After a long day hanging out on the lake or hitting the trails, there’s nothing better than curling up to a cozy night around the big screen with tasty snacks and cabin classics. This summer, take movie night to the next level with an al fresco screening of your cabin crew’s favorite flicks. Here’s how to achieve the perfect setup.
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VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector - Shop it here: Amazon.com
Of course, the first essential you’ll need is the projector! The price tag can vary wildly from the more budget-friendly VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector
, which boasts more than 8,000 five-star reviews, to the pricy but powerful ViewSonic PX747-4K Home Theater Projector
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Some projectors come with a screen, but you may need to purchase one separately. Sizes vary, so make sure to grab one that’s compatible with your projector’s capabilities. For a seriously cinematic experience you could go with a 14-foot inflatable screen
. Or keep it simple with a portable screen/stand combo.
(P.s.! A little creativity can turn a white sheet into a quick-and-easy DIY screen
All Kinds of Cords
Don’t forget the nuts and bolts of your setup! You’ll likely need a few extension cords
, and depending on what device you’ll be playing the actual movie from (streaming on a laptop, phone, or using a dvd) you may need a HDMI cable
The Fun Stuff
Blankets and Rugs
The Perfect Place to Lounge
An inflatable lounger air sofa
is easy equally easy to store and inflate. No pump required, simply wave through the air to fill. Shop here: Amazon.com
are outdoor-friendly and come with the insert. Prop them up on your cabin's porch until the next movie night. Shop here: Wayfair.com
Bucket of Beverages
What's a movie night without popcorn? This nostalgic popcorn maker
makes up to 10 cups of popcorn per batch--enough to keep the snacks going all night long!
Keep bugs at bay all through the evening with citronella candles
that boast the added benefit of boosting the outdoor ambiance. Shop it here: Wayfair.com