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    23 Genius Ways To Have The Best Movie Night Ever

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    1. Say goodbye to microwave popcorn and unpopped kernels with this popcorn maker, because every kernel counts.

    Promising review: "I bought this popcorn popper for my husband and son because they love popcorn. I was tired of buying the expensive microwave bags of popcorn. This popper may seem small, but it pops quite a bit of popcorn at once. It is also much healthier than prepackaged popcorn. It works well and pops pretty quickly. There are very few un-popped kernels with this popper. My one problem with it is that it does not always melt the butter by the time the popcorn is done popping. We just started melting butter in the microwave." –AmazonCustomer25

    Get them from Amazon: the popper for $25.62 and a 28 oz. bag of organic popping corn for $8.19.

    2. Upgrade your popcorn even more with a variety pack of popcorn seasoning.

    Promising review: "My wife LOVES popcorn. Our house is never without a box or two in case of movie nights or random munchie attacks. I purchased this pack for her as a Christmas present, and it was probably her favorite gift of the year. The size is perfect; large enough to use generously a few times, but small enough so that it doesn't become clumpy, moist and unusable before you reach the bottom of the bottle. Most of the flavors are wonderful, with her favorites are Ranch, White Cheddar, and Bacon and Cheddar." –Brandon Turner

    Get them from Amazon for $14.15+.

    3. Or, turn your popcorn into a sweet marshmallow bar treat.

    Delish. Get the full recipe from Diethood here.

    4. Surround yourself with sound thanks to home theater speakers for an immersive movie experience.

    Includes left, right, and center channels, two rear satellite speakers and one subwoofer. Connects to your PC, game console, iPod, DVD player via sound card or 3.5mm or RCA inputs. Bluetooth is also available.

    Promising review: "This is really easy to set up and sounds amazing. I have it setup as a true 5.1 surround sound system and it works perfectly. I was looking for an inexpensive system that could fill my studio with sound. This did the trick. I have zero complaints." –Joe

    Get them from Amazon for $62.95+.

    5. Snuggle with a giant pizza plushy while you eat actual pizza.

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    Movie + Pizza = the level of happy this pizza plushy is at, knowing it will never be eaten.

    Get them from Kid Robot: The 10" plushie for $14.99 or XL size for $49.99.

    6. Opt for a projector that'll work indoors and out, for the big-screen experience at home.

    Promising review: "I ordered this projector for outdoor movie nights with my family. We set it up in the backyard and use our white garage as the screen. The picture quality of this projector is great for the price! We've hooked it up to both our DVD player and Roku. If you're using it outdoors, you will need an external speaker hooked up, as well. For inside use, the built-in speaker was fine. Overall, we are very happy with this projector." –Mindy Kimball-Gerritson

    Get it from Amazon for $84.99.

    7. Or, slip your smartphone into this projector for easy DIY streaming.

    Promising review: "What a fun product! It's pretty easy to use with the directions on the box. I had to figure out how to lock the direction on my phone, but it was fun to show some videos and pictures in our living room one night. It worked well when we were in the basement (very low light), not as well upstairs where there's more light – but I wasn't expecting Bose quality or anything. Definitely fun to use, and I love the design!" –Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.

    Learn how to make your own smartphone projector here.

    8. Never get a neck cramp again with this tilting laptop desk.

    The cutouts are designed to ventilate your laptop. No overheating = endless streaming.

    Promising review: "I was nervous about purchasing but decided to take a chance because the other lap desks are about the same price and don't even have legs. It has honestly made studying, doing homework, online classes, and even just being on my computer in general SO much more comfortable. With the adjustable top, I can be entirely set up with my machine and computer on my bed for comfortably. I absolutely love it. And It is definitely made with quality." –Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    9. Reclaim your Netflix account with this handy account cleaning hack.

    Tired of seeing your family/partner/friend's top picks all over your account? Find your shows faster with this hack from A Pretty Life.

    Find more Netflix tips and shortcuts here.

    10. Get as comfy as this cat with an oversized bean bag chair.

    Promising review: "We bought a similar bean bag from Land of Nod (with my daughter's name embroidered), and we loved it so much we decided to get another one for grown-ups. I found this one for half the price, so I decided to chance it, and I'm so glad we did! The quality is exactly the same. I just washed the cover the other day and it came out of the wash fine, no shrinkage. The inside bag also has a zippered opening to refill when the chair becomes deflated. I'm sure we will be using this for years." –tomoko hagane-mullins

    Get it from Amazon for $70.94+ (available in three colors).

