There is nothing like watch your favorite movies in a dark room on a massive screen. For the authentic cinema experience at home, you need a projector (and a popcorn maker).
You used to have to pay tens of thousands of dollars to get an excellent expected experience, but you can now get a massive, beautiful picture for less than the price of a flagship TV. Projectors are also much more portable and easier to configure than they were before. And if you have the space, there are excellent pocket-sized models and short throws that make movie nights on the lawn as easy as finding an extension cord and a high chair to put them on. Below are our favorite models and a few screens to pair with them.
Are you working on a total overhaul of your home theater? Be sure to check out our buying guides for the best soundbars and best 4K streaming devices.
Updated September 2021: We’ve added the LG HU810PW and Kodak Luma 400, as well as a section with tips and tricks for beginners!
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