Whether you’re looking for Valentine’s date ideas or want to do something fun with friends, having a movie night is so timeless that you cannot skip out on it. Not only is it low effort, but it’s very nostalgic too. Sitting around, eating popcorn, and laughing at what’s on the screen can feel like pure bliss. Whether it’s with friends, family, lovers, or whoever, it’s all so much fun. So, how can you make the perfect movie night? Playing something on TV and sitting on the couch is far too simple. So, here is everything you need to know!
Set the scene before the movie starts
There are many ways to go about creating a memorable movie night. Whether you plan to watch your favorite flick on a silver screen or in your living room, the key is to create a fun and exciting environment where everyone can participate. The best way to do this is to get input from your guests and let them make their own movie choices.
You can choose a theme like a classic TV series like Star Trek or a more contemporary film series. Your friends will be more than willing to oblige. After all, you wouldn’t want them to miss the big show. Even if the movie is bad, just being able to set the scene, have dark lighting, and have lots of comfortable cushioning is what will matter the most.
Get a projector
A projector is ideal for a movie night. They are portable, bright, and offer up-to-date features. Plus, there is something so classic about having a projector. Movie projectors can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. They can be mounted or placed on a tripod. However, if the weather isn’t very good, it’s best to watch the movie inside. While some projectors still use film, for the most part, you can now expect to watch digital media on these too. Even YouTube videos can be played on a modern-day projector!
Get a large screen
While you’re planning to host a movie night for the family, a large screen is one of the easiest ways to bring the cinema to your home. With a variety of options available, you should be able to find the perfect solution for your needs. There are two main types of screens you can choose from. The first is a portable model. These are often smaller and lighter than the more permanent models.
They are ideal for parties and outdoor events. Some are also designed to fold up and store when not in use. But you can even just play the movie on a plain white wall if you have a projector. Alternatively, you don’t even need to bother with large screens if you don’t want to. Even just a TV or laptop could be good enough, especially if it’s just you and a partner.
Get some good speakers
Wanting to have your movie night outside on the lawn? Outdoor movie nights are becoming more popular thanks to their “drive-in” like feeling. If you plan to host a movie night, you may want to invest in a good set of outdoor speakers. Speakers are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and ensure the quality of your movie viewing experience.
However, not all speakers can withstand the rigors of outdoor use. You should check for water resistance, durability, and portability. Ensure that the speaker has a carrying handle so you can move it easily from one location to another. Remember, it’s important to be sustainable, so get speakers that will not only work for this event but can work for other events or general daily life too.
Bring some popcorn
One of the most popular snacks at a movie night is popcorn. You can serve your guests sweet, salty, or flavored varieties of this favorite. To serve your guests a more impressive snack, consider decorating your popcorn bar. Just make sure to consider the amount of popcorn you will be serving to create a space that will accommodate your guest’s needs. You can go for the classic microwaveable ones, but even some stove-top popcorn will taste just as good, if not better!
Pick a movie
The movie selection process should be fun. It’s a chance to share a classic or introduce kids to a new movie. Plus, the movie will also help determine the mood of the movie night. Choose a movie that will interest all of your guests. Pick a movie that is underrated or obscure but not boring—choosing a movie that’s not the most popular means that everyone will have a great time. It doesn’t need to be an action pack, but the goal is to find it entertaining. You can even pick movies about the rapture if you want to.