Create your own backyard movie theater with these affordable products

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Make memories worthy of an Oscar with these outdoor movie night essentials. (Source: iStock)
Make memories worthy of an Oscar with these outdoor movie night essentials. (Source: iStock)

Sometimes it’s too hot to roast a marshmallow, but you still want to enjoy those summer nights outside, so why not watch a movie in the yard? The summer blockbuster is an American tradition, and technology is making it easier than ever to host a movie night at home. It’s not as complicated (or expensive) as you’d think.

Whether you want to catch up on the classics or have a viewing party of the latest Marvel film, this gear will ensure that everyone wants to watch it at your place. Invite some friends over, roll out the popcorn machine, and watch the stars come out over your silver screen.

Blockbuster savings

Gourmet butterfly popcorn makes a movie night memorable. (Source: Amazon)
Gourmet butterfly popcorn makes a movie night memorable. (Source: Amazon)

$7.19 $8.99 at Amazon

Pop your own corn and skip the theater markups. Connect Snack Gourmet Popcorn is delicious and made with a commitment to sustainability. It’s grown by family farmers without harmful nitrogen fertilizers and doesn’t have any synthetic ingredients or GMOs. Plus, just one bag of kernels can make over one hundred cups of yummy popcorn. Grab yours while there's still a 20% off coupon to apply when you checkout.

Make your backyard theater authentic with popcorn buckets that double as decor. (Source: Amazon)
Make your backyard theater authentic with popcorn buckets that double as decor. (Source: Amazon)

$14.99 at Amazon

Get that silver screen nostalgia flowing with these fun and retro Kedudes Movie Night Popcorn Boxes. They’re Amazon’s Choice products, and the classic design will inspire countless selfies at your movie night party.

This portable projector screen can be used indoors and outdoors. (Source: Amazon)
This portable projector screen can be used indoors and outdoors. (Source: Amazon)

$19.99 $39.99 at Amazon

Make sure everyone can see the main attraction with this Taotique 4K Movie Projector Screen. It supports a 160-degree viewing angle, so even crowds will see an undistorted picture. The canvas is made of a soft wrinkle-proof material, so it can be folded and stored when you’re done with it. This is an Amazon’s Choice product, and right now it’s 50% off.

Keep your movies looking their best with a hi-def projector. (Source: Amazon)
Keep your movies looking their best with a hi-def projector. (Source: Amazon)

$88.99 $145.99 at Amazon

Relish every frame with this Vecupou Mini WiFi Projector. It’s WiFi-enabled and compatible with most streaming devices. This new model has 80% more brightness and contrast thanks to a lens treatment specifically designed to look great outside. It can show movies in up 1080P HD quality and is Amazon’s Choice.

Water-resistant, foam-padded blankets bring added comfort to any outdoor event. (Source: Amazon)
Water-resistant, foam-padded blankets bring added comfort to any outdoor event. (Source: Amazon)

$29.99 at Amazon

You’ve got all the tools to fill the seats with these Michael Josh Picnic Blankets. These Amazon Choice portable throws are layered with foam, fleece and water-resistant backing to keep you dry. They also roll up into a convenient tote with a handle attached when you're ready for cleanup.

Don’t just watch the movie feel the sound around you. (Source: Amazon)
Don’t just watch the movie feel the sound around you. (Source: Amazon)

$219.00 at Amazon

Get movie theater sound in the comfort of your own home thanks to the Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Bluetooth Speaker. This small, wireless speaker can really bring the noise — delivering 360° sound to your next movie night.

This durable and portable speaker is water resistant, so you can also take it poolside to play tunes or to host an outdoor movie night. It features an improved battery life, giving you up to 13 hours of battery power.

This Bose SoundLink Speaker isn’t just for movie night. It has a built-in microphone, so you can use it for your next Zoom meeting or family chat. It easily connects via Bluetooth, allowing you to connect to your Alexa, Echo Dot and phone. Bonus: You can connect two devices at once so you can easily switch between them. Use the convenient app to manage your connected devices.

Nothing like a summer movie night

Skip the expensive theater and take advantage of these prices. You'll surely have your guest talking about your movie parties for weeks to come.

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