Summer Movie Night Checklist for Families


There’s nothing quite like summertime, especially for kids. Something about the sunny days, breezy nights, and just the feel of summer is invigorating. This summer might look a little different than usual, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be one full of family memories you’ll cherish forever. 

Movie nights are always a hit with kids, so why not take them to the next level this summer? Consider having a weekly movie night, complete with movie tickets, buttery popcorn, and cozy blankets!  

Tips for the Perfect Movie Night The beauty of movie nights is that you can make them as elaborate or low-key as you want. If you have the time and desire, print out some movie tickets to get your kids excited for movie night. You could even use a letterboard to display the different movie options for the night. If you have multiple kids, you might let them take turns picking the movie throughout the summer. 

Food is a very important element of any successful movie night. Try making popcorn on the stove, with extra butter, just like the theater. Surprise your kids with their favorite candy, or let them pick one out when you go grocery shopping. Some classic movie theater candies are M&Ms, Twizzlers, Goobers, and Mike & Ike’s. If you’re looking for a healthier snack, you could make your own movie theater trail mixfrozen yogurt bites, or homemade Raisinets.

After everything is ready, it’s time to round up your coziest blankets, settle in, and enjoy the show! Oh, and don’t forget to silence your phones. 

If you’re looking to take your summer movie night to the next level, check out our ideas for the ultimate backyard movie night!

Family Movie Night Recommendations:

  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Finding Nemo
  • Mary Poppins
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • A Bug’s Life
  • The Jungle book
  • Ice Age
  • Cars
  • The Sword in the Stone
  • Frozen 2
  • Inside Out
  • Trolls 2
  • Babe
  • Happy Feet 
  • Robin Hood
  • Peter Pan


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