While the high price of gas means that many of us are staying closer to home this summer, that doesn't mean we can't still have some fun. The Cinebox system from Open Air Cinema lets you host a movie night in your backyard, with a 9 or 10 foot screen that inflates in a couple of minutes. Packages that include the projector, DVD player, powered speakers, and screen with inflation pump start at around $1,500, or if you already have the other gear, you can get just the screen for about $400. That's a whole lot more affordable than a similar system we looked at a while back. They even offer rentals if you don't plan to make backyard movie night into a regular neighborhood deal.
I'm ready to throw a backyard pool party next weekend. All I need is a backyard and a pool. Any offers?