1. Elizabeth

    You all ROCK! This is the cutest idea ever. Tell me where you got the projector??

  2. Paige

    This is cool! Maybe I’ll host a kids movie night . . .

  3. rebekah

    love it! getting ready to do something similar this weekend! :) love the simplicity!

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  5. Wendy

    I have been wanting to do this forever – Did you have your own projector or did you rig something up? Please let me know as I’m already dreaming up the perfect summer movie! Thanks~ Wendy

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  8. RANDI


  9. We LOVE this idea. We are having an outdoor movie party for my daughters 5th birthday. Do you know what size drop cloth you used?
    Thanks so much!

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  11. Kerri

    How did you handle the sound? Speakers?

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  16. Using a better reflective surface, than a dropcloth would really make the movie much brighter and easier/enjoyable to watch. Your setup was no doubt beautiful, and in true DIYer fashion.
    You can get an inexpensive roll of projector screen material to hand from your frame to still get your great aesthetic, but have a better movie experience.

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    We do this all the time in the summer. We are having one this weekend and the first movie is always for children (will be showing ET Saturday) and the second is more action type for adults (The Counselor, second movie). Everyone contributs snacks and bring their own seating. We have an Epson Moviemate HD85 and fortunately we project onto the garage door which is bright white and it works perfectly. For sound we attach computer speaker system and everyone says it is like being ar the drive-in, only better.

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  24. This would be easy to pull off, especially now that there is a projector that connects with an iPhone. This is a really cool idea.

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