+1 - Too close for such an extreme angle. One of the things I do is roll up my garage door all the way and cover the opening with brick-patterned background paper, then cut out a "window" and mount my shower curtain just behind it. I project from the INSIDE of the garage and get a fairly decent effect. Maybe you could do something similar with that hanging drapes thing you're doing? Just a thought. I was using an Epson EX-3212. It has 2800 lumens, which a lot of folks here will say is overkill, but I also use it for big-screen movies in my back yard, so I'm happy with it.