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Winter Activity #8 - Turn Your House Into a Movie Theater

By February 27, 2013

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I took my boys to the movie theater to catch a movie on the big screen. Admission cost $15 for my 6 year old and me. The baby got in free, thankfully, or we'd be up to $22.50 already!

A picture of a family watching a movie
Create your own movie theater right at home.
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We didn't make it past the concession stand with all of our money either. A small popcorn and small soda set us back another $9.

That's $24 to entertain 2 people for an hour and 20 minutes. (The baby slept through the whole thing!)

It's no wonder we play movie theater at the house all the time. Here's how you can make your own movie theater.

We do everything they do at the real movie theaters, without the expensive costs. We pick our movie, create our own tickets and open a concession stand. My older son loves playing usher when it's time to show us to our seats.

We also hold an intermission for potty breaks. Wish they'd do that at the movie theater!

After the movie's over, we talk about what we liked and what we didn't. My son likes to draw stars for his movie review and color them in. We also write movie reviews to share with each other.

Making your own movie theater at home not only saves money, the extra activities make your fun last longer than just the run time of the movie. It's also a great excuse to snuggle up with your family on the couch.

No parking spot to find. No wallet to empty. No sticky movie theater floors!

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