Create Your Own Drive In Theater

If you have been longing for those Drive-In theater experiences you must make your own at home. It’s as simple as using a sheet, a wall, anything for your “movie screen” You can even rent inflatable screens along with the movie projectors inexpensively. Try funflicks.com.

To set the stage, you’ll need:

  1. A great location. You want comfy and quiet but also dark so you can control the light. Sometimes you can get creative and make this indoors too.
  2. Equipment – think screen, projector, dvd or computer player and sound system.
  3. Pick a great movie that works for the crowd.

Here are some summer movie classics:

  1. Think seating – great fold up chairs, comfy seating or a blanket.
  2. Get rid of bugs day before. You don’t have to douse yourself in harsh chemicals; they have lots of more natural options to repel bugs.
  3. Utilize soft lights like candles You want it dark enough to see the movie, but you also want a little light for function and ambiance.
  4. Let neighbors know about the lights and noise in advance –maybe include them in!

Fun spins on outdoor movie night popcorn:

Curry popcorn:

1/2 cup popcorn kernels popped in vegetable oil tossed with 1 tablespoon curry powder (4 servings)

Bacon popcorn:

1/2 cup popcorn kernels popped in 1 tablespoon bacon fat; drizzle with 1/4 stick of melted butter and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup; toss. Sprinkle two strips of crispy bacon, crumbled, on top of popcorn. (4 servings)

popcorn

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