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Valentine’s Day is coming up mid-week on a Wednesday this year. Take an over the top approach to your romantic day with a movie for you and your honey in you own backyard!  Imagine suprising your loved one with your own outdoor theater!

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Love is in the air! And your Valentine will love these romantic movies as displayed on your Backyard Theater Systems outdoor theater!

  • La la Land (2016) A big red Valentine to Los Angeles, and the dreamers who inhabit it, La La Land has gorgeous costumes, dizzying choreography and a singing, dancing Ryan Gosling. What’s not to love?
  • The Notebook (2004) That iconic rain-soaked kiss makes The Notebook a romantic classic, powered by the palpable chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, but what really brings on the tears is the relationship between their older characters, played by James Garner and director Cassavetes’s mother Gena Rowlands.
  • You’ve Got Mail (1998)  Tom Hank and Meg Ryan team up for this remake of  “The Shop Around the Corner” Here they play two rivial bookstore owners that unknowingly have been coresponding through email.  Tough they detest eachother in person, on the internet they are very attracted to one another

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Tuesday, June 20th marks the first day of summer 2017

Are you ready for the longer days and warmer nights to come? Then there’s no better way to get your summer off to the right start than by equipping your back yard with its very own outdoor theater system!

Summer is the ideal season for backyard viewings

Everyone is looking for fun things to do. Your house might become the most popular place on your block once you start inviting friends over for summer movie nights. Temperatures are mild enough to enjoy the experience of combining the natural world with the artificial world of the cinema.

Summer movie nights are fun for the whole family

  • Sporting events
  • Kids sleep overs
  • Family reunions
  • Neighborhood block parties
  • Pool parties
  • Birthdays

But what about those longer days?

It’s true that you may have to start your movie watching a bit later in the evening during the summer months. Since projector systems require a reasonably dark ambience for an optimal image. Furthermore there numerous online sunset/sunrise calculators and other data sources you can use, including your local newspaper or weather channel. There’s no excuse not to give your family and friends the sheer fun of the backyard theater experience this summer.

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A complete solution to your outdoor home theater needs.

You can get everything you need in one fully integrated package. Our systems are optimized to work as a cohesive unit. Most of the components are designed and manufactured exclusively for our company.  We offer a wide variety of screens and projectors to fit anyone’s budget and entertainment needs.

Top quality.

Our theater systems are designed to offer superb quality, for a truly immersive home theater experience. Without the noisy fans of inflatable screens and other distracting missteps. Our packages provide exciting options such as rear and front projection screens, Wi-Fi enabled Blu-Ray players and even 3-D capability on all Optoma projectors. We also offer a 1-year in house warranty on all our systems.

Reliable service. 

Family-owned and operated since 2009. With us you’re not just getting an outdoor theater; you’re also getting a dedicated team who are happy to help you select the perfect backyard theater package for your needs. Also if you have any questions about the set up we are here to help. Complete with fast, free shipping and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

With this unique combination of benefits we are confident you will love your new outdoor theater package from Backyard Theater Systems. Contact us today and learn more about the Backyard Theater Systems difference!

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Spring makes everyone a little nutty, especially college basketball fans who go mad when their respective teams make it into the annual tournament known as March Madness. These 16 games,culminating on the championship game itself, determine the best of the best. An event this big deserves to be seen on a big screen-the screen of you outdoor setup from Backyard Theater Systems.

The excitement began yesterday on Selection Sunday. The First Four will be broadcast on truTV March14-15 which can be streamed through your outdoor theater system, followed by the first round and second round through the period of March 16-19.  You’ll find these games on TBS,CBS, TNT and truTV.  Then you’ve got your Regionals March 23-26, followed by the Sweet 16 and Elite 8.  CBS bring you the Final Four on April 1 and 3.

That’s a lot of basketball, but you can record some of the games for coordinating viewings-as long as you and your friends can avoid learning the outcomes beforehand.  Keep in mind that you will need to set up your outdoor theater inside or in the garage to enjoy the big-screen experience during the daytime.

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Sleepovers have been a grand old tradition for generations of children. There’s just something special about this kind of “pajama party,” from sharing nighttime treats to watching favorite movies together – and when you have a full-sized outdoor theater system, that special evening becomes even more amazing. Let’s look at some tips for running a safe, entertaining sleepover show.

