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Summer Movie Night Block Party

Summer Movie Night Block Party!

By: Amanda

Rather than wasting hours watching mediocre television this summer, grab some friends and catch up on the latest new release movies! Or why not go all-out and make it a summer movie night block party?

Use's Oscar night ballots as a starting point for choosing your nightly movie. Most of the nominated films are currently available on DVD or through Amazon on Demand. Stick with Party Idea Pros simpler Movie Night celebration package ideas for your summertime viewing parties.  Then pick two nights during the summer to glam it up with our Lights, Camera, Action and Hollywood Nights celebration packages.

Organizing a block party or reunion? Hosting an all school barbeque/fundraiser, a sweet sixteen or teen party, an adult or children's birthday party, or  even anniversary party?  A backyard movie night is a wonderful theme for any warm weather event.  Just choose your movie to suit the occasion  — think John Wayne, Sponge Bob, Legally Blonde, The Parent Trap, Casa Blanca, Star Wars, Rear Window, The Shawshank Redemption Twilight and New Moon double feature and the list goes on and on.

Get The Word Out

Summer Movie Night Invitations

 FILM SCREENING BLACK PARTY INVITATIONS   Take two party invitation postcards

Hollywood Invitations and Seals 8ct   Movie Ticket Invitations 8ct

 Film Screening Black Party Invitations |  Take two party invitations

 Hollywood ‘Star Event’ Invitations & Seals |  Movie Ticket Invitation Cards

Set Up Your Own Outdoor Movie Theater

Consider teaming up with your neighbors to purchase a neighborhood outdoor movie set-up that you can all enjoy together on those balmy summer nights, or even rotate between houses for more private viewing. How about offering a double feature — a sunset showing for the kids and a more grown-up movie for the adults, after you put the kids to bed.  Set up tents (indoors or out) at a single neighborhood house and rotate parents through “kid duty.”

Backyard Movie Equipment

  Camp Chef 120-Inch Portable Outdoor Movie Theater Screen Camp Chef OS132 Super Outdoor:Indoor Movie Theater Screen

Camp Chef 120-Inch Portable Outdoor Movie Theater ScreenCamp Chef Outdoor/Indoor Movie Screen

More Outdoor Movie Screens

LCD Video Projector (Includes HDMI Cable & Extra Bulb)      HD Home Theater Multimedia LCD Projector 1080P HDMI USB TV DVD WII

More DVD Projectors

How to Set Up Outdoor Stadium Seating

Rows 1 & 2:   Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags on the ground

Rows 3 & 4:   Low to the ground lawn and beach chairs or bean bag chairs

Rows 5 & 6:   Regular height lawn chairs, chaise lounges, and even your family room couches

Rows 7 & 8:   Drag  out those bar and kitchen stools


Outdoor Movie Accessories

Tableware & Movie Snack

Stick with paper plates for an easier-to-clean-up dinner! Consider creating a popcorn bar  where your guests can choose from a variety of popcorns:  classic salt and butter, classic plain, kettle,  cheese , and caramel corn

Movie Watching Party Supplies

 Lights, Camera, Action Paper PlatesMore Movie Night Supplies



Popcorn Mylar Balloon | Plastic Popcorn Box

Movie Candy

Milk Duds Theater Box Skittles Original Box | Junior Mints Theater Box

 More Theater Box Candy

Patio Lights & Candles

Don't forget to provide lighting for your guests to easily eat and move around once the sun has gone down!

Solar Star Stringing Lights for a Movie Viewing Party

Solar Star Light String

Celebrity Life Size Cut-Outs

If you want to go all out, add a few life size celebrity cut outs. Be sure to take lots of pictures!

Advanced Graphics Party Decoration Lifesize Cardboard Standup Cutout Standee Poster Elsa and Anna Disney's Frozen Marilyn Life-Size Cut Out C3PO and R2D2 Life Size Cutout 70in

Cutout Standee Poster Elsa and Anna Disney's Frozen | Marilyn Monroe CutoutC3PO and R2D2 Life Size Cutout 70in

Intermission Activities

Why not hold a classic raffle?  Buy enough prizes for everyone to win! Choose one of your guests to act as the MC to encourage and facilitate trading.

Red Double Raffle Ticket Roll
Red Double Raffle Ticket Roll

Raffle Gift Ideas

Amazon Gift Cards iTunes Gift Cards Small toys or gag gifts related to the movie you are watching | Movie Character Costumes

Choose your Movie

Now Choose Your favorite Movie! You can buy or rent the movie on amazon's instant video, or you can buy a hard copy.

Amazon Movies

Amazon Instant Video | Movies on DVD


For more detailed party planning, ideas and supplies for your next movie theme party be sure to check out:

Movie Night | Lights, Camera, Action Hollywood Nights

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