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How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Movie Night


As summer waves goodbye and fall begins to make its presence known, ideas for how to enjoy cooler fall weather begin to look more appealing. One perfect event to host as the evening temperatures reach near-perfection is an outdoor movie night. It takes careful planning and attention to detail to make a movie night a huge success. Here are a few suggestions to make your outdoor movie night the event of the fall season.

The Screen Matters

Kristine Thomason writes for HGTV.com that the screen definitely has to be considered first and foremost. You can't just roll some 42 inch television out to the deck with an extra long cord running into the house. Projectors have gotten much more affordable over the years and there are a lot of options for a screen. Renting a large inflatable screen is one way to show your fall outdoor movie. Another easy solution is a covered patio solution, like LifeRoom by Four Seasons, with automatic screens. LifeRoom screens make for the ultimate big screen experience. The best part? When the movie is finished, you can retract the screens for a full view of the stars.


The Right Kind of Food

Think about the kind of food people like to eat at the movies. Beyond just "what" you serve, it is equally important to consider how it is presented. Better Homes & Gardens suggests that a serve yourself option is a great addition to your movie night. Have a long table where your guests can get what they want in whatever quantity. Make the presentation bowls colorful and decorative. You may even consider renting, borrowing or buying a movie-style popcorn popping machine. Since it is fall, don't forget to have a little hot cocoa available for your guests as well.


Lighting Matters

Thomason with HGTV.com also writes that just as movie theaters have lights to illuminate the aisles, you will want to light the path for your outdoor movie guests. Stringing lights, or adding some solar or LED lights on the pathway to the food table, into the house or to the driveway will add a touch of class (not to mention safety) to your event.  LifeRoom patio cover solutions feature LED lights that turn your outdoor movie theater into a VIP premier movie showing!

Adding these extra touches as well as some fall-specific comforts such as blankets in case there is a chill, or perhaps a few space heaters to warm the area will make your fall movie a huge success! A small fire pit will also add some ambient lighting and some extra heat as well. Remember the small details and you can't go wrong.

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