This homemade PVC pipe backyard movie screen project is a great way to get friends and family out in the backyard to relive the experience of a drive in movie. While the old fashioned Drive In movies are mostly a thing of the past, today’s technology has made it possible to bring the experience to your very own backyard.
Using an inexpensive, portable HD projector attached to a laptop computer you can turn your backyard into a movie theater. You can project the picture on any large portable movie screen which will make it easier for your guests to watch it.
Another option would to rent a portable movie screen in order to make the projected screen much easier to see. Unfortunately, renting a screen that size can get extremely expensive depending on how many times you want to use it in the summer. This Do It Yourself project was designed to help you keep your cost down, while making a nice backyard screen for yourself. It is really easy to follow and all of the supplies and materials can be acquired from most any local supply or hardware store.
You will need the following lengths (all in 1 1/2 inch, schedule 40, type 1 PVC) for this project:
4 legs- 24 1/4 in.
2 frame verticals- 63 1/4 in.
2 frame horizontals- 110 3/4 in.
2 ‘risers’- 9 1/4 in. (I used the leftovers from cutting the 10 ft. PVC down to make the horizontals)
You can make the dimensions whatever you like, though! This size fits my screen, which I made to be 16:9 widescreen.
You will also need the following PVC fittings (again, all 1 1/2 in.)
4 knockout plugs
2 90 degree elbows
4 drain T’s
Benefits of using the Backyard Movie Screen DIY Project
● Have your very own backyard movie theater for you to enjoy an evening at the movies
● The project include a complete list of materials, supplies and tools needed to complete it
● It also includes an easy to follow three step instruction guide that will help you complete it
● It has numerous full color photos that are included to show many of the steps
Don’t forget the popcorn !
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