How To Throw A Backyard Movie Date Night With Smart Projectors

by Roy Martin on July 25, 2022

What could be more pleasurable than viewing movies with family and friends in your own backyard? All you need is a nice backyard projector, preferably one that is robust, handy, and portable for usage outside the home.

After deciding on a movie and choosing the kind of refreshments to serve for your backyard movie night, it's time to set up the projector. It just takes a minute with decent portable models like our LUMINX smart projects because they include internal batteries (suitable for up to 2.5 hours) and even integrated Bluetooth speakers. All-in-one solutions and good portable projectors make your outside movie night simple and enjoyable.

A good outdoor movie night needs some preparation. There's a lot to think about, from technology to thunderstorms. There are four major categories.



  • Projector

Anyone can take a large 4K TV outside and call it a day. But that's not the type of drive-in we're looking for. Your backyard movie night, like movie theatres, will begin with two essential components: a backyard projector and a screen to project onto.

There are two essential features in a projector for the finest outdoor viewing experience. Lumens and resolution are your game-changers. Lumens are the amount of brightness that a projector can create. Every backyard is unique, but you still need to break through the gloom to show off your films.


  • Screen

While you may use anything from the wall of your garage to a brightly coloured blanket with portable outdoor projectors, you can also invest in a dedicated screen. Outdoor projection screens are available in a range of designs, sizes, and deployment configurations. There are stand-alone versions, ones that can be installed on an outside wall or garden fence, and inflatable versions. The area you wish to cover and the climatic circumstances dictate the size and kind of screen that is suitable for your backyard. Is your backyard windy? Then a screen with an anchoring device is essential to ensure that movie night does not fly away!



Another consideration when planning an outdoor movie night is the source of your programmes. Is your projector equipped with many inputs? You can put that worry behind you with our Luminx portable smart projectors. LUMINX projectors are pre-loaded with popular streaming apps such as Netflix and YouTube. Plug in your Chromecast or Firestick to the HDMI input and load up your projector with your favourite apps, such as Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Kayo, and more!



We've covered the sights; now let's look (or should we say listen?) at the other side of the equation: sound.

When it comes to outdoor movie sound, wireless is the way to go. If you only want to listen to music for a bit, our portable home projectors in Australia offer handy Bluetooth speakers that can also operate as solo speakers.



Don't forget the basic comforts for your outside movie night, and don't allow undesirable critters to get in the way of your relaxation! Insect repellent, citronella candles, and foggers are effective mosquito repellents. Have plenty of cool drinks and popcorn on hand. Make a barbeque or a fire pit. Finally, think about your neighbours. Don't make a huge explosion and shoot 'em up in the early hours of the morning, rattling the windows next door. Plan ahead of time, and notify the neighbours if your backyard movie night will be late. Better yet, invite them to join you in your outdoor movie marathon!

Our Outdoors LUMINX wireless smart projectors with 400 ANSI lumens perform admirably and can display movies on virtually any surface without issue at night. A huge full 1080p HD projector can be used, however, it may be too heavy for outdoor usage and requires a complicated setup. Portable projectors perform significantly better in the background. Call us to know more about our portable projectors.