The first thing you have to consider, of course, is the choice of titles. Do your homework in advance, paying close attention to the recommended age labels and any warnings about language, violence and so on. You may also want to invite the kids of submit their own requests, which you can vet with everyone’s parents before presenting a final short list. The kids can then pick the evening’s featured entertainment from that group.

How late will your sleepover run? This matters too, since different kids will have different usual bedtimes. Since your outdoor theater setup requires darkness for optimal results, summertime sleepover films may go uncomfortably late unless you deliberately choose a film with a shorter running time. If you want to have more control over your start time, consider moving your backyard theater system indoors (if possible) so you’ll have more light control.

What kinds of treats should you serve at your sleepover screening? Heavy and/or sugary snacks can cause upset tummies and other problems, so you may want to stick with popcorn and other light, healthy options. Make sure you know which kids have allergies to specific foods before you hand out any goodies, at showtime or any other time.

An outdoor theater package from Backyard Theater Systems can make any sleepover a box-office smash with your kids and their friends. Put one of our systems through its paces to see for yourself – and become the coolest parent on the block!

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Has it gotten harder and harder every holiday season to come up with original, dazzling gifts for friends and family members? If you feel like you’re shopping from the same Holiday list every year, maybe it’s time you hit a genuine holiday home run. An outdoor theater package from Backyard Theater Systems can make an unforgettable Holiday present for your family – or for any other important family in your life!

If you think about it, the timing of the December holidays couldn’t better for putting a brand-new big-screen theater system under your own tree this Christmas. You’ll (hopefully) be off from work, the kids will be home from school, and you’ll all be a little stir crazy with the extra time on your hands. What better time to set up the screen, fire up the projector and enjoy some quality time in gorgeous high definition video and rich stereo sound? If Jack Frost is making the great outdoors somewhat less than inviting this winter, move your outdoor theater indoors and keep the entertaining coming. Best of all, you’ll be all set to experience the annual holiday specials in a whole new light.

If you’re already having the time of your life with your backyard theater system, how about giving one to a beloved friend or relative? Who are the movie buffs and TV marathoners in your life? For that matter, which of your loved ones uses media to give business or organizational presentations? Imagine how thrilled these folks will be to receive a high-quality backyard theater system. Better yet, don’t just imagine it – make it happen!

Backyard Theater Systems is happy to be your special Santa this holiday season. Place your order now – and be sure to clear an extra-large space under the tree!

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We’re delighted to announce our newest outdoor theater system. This package features a 135” (over 11 feet) diagonal screen system that can work equally well with both front projection and rear projection. Actually, it’s a pair of screens – one black screen and one white, no-wrinkle stretch screen. The screens are used together for front projection; for rear projection, you’ll just use the white screen. The package also includes:

  • A 720p, 2800-lumen SAVI LED projector
  • Wi-Fi Blu-Ray player
  • 5.25” SAVI active & passive speakers
  • 4 twist stakes and 4 tie-downs
  • Extension cord, RCA audio cables and speaker cable (each 25′ long)
  • A multi-outlet power strip and 800-lumen Tactical Zoom Flashlight

The whole package fits into two padded, portable/storable carry bags. It also fits into your budget, because we’re offering it for an amazing $999.

We’ve previously discussed the respective merits of front-projection and rear-projection outdoor theater systems, including the great advantage of being able to tuck cables and components safely out of view when using rear projection. We also added a beautiful 12-foot rear-projection screen to our product lineup. But you may still find yourself wondering whether you should purchase a front-projection system or a rear-projection system. Well, we’ve answered that question for you – because now you can have both in a single package!

go outdoors with your outdoor theater system? Well, now you can, because this system can also work with an optional rechargeable battery pack. Enjoy your movie nights during camping trips, tailgating parties, or anywhere else that could benefit from some totally “off-grid” fun!

If you’ve been looking for the ultimate in versatility, affordability and sheer fun factor, here it is. Don’t limit yourself to front projection, rear projection or even local electricity availability – contact Backyard Theater Systems and learn more about how you really can have it all!

