Making Movie Memories with Your Family #FandangoFamilyRoom

By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
July 20, 2013


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Over the past few months, I have loved working with Fandango as a Family Room Ambassador.  I have had the opportunity to Make Movie Memories with My Family and it’s been awesome!  I remember when I was a little girl and saw E.T. with my family.  There were so many memories – movies on the big screen, the smell of popcorn, the sound of candy wrappers opening, and the sound of our laughter and gasps together as a family.  It’s so awesome now that I have my own kids and we make memories together as a family!  Here are a few ways you can make memories with your family at the movies:   

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– Take pictures with the fun displays both before and after the movie in the theater. I will never forget taking my boys with my mom to see Despicable Me and taking pictures with them in front of the huge display out in the lobby. They had a blastโ€ฆ.and so did I!!!
– Give each child his or her special box of snacks. We like to buy large-sized popcorn and then pour each child his or her own box. Then we typically buy a large soda for them to split or bring a water bottle for each child. They love sitting in the theater with their own box of goodies.
– Give your child a shirt to wear that shows their excitement for the movie they are about to see. For instance, my boys loved wearing their Despicable Me shirts when they went to see the movie.

Check out my blog post at the Fandango Family Room for more tips on how to make memories with your family at the movies.

How do you make memories with your family at the movies?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

11 Responses to “Making Movie Memories with Your Family #FandangoFamilyRoom”

  1. Daisy says:

    Awe, we love family movie nights. My son is so little that we mostly watch movies at home. We put a blanket down and let him eat pizza in the living room during the movie which is a big deal to him! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love the idea of taking photos in front of the displays! It’s a great idea for scrapbooking!

  3. Angela says:

    I also really like that idea of taking photos in front of the movie posters!

  4. I’ve honestly never thought about taking my boys’ pictures in front of the displays int he theatre. What a great idea and so simple!
    I have so many great movie memories with my parents – can’t wait to make lots with my boys.

  5. Shauna says:

    Awe… love the idea of before and after photos… never thought of that… we love having movie night in and out… Thanks so much for the post

  6. We love going to the movies as a family. I think movie passes are a great birthday present for the kiddos too… they have too many toys as it is ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. We try to make special memories with our family often. Just yesterday we decided to take a last-minute little road trip and it’s been such a blast ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. billy joynt says:

    Despicable Me 2 looks really good
    glad you enjoyed it

  9. Emily says:

    Aww your littles are so cute :). My boyfriends family has a real bond regarding going to the theater – when movies that his brothers & mom will all like they all go see it on the opening night together even though they are now in their 20’s and 30’s. It seems fairly rare to me that 3 men that age get together with their mom & brothers outside of holidays so I think that says a lot about how much of a bond creating family memories around movies can be!

  10. We do so many of the same things! We especially love to eat popcorn together and I always try to get cups or something to divide it up. We also love taking pictures with the movie posters or displays in the theater. It gets the kids extra excited.

  11. Jennifer Young says:

    This was the first summer where my girls were both old enough to watch a few movies. It was a lot of fun. For Smurfs 2, I made blue “smurf coins”. They would get a smurf coin every time they were good or did something I asked. It was fun. They needed 10 smurf coins to go to the movie and 5 more if they wanted candy at the movie. Both girls earned enough for both and it was a good way to get them to behave, lol!

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