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Dive in Theater: Create Your Own

Do you love going to the movie theater?

Are you and your family always in the water?

With some basic equipment, you can now combine your love of the movies with swimming or floating (your choice), using your own backyard swimming pool. You can even invite friends and family over to enjoy the night with you. Dive in theater movies are best enjoyed after the sun sets. In the winter, the same concept can be applied using your built-in spa or above ground hot tub.

Here is what you’ll need to create a dive in theater.

DIY Movie Screen

Making your own screen is easy. All you really need is an outside wall and a large white sheet. Secure the sheet to the wall so that it doesn’t flap around in the wind. An alternative to a sheet is to build your own portable screen. Make sure to position the screen high enough for both swimmers and floaters to see.

Set the Projector

Next, you’ll need a projector and a laptop, or Blu-ray player. Many of today’s outdoor projectors support HDMI-enabled devices as well as videos straight from your smartphone or tablet (additional cords may be required). You may even be able to find one that is compatible with SD cards and USB flash drives.

The projector should be set up in an area that won’t obstruct your guests view. It should also remain a safe distance away from the water. Attach external speakers or, if applicable, your landscape speakers to the streaming device to ensure good sound quality. A Bluetooth sound bar is another option to consider.

Concession Stand

No movie would be complete without snacks. Set out a table with different candies, bags of buttered popcorn, and a cooler full of refreshing beverages. Nachos, hot dogs, or soft pretzels can all compliment your dive in theater. Complete the scene with pool noodles and inflatables that your guests can use to float around on in the water.

Select a Film

Here are a few good ideas for films to watch in the water:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989)
  • Finding Nemo (2003)
  • Finding Dory (2016)
  • Dolphin Tale (2011)
  • Free Willy (1993)
  • Splash (1984)

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