Going to the movies is expensive — really expensive. From the cost of the movie ticket to the gas it takes to get there, then throw in parking, beverages, and that lovely buttery, pricey popcorn, and it turns out — it may actually be cheaper to simply make your own.
Sounds intimidating, right? But it’s actually dead easy to build the home movie theater of your dreams. All you’ll need is a projector, a screen, and some speakers. Throw in a popcorn machine and your Netflix and chill will be popping… (Sorry.)
With more days indoors upon us, a big night in is the only way. Forget the long lines, screaming kids, sticky chairs, and overpriced soda. Here’s everything you need to build your dream home cinema — house not included.
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First things first. Going to the movies isn’t going to the movies without a movie. But not just any screen size is suitable here. The bigger the better, so how about a whole damn wall?
Now if a wall is a little too DIY for your liking, go all-out with a dedicated screen for your new projector.
Mini Display to HDMI
The one and only boring but essential bit, we promise. This lets you connect whatever you might be playing through your laptop to the big screen.
Before we mention the snacks, one of the best bits about the movies is that eardrum-smashing sound. Explosions aren’t quite the same on a laptop, so if you want to do this properly, then you know what to do.
Didn’t think we’d miss the food, did you? This antique machine takes things back to the bygone era of motion picture viewing.
Say no more.
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