Outdoor Theater

Outdoor Theater

San Diego, whether you are an audio buff, movie lover or gamer… life is more enjoyable when the right music or visuals fill the air. Imagine listening to your favorite songs anywhere in your home, or hearing every note from a movie soundtrack as you feel the rumbles of each action sequence the way the director intended. With the right outdoor speaker system, outdoor movie screen and projector, you can transform your outdoor living space into an exciting experience for your family and your friends.

If you have no space inside your home to indulge your passion for movies, have you considered your own backyard? Today’s technology and the IoT of Things makes home entertainment possibilities endless… whether you are looking to build a extravagant outdoor home theater or just want to simply add a modest outdoor cinema to your home media line-up… making sure you understand what goes into designing an outdoor home theater is important!

Outdoor Entertainment Home Theater: Design Ideas

An outdoor entertainment space for most people means listening to your favorite songs with your family or your friends… and for some it is a private spa-like refuge… however enjoying your outdoor living space can also mean watching your favorite TV shows or sports channels by day and sharing a movie by night. If you are ready for an outdoor home theater system and quivering with the anticipation of a fully immersive movie experience right in your own backyard you might want to know just where you begin.

Depending on budget, where your home is and how much space you have to work with the design of your outdoor space can be different when you consider these things. For smaller covered spaces there are specially designed outdoor TVs that pack high-definition video into a weather resistant, case. An outdoor home theater like this would also include a 5.1 surround sound optimally placed for immersive sound, a 4K flat screen TV and the best audio video equipment to ensure your home theater area can create a true to life cinematic experience.

Building the Ultimate Outdoor Home Theater

To build a truly ultimate cinematic experience your outdoor home theater system should include technologically advanced outdoor speakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers that project unparalleled immersive sound, a DVD management system, an outdoor movie screen that appears from its discreet place at the touch of a button and two iPad minis to serve as the remotes; one for him and one for her. Adding an outdoor home theater will make your home the place to be year-round! If you are, a true audio-videophile here is THE perfect set-up to help you get you on your way to building your ultimate outdoor home theater.

Draper Outdoor Movie Screen

The Outdoor Movie Screen: Draper Screen

As the sun begins to set in San Diego, CA, it is time for the Nocturne to come out. This outdoor home theater screen by Draper is designed for outdoor use on your patio, by your pool or just about anywhere else you can think of.

Draper Outdoor Movie Screen:

Screen Type

  • Motorized, exterior projection screen

Viewing Surfaces:

  • OptiView Family (self-supporting front screen surfaces): Matt White XT1000E, Contrast Grey XH800E
  • ClearSound Family (acoustically transparent screen surfaces): ClearSound White Weave XT900E, ClearSound Grey Weave XH600E, ClearSound Perf XT950E


  • Weather and insect resistant solid aluminum headbox and built-in hinge.
  • Case dimensions are 4” H x 5” D (10 cm H x 13 cm D)


  • Controls – Can be furnished with standard control options* (Optional switches and controls are not water resistant).
  • Motors – Available with optional 220v motor
  • Viewing Surfaces – Numerous tensioned viewing surfaces available
  • Case Finishes – Standard color is white. Also available in black, silver, ivory, charcoal bronze Extra drop is available, specify color. Some sizes have 12” (30 cm) black drop as standard.


  • 16:10 Format—from 94” (239 cm) to 137” (348 cm) diagonal
  • 16:9 HDTV Format—from 65” (165 cm) to 133” (338 cm) diagonal
  • 4:3 NTSC/PAL Format—from 72” (183 cm) to 150” (381 cm) diagonal
  • Custom sizes available

The Outdoor Movie Projector: Optoma Projector

Not all projectors are suitable for an outdoor movie theater. The recommended outdoor projectors should have a brightness of 2000 lumens or brighter. Optoma projectors were created for home entertainment at its best. For outdoor home theaters the Shultz Audio Video uses Optoma projectors H281X, HD141X, HD161X, HD25-LV, HD26 and the HD50. When your outdoor home theater is designed and installed by a home theater expert like Shultz Audio Video you can count on your home theater including the optimal projector which is bright enough to watch with ambient light and perfect after it gets dark.

The Outdoor Speakers: Episode® 550 Series Signature Speakers

A new era of outdoor audio is here… The Episode 550 series speaker is a complete outdoor sound system that brings your movies to life… The outdoor speaker system will add just the right level of entertainment to your outdoor living space… your new speakers will blend seamlessly into your outdoor living environment proving you with maximum performance and minimal visual interference.

Episode 550 Series Thin Bezel Speakers offer excellent sound which can be customized to suit application and preference. Durable teteron tweeter allows for better clarity at higher volumes, while the adjustment switch lets you customize tweeter output by 3dB for perfect sound.

Outdoor Home Theater Installation San Diego

There is no better place to enjoy the experience a movie has to offer than in a theater. Watching a movie in a theater enhances everything and lets you experience a movie as if you were actually there. Enhance your senses with a home theater designed for the way you live. Home theaters deliver brilliant visuals, resonating sound and true to life cinematic experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Home theater possibilities are made endless with today’s available technology.

Today’s technology allows you to generate the same big, booming audio experience a dedicated home theater has to offer in any room. Whether you’re looking to simply improve the audio coming from your TV, or you want to make your seats rumble… the audio video equipment available today can recreate the movie theater experience in any room you choose… all it takes is the right planning, retrofitting, AV contractor and audio visual equipment to make your experience at home one to be enjoyed. Let us build the outdoor entrainment system of your dreams!

Outdoor Home Theater Design by Shultz Audio Video