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How to Plan Family Movie Night

Movies and family night go hand in hand. Family-friendly movie night ideas can be hard to come by. No one wants to have a boring movie night like that.

All of the family movie night ideas below are planned around tried-and-true family favorites. These family movie night ideas will take your normal family night at home and kick it up a notch! We’ve done all the work for you, now all YOU have to do is browse through these creative family movie nights and pick your favorites!

What is Family Movie Night?



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How to Create a Family Movie Night

What does a family movie night look like in our household?

We order pizza, chicken wings, and breadsticks. We love pepperoni pizza, beef pizza, and barbecue wings.

We pile up on the living room couches, turn off all the lights, and bundle up in blankets while enjoying a nice movie on the screen with full surround sound.

Depending on work schedules, extracurricular activities, and who spent the night out, we may have a family movie night on the weekend or sometimes we have one during the week.

Some of our family favorites include Disney, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, or a movie from the Transformers series.

Surprisingly, I think it's much more important to all of us to spend time together than it is to be “the one who got to pick the movie.” We sort of informally take turns choosing. But it's nothing set in stone or official.

When it comes to a family night in, are you the homemade-meal, lights-off, candles-lit type of family? Or all about the blanket-bundled, popcorn-popped, fireplace-on life?

Every family has a special routine for a family night in. And most of those routines involve gathering around the TV.

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Favorite Family Movie Night Ideas

Easy Idea: Dinner & a Movie With Redbox

Redbox and DoorDash are launching the offer that will make your movie night even more fun, easy and meaningful. Order from DoorDash and get $0 food delivery, and a free one-night Redbox movie rental at the Box or On-Demand*.

We all love a little food while we watch a flick. And this is an offer you can take advantage of again and again — from that pizza you order for “Hotel Transylvania 3,” to the pad thai you crave with “Jumanji.”

In the spirit of having meaningful moments together, throughout the Dinner & A Movie promotion we’re donating Movie Nights to foster families from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Carving out time for shared experiences is so important and we want to spread the Movie Night joy to everyone.

So what are you waiting for? Why not start tonight?

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