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4 Ideas To Upgrade Movie Night
Although we are under Lock and Key (again) the day will soon come when we can gather to celebrate birthdays or christen a new barbecue.
Until that day, we’ll have to make do with house only entertainment limited to you and the famjam. Luckily, the 21st century has been very kind to the audio-visual industry. A wealth of cool AF innovations and inventions designed for home entertainment are available for order or for pickup.
Moreover, be sure to check out the range of great local electronics/audio visual providers for more home entertainment options. Places like Multi-Tech Audio Visual, Simcoe Audio Visual, Michael Enterprise Audio Visual (find more local spots here) specialize in rentals and equipment that can upgrade your next bash.
Read on for a quartet of ideas to level up this week’s showing in your home theatre!
Getting full value out of movie nights means having all the trappings of a cinema, projector included. You can find cool and reasonably priced projectors just about anywhere you get tech these days. Need some inspiration? Check out the Nebula Astro!
About the size of a softball (seriously) the Nebula projector is a portable and powerful projector. The only major drawback? It lacks in HD. That’s offset somewhat by the long lasting battery and range: it can blast, say, the latest Marvel epic on a 100 inch screen from a healthy distance. It makes for a great gift for the kiddos, as it could easily fit into the bedroom.
Inflatable Movie Screen
Really want to push your backyard season to new heights? Consider adding an inflatable screen into the mix. You might be intimidated by the scale or size, but there are affordable options (rentals or purchases) for most backyard sizes. All you need is a fan and a projector to make your patio a full on theatre this summer. Furthermore, you can invite neighbours to join your screening from a socially distant location!
Keep in mind that the Barrie Film Festival and the Downtown Barrie BIA partner for outdoor screenings every Wednesday in the summer (when not in a pandemic) if you need some reminders of how cool outdoor movies can be!
A High End Soundbar
Half the experience of a movie on a home theatre is the sound, but sub-par speakers in a TV aren’t good enough. On the other hand, you don’t need to go into debt on a full on surround sound system. Soundbars can provide a theatre experience without breaking the bank.
We like The Vizio SB2920. This baby is an affordable, gift-friendly soundbar that will enhance anyone’s viewing experience whether they are watching a movie, streaming binge worthy Netflix series, or trying to get a leg up on the competition in Fortnite.
You knew this was coming, right? Movies and popcorn go together like…movies and popcorn. So grab a popcorn maker at most any home décor joints. And if you are thinking more of renting, in Barrie you can check out Tiffany’s Party Rentals for party related items, including popcorn makers!