Back in 1933, movie-goers were given the choice to waive the traditional theater experience in lieu of watching in the comfort of their own vehicles. Thus was born the demand and love for drive-in movies.. Today, laptops can give us an experience almost as exciting and beautiful as the drive-in movies- open air, backyard movie nights. Unlike community outdoor movies, where you are force to plan around the movie, this option is the ultimate choice in flexibility for both the show timings and the choice of movie. While many people won’t find it appealing to watch a movie without their creature comforts, here are ways to make the experience so comfortable that even the staunchest naysayer reconsider their stand on open air movie theatres.
The most important thing to keep in mind is the fact that the people watching the movie will be seated for nearly two hours in the same position. The host’s job is to provide their guests with comfortable seating that is water-resistant, warm and comfortable. Adding throw pillows and blankets can further increase the comfort factor. The second thing to keep in mind is half the movie experience lies in the food. Have the standard fare of popcorn, chocolate and soda but don’t forget that you can also have gourmet burgers, hotdogs and other finger foods too. Have a variety of to suit your guest demography and plenty of it too.
Considering movies can be noisy, try inviting the neighbors or keeping the noise down with extra high fencing. After all, no one wants their movie nights crashed. Another possibly vexing problem to the gate crashing scenario is a boatload of bugs that decide your gathering is an excellent place to feast. Keep bugs sprays close by or light insect repelling tiki lamps. It goes without saying that a trial run of the entire setup can do wonders in dispelling fear of technical issues, but keep in mind that the main point of movie night is to have fun and relax.