Create the Perfect Cinema Experience In Your Garden

Have you ever been to watch a screening of one of your favourite movies in an unusual place? Imagine watching Harry Potter in the grounds of a Hogwarts style castle. Experiences like this are becoming ever more popular, so much so that people now want to recreate the same experience themselves in the privacy of their own homes and gardens. Have you ever wanted to have people over to yours to watch a movie, yet there’s not really room to invite everyone?

Then you might want to think about taking the cinema experience out into your garden. Read on to find out how to create the perfect outdoor cinema.

What you’ll need to create the perfect outdoor cinema experience.

  • Projector
  • Projection screen
  • Table or stand for your projection equipment
  • Media source for playing the movie
  • An outdoor sound system
  • Lighting
  • Seating
  • Options for keeping warm
  • Food & drink

Projector and Screen Location

First up, you need to decide where you want to screen the movie. There are many options for you to choose from for this. There are options to buy inflatable or solid screens from places like Amazon. Or you could opt for something quainter, like a white sheet pinned up against a wall or draped over a washing line – be wary of the weather. Any wind is likely to affect your viewing pleasure.

The projector you use will also have a huge effect on your viewing pleasure. Look for a projector that uses at least 3000 lumens in the lamp. That way you’ll get maximum viewing pleasure no matter the conditions. If you look for a second-hand option, make sure you check there’s plenty of life left in the projector lamp before you buy.

Lastly, you’re going to need a table, shelf or platform that you can move around to get the perfect position to project your movie onto the screen.

Media Source For Playing The Movie

Your projector should have a USB port or cables for you to connect either a phone, laptop or tablet, or your DVD player if you’re going a little more old school. If you’re using a device like a phone, make sure you’ve got enough battery charge to last for the whole movie. You don’t want your guests getting upset if it stops playing too early!

Outdoor Cinema Sound And Lighting System

How your screening sounds is just as important as how it looks. Bluetooth speakers dotted around will give the ultimate surround sound in your back garden. Couple these with simple garden festoon lighting to give your garden a real cinema vibe.

Seating And Keeping Warm

Time to get comfortable. What seating will you be using? You and your guests want to feel comfortable. Take advantage of the fact that you’re at home, and bring out all the cushions and blankets so you don’t need to move again once you settle down to watch your movie.

Food And Drinks

Let’s be honest for a moment. One of the best things about going to the cinema is the snacks right?

Here’s where you can get really creative and take the cinema snacks to a whole new level. There’s no room for below-par hot dogs or overpriced popcorn. Let your imagination run wild. What would you really want to be snacking on at the cinema? How can you make your popcorn really “pop”? Try adding different toppings and coatings.

Set The Scene

Add an extra element of fun to your movie screening. Send tickets to your guests as a way of invitations. Asking them to arrive in fancy dress ready for the theme of your movies. Such as wizards for a Harry Potter night, or gangsters for a Godfather Movie marathon.

When you’re ready to focus your attention on your garden, let us help you get it right, call our team today on 0330 202 1955 to book in for your free consultation today!

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