Congratulations on becoming the proud owner of a fabulous new outdoor theater setup from your friends at Backyard Theater Systems! You’re almost ready to send out the invitations for your very first backyard movie night – but what about all the other little details that go into making your evening the impressive, entertaining success you’re hoping for? Well, we’ve got your back there, too. Here are some pointers for optimizing your backyard movie night experience.
Follow the sun. Keep in mind that your backyard theater system will only provide eye-popping visuals after the sun has gone down. Plan your movie night accordingly by selecting a reasonable start time, or be prepared to serve drinks and small talk until it gets dark enough for everyone to take their seats and enjoy the show.
Clear the way. Cable management is a must if you want to prevent painful trips and falls. Wherever possible, run your cables around the perimeter of the viewing area. When a cable must be extended across a “traffic zone,” tape it down or place a non-slip rug over it. (If you’re still in the process of choosing a system and you’re worried about cable management, consider a rear-projection setup that literally takes the issue out of your guests’ way.)
Watch the weather. Pay careful attention to the weather forecast so you’ll know whether to serve hot cofee or cold beer. Even more important is the ability to take your movie night indoors if things start looking too windy, wet or otherwise rough. Your simplest solution may be to set up an alternative space in your garage – which of course means cleaning it out first.
Still have questions about how to prepare your outdoor theater for its debut? Contact Backyard Theater Systems and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs or concerns!