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What’s Trending in Outdoor Living Spaces? Backyard Movie Theaters, baby!

Movie Night in the Backyard is making its debut in neighborhoods across the country. Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies . . . and head out the back door . . . It’s Showtime!

A quick decade ago it was movies in the park, remember? Where a blend of nature elements mixed with old-time favorite movies became a ‘family-thing-to-do’ for entertainment together. There’s something about the fresh outdoors plus the cloak of darkness that’s enticing. Or is it the freedom to roam about at the same time you’re under the spell of the big screen? As we head into 2020, change your scenery by ‘taking it outside’ with a Backyard Movie Theatre.

Hang-out with the Fam

What better way to build family memories then planning a night of movies under the stars? The large screen allows you to watch from all areas of your landscape. Want cozy? Choose the firepit seat wall . . . Smores and a movie works. Or need to soak the day away? Choose the hot tub and watch your favorite programs. Post-sundown breeze? Curl up under a cozy blanket and binge-watch TV on the big screen. That is the beauty of it. Hanging out together with loads of options.

Man Caves Move Over, Backyard Movie Screens are the New kids on the Block

You don’t need to spend your weekends indoors on the couch just because its football season. Gather the guys around the kitchen bar and outdoor living room. An outdoor kegerator adds a movie-theatre snack-bar feel to the fun. Got peanuts and popcorn?

The novelty of outdoor entertainment systems is catching on. And why not? It’s fun and can be easier than you think to create.

Do It Yourself – You got this

DYI backyard projector screens are popping up all over the neighborhood. Isn’t it time you got a piece of the action? Watch this Youtube video to see a DYI in action.

Not Just for the Neighbors Down the Street

Big Screens & Outdoor Entertainment Systems are catching on. These novelty projection screens can be for anyone as you saw. And the price tag seems right too. Whether you use them for sports nights, movie nights, or family gatherings, they are certainly a fun-filled entertainment option. Having a backyard kids party or special event? Play theme movies or videos in the background. Much like the ancient Greeks built open-air theaters, your audience is family, neighbors and friends . . . enjoying the fun of a backyard movie theater.

That’s a Wrap!

Thank you Micah Dennis, Outdoor Living Guy, for this fun and informative DYI video. We love all of your Exterior Design YouTube videos. (Alyvia his assistant too!) Looking for other landscape ideas? Check out over 130 finished designs in our Portfolio.  Best yet, have us over to check-out your landscape. Paradise Restored gives free of charge consults where we share loads of ideas and can help you visualize your dreamscape.

 

 

Thanks for Dropping In

Until next time . . . Get Outside Portland!

Kim Thibodeau, Exterior Design Services

Landscape Blogger, Video Reveal Specialist

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