How To Create A Perfect Backyard Movie Night

Have you ever thought of recreating a movie night at your backyard? It is always movie theatres that come to our mind when we talk about watching a movie. There are a lot of ways wherein we can watch a movie. Deciding where is the greatest question. Sometimes, we find ourselves squeezing in a crowded cinema for a family day or date with someone. Why not build and create your own outdoor cinema and enjoy the privacy of your sweet home.

First, let us identify what you need to create the perfect backyard movie night for you and for the whole family.

Find the right location

Setting the right location of outdoor cinema from your home should be from your garden or patio. It must be sheltered from wind and dry. It is also essential to check that this is not in a spot where streetlights or bright indoor lights might reflect against the screen.  

Setting up your screen

When it comes to set up, it is always important to keep it plain and simple. If you have a white wall at the house facing the backyard, you can use this as a screen if you don't have a white wall and don't want to spend too much on a date night. You can create your DIY screen. You need a white blanket to cover one side of your wall. You can tack the top and bottom edge of the blanket to ensure that the blanket stays on the wall and won't fall off.

Make use of a projector

If you want to make a perfect backyard movie cinema, it is recommended to use a projector instead of a TV. Dragging your TV outside, you still need to mind your cables and wires. Plus it is not a good suggestion once the weather changes. Making use of the projector is portable and can be carried immediately once the weather started to change.

Choosing the right movie  

Movie selection for the big night is crucial. It is always the key for the night. It depends on your mood and the audience for the movie night. It could be wholesome or daring; the important thing is that your guest enjoys their stay.

Prepare a feast

This is the most important part during a movie night as you need to keep your audience alive and awake if you have a snack to serve. Popcorn and lemonade will do make sure that it is refillable. If you have invested in an outdoor oven, this is also the best time to use it. Nothing beats combining a barbeque party with a movie night. If you ran out of popcorn, make sure that run to your local convenience store to keep the movie night memorable.    

Make sure your guest feels comfy.

When it comes to seating it's a different scene and depends on who you are with. For a date night, it is always important to make it comfortable and cozy. Choosing PouchCouch inflatable couch lounger as one of your set-up for seating is the right choice. Since we want everything portable for a backyard movie night, PouchCouch is compact and easy to use and inflate as you don't need any pumps. The material is made from the heavy duty parachute fabric and is very durable. Easy roll-up design lets this lounger fit into the small pouch (included once you have purchased).  

It is the easiest way to inflate through indoors and outdoors. It's also a perfect gift for camping. For a family movie night, it is best to lay a groundsheet on the floor of your patio or backyard. This is to protect from any moisture or stones and rocks surrounding the place. Layer the ground with blankets cushions and beanbags.

You can also make it more sophisticated by throwing down a few rugs, colourful pillows or even hammocks to relax on. Just make sure everyone has a good view and keep blankets aside so that when it comes colder, this can be easily pulled out.

For hammocks, we recommend using PouchCouch Camping Hammocks. These are lightweight and compact. Made from parachute nylon fabric, which has a strong, breathable, durable, fast-drying and comfortable. Unlike tents, all the accessories can be perfectly fit into the attached small sack in less than a minute.

It is multifunctional; the camping hammock is a perfect alternative for tent, sleeping pad, hanging bed, ground mat, swing or cradle. It can be easily and quickly hang in the jungle, beach, patio and even in your bedroom as long as there are trees, hammock stands, rings or hooks. This can stand wherever you want to relax.

Keep it low and neighbourly

In doing a backyard movie night, it is always necessary to consider being polite and to think of your neighbour. Keeping them awake is impolite. We need to consider also the material of the movie night being shown on our big screen. Showing something inappropriate will make your neighbour uncomfortable. As a rule, it is always a good idea to keep your movie selection as PG and free from nudity, violence and any kind of gore. That is why it is important to choose the right movie.

Did you know that the best way to have a hassle free movie night is to invite your neighbours? Even though they don't care to come, it's a nice gesture and will make it more tolerant of them of any disturbances.

Finally, you don't have to go out and drop tons of your money when watching a movie from your backyard; you just need to release your creative side.