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post #1 of 4 Old 11-01-2006, 12:19 AM - Thread Starter
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First off, I would like to thank everyone in this forum for sharing their knowledge and experiences.

For Halloween I decided to do a rear projection movie from my garage. Based on some prior posts I purchased two frosted shower curtains from Walmart. Total cost - $6. Showed Corpse Bride and the neighbors loved it and are now asking for a monthly movie night. So I'd like to get a slightly better screen!!

Can anyone recommend relatively cheap material which would make a good rear-projection screen. Thanks.
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Try the 9.99 frosted shower curtain from Walmart. It is a heavier guage vinyl. I bought both but only used the 2.99 one for Halloween. Haven't tried the heavier one yet.

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The Mainstays $2.98 frosted clear curtain is from Walmart. No hotspotting issues. Works GREAT!! Buy two curtains and use clear 2" tape and have a screen 70" x 140". I also bought the heavier shower curtain Tom talked about and the difference between the two is nil. Besides, for the price of one you can have 3 curtains!!

As to better quality, the only way I could see improvement is to heat out the wrinkles and folds. That or get true rp material which costs wayyy more than shower curtain.

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FYI - This summer I cut open a couple of white plastic kitchen garbage bags, laid them flat and taped them together, and hung them from a wooden dowel supported by a couple of 2x2 screwed into the railing of my deck. Aside from the seems, which were not all that noticable, it made an outstanding outdoor rear-projection screen. MUCH better than the poly/cotton bedsheet I'd tried earlier.
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