Whether you love a bit of Bond, heaps of Harry Potter or mountains of Marvel action, nothing 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.
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 showing. Plus, you can chat away throughout the film if you like, pause it for a toilet break, and avoid being disturbed by the rustle of packets or lip locking coming from the back row!
Here’s our guide to hosting a movie night. With suggestions on how to choose the best movies to watch with your friends or family, room set up, themes and, of course, the movie snacks you should stock up on from your local convenience store.