The Secret to a Fun Family Movie Night

When you have a large family like mine going to the movie theater can be very costly, so we typically reserve theater visits for special occasions. By the time all the tickets and snacks are purchased, we’ve easily spent $100. Having a family movie night at home can be just as much fun, and saves me a bundle. The secret to a fun family movie night is quite simple really – it just has to include some of our favorite movie snacks like Pop Secret popcorn, boxes of movie theater candy, and our favorite pop.

Pop Secret Movie Night

Family Movie Night

Serve Yummy Snacks
To prepare for our family movie night, I set up the dining room table like a snack bar. I pop several bags of our favorite popcorn in the microwave and empty them into a large bowl. At our local discount store, I found some cute movie popcorn boxes that are just like the ones we get at the theater. I fill some of those up and place them on the table, along with the bowl of popcorn for easy re-fills. They keep us from all reaching into the popcorn bowl at once, and make cleanup a breeze.

Next, I set out a basket full of assorted movie theater candy. I can usually pick these up for just $1 per box, just a fraction of what they cost at the movie theater. Add to the table some bottles of our favorite pop, and we’re all set for the movie.

Pop Secret Movie Night

As you can see… my family isn’t shy about digging in!

Choose a Fun Movie
We stream movies from a couple of different subscription services, which always gives us a good selection to choose from. With 3 teenage grandchildren, we typically end up watching a comedy or something that has me jumping in suspense. I gave up on picking the movie long ago, and usually stay up with my daughter late at night to watch our favorite chick flicks. All that matters on family movie night is that the kids are having a good time, and we’re all getting some fun, quality time together.

Pop Secret Movie Night

As you can see from my granddaughter’s intense viewing, we watched a pretty good movie last night!

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Try Pop Secret popcorn “the secret to movie night” at your next movie night!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Pop Secret via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pop Secret.

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  1. says

    When you think about how much money you save, still get to see the movies you want to see and don’t have to deal with some of the rude people at movie theaters, it’s so worth it! Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me. :)

  2. Katy M says

    How much fun! I love that a movie night is something friends and family of all ages enjoy! I love the little extras you added to make it special- especially the popcorn!

  3. says

    We love movie nights at home! Not only do we get to view the movies in our pjs, no one minds the chatter from our little ones as the show plays :) The cost savings also makes it quite awesome as well.

  4. says

    Hi Laura,

    Yes, the past two times we have gone to the theatre as a family we have spent $100 so we stopped going unless it is during the summer programs. We would probably do much better if my husband wasn’t a sucker for the popcorn and didn’t have such a guilty conscience about me bringing in snacks from home. He would rather drop $30 on concession stand snacks and follow the rules than to spend $5 on the same thing and sneak it in. He kills me…

    This was our first year of not going to the movies at all and I added up how much we spent on movie nights renting from our streaming box instead. We spent the same amount of money all year that we would have spent at one movie outing! It pays to stay home!

    Enjoy your popcorn,


  5. joanna garcia says

    oh i love this idea and when you think of all the money you spend on the junk in the movies its better to do it at home! LOVE IT!

  6. teresa herrera-honores says

    it looks like you guys had so much fun! i need to make this as part of my familys weekly fun stuff!

  7. Julie Wood says

    I love having a fun Family Movie night with popcorn and other low calorie snacks. It is fun to get the family together and watch a good movie!

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