Movie Nights are a big deal around these parts in both of our families.They are usually reserved for Friday nights and are filled with popcorn, licorice (black for some and red for others) and lots of pillows, stuffed friends and blankets. And, as moms, they just happen to be some of our favorite nights. There is nothing better than cuddles, unmistakable kid laughter and the general craziness that comes when five people are watching movies together — especially when one of the viewers is a toddler who is far more interested in eating popcorn out of everyone else’s bowls than the actual viewing itself.
But what awesome family memories.
And this movie night — well, it was bigger and better. Add in two families, a set of grandparents, neighborhood friends and we had ourselves a party! A Princess Bride Mega Movie Party!
When my husband heard that we were getting a 3M™ Mobile Projector for our movie night he was impressed. But when I let him get it out of the box and set it up, he was like a kid in a candy store. He kept saying “This is really cool, this is so cool.” (Boys and technology!) But it is a really cool gadget (the whole room was pretty impressed). The 3M Mobile Projector that is being sold at Target (learn more and find special offers here) is designed to connect to an Apple device and project anywhere — so, essentially, you can have movies on the wall, on the ceiling or, as in our case, on a white sheet to make our very own movie theater in the family room. You can also watch YouTube videos, family pictures as a slideshow and even TV shows all from your iPhone or iPad!
Here is our setup … an iPhone and the movie “The Princess Bride” on iTunes.
But first, we had to get ready. Complete with mustaches.
and tee shirts……
and then finally it was dark enough for movie time.
And what a swashbuckling movie night it was, complete with sword fights, kissing (and booing kids), and by the time it was over some sleepy but happy kids, parents and even a Nana and Papa.
Now those are the family memories we want to continue.
Okay, this picture is in almost complete darkness but look at how clear and sharp the picture is!
To think that a device that is barely bigger than your iPhone could project such clear and amazing pictures? Pretty phenomenal.
And for our next movie night, well, it is definitely going to be outside! Doesn’t that sound fun for the summer? Or even on vacation!
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