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I'm a huge movie fan. Not just watching movies, but the whole process of going to the theater is something I've always enjoyed throughout my life. I love going by myself to see that movie no one else wants to see with me. Our first dates with my now-husband were movie-related, and even now—after three children—our date nights always involve a movie theater. The last thing I did before having my twins was... (you guessed it!) going to the movies.
I was really looking forward to taking our toddler to the movies for the first time. Well, actually, third time but the first two he was an infant—we found a movie theater that played films at a lower volume and with the lights on to make it more baby-friendly, but I don't think he has any recollection of those two. But then the COVID-19 pandemic took over the world and I don't think we are stepping into a theater any time soon.
Instead, we decided to bring the movie theater to him so we could all enjoy one of our favorite activities without the fear of exposing ourselves to the outside world. Our first featured film was Toy Story 4Toy Story 4and it was a total hit. I see a lot more movies in our future with the set up we built, so if you are like me and are looking for a family-friendly activity to keep everyone entertained this summer, below are my recommended products.
Here's what we used to make an at-home movie theater: