There’s no need to go into full on techy stuff like surround sound systems, but why not recreate the experience of going to the movies at home. So for your next movie evening, why not have a bit of fun and set up your home “cinema” with a few little extras?
First thing to do is to choose the film, either using a voting system or drawing choices out of a hat. Or perhaps the youngest child gets to choose one time, second youngest next time and so on.
A sheet of a paper or a chalkboard announcing what is “Now Showing” and at what time is a great finishing touch!
A small table set up with paper tickets, play money (find your Monopoly set), and a calculator or play cash register is all you need.
You cannot have movie time without popcorn and sweets! So, organise some drinks and make some popcorn.
If you do not have popcorn bags, you can make simple cones out of paper (twist the bottom so the popcorn doesn’t fall out) to use a bowl for your popped corn.
Close the curtains, dim the lights in the room, hand over your ticket when you arrive. Now it is time to snuggle up under a blanket while watching the movie to together.