Movie night ideas
Have the perfect family night in.
Pick the perfect film, find your ideal set-up and get some premier ideas for a great night in, plus top tech guides and marvelous movie merch.
Choose a movie for the whole family
Have a movie marathon
Movie night checklist
Have the ultimate picture party
Essential steps to the best ever home cinema:
Find your ideal set-up
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.
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.
Upgrade your sound system
For an immersive viewing experience, you may want to invest in a home cinema system for a more rounded sound.
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
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?
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.
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.
Take a look at our DVD storage to organise your cinematic library.
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.
More for movie lovers
How to create an outdoor cinema in your garden
Have an open-air film fest
What you'll need:
- A portable projector to connect to a laptop
- A projector screen or white bed sheet to project onto
- A Bluetooth-enabled sound bar - or wireless headphones if you're watching alone
- Your seating of choice - picnic blanket and cushions, or garden chairs
- Some outdoors-friendly tableware to keep the snacks coming!