If there are two things we've come to value more than ever after the past two years, they're entertainment (thank you, Netflix!) and getting the F out of our houses. We're not suggesting that the great outdoors weren't, well, great pre-pandemic, but quarantine did kinda make them feel new again. Even if it just means drinking your coffee on your apartment balcony instead of the couch, there's something refreshing about doing everyday things outside. And although we no longer have to rely on and drive-by birthday parties for gatherings (actually worse than the Zoom HHs), some outdoor soirees maintain their appeal. Yup, we're talking outdoor movie nights.
There's something super cozy about watching a movie outside, and with a disappointing lack of drive-in movie theaters out there these days, you'll just have to take matters into your own hands. If you wanna channel your inner Grease character, why not set up your very own outdoor theater?! But you're not gonna have to drag your laptop outside. It's 2022, people! While projectors have long been used by teachers with squeaky AV carts, they've gotten a major upgrade and are definitely a necessary thing for chilling in your backyard during your next Euphoria watch party.
Before you choose a projector, you need to know what to look for so you don't end up with lame video quality, muffled sound, and an overall less-than-ideal viewing experience. Your Ted Lasso marathon deserves more than that. A good projector should feature solid brightness levels, quality speakers, high-definition resolution, and maybe evenconnective compatibility with other devices—like your iPhone—and streaming services. Yes that is correct, you can stream directly from your projector! Told ya it wasn't like your health class videos. All that said, here are nine of the best outdoor projector options you could possibly find.