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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11 questions
  • Dan20058763
    on Jul 2, 2018

    What kind of projector do you use?

  • Jan Scrogan
    Jan Scrogan
    on Jul 2, 2018

    I’m wondering about the projector also. What kind and any details for projecting on the screen.

  • Bycjeanmaq
    on Jul 2, 2018

    I was wondering if you would recommend putting sand in the base or if it’s sturdy enough on its own.

  • Sheryle
    on Jul 9, 2018

    How do you get the movie from computer to the sheet

    • Sarah Weeaks
      Sarah Weeaks
      on Jul 10, 2018

      Did you find a answer

    • Ashley James Lee
      Ashley James Lee
      on Jul 13, 2018

      Curious 2

    • Lucy Smith
      Lucy Smith
      on Jul 16, 2018

      You definitely have to have or buy a projector as well as an HDMI cord to connect to a computer or DVD player.

    • Remle Manny Rivera
      Remle Manny Rivera
      on Jul 21, 2018

      They have projectors that fit in the palm of your hand, nowadays

    • Tracy
      on Jun 30, 2019

      They have outdoor projectors too versus indoor. You can buy them at Best Buy and some aren't too pricey.

    • Jody Chance
      Jody Chance
      on Jul 7, 2019

      Before you buy a projector, check and see how much a replacement bulb will cost. Bulbs are good for 100’s - 1000’s of hours BUT if you drop the projector the bulb will break. Some of the bulbs are in the $200-300 price range.

  • Sheri Farley
    Sheri Farley
    on Jul 12, 2018

    I am also wondering how you used the computer to a projector or do you have to buy one? But this a great idea!! I’ll be making this for my grand babies!! They will love it!! Thanks for the share!!

    • Tammy
      on May 18, 2019

      I use a projector and my Amazon fire stick. My fire stick is wifi. So if you have wifi, this will work.

      Another option is to use a USB drive with your movie on it with a projector.

      Good luck and have fun.

  • Bianca
    on Jun 17, 2019

    I just wanted to thank you for the tutorial. It was easy to follow and it came out Great! We're LOVE it! I use it on my deck, near the pool and the firepit. It's easy to travel with too if you have enough space in your car for 8ft poles!

  • Linda Wells
    Linda Wells
    on Jul 7, 2019

    Which side of the glass is facing the phone, I'm guesing it's Flat??

    • Donnelda
      on Jul 8, 2019

      Pardon me, I am not sure what your question is..🌹🌹

    • Lisa Sinclair
      Lisa Sinclair
      on Jul 11, 2019

      You need to post this under reply, on the comment abt the phone. Then they will get an email that you commented, and see your question, and can answer you.

  • Irvinia Maynard Hall
    Irvinia Maynard Hall
    on Jul 7, 2019

    I wonder if it would hurt the sturdiness of it if the (2) 8ft pipes were made into (4) 4ft pipes with 2 extra connectors so it would be easier to store in a tote when not in use or take with you? Has anyone done this? Does it still stay erect?

    • Lisa Sinclair
      Lisa Sinclair
      on Jul 11, 2019

      I would say just try it. PVC pipe is so useful, that even if it doesn't work, just buy the 8 footers. You'll find a use for the 4' ones, in no time! Good luck!

  • Denise Alatrista
    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?



    • Pam K
      Pam K
      on Sep 27, 2020


  • Rebecca Thomson
    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
    on May 25, 2020

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

    • Nana d
      Nana d
      on Jul 4, 2020

      Got my projector from amazon it’s wireless and has Netflix already loaded on it the size of a coke can. I think I gave $300-350.00 easy to use love it. A big hit with the grandkids. Watch tv outside. They, we, I love it.

    • Dougal
      on Jul 26, 2020

      Check out BenQ refurbished projector site. I have a BenQ projector and it’s amazing. Also for screen material check out Carlofet (dot) com and their black out cloth.

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  • Jacque
    on May 26, 2020

    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

  • Pam K
    Pam K
    on Sep 27, 2020


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