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Summer’s here, and will be gone before we know it! For many people the summer season stirs up the desire to roam, from family vacations to personal cross-country road trips. But if you won’t be able to hop in the car and engage in a summertime adventure, don’t worry – and, your loved ones and your friends can get all of the fun (with none of the gas expense) by screening a festival of classic road movies on your backyard theater system. Here are some suggestions to get your engines revving.

Easy Rider

Nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar in 1969, this landmark film follows a pair of young misfits as they ride toward California on their Harleys in a countercultural search for “America.” With a talent pool including Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, co-screenwriter Terry Southern and (of course) music by Steppenwolf, you’ll feel “Born to Be Wild.”

Thelma & Louise

This road movie directed by Ridley Scott has grown in reputation from controversial to classic since its initial release in 1991. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon offer a feminist take on the tried-and-true buddy movie formula as they set out on a weekend getaway and end up in a marathon of trouble from Arkansas to the Grand Canyon.

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

Hitchhikers of all ages will have a lot of laughs accompanying Pee Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) on his quest, first to San Antonio and then to Hollywood, to recover his stolen bicycle. This crazy road trip adventure was Tim Burton’s first feature film.

The Road to Morocco

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby use camel power to get them through the desert to Morocco following a shipwreck, where of course they run into Dorothy Lamour. This classic 1940s comedy is one of the highlights of this comedy duo’s six “Road to…” movies.

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August 2016 can mean only one thing to the world’s sports fans: the Rio Olympic Games. This massive multi-sport event is as big as athletic competition gets, so it only makes sense to watch it in the biggest viewing environment possible. If you’ve been on the fence about ordering an outdoor theater from Backyard Theater Systems, this is the ideal moment to equip yourself with out sized audio and video so you’ll feel every bit of the excitement.

One of the nice things about this particular Olympics is the fact that it really will be reaching you more or less as it happens. That’s because Rio is only one time zone ahead of Easter Standard Time, meaning that you aren’t limited to recording events in the middle of the night or waiting until the medals have already been won to see the performances. Even so, NBC (the host network for the Olympics) will be presenting many of the events during daytime hours (10am to 5pm ET/PT), so you may want to record specific events for later viewing on the big screen. The network’s schedule at gives details for broadcasts and live online streams (which can also view on your big screen by plugging your streaming device into your projector).

You might be content to “graze” from the general menu of Olympic events presented by NBC and NBCSN (The NBC Sports Network), but other channels follow specific sports even more closely. For instance, now that golf has returned to the Olympics, the Golf Channel will be covering the various tournaments in depth. Bravo is focusing on tennis, while NBC Universal’s soccer and basketball channels will be prime resources for following those two sports.

Whatever sports you care about, give the 2016 Summer Olympics the full attention it deserves. Order your backyard theater system now!

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One staple of many communities’ summertime entertainment is the evening movie pool party. These events, which are typically held at municipal pools, allow folks of all ages to splash comfortably while watching family classics on a big-screen outdoor theater system. But you don’t have to wait for your city to take the initiative if you have your own pool and your own outdoor theater. And now Backyard Theater Systems offers the perfect complement to such a setup – a 12′ rear-projection screen, the latest addition to our SilverScreen lineup!

Rear-projection setups are much to be preferred if you’re planning a pool-oriented movie screening. For one thing, you don’t have to worry about all the screen shadows created by swimmers’ heads and upper bodies bobbing above the water. Secondly, you’re moving that valuable (end electric) projection equipment well away from the water, with the screen providing an extra splash barrier. Last but not least you won’t have to worry about some kid’s float turning him in the wrong direction and exposing his eyes directly to a front-projected beam of light.

Speaking of floats, you may want to make sure you have several types of floats, air mattresses, inflatable chairs and deck chairs on hand, even if you encourage the neighbors to bring their own. Insist on parental supervision for all the younger guests; this will relieve you of the need to play lifeguard throughout the screening. One final note: While you’ll obviously want to let the sun go down before firing up the projector, your guests may need some strategically-positioned light sources to help them get safely in and out of the pool.

Ready for some big-screen poolside fun this summer? Get a Backyard Theater Systems package with a rear-projection screen, grab some family films and get ready to make a big splash!

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