When I asked my son what he wanted to do for his 6th birthday he simply said “I want to go see the Minions“! Ok simple enough we will go to the movies. I was silently cheering inside. I’m a movie person — I love the experience of going to the movie theater, ordering popcorn and getting lost for 2 hours. So I was not going to try and change his mind about going — it will actually be fun. This got me thinking about taking my kids to the movies this summer or having a movie party at home. Did you know there are tons of ways to Create or Join a Summer Movie Club. And it costs only a fraction of what you would spend on a regular movie ticket.
Create your Own Movie Night!
There are so many great ways to create a movie night at home. Here are a few genius ideas from some fellow bloggers:
– How to Host a Backyard Movie Night – Using a white sheet makes setting up a backyard movie so easy.
– Outdoor “Drive In” Movie Party – It’s so smart to separate the candy into individual cups.
– DIY Movie Night Popcorn bar – I would never think to add the candy to the popcorn like this!
– How to Host a Movie Night in 5 Simple Steps – I love the idea of just putting out pillows and blankets for everyone to share.
– Backyard Movie Night – This movie party comes with movie trivia cards just like at the theater.
– DIY Outdoor Movie Night Ideas – Love the cardboard box cars for a drive in movie feel!
Join a Summer Movie Club
If you would rather go to a movie theater, there are tons of summer movie clubs to enjoy. And the best part is these tickets only cost between $1 – $3 per movie!
– Regal Entertainment Group (Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theaters)
Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theaters is hosting a 9-week Summer Movie Express club. You can enjoy a selection of G or PG-rated films for only $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 10 am. Some of these movies include The Book of Life, Penguins of Madagascar, Dolphin Tale 2, The Lego Movie and Alexander and the Very Bad Day.
– Harkins Theaters
Harkins Summer Movie Fun program for kids is a 10 week program for less than $1 per film. These movies start at 9:45 am. Check out How to Train your Dragon 2, Rio 2, The Nut Job, Curious George and a lot more.
– Cinemark Theaters
The Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse is also a summer movie program that offers your kids a chance to see movies at only $1 per ticket at the box office. Check out the movies and showtimes here.
– Studio Movie Grill
The Studio Movie Grill Summer Movie Series offers $3 screenings of recent, popular children's films. This takes place Monday – Friday at 11 am. Movies include How to Train your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Ice Age 2, Turbo and more.
If you are more like me and want to see the newer movies like, Minions, there are ways you can save on your tickets. Fandango offers great discounts when you buy more than 1 movie ticket with your Visa Signature card. All you have to do is purchase two or more tickets on a Friday for a Friday movie showing and you get 1 free ticket while supplies last! Awesome right? This is good through August 21st. Just click here to get your free ticket! (affiliate link)
Our Top 10 Favorite Kids Movies
So if you were to host a kids movie night or start a movie club, what movies would you include on the list. There is no question that we all have our own favorite movies. There are no right or wrong answers…it’s our own personal preference. So when I asked my kids, who are 8 and 6, to give me their top 10 movies this was their response. (affiliate links)
9. Finding Nemo
1. Toy Story 3
I could have really made this a top 25 list! My kids really enjoy the movie watching experience too!
What are your kids watching? What would you add to this list?