When I was growing up my family had several traditions, one of which was visiting the local drive-in theater on Saturday nights. I’ll always cherish the memories of me and my family hanging out, lounging on our car, eating snacks, and watching the latest movie from the comfort of our vehicle.
It was an opportunity for the whole family to get together and do something outdoors, surrounded by nature and friends.
That theater holds a special place in my heart. I’ll never forget the moments I spent there with my family and friends. Unfortunately, the theater closed down long before my kids were born so I didn’t have the chance to share this experience with them, at least, not until recently.
There aren’t many drive-in theaters left, I think there’s about 300 left in the United States alone, and that number continues to decrease. Most people prefer to stay indoors, watching movies on their TV screens or personal computers.
When you don’t have a drive-in theater nearby your options for an outdoor movie watching experience are severely limited. Not to mention that most people don’t have houses with property large enough to host a drive-in theater and it’s unlikely that the neighbors will appreciate the noise.
Still, I wanted to share my childhood tradition with my family, so I went ahead and started to work on building my own outdoor theater.
As it turns out, creating an outdoor theater is not as difficult as you might think, there are plenty of set ups that you can choose from.
They loved it.
The kids begged me if we could do it again next week, and since then it has become a tradition of sorts.
And I’ll show you how you can do it too. Creating an awesome backyard theater is both very easy to do and extremely affordable. This is why we created this site – to help families across the world enjoy the magic of backyard theaters.