First and foremost, the pics!http://www.treyandcat.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=22064
I have been reading what it takes to have a nice sized backyard theater, so I decided to give it a try.
I found it was much easier for me to just set a date for my initial showing to get the ball rolling. As soon as I set the date and let a single person know, I was able to get the ball rolling.The Setup
Its really a pretty easy and simple setup.
- Mitsubish HD1000u Projector
- 164x92 inch screen
- Xbox 360 for media and gaming
- Old Sony DE935 Receiver
- Paradigm Mini Monitors and CC-350 center
We were rebuilding our theater room in the house, so I had a few parts ready for the backyard.The Location
The location was easy our backyard! But seriously, the direction of the movies was a big issue. I didn't want to blast it at everyone in the neighborhood, but i also wanted the screen to be visible from the street when the gate on the fence was open (so guests knew where to go).
I decided to use some existing 4x4 posts we had from a fence we removed (since we are on the end of the neighborhood we have a brick wall built behind the wooden privacy fence). Anway, my wife's garden made a good barrier, and we had a great time during the movie. The first film was Ratatouille
. For those of you who have not watched this, it is most excellent.
This is just the beginning of theater season here in Sugarland / Houston, TX as the weather was impeccable. A nice 68F at movie start, and perfect throughout the film. We had 25 guests at the first showing, and we are hoping for more in the future. A good burger, some hot dogs, guacamole, and a few BE
ages made the night.
Comments are suggested, and completely appreciated. I definately had fun doing this with my family and friends. If you are in the Houston area and want to come to the 2nd showing, just send me an IM. Thanks again for the great ideas everyone.