5 Tasty Dinner Ideas for Movie Night

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Did you know that you have all the makings for a memorable movie experience in your own home? But it takes more than any audiovisual equipment to accomplish this. To set the perfect scene, you must consider the meal.

If you’re interested in elevating your next movie experience, this guide is for you. Continue reading for movie night dinner ideas to match any mood.

Go Old School With Fondue

Fondue is the ultimate food for a romantic dinner and a movie date night.

All you need is some melty cheeses, such as gruyere, cornstarch as a thickener, and some flavoring agents like garlic or wine. For serving, think of skewerable foods that will stand up well to molten hot, gooey cheese. Good crusty bread is a must, but the rest is up to you. 

However, be sure to include a hearty mix since it’s replacing a dinner. Think cured meats, roasted fingering potatoes, crisp steamed broccoli florets, and granny smith apples.

Serve Dinner on a Stick

The best dinner for movie night must be able to be eaten sans table with minimal mess or hassle. For this, look no further than dinner on a stick. For a healthy movie night dinner option, go with Mediterranean-style chicken kebobs served with crudité and tzatziki.

And for something more indulgent, try a meatball sub on a skewer. Simply layer cooked meatballs with ciliegini cheese (conveniently already shaped into tiny balls!) and pieces of torn basil. Serve with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.

Perfect Crowd Pleaser: Burgers

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Burgers are one of the top family-friendly dinner ideas for movie night because even the pickiest eaters will enjoy a burger, and they’re great for feeding a crowd. Also, the nature of a burger’s construction allows it to stand up well to travel, so if cooking is not your speed, check out 1111burgers.com for quality burgers on homemade buns. 

Comfort Food Mashup: Pizza Poutine

Careful, this movie night food comes with a disclaimer: it’s so good it might distract you from the film. To make, cover already crisped fries with a few dollops of your favorite tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, and some pepperoni if desired. Then broil for a minute or two, watching carefully, to melt the cheese and brown the edges of the pepperoni. 

Serve with extra sauce on the side for dipping.

Keep Dinner on Theme

This is the most fun of the movie night dinner ideas and can be done for any movie or genre. For example, if you’re watching a rom-com, consider a sweet and spicy recipe.

Also, use the period or setting of the film for awesome dinner ideas. A classic British period piece might have you serving a royal tea or a hearty stew, depending on who the main characters are, of course. 

These Movie Night Dinner Ideas Turn Movies Into Experiences

These movie night dinner ideas are meant to inspire you, but the sky is the limit. Use your imagination to come up with meals that perfectly complement the film you’re watching. When you do, you bring the movie to life in your living room.

Still Hungry? Check out our Food and Drink section for recipe ideas and more!

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