Take a family movie night to the next level by inviting all of your friends and family to come over to watch a movie and make it an experience no one will soon forget by creating an outdoor movie theater. Creating an amazing experience is not overly difficult if you have a home theater projection, sound system, and a sheet. The following guide walks you through the quick and easy process of creating an outdoor movie theater.
Hang the Sheet
The first thing you need to do is hang a white sheet somewhere in your yard. You can hang it from tree limbs or simply tape it to the side of your house. You want to use a white sheet so that all colors in the movie will be easy to see.
Position the Projector
Next, you need to set up the home theater projector on a table so that it will shine directly onto the sheet. Be sure to do a few test runs before the actual showing of the movie to ensure that it is easy to see.
Position the Sound System
Set up the sound system so that it is situated around the area where everyone will be sitting so that it will be easily heard by everyone. You want to be sure that you do not turn it so loudly that it will bother your neighbors, but want it to be loud enough that everyone can distinguish what the actors are saying.
Create a Seating Area
Everyone needs a place to sit during the movie. Have everyone bring chairs with them to ensure adults have chairs to sit in. Create pads with blankets near the sheet so that younger children can easily lay down and watch the movie when they start to get tired.
You want to be sure that you have refreshments for everyone to enjoy during the movie. Popcorn, fruit snacks, and chips are all great options. Juice and water are ideal for children. Make a few pictures of alcoholic drinks for any parents who want to drink alcohol during the event.
You want to be sure that you plan the event to take place when it is dark outside. The darker it is outside, the easier it will be for everyone to see the movie. Be sure to send have guests RSVP that they are coming to ensure that you get enough refreshments for everyone to enjoy during the party.