Since the arrival of the pandemic crisis, we have all felt stuck in buildings and deprived of strolling around from art galleries to the cinema. Now it could be time to discover thrilling indoor ideas. If you miss beautiful off days and going to the cinema with friends, did you know that building your own cinema on your balcony is not as luxurious and costly as you think? It is actually much easier and possible to create one in just hours. Here are some tips to turn your balcony into your own balcony cinema!
1) Installing process of balcony cinema
The process starts with getting the needed materials. While choosing the furniture, the recommendation which is likely to be beneficial is to prioritize comfort over design. Consider that you will probably never get enough of spending hours on the sofa while enjoying amazing movies in your cozy open-air space. Inflatable sofas are worth checking out for both their comfort and practical movability.
Patio chairs combined with ottomans offer comfort for hours of watching activity as well. Ottomans are particularly great for the concept. Combining the furniture made of soft materials with picnic rugs, a variety of cushions and blankets are other tips. They will definitely help you create a cozy space for relaxation on off days or hours. Cushions will particularly work well in case you have cinema lover guests. It is better to have the ones that are big enough and comfortable to sit on.
Balcony lights are essential materials to recreate the ambiance. After getting meters of string LED lights and placing them on the walls, the space will soon turn out to be your favorite free time activity place. Also, candle lanterns are a great idea as well in case you like to walk in a romantic atmosphere. They will fit perfectly in the concept of your balcony.
2) Place mini coffee tables on balcony cinema to put snacks!
Who does not like eating snacks or drinking beverages during movie time? Small coffee tables are also necessary to put your favorite snacks and drinks on while enjoying the film.
3) Place the screen on the wall and projector
In this step, all you need is firstly a material that could work as a screen. This could be a fabric, a part of the curtain, or alternatively some part of a tablecloth. Shower curtains are highly affordable and work out well. When it comes to projecting the image on the wall: Projectors fit perfectly in the concept and are pretty practical for their movability. However, if you are worried about the cost of a projector: Remember that watching a movie on your laptop or TV in the open air is thrilling as well.
Do not worry about not having a huge space! You might be feeling that an outdoor cinema requires a lot of space. Yet it is possible to adapt the concept to your casual balcony in your apartment. Placing a double sofa and cushions on the ground, a projector, a white screen on the wall will not take up as much space as you think. By placing the screen on the narrow side of the balcony and choosing the right furniture items, it will be possible to create the ambiance of a backyard open-air cinema in your casual balcony in your apartment.
4) Consider challenging weather conditions!
Another key point that needs to be pointed out is to take precautions against the challenging weather conditions. Getting portative and movable glasses to get protected from the wind is likely to be beneficial.
When it is time to picking the movie, check out our recommendations in another post for backyard movie theater ideas to get inspired!