Movie ProjectorAre you feeling sentimental over the drive-in movie days of the past? You don’t have to just feel sentimental. Instead, you can bring back the good old drive-in experience by settling up an outdoor move theatre in your Okanagan Home.

There are several preparations needed to be done before you set up an outdoor movie theatre under the shining stars for all your neighbours, friends and families.  Here are some of the things you will need to consider.

Obtain Permission

Make sure that you have informed the neighbourhood about your exciting proposal and request for permission as they might be upset about the noise levels caused by the outdoor movie theatre. There is a trick in getting instant approvals from the neighbourhood, invite them. When they are part of the event, they will not stop you from all the fun you will be having.

Space Constraint

You can set up the outdoor movie theatre on your lawn or driveway, as long as there is flat surface for you to place all your equipment and most important of all, the power source. It’s best to set it up somewhere near your garage so that there is sufficient power source for your equipment.

If you do not have a garage, an extension cord may be necessary to get the power you need from inside your home.

The Seating

Get all the lawn chairs, sofas, picnic blankets and bean bags you can find. Then spread them all over the empty space in front of the screen. Get yourself comfy by grabbing extra pillows and blankets; just make sure you do not fall asleep by getting too comfortable. 

Screening Equipment

The fundamental equipment you will need to set up an outdoor movie theatre includes: projector, white screen and speakers. Make sure the projector is set to high brightness and speakers are set to two-channel system. If the area is a distance away from your house, prepare some dim lighting at the sides.

Once you have everything in place and all the neighbours have been invited, you are ready to enjoy the movie. Pop some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show!

Posted by Gillian Krol on
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