Whether you fancy international spies, dinosaurs, or princesses who befriend snowmen, an epic family movie night demands serious prep time. Smart TV apps are in, so there’ll be no more scratched-up rental discs. Nor will there be puny couches, tiny screens, or stale popcorn—family movie night is big and bold and loud. Here are a few ideas to inspire you and the film buffs in your family.
The Silver Screen
Start by collecting all the cell phones and iPads in the house and stashing them in a closet far, far away. No texting or Instagramming is allowed during family movie night! But a massive HD TV? Yes, please. Or go with a 3-D screen and grab some 3-D glasses for the ultimate in-your-face experience. When it’s time to pick the flick, there’s an app for that. There’s may not be an app to settle an argument over whether it’s a princess night or a T-Rex night, but with smart TV apps including Hulu Plus, Netflix, Spotify, and HBO GO, you can shoot movies and music to the TV in an instant.
The Best Seats in the House
Electronic gear is just part of the equation for family movie night. After the entire clan climbs into matching pajamas, it’s time to sink deep, way down deep, into a comfy couch with lots of room for the whole family to stretch out on. Now it’s time to enjoy the show. Be sure to schedule an intermission so no one misses any key scenes.
Last, but certainly not least, is completing movie night with a big bucket of hot, freshly popped popcorn. With an air popper, it’s quick and easy to pop and serve. (Don’t forget the classic popcorn boxes!) Snuggle up under your fave team blanket and press play! You can skip the crowds and avoid noisy theatergoers with an out-of-this-world family movie night at home!