Learn to Create Your Own Backyard Box Office
In this article we reveal how to create your own outdoor cinema.
Setting up an outdoor home theater is a fairly large undertaking, not only in terms of physical installation, but also in money outlay. A sensible option would be to host a 'trial night', whereby you would loan the equipment and an operator to try it out. This way you can get a feel for all the technical details and decide on the perfect requirements for your home.
If it's the 'Wow' factor you're after, and then think how to make the most of these important factors, which will determine your Al Fresco Theater kit.
- Do you have a good spot to site the outdoor screen
- Where could you place the projector / screen
- Is there safe access for the electrical supply
- Where is the best location for the speakers
- Can you safely conceive the power leads
Consider the sunlight at different times of the day – maybe you'll use your Al Fresco theater more in the evening, however do think about excess lights from street lighting or next doors' tennis court
How can you set out the seating, so that the 'audience' can all see clearly
Be considerate to your neighbors – how loud should you have the movie sound track?
Most locations are suitable for your garden Box Office, even incorporating a room from the house that flows into the garden, using this as the site for the projector. This allows a safer arrangement for the power supply and technical equipment, as it is weather protected and away from interference of the audience. The only equipment outdoors is the display or projector and speakers, which need to be weather proofed.
It is also possible to use the outside cinema for fund raising, however do check the licensing arrangements.