Five Hacks to Turn Your Space into a Personal Movie Theater

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Happy Monday! It seems like the weekend has flown by yet again but I spent it in the best of ways – watching movies! It’s been a cold, rainy weekend in MI and there’s no better way to relax than hanging out on the couch with all the essentials. I finished up my taxes on Saturday (finally) and I finally started putting my new Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan to use finding movies, plan my new personal movie theater space and more, right from my couch!

Five Hacks to Turn Your Space into a Personal Movie Theater

Five Hacks to Turn Your Space into a Personal Movie Theater
Before we get to my hacks and tips, today’s post is made possible by my new phone plan, the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan, which is unlimited* Talk, Text, & Data which *includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE then 2G and a free movie credit on VUDU every month ($7 value) for $49.88 per month, per line. This ended up being a great fit for me because I’m always blogging on the go, keeping up with work emails, and chatting with friends throughout the day so having this plan with 10GB of data is the perfect solution to my busy lifestyle. And, as a bonus, I get a free VUDU credit to stream a movie right through my tv, which is basically like having a free rental movie every month! Right now I’m using the┬áSamsung Galaxy On5 which retails for $119, Bring Your Own, and get your SIM Kit for only $19.88. Let’s get onto the movie night hacks!

Here’s a before and after of my “concessions stand”, the main space I revamped:

Five Hacks to Turn Your Space into a Personal Movie TheaterFive Hacks to Turn Your Space into a Personal Movie Theater

Five Hacks to Turn Your Space into a Personal Movie Theater

HACK 1 // THE CONCESSION STAND


I had this little old white shelving unit sitting in my kitchen that I was able to turn into the perfect concession stand. With only $100, you can completely transform a piece like this into the ultimate movie night accessory. I decided to hang a banana leaf print canvas that I DIY’d myself to bring a fun, chic print to the space and added an air popper (a must have), gold cutlery holder, drinks station, and options for healthy, salty, or sweet snacks below.

Five Hacks to Turn Your Space into a Personal Movie Theater
 

Five Hacks to Turn Your Space into a Personal Movie Theater

HACK 2 // MOVIE THEATER POPCORN AT HOME


This one was a little tricky but I think I finally figured it out: I pop all of my popcorn using an air popper, then I warm up two tablespoons of yellow-colored coconut oil and one tablespoon of canola oil (this is for the full recommended air popper serving, about one full bowl), drizzle it on top of the popcorn while stirring and then gently shake on specialty movie theater popcorn seasoning that I purchased online. This is by far the closest tasting budget-friendly home popcorn I’ve made!

 

HACK 3 // SURROUND SOUND


I love surround sound but definitely don’t have the budget for it. My solution: I purchased a bluetooth dongle to plug into my tv and three budget-friendly bluetooth speakers that are strategically placed in my living room. Voila, instant surround sound quality without having to break the bank for expensive systems!

 

Five Hacks to Turn Your Space into a Personal Movie Theater

HACK 4 // MOVIE THEATER LIGHTING


I love the dim lighting of movie theaters but in an apartment that doesn’t even have an overhead living room light, it’s not the easiest to do! I like to place a few candles plus a string of lights around the room to give that dim light effect in places I want it.

 

HACK 5 // WALMART FAMILY MOBILE


Of course this counts as a hack! My movie night would not be possible on my budget without a free VUDU credit. And it helps me to really stretch my tax refunds as far as I can by having all these tools to help me stretch my dollar to the max this month.

You can find more information on Walmart Family Mobile and the right phone for you at your local Walmart store:

Five Hacks to Turn Your Space into a Personal Movie Theater
I’d love to know, what are some ways that you transform your living room into a personal movie theater? And don’t forget to check out Walmart Family Mobile, they just might have the perfect mobile solution for you!

Five Hacks to Turn Your Space into a Personal Movie Theater
Thanks for reading,
Kelly

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