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    30 Products That Are Perfect For A Grown-Up Movie Night

    An inflatable fort. Old Hollywood cocktails. Lots of popcorn.

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    1. A silicone popcorn maker capable of making 15 cups of popcorn in under four minutes. Just add in some kernels, ~pop~ it in the microwave, and your movie marathon feast is now ready to be devoured.

    reviewer photo of the red popcorn maker

    This popcorn maker is especially fantastic because it acts as a popcorn bowl itself. PLUS! It's collapsible! Which makes this easy to store if they have approximately zero space in their kitchen.

    Promising review: "Absolutely amazing! I am throwing out my old popcorn maker because there is no need for it anymore. I cannot believe how easy it was to make perfect popcorn and use the same bowl to eat it out of. I've already told all of my friends to buy this!" —Cindy Suy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    2. A portable 100-inch screen that'll give movie nights that extra flair of excitement. Stream The Notebook for the millionth time this year via a setup that takes a mere few minutes, a screen that is lightweight but sturdy enough to withstand a slight gust of wind, and a size that plops a real theater into your own backyard.

    reviewer image of the screen playing a movie in a backyard

    Promising review: "I love the size and the fact that it takes five minutes to set up and five minutes to take down. Very portable and lightweight to carry. Very sturdy. I would highly recommend." —Kathi

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95+ (available in two sizes).

    3. An electric S'mores maker to bring the great outdoors into the comfort of your own home. This unit comes equipped with two stainless-steel roasting forks and will produce a perfectly toasted marshmallow every single time. Legally Blonde coupled with s'mores? Nothing could be better.

    Promising review: "Amazing s’mores! My fiancé loves s’mores so I thought this would be a great birthday gift. We plugged it in and it works perfectly. Heats up fast and makes a perfect marshmallow." —Dakota N.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. A chalkboard sign to display the film du jour! This little kit (complete with le chalkboard, chalk markers, and a wood stand) turns mundane nights into full-blown events.

    reviewer using the chalkboard poster

    Promising review: "Just what I needed for our movie night display. Very good quality. The vibrant chalk colored markers makes the sign pop. Happy with this purchase and I would recommend." —Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $21.80

    5. An adhesive LED strip that increases color contrast and sharpness to enhance the images on your television screen — so yes, Netflix, I am very much still watching. Quit asking. I am enjoying this docu-series sans glare.

    reviewer photo of TV with glare before using the strips and without glare after using the strips

    Promising review: "I was skeptical whether or not bias lighting would make a difference or not, but I am sold. I am using this on my 2018 Samsung Q8FN, and while it didn't need it for blooming per se, I can honestly say it makes a huge difference (besides looking pretty damn cool). I never watched TV in a completely dark room before, because the TV would be so bright and hurt my eyes after a while. Now, I don't have that issue anymore." —saiyanzzrage

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in six sizes).

    6. Retro popcorn boxes to transform your living room into a fancy vintage theater, one complete with plush velvet seats *and* all the Nicole Kidman previews your heart desires. If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of Coca-Cola being poured over a glass of ice.

    reviewer using popcorn containers

    Promising review: "These are better than the flat bags that are too noisy during moving nights. Plus, they're the perfect size for hands to reach in for popcorn." —Dana Rodman 

    Get a pack of 15 from Amazon for $7.99

    7. Sophisticated wineglasses to make your less-than-$10 wine taste like it was sourced from Napa and aged for 10 centuries. "I'm getting some dry notes of expensive," you'll say.,

    Promising review: "These glasses are very well made, sturdy, and large which is always a plus ;) They are beautiful and unique and add such a fun touch to date night, girls night, or just bingeing Bravo TV on your own -- bought an additional set!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $29.47.

    8. An Amazon Fire TV stick with the ability to turn any TV into a smart TV, so you can just plug this puppy into the HDMI port, connect it to Wi-Fi, and BAM! Streaming your favorite movies await.

