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Awesome Outdoor Movie Screens

Updated on June 7, 2014

Top Rated Outdoor Projection Screens

Watching movies on a nice projection screen during a warm summer evening can be an unforgettable experience. If you have a patio or backyard in a warm climate zone - why stay inside and stare at a small tv? Bring the family outside and share the excitement of a big screen show.

The quality of materials is a lot better than what it used to be with higher contrast and clarity. If you have a powerful projector you can easily use a video screen outdoors in a shaded area during daytime.

The three best outdoor movie screens are listed below in different sizes depending on how big you want your cinema show to be.

Image shows the OS115 Portable Outdoor Movie Theater Screen

Pop-up Inflatable Movie Screen

Gemmy 39127-32 Deluxe Outdoor Inflatable Movie Screen, 12-Ft. Widescreen
Gemmy 39127-32 Deluxe Outdoor Inflatable Movie Screen, 12-Ft. Widescreen

If you want really a really big projection screen at a reasonable price, and one that stows away in a regular trunk bag: a inflatable movie screen is the way to go.

 

Huge 132 Inch Indoor Outdoor Cinema Screen

Huge projection screen
Huge projection screen

If you want a truly huge projection screen the OS132 is what you are looking for. The big size means you get a true cinema experience but it also means you need to put some distance between the viewers and the screen. For me this is excellent because I feel it is more comfortable with some distance rather than sitting on front row with a craned neck.

Setting up the movie screen only takes few minutes. You simply connect the one inch metal tubing frames, clip on the movie screen and tighten few straps to flatten the surface. The 600 x 600 reflective Oxford Nylon material delivers rich colors and high resolution. A detachable black backside which blocks the ambient light can be removed to facilitate rear projection. Comes complete with carry bag.

Get the popcorn, take a seat and start the projector with your favorite movie - or why not a live feed of the sports game?


OS 132-inch Super Outdoor Indoor Cinema Screen

This the best portable movie screen if you have a large backyard, a large family, or simply want the biggest of everything.

The shielded porch outdoor cinema solution

Elite Screens Spectrum, 106-inch Diag 16:10, Electric Motorized 4K/8K Ready Drop Down Projector Screen, ELECTRIC106X
Elite Screens Spectrum, 106-inch Diag 16:10, Electric Motorized 4K/8K Ready Drop Down Projector Screen, ELECTRIC106X

Q: Can you use a traditional projector screen outside?

A: Absolutely!

As long as you have the mount and roll-up mechanism of the projection screen shielded from rain.

 

Who is an outdoor projection screen for?

A outdoor movie screen is perfect for spending quality time with the family, as entertainment during bbq parties, or gather the neighbor sports fans to watch live games.

Indoor / outdoor projection screens like these are also suitable for community shows, sporting events and business seminars.

Q: Is setting up a outdoor movie screen difficult? - A: It is super easy!

Here is a good video demonstration of how easy and fast you rig a portable projection screen. The video is about 7.5 minutes but if you cut out the explanatory descriptions, the assembly is easily done in 5 minutes or less.


 


120-Inch Portable Outdoor Movie Screen

Shown here is the Camp Chef 120 inch model which has hundreds of positive reviews. It offers a good balance between size and portability. This is my personal favorite and I give this movie screen a five star rating.

92 inch hanging projection screen
92 inch hanging projection screen

Lightweight Hanging Projection Screen

The weatherproof 92 inch movie screen is very lightweight and best suited to be suspended.

This is the screen you get for viewing from a closer distance.

There are feet you can buy for it but these are quite flimsy and you are better off without them. Just hang the screen wherever you want it, fasten it to a wall or even simply prop it against any support temporarily.

This model is available in 92 or 115 inch sizes but the 92 inch takes the price as the most logical screen for sporadic use. It is built from from the same materials as the other screens but the smaller size and design makes it very lightweight.


Entertainment Gear 92-115 Media Screen

This is the best weatherproof display screen to take along on trips as it rolls down to a small and highly portable pack.

Video Projectors for Home Cinema Fun

Epson 85HD MovieMate, Black
Epson 85HD MovieMate, Black

This Epson movie projector has 5 star ratings. Enough said!

 
ViewSonic PJD5134 SVGA DLP Projector (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
ViewSonic PJD5134 SVGA DLP Projector (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Getting a new screen may put your old projector to shame. get a new one that provides enough oomph to make full use of your new screen

 
Epson V11H475020 318-Inches PowerLite Home Cinema 710 HD 720p 3LCD Home Theater Projector
Epson V11H475020 318-Inches PowerLite Home Cinema 710 HD 720p 3LCD Home Theater Projector

This is one of the best home cinema projectors. Tripple lcd soffer 2800 lumens of bright widescreen projection.

 
HDMI Pocket Projector Mobile
HDMI Pocket Projector Mobile

Ultra small, portable projector for displays onto near surfaces

 

Waterproof Outdoor Speakers
If you like to listen to music or watch movies outdoors, then you need dedicated waterproof speakers that provide good audio while being tough enough to cope with the elements.

How about it, is it movie time?

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      audrey07 5 years ago

      This is a great idea for the summer. I think it would also be ideal for live sports matches whereby you have gathered a few friends over to watch it together.

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      tomoxby 5 years ago

      Interesting idea for any outdoor living space. I can see watching a baseball game while enjoying a fine BBQ.

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      TyGatti LM 5 years ago

      Awesome! Have always wanted one of these.

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      I love it. We have a projector, but I never thought of taking it outside.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This would be so fun to have for the summer.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      What a fun way to spend time with family and friends!

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      jolou 5 years ago

      These are fantastic for an outdoor party.

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      Great idea for an outdoors neighbourhood party! With a screen so big, everyone would have a good view of the movie.

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      ChristyZ 5 years ago

      Our neighbor does this once each year and it's pretty awesome:)

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      MarieJS 5 years ago

      Spectacular Screens...I can't wait...

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      It's always movie time for me! Awesome stuff!

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