Kids playing games on a Backyard Theater System

Backyard Theater Systems - Buying Guide

Deciding on what Theater System is best to suite your needs is an important decision! Below are some questions that you should ask yourself before deciding on a system.

  • Where will I use my theater system most often?
  • What is the size of my usual audience?
  • Will I be traveling often with my system? Will I need extra portability?

Movie Theater System Comparison Chart

Recreation SilverScreen™ QuikScreen QuikScreen Pro Showcase
Screen Type Black-backed fabric and Stretch White Fabric tethered between 2 support stands. Electronic Roll/ Wall Mountable Honey Comb Expanding Frame with Black-backed White Velcro Screen Honey Comb Expanding Frame with Black-backed White Velcro Screen Honey Comb Expanding Frame with Black-backed White Velcro Screen
Screen Sizes in Feet 9, 11, and 15 9 12 and 16 12 and 16 16 and 20
Projection Type Front and Rear Front Front Front Front
Speakers 5.25” Active and Passive Set Active and Passive Set 8” Active and Passive Set 8” Active and Passive Set 10” 2 Active and Passive Set
Portability Complete System fits into 2 Padded Carry Bags Includes a Gear Bag to fit all small accessories. Includes a Media Storage Case for the Frame, Screen, and Accessories. Includes 2 Media Storage Cases for the Frame, Screen, and Accessories. Complete System fits between 2 Media Storage Cases and Gear Bag
Accessory Bundle Flashlight, Multiple Outlet Strip, and Extension Cord Flashlight, Mounting Kit, Multiple Outlet Strip, 3 Way Outlet Adaptor, and Extension Cord Flashlight, Multiple Outlet Strip, and Extension Cord Flashlight, Multiple Outlet Strip, and Extension Cord Flashlight, Multiple Outlet Strip, Extension Cord, Microphone, and Audio Mixer

The chart below is a helpful tool to determine the appropriate screen size for your audience. Depending on the venue and location these numbers may vary.

  9 Foot 11-12 Foot 15-16 Foot 20 Foot
Audience Size Up to 100 Up to 250 Up to 600 Up to 1500