Here’s Everything You Need to Create a Home Theater for Your Next Movie Night
When viewed from a tiny computer screen, watching Netflix is an average evening at home (and yes, we are still watching, thank you very much). But when a film is projected onto a 100-inch screen with surround sound and enjoyed with fresh popcorn and snacks galore, it becomes a whole experience. Create your own home movie theater with these essentials, and you just might never overpay for a trip to the movies again.
1. Miroir HD Pro M289 1080p DLP Projector
There’s nothing wrong with watching Parasite on a TV. But this Miroir projector will make it feel like you’re really sitting in a theatre, thanks to its super crisp quality and its ability to project on an entire blank wall, or a screen.
2. Kanto Universal Projector Mount
If you really want to go the extra mile, mount your projector to the ceiling for optimum focus—that way you can see every last detail in the Tiger King bonus episode. This universal mount will fit just about any projector and gets rave reviews when it comes to price and ease of installation.
3. Elite Screens Manual B Series 100“ Pull-Down Projector Screen
Don’t have a blank wall? Install this projector screen that pulls down when you want it and tucks away when it’s not in use. At 100 inches, it’s likely larger than most TVs. Expect the kids to be impressed.
4. LG 65“ LED Smart TV with HDR
If a projector seems like too much setup, simply up your TV game with a new big screen that’s equipped wtih easy access to all your movie watching platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Sling, HBO and more. This model not only has a larger-than-life display, but it also features 4K video quality that rivals experiencing each scene of The Sopranos IRL.
5. Nostalgia 2.5 oz. Vintage Tabletop Popcorn Machine
It’s just not movie night without popcorn. This tabletop machine not only churns out enough kernels for the whole family (and enough for second helpings), but it also adds some vintage flair to any room.
6. Paragon International Popcorn Scoop Box (Set of 100)
You can’t have popcorn without putting your treat in an Instagrammable box, now can you?
7. Dylan's Candy Bar Movie Night Gift Bucket
And while you’re at it, don’t forget the candy. This convenient gift basket includes fan favorites and new flavors. We highly suggest mixing some Truffle Cups in with your freshly popped popcorn.
8. Christopher Knight Home Mid-Century Recliner
If you really want to set the scene, invest in a few comfy recliners like the ones they have in the fancy movie theaters. This mid-century style looks unassuming (i.e., it won’t be an eyesore in your living room), but it brings maximum comfort for leaning back and kicking your feet up for the next three hours.
9. Burrow Ivory Essential Throw
One necessary cozy item movie theaters never have: blankets. Keep a super soft throw within arm’s reach to cuddle when the eighth rewatch of Get Out proves to be just as creepy as the last.
10. Bose Wireless Surround Speakers for Home Theater
For a real movie theater experience, hook up this set of surround sound speakers. Just place one in each corner and crank the volume for ultimate scariness in the fire scene from Midsommar.
11. Insignia 16-Foot Multi-Color LED Tape Light
OK, LED floor lights aren’t necessary, but it definitely helps to set the vibe. Stick them to the floor to illuminate a path to the bathroom, or even better, the popcorn machine.