Drive-In Theater

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  1. Jul 25, 2008 #1

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    How about a drive-in theater in the garage?? You could put a screen on the wall that the car faces and sit in your car to watch the movie, like the old days! My project car that I keep in the garage in a convertible so it's a perfect idea for me! Thought I'd share...
     
  2. Jul 27, 2008 #2

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    Sounds like you don't get out much that way...I'd rather sit on my recliner.
    We had a projection TV at the lake house once. All the boaters would stop in our bay to watch Caddyshack...or whatever was on.:D
     
  3. Jul 29, 2008 #3

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    How cool is that!
     
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    I go back and forth about using a screen that comes down or a nice size of wall board w/o texture . THe screen would be nice as it could go in front of
    peg board or something like that.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2009 #5

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    Formica in Designer White or Fashion Grey is great for film if you can limit the amount of ambient light - viewing at night is best. Formica can be purchased from Lowe's/HD for about $60 for a 8' by 5' sheet.

    I placed a screen I made with Designer White next to my Dal-Tile screen and the quality if very similar; price is much different.

    Add a projector and a cheap DVD player and your in business. We show movies in the driveway during Halloween for the kids in the neighborhood.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2009 #6

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    Amazing. I thought I was being clever by using a projector on a white wall. You got that thing nailed down.
     
  8. May 18, 2011 #8

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    I love what you've done for the screen! I'm glad I haven't taken any concrete steps to build mine yet because I think I"m going to take a page out of your book.
     
  9. May 26, 2011 #9

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    LOVE IT! My friends have a similar set up to the backyard home theater idea, except a lot less polished. What an awesome idea!
     
  10. May 23, 2012 #10

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    That is a sweet set up but I am thinking the garage set up would also be nice. I have a projector I bought last year just because it was on sale and a nice wireless surround sound. Mayb I will come up with something.
     
  11. May 29, 2012 #11

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    We still have a drive-in theater. Actually 2 within an hour of here.
     
  12. May 29, 2012 #12

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    All of ours are swap meets now.
     

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