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When I first got my projector I put together a temporary screen out of 3 pull down blinds. It cost me less than $9 for the pull downs ($1 each) and the wood, screws, staples. This was cheaper than the shower curtains I found. I needed a frame since the wall behind wasn't flat -- otherwise I would have just temporarily painted the wall.
It had wrinkles, and lines where the blinds overlapped -- but I was only trying to make do until my screen showed up. The image was actually ok -- but what a difference a real screen made!
To remove the wrinkles you might try a hairdryer -- but for all of the trouble you may as well buy some of the blackout material being used by many of the DIYers in this forum. It is used for the backing of curtains I believe and is available at many fabric stores. Do a search in this forum for DIY screens. I believe this fabric is more durable than the light nylon that a shower curtain is made of and thus can be stretched a little better.