DIY Movie Night
Set up an easy backyard viewing party
Feeling nostalgic for the drive-ins of yore? Re-create the magic in your own backyard without spending major bucks on fancy equipment. Here's how to make a backyard movie theater:
Rent a movie kit, which includes a DVD player, a projector, and a sound system (about $84 for the weekend; ), and make your own screen.
You'll need 3 yards of blackout fabric (about $6.59 per yard at ) for a screen that's 96 by 54 inches.
Set two 8-foot 2x4s on each end of your fabric and staple-gun the fabric taut to the wood.
Plant the 2x4s in buckets filled with gravel.
Tie rope around the top of the posts and thread it through tent stakes in the ground to secure.
Sit back and pass the popcorn. Watching Netflix in the night air sure beats the couch.