Outdoor Movie Projector Screen DIY


On a warm summer night, who wants to pay money to sit for 2 hours in a movie theater? Good news - you don't have to! Enjoy your favorite films from the comfort of your own backyard with this super easy DIY movie projector screen.

This project is a great way to get the kids involved hands-on, and creates something that the whole family can enjoy together.

Using simple and inexpensive supplies,  you can turn your yard into a deluxe movie theater that is sure to be a hit with the whole neighborhood. In this tutorial video, we'll show you how to build your own.


Supply List:

  • 5 gallon buckets (2)
  • 8' 2x4 boards (2)
  • 2 bags of Sakrete concrete mix
  • Bed sheet (light gray works best for image contrast)
  • 2 screw eyes
  • 50 feet of rope (cut in 4 pieces)
  • 4 tent stakes
  • drill
  • staple gun
  • level

For quick reference, we also put together this handy step-by-step photo tutorial.



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For finishing touches, visit our DIY Backyard Movie Night board on Pinterest!

It's full of our favorite ideas for seats, snacks, and so much more.

Follow Valu Home Centers's board DIY Backyard Movie Night on Pinterest.

Need a little help?

Not to worry! Visit your local Valu and speak to our knowledgeable Associates. They are always happy to answer questions about your project, and come up with unique solutions.