There is nothing more exciting than having an outdoor home theatre in your backyard. With growing prices of gas and theme park tickets, it is better to have some adventure in your own backyard. You can combine your regular summer activities like pool parties and BBQs with your own outdoor home theatre system. It would take just a little labor and some resourcefulness and you can set up your own backyard hometheatre system.
First of all what you will need is a screen. You can purchase a 100 inch readymade portable screen or you can make your own home made screen. To make your home made screen all you need is a king size white bed spread. This can be used as your movie screen. A readymade screen will be a better option as you can get a better image, on a more reflective surface. But it will add to your total cost. If you are planning for a readymade screen then buy a screen bigger than what you think you need. That will give you more space to adjust the image and the video projector distance.
Then you need a good place for your screen. If you are using the bed spread screen, then you can hang it on the wall or clothes line. But readymade screens come with a tripod stand. But you have to make sure that it has enough ground space to stand on. But if you are using a bed spread screen, then you’ll have to fasten it properly on to the stand or frame so that it does not flap in the breeze. You will also need duct tape, hooks and other materials to fasten your screen. If you plan to mount your screen on the wall then make sure that you have enough
space on the wall to insert the hooks and other holding materials.
Then you need a good movie projector to watch your favorite movie on your backyard screen. Movie projectors used to be expensive and used only for business presentations and commercial entertainment. But nowadays it has become more available and affordable for everyone. They have become less expensive. There are many types of projectors available in the market. But an LCD projector would be a better option. It provides bright and better image at reasonable prices.
To select the best position for your projector, you have to adjust it by yourself. Select a position where you get the best image. You will need a Blu-ray disc player for the best viewing experience. Place your screen in a place where the lighting is perfect for a good viewing experience. Make a storage space in your house or in your backyard to store the essential components and to store the screen, projector and speakers after watching the movie. Place your screen and other components of your outdoor theatre away from your pool or BBQ grill, as the heat or humidity can affect them.
Before you begin the movie night, invite your neighbors and make sure that you have the right movie for a family audience. Store sufficient food for everyone in the storage space, as food is the most essential part of a movie.