questionsis there such a thing as an outdoor projector?

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Any projector can be an outdoor projector if it is encased in a weather protective housing. Perhaps there is a strategically placed window in the house you can project through. If you are building a pool house or shed, try to incorporate a projector window and shelf in the design. You could even build a box on wheels that could be pulled out and positioned as needed, If there is such a thing as a waterproof projector, it's going to cost more than it's worth and will everntually require replacement anyway.

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I don't think the layout will be conducive to putting it in the house or shed.

Frankenstein-ing some parts together on wheels might work though. Good idea.

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That would be pretty aw awesome !

You just added something to my list of things I want if I become stupid rich.
Go portable and keep it inside is my best advice.
What about a short throw rear projected projector?

I have very little experience with this stuff, good luck!

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Yes, it's call the Drive In. Many states still have them

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With regard to the roll-around box, I just had a couple of thoughts. First, there are enclosed rolling kitchen and garage units that could be easily modified to hold the projector inside.. Second would be a roll-around popcorn making cart with the projector underneath. Either would be suitable for indoor use as well.

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The popcorn machine would be great just for the matched theme.

I've written off the projector idea for now. My goal was to project this from one end of a pool to the other, but the throw distance is so large (around 40' for a 28' pool, after you consider stairs & the screen setback). I'd need a really big screen, a really bright projector, and to only use it after 9:00pm all summer long.

For the number of times that it would actually be used, I'd be better off with rigging up a bed sheet and propping up a projector with whatever is handy.