With summer months and warmer weather coming, people are itching to plan outdoor activities to enjoy the longer days and balmy temperatures. You may be planning hikes, camping trips, and days at the beach, but what about the evenings when you can still comfortably enjoy the outdoors?
What better way to spend a night under the stars than by enjoying a movie with family and friends? Make events like these something to look forward to by creating a comfortable outdoor theater. Chicago Living Home and Chicago Outdoor Living offers a variety of pool and patio furniture that makes the perfect seating for your movie under the night sky. Check out these pieces and other tips for setting up your backyard movie night.
Projector And Screen
The key element of your movie night is making sure you can project a movie at all. You can purchase a projector, but you might be able to rent one from an AV store or even your local library. The next part is setting up a screen to project your feature flick onto. There are a lot of setups that you can purchase that include a stand and a screen, but you may decide to hang a bedsheet or just project the movie on the outside wall of your house.
One of the best parts about a movie theater is the seating. It’s comfortable, room to hold drinks, and it may even recline like the Oasis Chaise Lounge. Bring that experience to your backyard with the help of Chicago Living Home and Chicago Outdoor Living. Accommodate your group with a variety of furniture pieces to relax on. The North Avenue Patio Collection from Chicago Outdoor Living has every piece of furniture you could dream of that’s perfect for your backyard.
Choose from sofas, loveseats, armchairs, or even sectional pieces. If you’re looking to lounge a little bit more, you can purchase a chaise lounge, double chaise lounge, right-arm sectional chaise, or daybed set. Purchase from three different sizes of ottomans to put your feet up on and from a variety of side or coffee tables to place your drinks or snacks.
Make sure your snacks are easy to reach by setting them up on a dining table or bar table that your guests can graze from. You can also set up a dining area for those who want to eat at a table while enjoying the film.
You can purchase all of these pool and patio furniture pieces from the North Avenue Patio Collection. Purchase individual pieces or purchase sets, like the 11-piece Sectional Set. This set is perfect for a large group attending your backyard movie night because it includes two armchairs with two ottomans, a left and right loveseat sectional, two single sectionals, a corner sectional, and a coffee and side table. Arrange this set however you see fit by adding or removing pieces for a more spacious or cozy seating area for your guests.
Cushions come in five different colors: Antique Canvas, Tuscan, Navy, Canvas Gray, or Canvas Red. The fabric is Sunbrella®, meaning that it has UV protection and colors won’t fade. Pewter colored wicker is woven around a sturdy aluminum frame on every piece. Enhance your backyard and your movie night with any one of these stylish pieces or sets.
Snacks On Snacks
Your backyard movie night will never be complete without snacks, beverages, or even a meal. Pizza or hotdogs are a great option for large groups because they’re easy to share and can have toppings added or removed easily. You can serve soda as a classic movie-going beverage, or you can mix your own drinks and serve them in pitchers or drink dispensers. Lemonade and iced tea make a good combo because you can drink them separately or mix them for a refreshing Arnold Palmer.
Don’t forget the snacks! Make popcorn, trail mix, a cheese and cracker plate, or whatever your guests’ favorite snacks are. You can have your guests bring something too for more variety without breaking the bank.
Now that you have your projector and screen set up, your pool and patio furniture arranged, and your snack table stocked, you’re ready to roll the film. Check out the North Avenue Patio Collection today for comfortable seating options or browse other pool and patio furniture collections from Chicago Living Home and Chicago Outdoor Living.