Ah, the joys of watching a movie in the great outdoors.
Imagine the gentle summer breeze keeping you cool as you are transported into a whole different world.
Why go to the cinema with hundreds of strangers when you can watch a movie in the privacy of your own outdoor living space?
What’s even better is that you save power costs that would otherwise add to your electricity bill when you choose to sit outdoors. And if the whole family, including relatives, is coming over, you have a larger area to entertain them. Plus, there’s no need to worry about cleaning up the entire house after everyone leaves.
Watching a movie outdoors is a novel experience of its own.
How to Set Up Your Outdoor Movie Theatre Things You Will Need
What to Be Mindful Of Location
Pick a good location for your movie night. It should be comfortable and spacious. There needs to be a good amount of distance between the projector screen and projector for the movie to be clear and in focus. The backyard is an ideal spot for such activities. The patio, not so much.
You don’t want your guests put off by an unkempt backyard. Make sure the foliage is trimmed properly and there aren’t overhanging branches obstructing people’s view. Before the movie night, landscape the backyard or garden thoroughly to make for an appeasing cinema spot.
If outdoor movie nights aren’t a frequent occurrence in your household, do not invest in a projector. You can easily rent a projector online. Make sure you test your projector a day before the event to ensure it is in working condition and compatible with your movie player.
Pop-Up Movie Screen
Pop-up screens come in all shapes and sizes. You can even rent one online with the projector. Chances are if someone is putting up a projector on rent, they will include the movie screen, too.
This isn’t something you should not compromise on. Shade is essential for a good time. You need to make sure everyone stays protected from unexpected rain or dust storms. A smart thing to do is to check the weather forecast for the week and make sure you’re prepared.
An even smarter thing to do is to invest in shade options for your outdoor living space. These include patio covers, garden shades and pergolas. Pergolas are best because they are durable, resilient and provide a great aesthetic. If you install a pergola, you will greatly enhance the beauty and value of your patio or backyard and keep everyone safe from the vagaries of nature. If the process seems cumbersome, you can hire professionals to install a pergola for you.
An outdoor movie night is a great experience for you and your guests. Rent a projector and pop-up movie screen, install a pergola, get some snacks and drinks, and you can enjoy the experience of a cinema in the comfort of your backyard.