- One of the most common things that parents tend to worry about in regards to movie night is the price tag of it all.
- Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to host your own movie night without breaking the bank.
- The following includes just a few of the ways to ensure that your movie night goes off without a hitch.
It’s safe to say that current events have made it quite difficult to enjoy family movie night at our local theaters. However, that does not mean you can’t find ways to provide your family with the same enjoyment of a movie theater. One of the most common things that parents tend to worry about in regards to movie night is the price tag of it all. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to host your own movie night without breaking the bank. The following includes just a few of the ways to ensure that your movie night goes off without a hitch.
How to Purchase Your Movie
Although some prefer physical media, the fact is that purchasing a movie can still be very expensive, with some going as high as $20. This can really put a damper on movie night if there are only a handful of movies you can afford to provide for your family. So, what can you do? Fortunately, you have two options that will be much more gentle on your pockets. The first one includes utilizing a streaming service. Most streaming services are relatively affordable and come with a plethora of options for you and your family to choose from. The second one includes renting via VOD (video on demand). There are often sales of the latest movies, and will still be much more affordable. If you want a 3D movie, you can still stream them on many different platforms.
Movie Projector & Screen
There’s simply no better way to watch a movie than on the big screen. However, high-quality screens can run-up in the high hundreds. A great way to replicate the big-screen experience is to either project your movie towards a large white wall or hang up a clean white sheet. So, what about the projector? High-quality projectors can cost you up to a grand, but that doesn’t mean you’re all out of luck. There have been strides in projector technology that have allowed movie projectors to come in all sizes. Mini-projectors are amongst the most popular for families as they provide incredible picture quality at a fraction of those high-end projectors’ price. If you want a 3D movie experience, make sure the projector is compatible and get your 3D glasses.
Keep it Comfortable
If you have a large family, then you understand the importance of your seating arrangement. The fact is that not everyone is going to be able to sit on your couch, and thus a little creative thinking is needed. In order to make some room for everyone while keeping things comfortable, you may lay down a couple of pillows and a stack of blankets on the floor.
Get Creative with Your Snacks!
Part of the fun of visiting a movie theater is all the yummy snacks that are offered to you. Fortunately, all those snacks can be purchased from your local grocery store but let’s not be boring about it. A great way to create the perfect at-home movie night is to set up your very own concession stand. Begin by laying out everyone’s favorite candy, preparing some hotdogs, and of course, cooking up some fresh popcorn.
Choose a Movie Night Theme!
One of the best ways to take your family movie night to the next level is to choose a theme and go all out on it. If you have younger children, you may choose to make a magic-themed movie night. Get your entire family to dress up with robes, have wands, and of course, choose movies that will fit perfectly with the theme.
Take it Outdoors
As the months begin to get cooler in temperature, being outdoors becomes that much more pleasant. What better way to watch your favorite film than under the stars. In fact, taking movie night outdoors provides you with benefits such as a bigger movie screen and more sitting room for everyone to enjoy the movie.
As you can see from the information above, there are a plethora of options you can take to ensure that your home might be one to remember. It doesn’t take too much to make those memories, so choose a couple of them and share them with your family to determine the best course of action to take.