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Posted by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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                  Movie Marathon Night

Set this up once and you've got a whole slew of family movie nights ready to roll. Here's how:

  • Create a theme. Is it Western flicks, spy movies, Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, classic musicals or family favorites? Create your tickets -- and a ticket booth -- to fit your theme.
  • Build a concession stand. A few pieces of cardboard, a handful of Monopoly money and you're ready to start the night right. "Sell" -- with the game dollars -- popcorn, boxed candy and sodas to your family members (many party supply stores now offer movie theater-style popcorn bags for just a few cents each).
  • Add some competition to the mix. Have a quick trivia game or history lesson about some aspects of the movie you'll be seeing. Superhero knowledge, facts about special effects, sketches of your favorite characters, these can all make for a fun intro to the flick that include a bit of education, too.
  • Play along. Have everyone chose a character and dress like he or she does in the film.
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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4kidz916
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:51 PM

We do family movie night but this makes it a little more interesting.

ceciliam
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:26 PM

This is a weekend activity for us in the Winter.

timon95
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:52 PM

we do not do themes or anything, but we enjoy popping some popcorn and watching movies together

Kainalu55
by Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 4:51 AM

Movie nights are great!

jessicasmom1
by Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 7:45 AM

:-) we like to watch movies together too

kellynh
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:04 AM

We do family and pizza night

aneela
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM

not so much into movies right now

sukainah
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:23 AM

We don't do family movie night, but these are good ideas.

la_bella_vita
by Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM

 We have family movie night every friday night. We pop popcorn, watch a movie, read a book related to the movie and sometimes I even schedule a movie related craft.

GypsiSky
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:48 AM

This is fun! We do movie nights, but we have only gone as far as the concession stand idea.

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