Setting up an outdoor cinema in your own backyard is a lot easier than you think. Outdoor projectors start at fairly low prices and even the most affordable models offer enormous picture size potential. Built-in sound systems and makeshift projection surfaces can keep things cheap but dedicated speakers and a proper outdoor projector screen will reap far better AV quality, if in budget.

A word of warning, though: this is outdoor cinema. Light pollution may be beyond your control and even big speakers can sound very small in open air. So, striving for projection perfection will only lead to frustration. Instead, you need to sit back and work with your setting. Don’t blow a fuse trying to fight the elements.