The Backyard Movie Theater is evolving at a rapid pace since the American trend is to turn the backyard into a living room. Some might believe we are spoiling our outdoors by rigging it like the indoors, but the majority are making it easier to do inside activities . . . outside. New outdoor theaters and television technology are specifically designed to be used and stored in an outdoor environment. They also have screen coatings which prevent glare from becoming a problem and can connect directly to Wi-Fi networks. In addition to built-in systems, DYI backyard projector screens are popping up all over the neighborhood. The Youtube video shows a DYI in action.
By ‘taking it outside’ you extend gathering options and living space while bringing families together. What better way to ‘hang-out with the Fam’ 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 program. Post-sundown breeze? Curl up under a cozy blanket and binge-watch TV with your friends on the big screen.
The novelty of outdoor entertainment systems is catching on. And why not? 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. Having a backyard kids party or special event? Play theme movies or videos. Much like the ancient Greeks built open-air theaters, your audience is family, neighbors and friends . . . enjoying the fun of a backyard movie theater.