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Host a Movie Night to Have Fun and Save Money

Money Tip: Host a Movie Night This Weekend

It's no secret that a night at the movies isn't the cheapest entertainment these days. Movie nights make great dates, but personally I'm not a big fan of going to see a flick with a group of friends — it's difficult for everyone to agree on a show time and you don't actually get to hang out with each other. When I'm in the mood to be social, going to the movies is more of a waste of money than a fun time. Instead of going to your local theater this weekend and downing a bucket of fake-buttered popcorn (my eternal junk food weakness), why not host a movie night at your place?

Someone is bound to have a Netflix pick that's been sitting around unwatched, and if not Buzz has tons of great reviews on movies she loves. You can find a selection of free movies at your local library, which makes for an even less expensive evening. You could do a theme and ask everyone to bring a related snack, but it would be just as fun to make homemade popcorn on the stove and invite your friends to bring anything they'd like to have in addition. Cheap movie, cheap snacks, comfy couch, stick-free floors, being able to talk throughout the show and rewind the good parts? Sounds like a great night to me.

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shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 7 years
Update: I just had a movie night with my mom last night; we watched "Breakfast at Tiffany's," a movie that I love. :)
chancleta chancleta 7 years
i do this allllllll the time
chancleta chancleta 7 years
i do this allllllll the time
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
Sounds like a really fun time. Game nights are also tons of fun and more social.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Great idea!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Great idea!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i think this is a GREAT idea. you get to socialize - and you can talk during it and not worry about disturbing the ppl around you. besides - you can bring wine/beer and snacks and make it more enjoyable for so much less money.
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 7 years
This is fun. :) I do find it hard to decide what movies to watch since there are so many to choose from though!
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 7 years
This is fun. :) I do find it hard to decide what movies to watch since there are so many to choose from though!
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
Great ideas, I usually have a movie night with myself twice a month but it's a good idea to invite friends (I just have a friend that likes to talk and comment during the movie - sometimes it may be hard to follow and sometimes it's funny). I can't wait till it's summer and they have movie in the park. The city host a movie once a week during the summer at dusk.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 7 years
I can't wait for it to get warm enough here to be outside at night. I am looking forward to putting on the baseball game on the radio, drinking some local brewed beers and grilling with friends.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 7 years
Me and my friends do this about once every 2-3 months. We usually do it at my house b/c we have movies, a karoake machine, we have alot of boardgames and my Dad built a firepit in the backyard for us to roast marshmallows and make s'more with! :D
MindayH MindayH 7 years
GAME NIGHT! It is more fun than sittign around and watching a movie...in my opinion
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