    The HDMI stick and remote

    Promising review: "After months and months of debate. I finally decided to drop cable and go 100% streaming. My only regret is that I didn't do this sooner.This device provides you with many apps and ways to watch a lot of TV, movies, news, sports, and local programming. I haven't fully dug into all the apps. But so far I'm highly satisfied. The set up was easy and I can always find something to watch. I can't believe I was paying Comcast up to $200 monthly for the same shows." —Greg

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    9. The Blockbuster Game, a delightful ode to better times (*cries*). Think of it as pop culture charades: choose three classic films, describe them, give quotes, and act out a scene for your teammates to guess.

    reviewer playing the game

    Promising review: "For anyone who is a movie fanatic, this game makes you think of every movie you have ever watched! It would make a great gift or party game. It keeps you under pressure and on your feet but super fun!" —Nic Cassinelli 

    Get it from Amazon for $12.19

    10. A scratch-off poster featuring 100 iconic films that every movie buff needs to watch at least once in their lifetime. Tough movie night decisions and endless Netflix scrolling = no longer an issue with the below, which doubles as decor.

    the poster

    Promising review: "My husband is a movie lover so I thought he would love this for his birthday! Even though he's seen a lot of the movies on the poster, he's excited to rewatch them and be able to scratch the pictures. We've already watched one movie and it scratched off very easily with light pressure from a quarter. Can't wait to see how long it takes to get it completed!" —Kellie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.70

    11. A splurge-worthy yarn blanket for 15, 20, or 25 pounds of weight that proves an instant oh-so-calming effect. Looking to give yourself the coziest rom-com movie night of your life? BEHOLD! Here is your answer. *begins to snore at the thought of such comfort*,

    Promising review: "This feels exactly like being cuddled when I'm falling asleep! 'Comforting' is the perfect word to describe how it feels when you put this over your chest, and it for sure helps to calm you down. I've used it for three days now and I can't seem to get enough of it! Superior quality and I like the air flow between the loops, too." —Oliver C.

    Get it from Bearaby for $199+ (available in four weights and six colors).

    12. Gone with the Gin, a guide on how to create iconic libations inspired by your favorite films — think Monty Python and the Stoli Grail and A Sidecar named Desire.

    reviewer image of the book

    Promising review: "Bought both of these "mixers" books as white elephant gifts, but after thumbing through them actually gave them to our brother-in-law who is a consummate historian, movie buff and bartender extraordinaire. Each recipe is tied to famous movies and the missives are so eloquently written, so charming and funny. I can't recommend these books enough! Buy them you won't be sorry! Every home entertainer should have these!" —UrbanUtah 

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 or from your local bookseller via Bookshop

    13. A portable Kodak projector to turn any blank wall into a personal home theater. This little gadget lets you watch shows, films, and YouTube videos with integrated Airplay (and a USB slot and HDMI cable for connecting), plus it can be connected to an external speaker *and* has its own built-in speaker.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Despite its compact size, this little guy can actually project quite far (I tested it at 14 feet or so, and the image measures approximately 50 inches x 60 inches). I’ve used it to watch films and shows, and it truly feels like I have my own personal movie theater. (The darker the room, the clearer and crisper the images are, so I always use it at night with the lights out. However, blackout shades would work, too!) It can connect to a phone or computer, AND it has its own speakers (though you can connect it to an external speaker as well). For longer binge sessions, I like to have it plugged in so it doesn’t run out of juice, but it can last through a couple of 40-minute episodes unplugged just fine. The best part is once I’m done with it, it fits nicely into my drawers for storage. Easy peasy. It’s a lot simpler to deal with than the full-size one I used to own." —Yi Yang, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Amazon for $179.99.

    14. An inflatable fort intended for children but guess what, I am a child. This inflates in 30 seconds, is easy to store when not in use, the construction is durable, and coupled with a laptop and Nancy Meyers movie? A perfect Friday night.

    the fort

    Promising review: "This is one of the most awesome purchases I've ever made!!! My son and I love the theaters so when COVID happened, we, like many others were sadden to stop the movie experience. I bought this as a gift with no other thoughts to what we can really do with this but now we constantly hookup his iPad to a Bluetooth speaker and lay inside the space fort over our sleeping bags and watch movies on our streaming device. We play all sorts of things with this space fort but watching movies inside with my son is an instant all time favorite." —Chris Buna 

    Get it from Amazon for $45.79 (available in 15 colors). 

    15. A bound journal intended for aspiring movie critics and/or friend groups who have tried hosting a book club, it never worked out, and are opting for movie nights instead. Fill the below out post-film for some ~culture~.

