Photography by Maxwell Tielman
One of my favorite moments from last summer was spending a laugh-filled evening at Portland’s Hollywood Theater. I was able to catch one of their last B Movie Bingo nights before heading back to Brooklyn and can’t remember the last time I had so much fun watching a cheesy movie. Being a first-class homebody, I’m always looking for ways to entertain that involve minimal work and maximum fun, so I decided to create my own spin on the Hollywood Theater’s event and throw a home Movie Bingo Night.
Using mainly goods we found around the office and our homes, Max, Amy and I put together a fun event that would be a cinch to re-create in any home living room. We made our own custom movie bingo cards and invitations (which you can download after the jump) as well as cozy branch votive holders and gathered a stack of warm blankets to watch a classic romantic comedy. In addition to our DIY ideas, we also got a delicious Cilantro Lime Popcorn recipe from Nitehawk, our favorite Brooklyn movie theater, to share. So pop in a movie and invite your friends over for a night they’re bound to enjoy. Bonus points if you decide to use the blank template and make your own bingo clues (just write down cliched moments from the overall genre and check them off as you see them in the film!). We had a blast coming up with romantic comedy cliches to fill our squares. Enjoy the show! xo, grace
Above image: Birch votive holders were made by cutting different lengths of birth branches and drilling a votive candle-sized hole into the top with a paddle drill bit. Some hot apple cider added a warm touch to our cozy movie night. Check out the hot cider recipe here!
More Movie Bingo Night after the jump . . .
- 4 oz popped and seasoned popcorn
- 1 oz finely grated cotija cheese
- 1 T lime zest
- splash of melted butter
- whole cilantro leaves
Take the popped corn and all other ingredients and toss. Spread whole cilantro leaves over the top. Enjoy!
*To make the bags, we just stamped inexpensive paper lunch bags and folded them over at the top for individual serving sizes.