Setting an Outdoor Home Theater for Your Kids

Would you like your children to be able to enjoy an outdoor theater experience in those summer evenings when it is a pity to stay indoors? Have you ever considered installing an outdoor home theater in your garden or backyard? It may sound complicated, but it is a great alternative to driving to a cinema and paying that overpriced movie ticket just to sit inside a dark room with dozens other people. If the idea of an outdoor home theater sounds great, but you don’t know how to start building one, we are here to help you. Let’s see how you can set one up!

What Do You Need to Put up an Outdoor Home Theater?

A Screen


First of all, you will need a screen on which to project the movies. In this respect, we suggest you use one or two thick white sheets. Just iron them really well and sew them together with a white thread. However, if you want to be more “authentic”, you can also buy a screen. There are places where you can purchase free-standing portable screens. And they are large enough for you to use them as an outdoor home theater. Of course, the quality of the image will be better with a “professional” screen. But if you don’t want to spend a lot of money setting this up, the white sheets will work as well.

Where Should I Place the Screen?

Now that you have decided on the type of screen you want to use, you have to think about a place where you can install it. If you are using sheets, you can hang them on a wall, or from a clothesline. You can even make your own frame. But whatever alternative you choose, remember that the sheets have to be well fixated. This will prevent the wind from disturbing them.

A Video Projector

The next step in building an outside home theater is to get a video projector. This is the most expensive step out of all of them. But even if many video projectors are really expensive, you can find cheaper ones as well. And they work perfectly fine for an outside home theater.

Before choosing a video projector, you have to think if you want it to be 2D or 3D. Of course, 3D instantly sounds more appealing, but don’t forget that you will also pay for the 3D Blu-ray Disc player, 3D glasses, and 3D Blu-ray Disc movies.

How Do I Select the Video Projector?


Before buying a video projector, remember there are environmental factors that you have to take into account, such as the size of your backyard, and how much light there is to alter the quality of the movie. In order to select the best video projector, you also have to pay attention to its features. Look for brightness, contrast, pixel density, input, and so on. If you want to learn more about the perfect video projector for an outdoor home theater, make sure to check out this article. Finally, remember that you also need a source, provided by a Blu-ray Disc or DVD player.

If you cannot wait to start building an outdoor home theater, now that we’ve told you all about it, make sure to check our steps and you will be done in no time. Good luck!

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Bonnie Enos
Bonnie Enos
I spend my time in my garden trying to create the greatest outdoor space possible. My garden is my happy place and where you will always find me on a nice day. I take my experience and share it here for you to read!