    Promising review: "I watch a lot of movies. I wanted something simple but structured to help document my thoughts. This was perfect! Basic size and I like the 5 star grading for each category. Very happy with this purchase!" —DaniT.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. A soy candle available in delicious scents like cinnamon and vanilla, sandalwood and vanilla, and mango and passionfruit. Team Jacob forever. That's all I'm going to say.

    the candle
    Unique Wick / Etsy

    Get it from Unique Wick on Etsy for $12.70 (available in five scents). 

    17. A durable and nonstick brownie pan set that adds delicious, chewy corners to every brownie you bake for a dessert that has *just* the right amount of crispness. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to A: order this for a friend and B: order this for myself.

    reviewer photo of the brownie pan

    Plus, the nonstick coating (and the included spatula) guarantees that no crumbs will be left behind on your pan. Set includes pan, lid, wedge, and spatula. 

    Promising review: "These are the best brownies I have ever cannot stop eating them. I saw this pan on SharkTank and had to try it. I know it's on the expensive side, but it is the only brownie pan you will ever have to buy! I love it!" —globalgamble

    Get it from Amazon for $65.99.

    18. Jumbo silicone ice molds that guarantee a better cocktails-at-home experience. Fancy looks aside, these perfectly shaped chunks of ice take forever to melt — aka, so long diluted negronis and hello beverages that look like something out of a mixologist's handbook.

    Hannah Loewentheil/BuzzFeed

    You'll get two silicone molds and lids: one for square ice cubes, the other for round. They're both reusable and BPA-free!

    Promising review: "From negronis to margaritas and everything in between, these simple ice cube molds instantly make my cocktail creations taste better. And not to mention the jumbo ice cubes make any basic DIY drink look fancier too." —Hannah Loewentheil

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.98.

    19. A universal remote so you can finally use the DVD player... and watch the straight-to-DVD movies that are nowhere to be found on any streaming services. Apps, cable, and volume control, all available on one device.

    the remote

    Promising review: "This remote is awesome! I coded this remote for my Samsung TV, Samsung Blue Ray DVD Player and Vizio Soundbar. It works like a champ. A few of the buttons don't correspond exactly to the TV functions but once you play with it for a bit, you can find a button that will work and get used to it. Not a big deal. That being said, the volume control allows you raise, lower or mute the sound without having to pick up another remote or hit the AUX button and is the answer to my prayers. It works great with the streaming interfaces like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu." —Pete

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49

    20. A chocolate frog mold for when they're too busy for a Honeydukes run but would like some chocolate treats. But you better eat your creations ASAP — these have a tendency to jump away.,

    Promising review: "I purchased this tray to make chocolate frogs for my son's Harry Potter birthday party as party favors. I was nervous that the chocolate would stick to the mold or that it would be difficult to extract the frogs from the mold once it's been set, but it was absolutely the most smooth process!! Once the chocolate set, I just placed the mold upside down on a cookie tray and all of the frogs fell out completely formed and with great detail. They were a huge hit at the party." —S. Young

    Get it from Amazon for $8.38.

    21. A galaxy projector to set the scene for films based on a galaxy far, far away. If you didn't think re-watching Star Wars could get any better, think again. Earth who?

    reviewer using the projector

    All jokes aside, this is a genuinely awesome projector — it comes with a remote control, Bluetooth capability, white noise options, and 10 colorways to choose from. 

    Promising review: "Oh man, I was nervous about the quality of this product, but when it arrived, it exceeded expectations. It has a ton of different color/brightness/rotation settings and while the remote took a little time to figure out, it works great! The Bluetooth hookup is amazing for meditating, but I could see using it for more of a party vibe. This was SO worth every penny. Relaxing, comforting, and aesthetically GORGEOUS." —Samantha Aiello

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.  

    22. Popcornopolis cone packs presented in super festive packaging, sure. But the real treat is the variety of popcorn itself — caramel corn, cheddar cheese popcorn, kettle corn, and zebra corn, the latter of which is drizzled with melted white and dark chocolate.,

    Promising review: "The first time I had ever even heard of this brand was a few months ago at Christmas. My in-laws got my wife and I some with the warning 'You won't be able to stop eating them!' Pft, sure. Little did I know they were absolutely incredibly correct. The first one we tried was the Zebra corn and it is absolutely astounding. So far my favorite is the Cheddar. Hands down it is the best cheddar popcorn you will ever taste. Every single flavor that popcornopolis offers is amazing." —Miguel Bahena

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $19.14.

