, she could not pass up the amazing work ahead of her at Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment!

Kat found her husband the old fashioned way — in a bar. They continue to play competitive pool together. Kat is also an active member of USTA and a nearby WGA, playing competitive tennis and golf when time allows. Her favorite part of getting home is saying hello to her zoo, two cats (Doc and Cheezeburger) and two puppies (Tank and Roscoe).

Kenneth Lead Technician

Kenneth
Lead Technician

Kenneth is a life-long resident of a small Central Texas town just outside of Austin. As the youngest of three children, he attended local schools and graduated high school in 1995 in the top 25% of his class, while also working on the family farm, playing football and basketball, and serving in his church youth group as League President. After high school, he began working in retail store fronts, sales, automotive, and service fields. In March of 2010, Kenneth brought his passion for customer service and 15 years of knowledge & experience, and came to work at Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment as a part-time event tech.

Starting at UOE in 2011, he has worked his way up from event technician to our most experienced technician completing the most events every year! In addition to his work in the field, he helps to train a significant number of our technicians nationally and also handles our most prestigious events. Kenneth also participates in sales during the week, assisting with inbound customer inquiries, managing equipment quality, research & development of new technologies, tech scheduling, and event logistics with both technicians and customers. Kenneth has personally hosted more than 800 outdoor movie events and has managed logistics for over 10,000 events during this time at UOE.

Needless to say, he does stay pretty busy, not to mention being newly married in 2017 to his wife.

Chandra
Lead Sales

Chandra has lived in the same area since the age of four. She graduated Valedictorian of her High School class in Georgetown, Texas. She studied Microbiology and Plant Pathology at Texas A&M University. She is passionate about children and in her spare time volunteers with the local high school to mentor. She spends time with children of all ages but is drawn to troubled teens. She has worked in a varied and multitude of areas including owning her own business.

She started with Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment in February of 2017 as an Events Coordinator and has worked her way up to Office Manager and Processing Manager. In her current role as Lead Sales, her expertise in customer service drives her work in training our sales team, creating new programs for our customers and staff, and bridging the gap between booking and executing events. Chandra is also part of our design team that manages the photo booth, including graphic design and equipment updates and maintenance.

In her free time she spends time with her husband Kenneth, four children; Ian, Avery, Beau, and Christian, and her Great Dane, Belle.

The Ultimate Puppies of UOE

The Ultimate Puppies
Directors of Cuteness & Treats

Paxton (left), Piper (center), & Presley (right)

Paxton’s high energy often ignites the office, demanding love and requiring us to closely guard any food left at eye level.

Piper is our resident diva. Despite her short stature, she loves to observe from above, typically sitting on our desks or in our arms.

Presley, a professional fetcher, would like to spend her entire day retrieving tennis balls and swimming.