Do you have movie fans in the house? The kids will love using their imagination with this Pretend Play Movie Theater Printable activity! It’s the perfect way for them to have creative play while getting excited about an upcoming flick! Have them pick and choose a movie lineup, and let the ticket purchasing and snacks begin!
Being little and going to the movies was always so much fun. I always dreamed about going to the movies and getting an unlimited bucket of popcorn! It’s one of those fun ideas that are fun, in reality, to still do now as an adult, but it’s really fun to play “movie theater” when you’re a kid!
These pretend movie printables are easy to print and even more fun to set up and play. I can imagine that these are great for a movie night at home or a fun way to have sleepover fun ideas as well. It’s no secret that binging movies and shows is all part of the fun, so why not create a fun ambiance for the kids to do just that?
What are some fun ideas to use these movie theater pretend play printables?
There are so many fun things that you can do! Have the kids help in setting up the perfect movie theater scene so that they can get their movie ticket printables to watch the show. These movie printables can also be used for a movie birthday party!
Take a look at these fun ideas…
- Sleepover Party
- Backyard Movie Night Outdoors
- Cardboard Box Drive in Movies
- Classroom Movie Reward
- Movie Birthday Party
- Family Movie Night
- Elf on the Shelf Movie Idea
Don’t forget to let them pick the movie lineup so that they know exactly what to expect. Maybe you’ll even have time to do a double-header!
What are some kid-friendly movies?
If you’re going through all the trouble of setting up a movie theater, have some great movies for kids to go along with it! This can vary depending on the age of your child, so be flexible and find out what they like.
According to Common Sense Media, some of the top family-friendly movies include…
- A Bug’s Life
- The Adventures of Milo and Otis
- Finding Nemo
- Toy Story
- The LEGO Movie
- Mary Poppins Returns
- The Sound of Music
- E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
- Harry Potter
- The Incredibles
- The Odd Life of Timothy Green
- Flora & Ulysses
- Akeelah and the Bee
Some great options are anything Disney or even some old classics back in the day, like Old Yeller, Parent Trap, Pink Panther, or even Mr. Bean! If they like comedy and cartoons, there are an endless amount of movies that are going to be great choices.
More Pretend Play Fun and Activities
When it comes to imaginative play, these other pretend play activities need to be on your radar! Once the kids see how fun this movie theater activity is, they’re going to be ready for more.
- Play and Learn to Read with this Toy
- Kids Party Games
- Dramatic Pretend Play Restaurant Printables
- Indoor Games
Tips for Printing These Free Printable Movie Theater Ideas
Make sure that once you print all the pieces and pictures, you take the time to laminate them. This is a great way to make this an activity that the kids can play with over and over again.
If you cycle activities in your house to keep them fresh and new, add them to a clear storage container so that you can see what is inside. This will save you time and sanity, so you don’t have to label the container or open the lid to dig inside.
List Supplies with bullets If they are needed.
- Movie Theater Dramatic Play Printable
- Laminator (I really like the Scotch brand, but Amazon has a good one too.)
- Optional: Movie projector
Since there are plenty of ways to create a movie night party, take a look at these ideas for setting up your movie night printables.
First, set up the atmosphere. Download your Movie Theater PDF files.
Having the right movie theater decor is essential. Hang movie theater signs, posters and more. Around the room you can have important movie theater signs like silence your cell phone or even movie posters. The kids can make their own posters earlier in the day before the family time begins. Frame your posters and hang them on the wall or simply use a piece of tape to display for temporary use.
Also consider making your own homemade movie night invitations. These invites can be slid under the bedroom door of family members along with family movie night tickets.
To begin, set up a pretend window and table for a ticket booth.
After you collect your printable movie tickets, offer coupons for a concession stand. Have an area with movie theater candy, hot dogs, pizza and popcorn. Guests can look at the menu and pick their own treats and boxes of candy. USe the movie theater concession stand menu to allow kids to do simple math of how much money is owed.
You can set up a popcorn bar with candy, chocolate, sweet treats and even popcorn boxes. Everyone can put their own concoction together.
Once the yummy food has been passed out the anticipation of the cinema has grown. Allow everyone to sit down in their favorite seat. Pass out cozy blankets.
Let the projector roll. Watch your favorite movie with your family, guests and/or friends.
Pretend Play Movie Theater Printables
I can’t wait to hear what you think about this movie theater activity! It’s such a fun way to recreate an epic movie night at home. Don’t forget the snacks and popcorn – because we all know that snacks are the best part!
This digital download is fast and simple. You’ll be able to grab the download and start creating and using right away. These cute printables are a fun way to create a movie ambiance right at home. They lead to quality time with family.
Included in these pretend play movie template set are:
- Turn off your cell phone’s printable
- Ticket prices printable
- Printable “3D” glasses
- Concession stand printable
- Snacks and Drinks menu
- Now Showing Sign
- Coloring pages of snacks and food
- We’re Open movie theater sign
- We’re Closed movie theater sign
- Concessions sign
- Movie ticket printable sign
- Coupon for free snacks
- Ticket prices sign
- Printable play money
Curl up with a cozy blanket and get ready for an incredible movie night with your favorite people. The dramatic movie pack set includes 17 printables pages including copyright printing permission.
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