    23. A heavy-duty pizza stone for dough that looks like it was flipped several times by an expert wearing a white chef's hat. This stone guarantees a delicious crust charred to perfection, which means the frozen pizza you're eating for movie night will taste gourmet.

    A reviewer's finished pizza with five stars and text "adds so much flavor"

    It can be used on grills too!

    Promising review: "Whether you make pizza from scratch or enjoy a frozen pizza from the market, this pizza stone is essential for the best at home pizza experience. Preparing your pizza on a stone assures a crispy crust and removing the pizza from the oven, on the heated stone, assures you that it will remain warm while the slices are consumed." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in 14" and 16" sizes).

    24. A novel-tea set complete with loose peppermint chamomile tea (and a Mr. Darcy bookmark) for a relaxing night spent watching the 2005 Pride & Prejudice with your best friend. Again. For the millionth time this year alone.

    the tea tin and bookmark
    Novel Tea Tins / Etsy

    Get it from Novel Tea Tins on Etsy for $17.95+ (available in four tins and two styles).

    25. An Oxo cocktail shaker to gussy up a boring old movie night. This design, with its jigger lid and double-walled insulation, makes it easy to master any bevvie.

    model pouring liquid from the stainless steel silver shaker into a glass

    Promising review: "This is the best cocktail shaker I have ever had and worth every penny. If you're thinking you might want to get the cheaper single wall stainless-steel shaker, think again. The double wall is essential to not having the whole outside freeze up and make your hands cold and stuck to the shaker. Think Christmas Story tongue-on-pole scene. I had bought a cheaper shaker before buying this one that I did not like and ended up throwing away. This was keeps your hands from getting cold, has a lid that fits well, does not leak, is super easy to clean, and the top can be used as a jigger." —ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    26. A chenille tufted pillow ideal for movie nights in which you've invited the whole gang over but, sadly, don't have the room to accommodate all of them. Magic = being able to turn your floor into comfortable seating when there's not enough couch space.

    The cushions with string lights surrounding them

    Promising review: "Cozy vibes. I purchased two of these. I think they’re wonderful. Soft. Comfortable. Perfect floor pillows." —Courtney R.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in seven colors).

    27. The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook, aka an easy way to bring the magic of Dole Whip to your Disney+ marathon. This treasure book features over 100 recipes that are definitively better than a FastPass — think Mickey macaroons, the perfect churro, and (of course) DOLE WHIP.,

    Promising review: "Beautiful hardcover cookbook with so many yummy Disney recipes from the parks! There is lots of Disney foodie history in it, plus recipes that look easy to follow with high quality ingredients. There are fun maps of each of the parks inside where the food is located from which makes it fun. As an avid Disney fan, I have never seen a cookbook like this." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    28. A Flikr fireplace if "backyard fire pit" seems like a reality far removed from the likes of your studio apartment. A dash of rubbing alcohol to ignite the flame turns this into an A+ piece of decor, plus sturdy concrete means it'll *never* tip over... even when you knock your hip against the coffee table on your way up to get another glass of wine.

    the concrete fireplace
    Bespoke Post

    Get it from Amazon for $99 (available in three colors).

    29. A silicone mold so you can finally try your hand at the epic hot cocoa bombs that have invaded your TikTok feed. This hunk of silicone is nonstick, flexible, dishwasher-safe, and can even be used for lava cakes (*drools*) or handmade soap.

    Promising review: "I used these to make hot chocolate bombs and they were the perfect size! Super easy to use, the chocolate popped right out with no issues, and was so shiny!" —jenna

    Get it from Amazon for $9.08.

    30. Blue Diamond gourmet almonds with garlic, herb, and olive oil best described as divine. These are — and I can't stress this enough — the epitome of love at first bite. Ideal for folks who love salty snacks but aren't fans of popcorn.

    the almond package

    Promising review: "My daughter gave me a bag of these almonds a few months ago. I fell in love with them. The truffle flavor is subtle, and my husband said they were a little salty, BUT THEY ARE STILL MY FAVORITE ALMOND. I also tried the rosemary, garlic, and sea salt flavors. They are all excellent. The almonds are skinless and crunchy without being hard or too dry. I already reordered all the flavors." —PBO

    Get it from Amazon for $5.61 (available in four flavors).

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