Our Summer Cinema is officially open! We are making it a bit of a summer tradition here to have Movie Nights at the house of BRK. Evites go out, mostly to make it all seem so official, kids show up, they enjoy treats and a great movie, and I enjoy listening to them all giggle. I keep the entire night very basic and simple and mimic a real movie experience by providing tons of popcorn and a touch of typical movie candy fare.
Target or Walmart always seems to have their movie candies on sale for a dollar a box or less. Score! Way cheaper than the real movies. Now my kids see how much of a rip-off it is to buy candy at the theaters.
We place a bit of the candy out in plastic cups with small spoons and offer the children 3 ounce portion cups to build their own candy assortment from the Candy Bar. I place out a big pitcher of iced water, who cares if it spills (it always does), and they don’t need soda with that candy anyway. I found the popcorn cups in the dollar section at Target, the kids loved them, and there is always a huge bowl of popcorn for refills. I do not put butter on the popcorn as I envision hands getting wiped on my couch, but I do offer a small shaker of White Cheddar sprinkle for those who want a bit of flavor on their popcorn- I personally like it with just a touch of sea salt.
Last night we had 10 kids piled into our Family Room giggling to “Master of Disguise,” perfect for our age group of 6-15 years old boys and girls. A fortnight ago’s film was “Galaxy Quest.” Next up ”The Sand Lot.”
Do you have any good film suggestions for children ages 6-15? Please share!