Organizing a Birthday Party in a Cinema

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It can be difficult coming up with fun birthday party themes each year. It seems like everyone always throws the same type of party. Although there is nothing wrong with this, it’s definitely fun to throw a unique party for your kids! If you want to try something a little more unique, you might want to consider organizing a birthday party at your local cinema. Here are a few details you need to consider if this is something you want to try.

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 How to Organize a Birthday Party in a Cinema

Calculate Cost

Before organizing a birthday party at your local cinema movie theater, you need to calculate the costs and decide whether it fits the budget or not. The best way to do this is to contact the theater and speak with a manager. Have the manager give you a quote for the number of guests you want to invite, including costs for tickets and any snacks.

Consider Safety

You’ll also want to consider safety issues before organizing your birthday party at the theater. Will the theater be closed to other guests? With others be allowed in the same seating area? Since you’ll have a bunch of kids to keep track of, you might want to check into a private viewing of the movie so that you don’t need to worry about strangers being around the kids. This will make it easier to keep track of all of the guests, keeping them safe and secure with you.

Think About Food

In addition to cost and safety, don’t forget to think about food. The theater will have snacks available, but what about bringing in a cake and ice-cream? If you need to have cake and ice-cream at your birthday party, then talk to a manager at the theater and see if they will allow outside food. You’ll also need a place to eat it, so check to see if there’s a party room or staff room that can be used to celebrate.

Pick a Movie

After you’ve thought out all of the logistics of organizing a birthday party at your local cinema, it’s time to pick the movie! Check to see what’s showing in theaters. If there isn’t a movie out that you want to see, you can ask if they’re show a different movie for your private event.


Organizing a birthday party at your local cinema is a great way to have some birthday fun. What’s the most unique birthday party you’ve ever thrown?

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13 thoughts on “Organizing a Birthday Party in a Cinema

  1. Oh gosh! I did this once. I have to tell ya – it was chaos, but fun!

  2. How funny that I saw this post: just this morning, my daughter was telling me she wanted to go to the movies for her birthday party and I told her “no way.” Then I saw this post, and now I’m reconsidering it! Thank you!

  3. We haven’t thought of having the cinema as a venue of a birthday party because often it costs too high to reserve the entire space for a private group. Arranging the logistics would be also more troublesome in our case since we have to talk with mall management and ask for their permission to allow activities. It would be quite fun though as the idea is unique.

  4. I used to have many birthday parties in the cinema when I was little! it is amazing how much movie tickets, even for kids have gone up and when you add a soda and popcorn! Thanks for providing such great tips and things to thing about!

  5. Hmmm A movie theater party. I never thought of this. Knowing my son and his friends they would want to see the latest movie. I am having a 10th birthday party for him next year and this will be high up on my list.

  6. I remember one year when I worked at this super cool tech job, the CEO had reserved a theatre for the employees to see the new 007 Bond movie (back in 2006 lol) before it even HIT theatres, like a week before. It was such a cool experience having the theatre “alone” (to people that you know, anyway). One awesome party 🙂

  7. I had a birthday party at the theatre when I was younger and I loved it! It definitely depends on the time of the year of the movie and whether or not there is anything good playing! Snacks can be a very costly expense… this is a great list of everything to be considered!

  8. I have not hosted a birthday party a Cinema. I think this would be a great idea especially if you timed it around a popular movie for the kids. I never would have thought of all these costs and factors.

  9. I used to work at a birthday party and we had parties ever so often. We would prepare a cheap kids pack for all the guests and show a fun movie! It was a great idea since we live in Florida and outdoor birthday parties are just TOO HOT most of the time.

  10. This sounds like a fun idea. My son loves going to the movies so incorporating that into a theme would definitely be something he enjoyed. We live in a rainy environment so outdoor birthdays are always a disaster. Thanks for the great idea.

  11. What an interesting idea for a birthday party! When we’ve done a movie for the birthday, we just take everyone to the theater and then come back home for the party. But, this sounds like it could be totally fun, if you do it all together in the theater.

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