A movie date is one of those stress free, friendly yet cozy and fun affairs. It’s something very, very popular with couples and groups alike. More often than not, if there’s a regular “date” or get-together when friends meet up, they’ll either opt for eating together, or watching a movie together.
Unfortunately, the weather can sometimes be a problem in such get-togethers. Sure, the movie is indoors; but arriving there in rain or even snow can become a problem. This is apart from the weather induced traffic of course.
If you really want to have a movie night for your friends, despite the weather, then why not have it at home? If the weather is really bad, you can even ask them to spend the night at your place.
Here are a few essential things you need to do when planning a movie night at home.
Is it a party like occasion? Does it need invitation?
Most get-togethers hardly need invitation. After all, that’s what social network groups and group chats are for. And since it’s an informal gathering, people generally tend to drop in, mostly without notice (as is usual among friends). But if you want to have a little difference in your get-together, and if you’re willing to spend a little extra, consider sending out invitations. You can have it in the shape of a movie ticket. No time to send out mail? Make a single invitation and post it in your group chat instead.
What to do about food?
What gives you that “movie theatre feels” more than anything? Popcorn, of course! Hire an old fashioned popcorn machine for your get-together and the smell alone will guarantee that feeling—for you and your friends alike. Since no one fills up with popcorn and fizzy drinks, consider ordering in food. Pizzas work best in gatherings like this; and you don’t even have to pause the movie while you fill yourselves with food! Just make sure to have plenty of fluids at hand—all that popcorn will definitely make your friends thirsty.
The movie itself.
The movie is the highlight of the program. You could either rent out one movie, or you can ask your friends to bring their own choice as well, and have a movie marathon. This movie marathon will definitely be different as each person has different tastes when it comes to movies. If you own a large TV, then you’re in luck. If you don’t, then consider hiring an indoor LED display or outdoor LED screens.
A good quality LED products is definitely less hassle than a projector; but either of it will work. Remember to get a good video systems (if you don’t already have one) as the “effect” of the movie will lessen with poor audio.
The rest of the preparations?
The rest is easy. Since it’s not a party, you needn’t bother decorating. Just keep in mind that the room you plan to use as your “theatre” should be darkened appropriately. Use dark cloth over your curtains if you feel it lets in light. Keep your “audience” in mind when organizing the seating arrangements. And don’t forget to have plenty of cushions (floor cushions included), so your guests are comfortable all through the movie.