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10 Ways to Create Your Own At-Home Movie Theater Experience


As much fun as it is to go to the movies, there’s some simple ways to bring the movie theater into your home. Start by setting up a soda pop and candy station, along with a vintage-inspired popcorn maker. Use glowing jars to light your way to the nearest exit and make a glowing marquee to light your way to the film. Project your film on your wall, or use your Xbox 360 to play it through the TV. Keep reading for the 10 Ways to Create Your Own At-Home Movie Theater Experience…
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  • Tickets, Please! 1 of 10
    Tickets, Please!
    These vintage-inspired movie tickets can be printed from home.
    Buy the $8 printable at Etsy.
  • Movie Marquee 2 of 10
    Movie Marquee
    Light the way to the film.
    Get the tutorial at Oh Happy Day.
  • Concession Boxes 3 of 10
    Concession Boxes
    Make everyone their own personalized concession box.
    Get the tutorial at A Little Tipsy.
  • Comfy Seats 4 of 10
    Comfy Seats
    Take advantage of bringing the movies to your home with super comfy seats.
    Get the tutorial at So You Think You're Crafty.
  • Soda Pop and Candy Stations 5 of 10
    Soda Pop and Candy Stations
    Make a station the kids can pick from before the movie.
    Check it out at Your Home Based Mom.
  • Movie Night Bingo 6 of 10
    Movie Night Bingo
    Kick off the night with a fun game of Bingo.
    Find out more at Peppermint Creative.
  • Glowing Lanterns 7 of 10
    Glowing Lanterns
    Instead of lighting the pathway to the exit, make glowing lanterns for your family to use to light their way.
    Find out more at Hobbies on a Budget.
  • Popcorn Cones 8 of 10
    Popcorn Cones
    If you want something smaller than concession boxes, make popcorn cones.
    Find out more at Smashed Peas and Carrots.
  • Drive-In 9 of 10
    Drive-In
    Turn your home movie theater into a drive-in movie theater with cardboard box cars.
    Spotted at Not Just a Housewife.
  • Popcorn Maker 10 of 10
    Popcorn Maker
    Cook up some delicious popcorn.
    Buy it for $78 at Nordstrom.

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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), and follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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