You’ve seen it in the movies, you’ve passed by one at least once in your life, or you’ve probably even been into one yourself – outdoor cinemas – a fun and exciting weekend gathering that will always be reminiscent of your childhood.
Drive-in cinemas aren't as popular as they once were. That’s why it’s hard to tell our kids about this wonderful childhood experience we’ve had back then – but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to recreate an outdoor cinema setup right at your backyard and make your children feel the same enjoyment that we felt back in the days.
Regardless of the occasion, whether your kids and their friends are having a sleepover, or you want them to enjoy a movie experience that’s different from the usual, setting up an outdoor cinema for them is an exciting process.
It doesn’t take much to set up a mini drive-in cinema in your backyard for you and your kids – and it needs not to be expensive either. Depending on your budget, you can decorate your backyard in a few simple ways just to give your outdoor space that outdoor movie ambience.
But just where and how do you start? Read on.
Choose a movie
Kid-friendly action movies or real kiddie movies? Whichever show you want your kids to watch, there’s a sure movie that they would enjoy. Using a projector that has a WiFi feature like the HD6K+ by ABIS allows you and your kids to watch movies even without using a laptop to project the computer screen. Bonus points because you can control the projector using a remote control. If you want to kick it up a notch and add extra effects, consider getting the ABIS HiFi speaker that can be connected to the HD6K+ via Bluetooth for a surround sound.
Prepare the snacks
What movie night is considered complete and perfect if there isn’t popcorn available? Have your kids enjoy popcorn by making one right before the movie starts so they don’t spoil their appetite – or finish the snacks before the opening scene even comes in! Moreover, try adding a few candy bars so your kids consider your mini outdoor cinema as the best recreational activity for them – and for you, of course. However, if you don’t want the sugar rush to kick in after -- or worse – mid-movie -- then you can opt for healthier snack alternatives instead. Try baking vegetable chips or sugar-free treats for them to munch on.
Set up the backyard
Do you want your outdoor cinema to be similar to a drive-in theatre or do you want them sitting on the ground beside each other’s company? Either way, there are a few simple ways you can upgrade your backyard into those. You can get creative and just grab a few carton boxes and paint them like cars as though they’re sitting inside one, or you can set up a bunch of throw pillows and add a few blankets so they can lounge while eating and watching the movie that you chose for them to watch beforehand.
An outdoor cinema is a simple but exciting activity not just to kids, but even to parents. There are many benefits of watching a movie together, and the most important one of them is you get to bond with your family more. Outdoor cinemas may be considered to be a little outdated these days, but the wonderful memories you’ve had when you used to go there is something your kids should also enjoy – and you can now DIY one easily.
To maximise your outdoor cinema experience, consider ABIS projectors.
Benefits of watching movies with your family
Watching a movie at night during the weekends is a great way to build a harmonious relationship within the family members. Study shows that watching a movie with your loved ones is good for you because it strengthens bonds, promotes family togetherness, and builds tradition among others.
Here are some of the benefits of using a smart projector for family movie night.
Strengthens Family Bonds
Spending time with family through this activity helps create a tighter and stronger bond within the members of the family. It’s also great in shaping the emotional and psychological attitude, treatment, and foster camaraderie between each family member.
Promotes Academic Success
Studies show that family activities like this motivate children who are studying in the family.
Lessens Behavioural Problems Among Children
If the children among the family are given enough attention and strong connection, this would lead to good and disciplined children. This is because they were taught values and humanity.
Less Violent Kids
Studies suggest that children who do not have strong bonds with their parents are more likely to be violent and delinquent. That’s why watching a movie or two with your kids can be a great way to bond with them.
Lowers the Risk of Substance Abuse
Studies revealed that the family members who have a strong relationship with the family are less likely to be involved in abusive substances. This is because they lead the children to the right and comprehensive track.
This activity will promote confidence among each member in the family as they will be given a motivational attitude according to the theme of the movie itself.
Provides Greater Intimacy Among Parents
Watching movies with family members will uplift the intimacy and good relationship with parents. It’s a good way to remind themselves to resolve any issues in the family.
Increases Trust Among Family Members
Movies are a great help for those who have misunderstandings in the members of the family because movies have lessons that can break the barriers in the group.
Improves the Social and Communication Skills of Children
Through watching movies, members of the family will be great and effective communicators as it helps them express what they learn. Therefore, communicating and interacting with other identities will not be as hard as it may be.
Complete your perfect movie night with your family with one of ABIS Projector Bundles. Any of these bundles is a perfect choice if you are looking forward to setting up a multimedia system at your home that requires you to project videos or images on a big screen.
The perfect projector for your family movies
We believe the ABIS Projector Bundles is the perfect purchase for your family movies. It includes the ABIS projector and all the equipment you need for a perfect family and friends movie night. Here are its main features:
- SMART Android 6.0 Projector: Stream Netflix, browse the internet, and install your favourite apps WITHOUT any external device. High-end hardware loaded with the latest Android!
- WiFi, Bluetooth, and Wireless Screencast: Say goodbye to bundles of wires! Dual Antenna WiFi, Bluetooth 4, and Screencast support to enjoy the wireless life.
- Next Level Home Cinema and Gaming: 6,500 Lumens LED Lamp with a high contrast ratio of 3000:1 to make every moment enjoyable. Connect your Blu-Ray player or gaming console and turn your living room into an entertainment hub!
- Portable Business Partner: Just plug in the USB Drive and play your slideshows. HDMI and VGA Port for extended connectivity.
- British Brand Money Back Guarantee: 100% Money Back Guarantee for 30 days and Free Repair/Replacement Warranty for 12 Months! 24/7 Technical Support and Customer Support Hotlines.