Outdoor Movie Night

Updated: May 13, 2020

With the nights getting warmer, evening family time is heading outside. Set up an outdoor movie night for a unique experience that your family is sure to love!

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Here are a few things you will need to transform your backyard into an outdoor movie theater:

1. Projector

Video projectors can be expensive but the one linked below is a great price for an occasion like this. Although this portable projector has speakers built-in, you may want to use additional speakers, especially if you will be showing the movie to a large crowd.


2. Projecting Surface

Decide what you will project the movie onto - this could be something as simple as a white sheet. There are many ways to create a movie "screen". Try hanging a sheet between trees or draping a sheet over a fence. If you want to go big, you can order an outdoor movie screen.

3. Blankets and pillows and chairs, oh my!

You will need comfy seating for your outdoor movie. Place chairs in your lawn just as movie theater seating is arranged. If you have outdoor furniture, provide pillows and blankets for added comfort! Alternatively, you could place blankets and pillows in the grass.

4. Movie snacks

To make your outdoor movie night feel like a real treat, make sure to supply movie snacks! Popcorn, boxes of movie candy, and hotdogs are all great options for your movie-viewing guests.

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