Host your own outdoor cinema with Gumtree

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There are so many things to love about summer! Not only do you get to enjoy long, hot sunny days but beautiful warm evenings too. Getting out and about on a hot summer’s night can be just as much fun as soaking up the sun; ice cream on the beach at sunset, barbeques for dinner, and of course the ultimate summer evening tradition – outdoor cinema.

There’s nothing quite like kicking back and watching a movie under the stars. But with many of the best cinema tickets selling out months in advance, sometimes it’s easier said than done. So why not take matters into your own hands and create your own outdoor cinema at home? All you need is a big screen, some funky outdoor furniture, some movie snacks and voila! Outdoor cinema at yours! So head on over to Gumtree and see how you can create your very own outdoor cinema.

Projector hire – from $380 a night

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Lacking permanent space in the yard, organise a movie night in your back yard with you friends and family. Or even better, surprise your loved ones this Valentines day. Experience the ultimate outdoor cinema experience for one night: hire projector, speakers, chairs, blankets, cushions and screen all together.

Outdoor cinema package – $1100

Outdoor cinema package

Outdoor cinema package

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Sure, you could just wheel your flat-screen outside, but what fun would that be? If you want to knock your friends’ socks off with a true cinematic experience, then you can’t go past this outdoor cinema package. Complete with an inflatable screen, projector and tripod, it can turn any humble backyard into a gold class theatre.

Bean bags – $50

Bean bags

Bean bags

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Nothing goes hand in hand with an outdoor cinema more than comfy giant bean bags. And they don’t even need to be matching to look great! So head to Gumtree where you can pick up a range of various bean bags of different colours and sizes.

Cool outdoor chairs – $109

Outdoor chairs

Outdoor chairs

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If bean bags aren’t your thing, some coloured outdoor lounge chairs will create a funky outdoor setting. For extra movie-marathon comfort, add some giant cushions and even a few throw rugs in case it gets cool.

Paper lanterns – $2

Hanging lanterns

Hanging lanterns

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Paper lanterns are an easy and an inexpensive way to transform an everyday backyard into stylish looking space. Light your lanterns before your guests arrive, then turn them off once the sun goes down and kick back to enjoy the film.

Luxury hammock – $139

Luxury hammock

Luxury hammock

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All this cinema organising is tiring work, so while your guests are chilling out on their bean bags and lounge chairs, kick back in your luxury hammock to enjoy your Lord of the Rings trilogy. And if you need to take a cheeky nap halfway through, don’t worry – no one will know the difference!

Popcorn machine – $20

Popcorn machine

Popcorn machine

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How can you possibly do movie night without popcorn? This old school popcorn maker will have you serving deliciously hot, buttery popcorn to contented friends and family. For the full movie theatre effect, pick up some red and white striped serving boxes.

DVD bundle – $150

DVD bundle

DVD bundle

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Of course, what good is an outdoor cinema without movies? Score a bargain second hand DVD bundle and stock up on movies for the rest of the year.


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