One of the primary features of a home theater is the screen, and there are many budget outdoor home theater ideas from which to choose. If you have a wall that is fairly smooth, you can paint it white and have a built-in, weatherproof screen. If you have a wall that you cannot or do not want to paint, or one that is rough or textured, such as brick, you can still utilize it as the base for another material. The same goes for an outdoor building, such as a shed or garage.
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Once you have a backdrop for your screen, you need to find the right material to hang on it. Some ideas include white bed sheets, drop cloths, tarps, window shade fabric, vinyl signage material, cardboard, fiberboard or wood. Get creative. Look around at items you already own, browse yard sales and thrift stores and see what you can come up with.
If you do not have access to any types of walls and do not feel handy enough to build something from which to hang an outdoor home theater screen, there are inflatable outdoor screens you can purchase or rent. Shop around, though, as the prices on some of these screens can cost several thousands of dollars. Others, such as the 12-foot Airblown Inflatable Widescreen Deluxe Outdoor Movie Screen, are available for under $200.