With movie theaters still closed due to social distancing orders, it’s perfectly natural to miss the spectacle of seeing films projected on a big screen.
As reported by NPR, the three biggest theater chains, AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas, and Cinemark, have no plans to reopen before June.
Luckily for the theater-starved cinephile, it’s never been easier to host the occasional film screening in your house, or even in your backyard.
For everyone looking to invest in a portable home theater system, here are a few discounted options.
Of the projectors on this list, the CINEMOOD 360 offers, perhaps, the most dynamic experience. Thanks to the built-in motion sensors, users can “explore” a 360 image or video by pointing the portable projector in different directions.
You’ll never want for more content since you can access the most popular apps, like Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video. Plus, this projector even comes with 40 digital books and 27 videos featuring popular characters.
This CINEMOOD 360 projector usually sells for $500, but this offer drops the price to a low $330.
Compared to the other projectors on this list, this $280 Vivitek model is the most traditional. It’s the least portable among them, considering it’s the heaviest of the bunch and the one with the shortest battery life, at 2 hours.
But this refurbished unit can project the brightest image (600 lumens), so it’ll perform even when it’s not in a pitch-black room.
The Prima HD Pocket Projector is a smartphone-sized wonder that’s helpful for those with limited space. Of the three projectors, it can project the largest images and videos (up to 200 inches,) which is useful for on-the-go presentations or a movie screening, after work.
Valued at nearly $800, this projector is now selling for a low $280 for Popular Science readers.
To maximize the quality and effect of a projector, using a projector screen, like this 120-inch model from TaoTronics, is highly recommended. Doing so ensures a blemish-free, color-accurate image. Right now, you can grab it for 16 percent off its usual going rate. This TaoTronics projector screen can be used indoors and outdoors, It’s collapsible and can be packed in a small pouch.
Right now, Popular Science can save $5 off this versatile projector screen by clicking here today.