How to Host a Memorable Movie Night

Movie Nights make for a great Ladies Night Out event. They can also be a great, non-threatening outreach opportunity.

Today, I’m going to share step by step tips on how to host a marvelous movie night.


How to Host a Memorable Movie Night


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Step 1 – Invitations – Decide who you’re going to invite! Perhaps you just want to have some girlfriends over for a fun Ladies Night Out. Maybe your Women’s Ministry is hosting a Movie Night for a fellowship event. Whatever the case, make sure you communicate/invite your peeps 2-3 weeks prior to your event. And be sure to follow-up with a reminder email the week of the event.

Step 2 – Plan your menu – Popcorn is definitely a must! Chances are your Youth Group has a movie theater style popcorn machine like this Gold Medal Popcorn Popper that you can borrow. You might want to consider purchasing some popcorn seasoning mixes, popcorn bags,  or popcorn boxes. You could even set up a Popcorn Bar like Corey did over at Family Fresh Meals. If your budget allows provide some full-size candy bars. Your guests are going to get thirsty so be sure to supply plenty of sodas and water.

Step 3 – Name tags and an Icebreaker. Get folks to put a name tag on when you greet them at the door. Print out these movie-themed icebreaker questions to help along the conversation as you wait for folks to arrive. Consider placing the questions on the table, scatter them around the food table, or put them in a popcorn box and have everyone draw a question to answer. To download the free movie icebreakers click the following link:  movie icebreaker questions

Movie-themed Icebreaker Questions

Step 4 – Select a movie. Some of my favorite Christian movies include: War Room, God’s Not Dead 2, Woodlawn, Risen, Old Fashioned, and When the Game Stands Tall.

Step 5 – Host your movie night and have fun!

You may also want to read:
105 Christian Ladies Night Out Ideas
Coffee, Cake, and Comedy Night
Old Fashioned Movie Review


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  1. You are welcome! I love sharing great resources with you all! 🙂 I looooove the Sound of Music!

  2. Sara St. Clair says:

    Thank you for this information! I have passed it on to others. My favorite childhood movie was “The Sound of Music.”

  3. Now I’ve got the theme music stuck in my head! LOL 🙂

  4. My favorite movie when I was a child was “A Neverending Story”!

  5. Katrina, I loved Annie too!! The sun’ll come out tomorrow…. 😉

  6. Katrina James says:

    This truly a blessing! My favorite childhood movie was Annie.

  7. Jody, that is a good one! I was always too scared of the tornado scene to watch the beginning. 😉

  8. I cannot tell you how excited I am to know about gMovies!! It is always such a challenge to find a decent movie for family night without compromising our biblical standards.

    Cinderella (Rogers and Hammerstein) our families all time favorite!!!

  9. Jody Miller says:

    I always looked forward to the one time a year The Wizard of Oz was on TV.

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