How To Host An Outdoor Movie Night At Home Or On Vacation

Take in a movie under the stars without ever having to leave the house.

There's never been a better time to host a movie night under the stars with family and friends, and it's probably even easier than you might imagine. With plenty of portable projectors and outdoor film screens on the market, any backyard can easily be converted into a drive-thru movie theater—sans the driving! Just grab yourself some cold drinks, candy, popcorn, and enjoy your private cinema sanctuary!

Anker speaker
This movie projector fits so easily into your luggage, and it also serves as a portable Bluetooth speaker. | Amazon

Enjoy your favorite movies, television shows, games, and more on a large scale with a mini-projector that provides incredible picture quality in an ultra-portable design. Seamless touch controls allow for you to browse your entertainment and navigate menus with pinpoint precision. Android users even have the ability to download and stream from services such as YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu without the need to connect additional devices.

Sure, you can use the wall on your house or a bed sheet, but why not up the quality? | Amazon

Look no further for the perfect companion in backyard movie nights with a portable, folding outdoor projection screen that allows for a crisp, clear, 160-degree viewing angle. The lightweight aluminum frame sets up in just minutes—no tools necessary—as you simply unfold the frame, attach the material and legs, and you're ready to go! The screen also transports easily thanks to square tube construction with an included padded carrying bag.

popcorn maker
It's a movie night, so you'll need the right snacks. | Amazon

No movie night is complete without popcorn, and this microwave popcorn popper can whip up to 15 cups of popcorn in under four minutes flat—enough for the whole family! You simply add kernels to the quick popcorn maker, top with oil or butter and your favorite seasoning, and then place in the microwave for a few minutes. Cool-touch handles make for comfortable handling right out of the microwave and graduated markings on the inner side of the bowl ensure easy measuring. You'll never want to go back to bagged popcorn again!