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Movie Nights Themes...

10 years 11 months ago #151560 by Maria
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We have done a couple of movie night themes. We did a sing a long Wizard of Oz and gave everyone a prop kit to go along with the movie ( clappers for clicking her heels, sunglasses - yellow bricki road, glow sticks - emerald city) and of course song sheets.

We would also encourage a sleepover by having kids come in their pjs. We had them make lincense plates when we showed Cars.

Both events we just had popcorn, pop, and candy
10 years 10 months ago #151645 by kelyn
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How do you go about getting a license to show a movie and how much does it cost? We have been wanting to do a movie afternoon for the kids at our school for a pre-winter break party.
10 years 10 months ago #151651 by Lisa @ PTO Today
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Hi Kelyn-
Here is a link that tell you how to get a movie license:

We hear from lots of leaders that their school community loved their movie night! Have you signed up for a free Family Movie Night kit yet? Here what's in the kit:
  • Step-by-step planning guidelines
  • Creative tips and snack ideas to enhance your event
  • Movie licensing information and movie ideas
  • Movie Licensing Made Easy brochure
  • Invitation flyer to send home to parents
  • Professionally designed poster to promote your event
  • Public Performance Site License application form
Also, visit our Family Movie Night group to get advice from other leaders.

Once you run your family movie event, we'd love to have you share your event photos and experiences on the Family Movie Night Group page!

Have fun!


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10 years 10 months ago #151675 by ohmomof2
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Maria...can you give me detailed specifics on how you did the Wizard of Oz? Like all the props you used, when they used them , etc. Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you!
10 years 10 months ago #151683 by Lisa @ PTO Today
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Thought this might be helpful: A theater near us does Wizard of Oz Sing a Longs and there was an article about it. It's a blast for all ages!

Here's the theater promotion page:

Hope this helps with prop and promotion ideas!


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10 years 10 months ago #151694 by teri22
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Hi there. We've done Family Movie Nights for the past 3 years at our school. I found choosing a newer movie recently released on that Tuesday with a movie date for that Friday gets the biggest turnout. You can check on movie release dates on This will help you plan your schedule.

We also had the kids vote one month for which movie they'd like and that seemed to go over well.

We like to keep our movie nights simple. Kids usually wear their pajamas and bring their sleeping bags and pillows and camp out on the gym floor. We sell concessions from 25 cents to $1.00, keeping the night pretty cheap for parents. The movie night is free otherwise. We just started doing raffle baskets and this seems to go over well. We offer one free raffle ticket to each student attending the movie and sell tickets 1/$1 or 6/$5. Most people end up buying the extra chances and we've made money on the baskets.

This is by far my favorite event to run. Easy and the kids are so excited!

Good luck!
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