Movie Night

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Going to the cinema is a much-loved family activity, seeing the latest release on the big screen with surround sound can be a pretty awesome experience especially when some venues offer 4DX which is like a cinema version of a theme park ride.

However, if the draw of an extrasensory screening does not have you hooked and the weekend calls for an at-home viewing, then this post has you covered.

Streaming platforms like Disney+, Netflix, Apple TV+ and Prime Video provide access to not just new movies but also a huge catalogue of old classics and boxsets.

Think of a themed movie party with one of these films or boxsets:

Christmas Movie Showing
Home Alone / The Grinch / The Polar Express

Halloween Movie Showing
The Conjuring / The Nightmare Before Christmas / A Nightmare on Elm Street

Themed Movie Showing
Friends / Game of Thrones / Stranger Things

The choices are pretty much endless and you can decorate your home or venue to tie into your chosen theme and serve some theme-related snacks and treats.

So let’s get into this design for a Movie Night party.

 

STYLING

Shirley Temple Mocktail
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
Popcorn Reese's Pieces
POPCORN TOPPING IDEAS
Movie Game
TENSION Movie Edition at Amazon

Colour Scheme

EQUIPMENT

Screen & Projector

Projector Screen

A good projector and screen are the first things to get in order to throw an epic movie party.

Today’s technology gifts us with projectors that enable mirroring movies from your smart phone, and another nifty feature that some projectors have is an in-built speaker so no need for additional speaker set-up.

Check out:

Pixxie Portable Projector

Samsung’s The Freestyle 2nd Gen

BUY at AmazonProjector Screen 

 

Hire a Silent Cinema

If you do not want to buy a screen and projector for future use and it is a one-and-done kind of affair then check out this cool outdoor Silent Cinema set-up for hire.

DECOR

Black and White movie poster Posters

If you are hosting the movie indoors, use iconic movie posters for real cinema look and feel.

LIGHTING

Retro Lightbox

Retro Lightbox

 

Lightboxes help to make a room feel like a real cinema. They can be used to present messages i.e. welcome to the party or to illuminate posters so they stand out as people walk by.

Check out:

Goodwin & Goodwin Retro Lightboxes

Cinemalightboxes

SFX

Cinema Intro Maker

Movie intro with number 1 on screen

A customised movie intro is a nice addition to a movie screening if want to show an onscreen message such as a birthday greeting, gender reveal, proposal or maybe a simple Valentine’s Day message that a loved one would appreciate.

Check out these Movie Intro Services

PARTY FOOD

  • Popcorn Topping Ideas
  • Hotdogs Board
  • Sweet Platter / Pick & Mix
  • Ice cream Cones
  • Pizza Slices
  • Themed food (food eaten or related to the movie you are watching)

PARTY DRINKS

Shirley Temple Mocktail

Shirley Temple was the child star who took Hollywood by storm in the 1930s, acting, dancing and singing, she did it all.

She was so popular that they even named a drink after her.

So when you throw a movie night serve a Shirley Temple for some Hollywood nostalgia.

 

PARTY ENTERTAINMENT

Hire an Usherette to serve snacks during the film break.

 

MOVIE LIST

Check out these classic movies for some movie night inspiration:

Romance
Titanic
Dirty Dancing
A Star is Born
Pretty Woman
Ghost

Sci-fi
The Matrix
The Terminator
Avatar
Star Wars
Dune

Horror
The Shining
Scream
IT
Halloween
A Quiet Place

Adventure
Indiana Jones
Jumanji
Pirates of the Caribbean
Heat

Crime
The Godfather
Pulp Fiction
Goodfellas
Training Day
Snatch

Kids
Willy Wonka
The Goonies
Honey I Shrunk the Kids
Hocus Pocus
Annie

MUSIC & SOUND EFFECTS

Check if your chosen movie has a soundtrack so you can play it when guests are arriving.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS THEME?

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DeMo

Hey! I’m DeMo

I am an Event Manager based in London that loves films, sneakers, hip-hop, disco and dance music.

Most of my days are spent creating party themes, surfing the web or walking about London searching for cool products and venues.

My dream is to spend every summer in Ibiza and one day live in New York City.

Urban Zoom is where you will find all kinds of party ideas that I hope will help create some fun times with family and friends

Thanks for stopping by.

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