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Movie night ideas

Have the perfect family night in.

Movie night ideas. Have the perfect family night in.

As the nights draw in and with Christmas coming, it's the perfect time to get cosy on the sofa and enjoy a good movie. Pick the perfect film, find your ideal set-up and get some premier gift ideas for movie lovers this Christmas.

Choose a movie for the whole family

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Have a movie marathon

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Movie night checklist

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Have the ultimate picture party

Essential steps to the best ever home cinema:

  1. Bring the big screen home with a high def TV or projector
  2. Boost your sound with a sound bar or home cinema system
  3. Get access to a streaming service with tons of choice
  4. Upgrade to a Blu-ray player and some new Blu-rays and DVDs
  5. ...And of course, prepare some tasty movie snacks

    Find your ideal set-up

    A 55 inch television with a QLED display.

    Get a high definition Smart TV

    We recommend a Smart TV to access streaming services with a screen 49" or bigger for a cinematic experience. We've picked out high definition resolution OLED, QLED and 4K options made for movie nights.

    Shop best TVs for movies
    View our TV buying guide

    Alternatively, consider a projector. These connect to your laptop or device to be aimed at a projector screen or large blank wall space for a cinema-sized picture.

    A television with a Sonos soundbar underneath it.

    Upgrade your sound system

    For an immersive viewing experience, you may want to invest in a home cinema system for a more rounded sound.

    Shop home cinema systems

    Sound bars are a sleek, all-in-one piece of kit that help to beef up sound, and take up very little room. Some come

    A 4K Blu-ray player with an open disc drive.

    Add a Blu-ray player

    Still have your old DVD player? Consider upgrading to Blu-ray if you haven't already for a crisp, clear and vivid display. Some Blu-ray players play Blu-rays exclusively, while others can play both Blu-rays and DVDs.

    How will you be watching?

     A television showing a movie with an Apple TV box and Siri remote.

    Smart TV boxes

    Don't have a smart TV? Enjoy having a library of heaps of movies to choose from with a Smart TV box. Access both free and paid streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and BBC iPlayer for movies of all genres and for all ages.

    A variety of DVDs displayed with a red background.

    Blu-rays and DVDs

    Love having your own film collection? There’s nothing quite like having your own DVD library of crowd-pleasers and family favourites to pick up - and you can be safe in the knowledge that they're not going to disappear next time you log in.

    Shop all Blu-rays and DVDs

    Take a look at our DVD storage to organise your cinematic library.

    Movie snacks

    It's not a proper movie night unless you have plenty of cinema snacks to hand. Make fresh popcorn from home, recreate refreshing slushies and design your own ice cream.

    Shop movie snacks

    More for movie lovers

    Collection of movie merch.

    Movie merch and books

    Books for film buffs, collector items and gift ideas.

    Thor's hammer, Harry Potter light and light-up message board.

    Movie decor

    Light-up boxes, posters and Hollywood homewares.

    A variety of movie toys on a blue background.

    Latest film & DVD releases

    From new films to family favourites.

    How to create an outdoor cinema in your garden

    Summer cinema with retro projector in the garden.

    Have an open-air film fest

    What you'll need:

    1. A portable projector to connect to a laptop
    2. A projector screen or white bed sheet to project onto
    3. A Bluetooth-enabled sound bar - or wireless headphones if you're watching alone
    4. Your seating of choice - picnic blanket and cushions, or garden chairs
    5. Some outdoors-friendly tableware to keep the snacks coming!

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