Charlotte siblings start backyard movie business during pandemic

The brother and sister duo wanted to bring a sense of normalcy to an otherwise tough time during the pandemic.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There’s no doubt about it, the Coronavirus has completely the changed our every day lives. Going places comes with caution and visiting with others comes with strict restrictions.  But for two Charlotte siblings, the pandemic brought opportunity.  16-year-old Sophie Thrasher and her 14-year-old brother, Stephen, found a way to connect people and bring a sense of normalcy to an otherwise tough time. 

“We feel like the backyard movie creates more of a sense of community than going to a movie theater or just having a movie inside your home,” said Sophie.

The brother and sister team started Starlight Films, a business that helps create the movie night experience in customer’s own backyards.

“Most people don’t want to go into movie theaters and they still want to be

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