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The A.V. Club

Here are some of our picks for creating a successful outdoor movie theater (or an all-night dance party, if that's how you roll).

The Epsom Movie Mate 62 ($599) is a good all-in-one entry-level model, with a built in DVD player and speakers, and is also compatible with the iPod, XBox, and Wii.

Speakers can be used alone (for mood music) or with a projector. Our colleagues at Sound and Vision recommend the AirGo ($399) and Bang & Olufsen Beolit 12 ($799), which looks like a retro transistor radio.

If you're looking for a top-of-the-line projector, consider the Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector ($2,999), which has beautiful picture quality for standard, high-definition, and 3-D movies. 

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Garden Design
July 2012