Inflatable screen can make your backyard a drive-in

Drive-ins may be few and far between, but there’s an easy way to bring the fun and excitement of watching films outside into your own backyard.

An inflatable movie screen can help turn any patio into an entertaining party space.

Here are a few ideas for family fun:

• Taking your whole family to the movies can add up, but renting a DVD and watching it on the widescreen can be just as much fun and the children can run around.

• Children getting restless? Hook up their favorite video games and let them invite over a few friends.

• Family reunion time? Show footage of family events from throughout the year.