Enjoying Movie Magic Without Leaving Home

The digital age has transformed entertainment for exclusive experiences that could only be found by going out to the movies into an experience that can be shared and enjoyed everyday. There once was a time when the moviegoer would line up to see the latest spectacular creation of movie magic and special effects that could only be enjoyed in its full theatrical brilliance by sitting in a darkened theatre and seeing the images on a 30 foot screen dancing before their eyes as the surround sound speakers transmitted music and sound effects through the auditorium vibrating the seats and stimulating the senses.

With the advances in digital television and high definition products saturating the market almost everyone can recreate the movie going experience in their own home. The adaptation of surround sound speaker systems that deliver crisp tones and basses in concert with a big screen television have led to a home theatre revolution. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can affordably recreate the experience of going to a movie in their living room, but it takes a true professional to design and create a custom installation of home theater system that transforms ordinary television watching into a feast for the senses.

In the upscale neighborhoods of New York home theater systems incorporate the dedication of an entire room to the viewing of high definition entertainment. In addition to professionally installed screens and custom designed sound systems these movie rooms often incorporate theater style seating with large oversized chairs, individually arranged and sometimes staggered in two rows with plenty of leg and elbow room, for viewers to enjoy. These elaborate viewing rooms bring all of the sights and sounds of spectacular movie productions from the big screen right into the home.

Birthday Party Ideas For Creating an Easy Movie Premier Party

Feeling a bit burned out and uninspired, but have a child with an upcoming birthday? Here’s an idea to please all concerned. Delegate – the key to your sanity. Let older siblings do the decorating or hire teenagers to glam it up.

BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS – SETTING THE SCENE HOLLYWOOD STYLE

Ultimately, you’ll want to bring a little Hollywood to your home. Keep it simple and cheap, but still fun and exciting. Use lots of streamers, balloons, and curling ribbons. Hang movie posters and serve simple munchies.

Lay a red carpet made from red plastic disposable tablecloths on your walkway for guests to gain entrance to the party. Rope off designated walkway from the paparazzi with balloons attached to sticks.

BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS – A STAR IS BORN

As guests arrive, escort them to an area to memorialize their stardom. Have them decorate large silver stars cut from posterboard with glitter. Teenagers may assist guests in tracing their hands onto their star and write their name above their imprints. Tape the stars to the “red carpet” that runs into the movie premier room. Place a gold star at the entrance with the birthday child’s name and handprints.

BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS – WALKING THE RED CARPET

Have drama students, posing as the paparazzi, equipped with cameras and make-shift microphones, along the red carpet walkway. Have them try to interview guests and snap candid photos as guests arrive all dressed up in Hollywood glitz and glitter.

BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS – GLAM IT UP!

As an alternative, you could have older siblings or hired teenagers glam up your guests. Create a glam station equipped with fun dresses, hats, boas, make-up, purses, jewelry, etc. To keep the cost down, get all your dress-up gear from thrift shops. While everyone is getting ready, other teenagers could lay out the red carpet and stars on the walkway to prepare for your A-list guests to walk the red carpet to the movie room.

BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS – SHOW TIME

Have someone dressed in a suit, individually escort guests down the red carpet, while someone else take photos.

Once everyone has been seated, play the movie of your child’s choice. Have someone serve popcorn to your guests while watching the movie or rent a popcorn wagon and have someone hand out the popcorn.

BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS – CURTAIN CALL

After the movie is over, serve cake and ice cream and open the presents. Then send your little stars home with a clean popcorn bag filled with Hollywood-related party favors like theme stickers, a bag of microwave popcorn, movie gift certificate, temporary tattoos, sunglasses, etc.

Hot Movie Months Require Knowledge Of New Releases

The summer months are notoriously filled with the hottest and newest DVD and video movie releases. June through August usually offer the most and the best new movie releases. Most of the big production studios time their best new releases for these months because kids are out of school and more adults are looking for rental entertainment.

A the new movies reach the shelf each Tuesday, the day most new releases are made available, movie buffs need to be aware of which movies offer the best entertainment. Sometimes, the big blockbuster movies are preferred no matter what. However, often, it is lesser known titles, so-called “B” movies, that offer the deepest storyline and the best acting.

There are many great ways to rent movies. Large video rental chains like Blockbuster, Family Video, Hollywood Video and Movie gallery offer wide selections and recent hits. Blockbuster and NetFlix offer the two most popular online video rental programs despite the fast-growing interest from newer companies.

It is extremely important that movie fans stay up to speed with news and notes from the entertainment industry, while also learning about the best movies coming up for release. There are several quality movie review sites on the internet. Review sites usually offer some resources regarding upcoming movies and industry news. They also provide thorough reviews of movies, while offering viewers recommendations on what to watch and what to avoid.

June kicks off with several popular titles coming out, including: The Bucket, The Eye, Chaos Theory, and Jumper. However, the biggest hit of June, without a doubt, will be the action movie 10,000 B.C. While some movie reviewers question the depth and entertainment value of this upcoming movie, the movie was well-promoted and is certain to be a big ticket for rental movie goers.

July and August will feature several big draws as well. While the summer heat does create more interest in outdoor activity, it also gives people a desire to get relief from the blazing sun at times. For those evening getaways or hot summer days, check out reviews of new movies coming out at your local video store.

This article is return by a reviewer for Movie Room Reviews.