    11. Put your feet up on this bean bag ottoman that's perfect for your family room/home theater.

    Get it from Wayfair for $83.99+ (available in five colors).

    12. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a variety pack of Japanese candy and snacks.

    Promising review: "Purchased this as a gift for my teen niece who prefers sweet and salty snacks to chocolate (pretty sure she isn't human, but I digress). She loved the assortment and its flavors. Will likely buy it for her again in future." –GossamerWriter

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    13. Or, amp up the fun of your next family movie night with this versatile cotton candy maker.

    Promising review: "First off, this small little machine packs a big punch! It is super cute and very easy to use. After experimenting with many different hard candies, we found that Dum Dums suckers – of course smashed – work the best. With one or two suckers you can make a decent amount for one person. When using hard candies, put one in at a time. Doing this actually makes more and fluffier cotton candy. Also, warm up the machine up for 10 minutes or more in advance. Combining flavors and experimenting is really fun, and you'll have a delicious result in a little amount of time!" –Dana Kiederlen

    Get it from Amazon for $28.70.

    14. Live your best fandom life with a monthly subscription to Loot Crate.

    Because it doesn't get much better than watching your favorite movie in fandom apparel.

    Get four or more movie-themed collectibles, T-shirts, coloring books, and more each month with a subscription from Loot Crate for $12.95+.

    15. Indulge your savory and lazy side with delish tacos in a bag.

    Make sure you have your favorite chips on hand. Get the full recipe from Neighbor Food Blog here.

    16. Keep your tacos warm and nearby with this mini fridge that heats and cools.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my mini fridge. It's perfect for at your desk at work, or even just upstairs in your room by your bedside. Added bonus – it's portable so you can take it in the car!!" –Ms Butterfly

    Get it from Amazon for $44.32.

    17. Watch movies anywhere in your home with a smartphone virtual reality headset.

    Promising review: "I really want to get into VR gaming, but as you know some people get motion sickness. I bought this headset which of course is a lot cheaper than an oculus rift, to test if I suffer from it. I don't and that's great. I ended up using this headset quite a lot, especially during long flights. To watch 2D movies, it's like having a 80-inch TV in front of you." –Christopher Maguire SolΓ­s

    Get them from Amazon for $21.74 (Compatible with iPhone 7/7 plus/6/6 plus/6s/5s/5c/5, Samsung Galaxy s5/s6/s7/s8/note 4/note 5/edge, and other 4"- 6.0" smartphones).

    18. Always have the option for a movie time cuddle ~on hand~ with this adorable pillow.

    Get it from Tictail for $25 (also available in Panda).

    19. Be as cozy as this dog during every movie forever with this super soft fuzzy fleece blanket.

    Promising review: "Had this blanket for a month now. Love love love it. Not too thick you'll die of heat, but perfect thickness to keep you warm. The size is perfect for a family of five – three small children and two adults – to cuddle up and watch a movie. But I tend to use it just myself most of the time, and wrap myself in it." –Vanessa Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two colors and multiple sizes).

    20. Fully unwind with aromatherapy as you watch with this Meyer's candle.

    Promising review: "This candle is lovely. I am a candle fiend and highly recommend this candle. I really only need to let it burn for 15 minutes, before the entire room smells amazing. I bought several different scents, and was not expecting this to be my favorite, but it absolutely is." –lovethepeanut

    Get it from Amazon for $5.27.

    21. Make your floor the best place to be for movies with these giant cushion covers.

    Promising review: "My kids love this floor pillow! Attention to detail and quality is evident in terms of the sewing and construction. The size is perfect for my 8-year-old and 10-year-old children." –Eden

    Get them from Shop Miss Ella on Etsy for $55+ each.

    22. Or, binge watch and snack in bed with these precious pillowcases.

    Get them from Zana Products on Etsy: Set of two pillow cases for $61, and duvet cover for $116+.

    23. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, so you can hit the lights and enjoy ~the dark side~.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available on Amazon Video, Blu-ray, and DVD).

    May your next movie binge never end.


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.