Whether you love a bit of Bond, heaps of Harry Potter or mountains of Marvel action, nothing quite captures the imagination better than a night at the movies. But after you’ve stood in a frustratingly long queue, then struggled to find your increasingly expensive seat in the dark, all whilst juggling your expensive popcorn and bucket-sized drink, the novelty can soon wear off.
The solution? You could have a cheaper and more memorable night in by hosting a movie night at home. You control the start time, the snacks, the themes, the guest list and what’s on the box. Plus, you can chat away throughout the film if you like, pause it for a toilet break, and avoid being disturbed by the sound of rustling packets or lip locking in the back row!
Here’s our guide to hosting a movie night at home. With suggestions on how to choose the best movies to watch with your friends or family, cinema room ideas, themes and, of course, the best movie snacks you should stock up on from your local convenience store. Discover our top movie night ideas below for the best at-home cinema experience.