DIY Backyard Movie Theatre Screen

9 Materials
1 Hour

Make your very own outdoor movie theatre. This DIY PVC Pipe Movie Projector Screen is very easy to make, and great for FUN movie nights with your friends, and family.

EASY as 1,2,3!!!

You're going to need (4) 1 1/2in X10FT PVC Pipes, (6) 1 1/2 in Tees, (2) 1 1/2in Elbows, (4) 1 1/2in Caps(Optional), & a King Size King Sheet.

Fold Sheet in Half.

Use a 8Ft Pipe (Top of Screen) with attached Elbows to measure the Width of the Screen.

Cut excess Material.

Glue the Left & Right Side of Screen Shut.

Attach Pipes and Connectors together.

You are going to cut (4) 1 1/2in X10Ft Pipes as Follow:

(2) 8Ft, (2) 4Ft, (6) 2Ft. Connectors (4) 1 1/2 Tees, (2) 1 1/2 Elbows, & (4) 1 1/2 Caps (Optional).

Use (2) Elbows to Connect (1) 8ft Pipe to (2) 4Ft pipes (left, and right side of screen). Use (2) Tees to connect bottom of the screen (1) 8Ft, and leg stands (2) 2ft. Attach (2) Tees to the bottom of the leg stands, then attach remaining legs to each leg Stands (2) 2Ft Left + (2) 2Ft Right. Add caps.

Here's how it should look like! :)

Place sheet over frame.

Enjoy with your Friends & Family!!!

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 11 questions
  • Denise Alatrista
    on Apr 29, 2020

    My question is three fold,

    1. Would a Queen size sheet work instead of a king.

    2. If so, are the sides necessary to be glued/sewn for stabilizing the screen?

    3. We get a lot of wind in our area, any suggestions for keeping the frame secure?



  • Rebecca Thomson
    on May 8, 2020

    You state you need 6 tees but it looks like you only used 4. Where do the other 2 go?

  • Sharon

    Any recommendations for projectors? Where do you get your movies for your projector?

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  • Carrie Achilles
    on Apr 14, 2020

    The projector we use at Halloween is bluetooth capable, but also can use a micro card to put the movie directly into the projector. For that we rear project the image onto a translucent screen. Movies go better into a front projected screen

  • Jacque
    46 minutes ago

    AM just bought an outside projector so guess what I will be making this weekend!!!! Should have known you would have the answer for a screen

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