Soak Up the Big Screen in a Whole New Way
Nothing beats spending time with your family, making some snacks, and turning on a movie. We think the most relaxing way to watch your favourite movie is from the comfort of your Arctic Spa®.
An outdoor movie under the stars is the perfect quiet night alone for a family fun activity. With the brisk fall night upon us, you can stay warm outdoors in your hot tub as you relax and watch one of your favourite fall movies. The first step when setting up your ultimate backyard theatre is to build an outdoor movie screen!
How to Make Your Own Outdoor Movie Screen
An outdoor movie screen might sound intimidating, but it is a surprisingly easy DIY that shouldn’t take long. If you don’t have anything to hang your screen on, you need two large planters and two 4×4 posts. Cedar is an excellent choice as it’s resistant to insects, decay, and water damage!
The first step is to fill the bottom of the planters with pea gravel to keep the post in place. Then you can position the post in the planter. Now, you can fill the planter up with cement and wait for it to harden!
For the movie screen itself, all you need is a thick white canvas drop cloth. These are found at any hardware store, but a white sheet will do just fine if you want to save a trip. If you’re going to amp up your theatre, you can pain one side of your canvas with ultra-white flat paint to ensure no light seeps through.
Next, attach the canvas to your cedar poles. Add grommets to the top corners of your screen to prevent ripping. To make your screen removable, you can screw some hooks into your cedar poles for your canvas to hang on.
Lastly, all you need is to add some finishing touches like lights, flowers, and paint! Then, wait for the sun to go down, and you will have the perfect movie canvas for your projector.
There are a variety of projectors you can purchase online, but if you’re looking for the highest quality, make sure it has somewhere around 1920x1200p resolution, proper mounting elements (tabletop or ceiling), and the ability to fit your projection screen!
The Totem Hot Tub, from our Classic Series, is the perfect family-oriented offering that provides both space and comfort. Its circular design allows one of the largest 7 Foot footwells in the industry – so everyone will have ample legroom. Three dedicated therapy areas, as well as a multilevel bench area, ensure that everyone can find a favourite spot to watch the show.
Now, what to watch?
Next, you’ll need the perfect fall movie. Some recommendations include:
Good Will Hunting
This movie is a classic fall film that put Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on the map. The scenery of fall campus life will have you reminiscing with your family.
You've Got Mail
This classic rom-com is the perfect date night movie. Get lost in some nostalgia for autumn in NYC with your favourite movie-watching partner.
Remember The TItans
If you are a football fan, this classic fall film should be added to your watchlist. This heartwarming classic will leave you reaching for the tissues while feeling inspired by the autumn scenery.
CoCo is an excellent film with beautiful animation and music if you need something for the whole family. Learn all about the significance surrounding Dí de Los Muertos in this emotional family flick that will have you intrigued from start to finish.
Grab a drink!
Lastly, all you need is a good drink and a snack! Personally, we recommend filling up a charcuterie board with your favourite snacks and a nice warm apple cider to pair. Here is our famous apple cider recipe:
- 1 gallon of unfiltered apple juice or apple cider
- 1 large orange cut into ¼’ slices
- 3 cinnamon sicks
- 4 star anise
- 1 tablespoon of whole cloves
- 1 tablespoon of allspice
- 1″ ginger root, sliced
- 1 ½ cups of spiced rum
Put the apple juice, orange slices,cinnamon sticks, star anise, whole cloves, whole allspice, and ginger root. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 2-3 hours (bonus: your house will smell amazing!). Once you are ready, take it off the stove, remove your spices and add your rum!