Projector People customer Brian Ten of Culver City, CA called me the other day. Back in 2011, the LA Times did a feature on his outdoor theater. Did I want to see it?
Uhm, yeah. Of course!
With the help of one of our projectors, Brian’s 2,240 square-foot front yard was transformed from a small ho-hum lot into an outdoor theater that is now the talk of his neighborhood.
Brian and his family watching the projector in their front yard. Image from the LA Times.
Brian and his wife, Rika Houston, wanted an outdoor space where they could spend time with their three children. The spot evolved from an outdoor family room to a community hangout. Brian and his wife use their yard now for everything from homework to fundraisers, movie nights to meetings.
“During summer, a canvas goes up on the garage wall, heat lamps are put in place, the glass fire pit is lighted and the neighborhood film festival begins.” – LA Times
Want this in your yard? Brian originally bought a Panasonic PT-AX200U for his outdoor theater. That projector is no longer in production. Check out our backyard theater guide to see which of today’s models will work in your backyard.
In general we recommend the following specs:
- Brightness : at least 1,600 lumens
- Resolution : HD (720p or 1080p)
- Connectivity : HDMI
See the whole slideshow of Brian’s new front yard on the LA Times »