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10 Products You Need to Create the Perfect Outdoor Movie Night

Who says movie night has to be an indoor affair? Take the theater outdoors with ease thanks to these handy products.

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Wabash Valley Farms Shake and Pop Outdoor Popcorn Poppervia

Campfire Popcorn Popper

Roast more than s’mores over an open fire with this lightweight aluminum popcorn popper. It makes up to 3 quarts of movie theater-worthy popcorn in a snap, all while keeping hands a safe distance away with a 16-inch extendable handle. Host the best outdoor movie night ever.

Why it made our list: Assembly is quick and easy.

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Ematic - EPJ590WH LCD Projector - Whitevia

Home Theater Projector

Get a high-performance projector with a vintage look thanks to this projector. Its LED light source ensures that your movie will have a crystal-clear display. Plus, it’s compatible with USB, HDMI and VGA ports, so you have access to watch truly anything.  Need ideas? Check out these food movies that will make you want to cook.

Why it made our list: This projector can be used indoors, too, when the weather gets chilly.

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Reusable Popcorn Bucket

Make your backyard feel like a bonafide movie theater with a popcorn bucket. This vessel features an adorable retro design and is made of durable melamine, so you can reuse it movie night after movie night

Why it made our list: It’s available in two sizes, so you can pick the one that best fits your appetite.

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Cinema Light Box

What better way to announce your movie night’s flick pick than with a marquee? This cinema lightbox comes with 200 reusable letters, numbers and punctuation.  Check out more creative ideas for your outdoor movie night.

Why it made our list: It’s USB compatible.

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Popcorn Seasoning Variety Packvia

Popcorn Seasoning Variety Pack

Switch up your popcorn game with Urban Accents’ pepper asiago, sriracha and white cheddar seasoning trio. Each seasoning is made with all-natural ingredients and is gluten- and sugar-free. If you want even more popcorn options, be sure to take a look at these flavored popcorn recipes.

Why it made our list: This seasoning tastes great on other snacks as well.

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Mosquito Repellent Candle

Made with beeswax, rosemary, peppermint, citronella, lemongrass, cedarwood and soybean oil, this small but mighty candle lets you enjoy your backyard without the buzz of mosquitos in your ears. These products also keep bugs away.

Why it made our list: It smells amazing, too.

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Silicone Wine Glassesvia

Silicone Wine Glasses

Delicate wine glasses are always a risk when kids are running around. Luckily, there’s an easy fix that’s not your standard Solo cup. These flexible wine glasses are made from food-safe silicone and are unbreakable; so you can breath easy knowing your lawn and sidewalks will be glass-free if your cup takes a tumble.

Why it made our list: Go ahead and pour your favorite red. These glasses are stain-proof.

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A Movie Cookbookvia

A Movie Cookbook

If popcorn isn’t enough for your crew, turn to Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers for some cinematic inspiration. Written by Andrew Rea, this cookbook compiles dishes from famous films like the Goodfellas‘ prison gravy and meatballs, Julie & Julia’s boeuf bourguignon, Pulp Fiction’s big kahuna burger and more.

Why it made our list: The author is a chef and filmmaker.

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LED Garden Lights

Add aisle lights to your outdoor theater with these decorative garden lights. The LED lights emit a warm, gentle glow that won’t distract from your movie, and are solar powered so you won’t have to worry about batteries or pesky wires. Here are more tips for throwing the best backyard party ever.

Why it made our list: An 8-pack is perfect for most viewing areas.

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Silicone Microwave Popcorn Lidvia

Silicone Microwave Popcorn Lid

Get the fresh flavor of stovetop popcorn without dirtying a pot and lid. Talisman Designs’ popcorn lid lets you pop loose kernels in the microwave while pads of butter slowly melt and drizzle onto the popcorn. Yum!

Why it made our list: It’s dishwasher-safe for mess-free cleanup.

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Caroline Stanko
As Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.