Have you ever been to a drive-in movie? I haven’t, but I’ve seen them depicted in the movies. *grin* Not to mention there aren’t that many in business anymore (and the movie selection may not be family friendly).

This week’s summer fun idea is a great way to get together with friends and family. Host an outdoor movie in your own backyard.

What you need:

  • Blankets and/or lawn chairs
  • Long extension cord
  • Semi-portable television and something to set it up on
  • VCR or DVD player
  • A fun movie
  • Snacks
  • Bug spray, mosquito-repellent candles, or torches
  • Optional: Rent/borrow a projector and hang a white sheet as a screen (or the side of the house if the paint is light colored) Might need additional speakers.

Check the forecast and turn off the automatic sprinkler system for the night. Set up the electronics and spread a few blankets on the grass. Invite your friends over and enjoy a fun evening under the stars.

What about you? Have you ever been to a drive-in movie? What aspects of that experience could you duplicate in your own backyard? What movies would appeal to a wide audience?

Summer Fun – Outdoor Movie
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