June 14, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
There are a lot of creative things one can do with even a small outdoor space. Some people have even abandoned their gardens altogether, turning the area into a home office using a “pod” or other small shed structure designed as a work space.
Don Parr turned his garden shed into a forties style cinema.
Inspired by a love of cinema started when he worked as a projectionist at age 16, the 81 year old British pensioner spent £10,000 to convert his 18′ x 9′ shed into a fully-outfitted movie theater complete with genuine salvaged cinema seats and a 6′ 6″ x 3′ 3″ screen now updated by Blu-Ray surround sound.
“It’s very rare I actually go to the real cinema because I have this one just a few metres away from my door.” said Parr. His theater attracts a stream moviegoers who like the quant ambiance of a cinema in a back garden.