Are you a football fan or a cinema enthusiast? Summer gives you the opportunity to create an outdoor cinema space at home for an unforgettable open-air experience without leaving your home! Thanks to new technologies, everyone can create their own outdoor cinema and install it temporarily or permanently in their garden or on their terrace.
Outdoor cinema installation at home
From old-fashioned white linens, to flat screens and Blu-ray players, to do away with a whole range of modern cinema screens for terraces and gardens; without forgetting the WiFi technology which now allows us to connect devices without cables … Take a look at our ideas for the layout of an open-air cinema space in your home !
Creating an outdoor cinema space at home: how to choose the best location for your screen ?
Watching a movie in an open-air cinema is a pleasant, if not unforgettable, experience. And for it to be successful, you must first choose the best location for your screen. This task is easier to accomplish when you consider all the possible options from the point of view of the available space, without forgetting to think about the number of people who will attend the screening..
Set up an outdoor cinema at home: enjoy the comfort of your home and a realistic experience
Outdoor cinema in your garden for family fun
For example, if you want to set up a backyard cinema screen to surprise other members of your family, consider how many chairs you would need. Do not neglect to reserve a little space for a small coffee table or for a footstool … After all, the outdoor cinema at home is to enjoy the comfort of your home and a good movie at the same time. time !
Great idea for an outdoor cinema at home *
Original screen for outdoor cinema on a terrace with magnificent views
The exterior lighting of your house and the light sources from neighboring residences or from the street are also to be taken into account when installing the cinema screen. For better image quality, avoid spaces that fall directly into the area lit by outdoor lighting..
Modern open-air cinema with sound system
The equipment is also to be taken into consideration when choosing the location of your cinema. Flat screens are generally easy to transport and can therefore be placed outside just a few minutes before showing. Dedicated cinema screens for outdoor use provide a more realistic experience but also require a larger investment.
Large format flat screen for sports enthusiasts and for outdoor garden parties
A large flat screen in your garden will be the center of barbecues and garden parties in the afternoon; this type of equipment will especially appeal to sports enthusiasts who would like to watch their favorite team in high quality.
Vintage-style open-air cinema for a romantic experience
Modern outdoor cinema layout idea on a terrace
Of course, the fact that we have so many modern solutions does not exclude at all the more original solutions which are inspired by the creativity of our parents. A facade or a white sheet will be a beautiful background for a film screening.
Garden terrace with space reserved for the screening of films or sporting events
Large, permanent equipment needs protection from outdoor weather conditions. This applies just as well to flat screens as to cinema screens..
Garden and terrace leisure activities with TV area in an outdoor lounge
The pergola and the garden arbor are natural shelters for this kind of equipment and they would host an outdoor cinema room without any difficulty. Additional advantage of this solution: you will be able to benefit from all the accessories that you already have in this part of the house (fireplace, outdoor bar, comfortable garden furniture, etc.).
Permanent open-air cinema on a semi-open terrace
Flat screen to enjoy movies outside on the terrace
The terraces with pergola, gazebo and garden arbor are areas that are also appreciated for the possibility of watching a movie at another time of the day. This option will particularly appeal to children who are not otherwise allowed to have fun in the garden during hot times during the afternoons..
How to make an outdoor cinema in a small outdoor space
Install your outdoor cinema in a mini outdoor area, taking advantage of the garden fences
Do you own a mini garden or a very small terrace? Above all, do not despair! Instead, take advantage of the front of your house or, why not, a light-colored garden partition to transform it into a support for your outdoor cinema screen. !
Equip your small outdoor terrace with an outdoor cinema by taking advantage of the facade of your house
Even very small terraces can accommodate an open-air cinema lounge: all that would be required is a light-colored wall and a corner sofa facing this improvised screen..
Create a comfortable corner in your improvised cinema room: idea of armchairs and seats
Furniture for terrace decoration with outdoor cinema
Seating is another important part of an outdoor cinema layout. Of course, if you’ve decided to throw a night out with friends to watch a sporting event or a good movie in your backyard, nobody expects your makeshift movie theater to have chairs like those in cinemas in town..
It is only at home that you can enjoy a movie or a sports match lying in a lounging chair !
However, the comfort of your loved ones is essential for a memorable evening. Think of floor cushions, patio chairs, swings and even garden beds for the little ones! Cozy stools will also do the trick, in case you don’t want to clutter up the space with unnecessary furniture.
Original seating solution for an outdoor cinema
Garden leisure activities: outdoor cinema and games in the swimming pool
Original armchair and outdoor seating solutions are not to be excluded from your projects. So here’s a great idea for those afternoon film sessions when it’s hot outside: seats dipped directly into the pool water. A way to cool off and watch an open-air movie at the same time !
The inflatable screen, a clever invention for a modern and easy-to-install outdoor cinema
In addition to all of the equipment and screen types listed above, today there are inflatable screens as well. It is a kind of PVC structure to which a large format screen is attached. Among their advantages: easy transport and the fact that they are very simple to assemble and disassemble. These ingenious screens will appeal not only to those who want to be able to store their cinema equipment when not in use, but also to groups of friends and parents of children who like to throw fun parties outside the home..
Install your screen at the edge of your swimming pool for an impressive visual effect
Outdoor layout idea with flat screen and pool terrace
Installing your outdoor cinema screen by the pool is an interesting and chic idea. In the evening, the pool water will reflect certain images on the screen for an even more magical and impressive atmosphere.
Outdoor cinema in a garden with swimming pool
Small size garden cinema idea with mini pool
If you have a garden with a swimming pool, take the opportunity to leave a little more distance between the screen and the spectators of your projection. This will give you a more realistic effect, just like in closed movie theaters.
Beautiful outdoor cinema room lighting on a small terrace
We have said that outdoor lighting is important for the location of your outdoor theater. But let’s not forget that it is essential for a good atmosphere throughout your evening !
Designer outdoor lighting and terrace with outdoor cinema
Outdoor cinema screen and modern outdoor lighting
In addition to all the designer lighting options for outdoor spaces available today, we will not hesitate to use candles, lanterns, light garlands, solar lamps and light furniture (armchairs, flower pots, etc.).
Outdoor cinema photo of garden with modern light fixtures
All of these lighting accessories will help create a very special atmosphere, while ensuring the safety of all spectators in your improvised movie theater. !
Idea of organizing the outdoor space: modern terrace with flat screen
Open-air cinema with large screen for an exciting experience
* Outdoor cinema layout idea by Belzberg Architects