The best film theaters in Dubai know how to throw a memorable event. They recognize that there is nothing better than seeing a movie on the big screen, as no home theater system can compete with their audio and visual equipment.
No matter what, seeing a film at the movie theatre is better than watching something from the comfort of your home. This is due to the superior sound system, the big screen, the ambiance, the snacks, the seating, and the premium formats.
Having an adult cinema party is a fantastic way to celebrate any of life’s occasions or to simply get all of your friends together in one room. If you are interested in discovering how to host the best possible event, read on to learn how to organize an adult cinema party.
1. Choose a boutique cinema.
The first step in organizing a fun adult cinema party is to choose the location. This is the most critical decision you need to make because everything else is going to be dependent on your selection. Generally, the best place to host a get-together of this kind is at a boutique cinema. This is because they offer several advantages over the traditional movie theater chain.
For starters, they provide more flexibility in terms of the movie showings, seating arrangements, and personalization requests. You are also more likely to be able to have a private screening if that is something you are interested in doing.
At a boutique cinema, you can choose from a wider variety of movies than just the current blockbusters. They also have far more character than standard movie theaters, and the overall experience is bound to be a lot more memorable.
2. Arrange your seats carefully.
When hosting an adult cinema party, you want to make sure that you are booking your tickets ahead of time and selecting the seats. This will ensure that your entire party gets to sit together and in a location that is preferable to the group. This is another reason why boutique cinemas are the best option, as their main focus is the satisfaction of patrons; they offer fewer, bigger seats, which makes the place a lot more comfortable.
You and your friends can enjoy the film nestled in the fully reclining seats with ergonomic cushioning and expansive legroom. How’s that for a movie party?
What’s more, you can be assured that all the seats in these smaller cinemas are situated at a fantastic viewing angle, meaning you can avoid straining your eyes and neck while watching the film. If you choose to host your party in a private film screening suite, you are opting to provide your guests with the most comfortable viewing experience imaginable.
However, no matter where you want to sit, purchasing your tickets online is the only way to guarantee that everyone is going to get an opportunity to watch the movie with you.
3. Plan for food and drink accordingly.
Every party needs some food and drink options, and an adult cinema party is no different. For this reason, you want to plan your menu accordingly. Every movie theater has popcorn and soft drinks, but boutique cinemas have far more options in the way of consumable goods.
Here, your guests can select from a range of international and local cuisines. Plus, in many cases, they may even be able to have their food delivered to their seats prior to the start of the movie.
As the food and drink choices complete the overall movie-going experience, you may want to discuss with the cinema what the options are, and if you can bring any of your own preferred items.
For example, if you are celebrating a birthday, graduation, or some other special occasion, you may want to bring your own cake (or other dessert option) to share with guests after the movie. On the other hand, if you have opted for a party package from the movie theater, then you may not have to worry about any of the food and drink arrangements as they will organize it all.
4. Organize a meeting point.
When you send out your party invitations, you want to ensure that you include all the vital details. These must include the name of the cinema and the complete address, the movie you will be seeing, and the time your guests have to be there. Additionally, make sure to include the exact meetup location so that everyone can gather together before.
Depending on the activities you have planned, you may want to include the program of activities on the invitation so that everyone is on the same page. Don’t forget to add whether or not food will be provided, the gift policy, dress code, and the date by which they need to confirm their attendance. You may also want to tell people who else is going to be joining you.
5. Remind guests of the unwritten rules.
For the best cinema experience, you want to make sure that all your friends are on their best behavior. Movie outings come with a series of unwritten rules that everyone should follow to ensure that everybody has a good time. The most important one is that you arrive on time. Nobody likes to move seats in the middle of a scene, so remind your guests that they should come with plenty of time to spare before the movie starts rolling.
Additionally, remind your friends that they should switch off their phones and other devices so that no one gets interrupted during critical dialogue or nail-biting scenes. Similarly, everyone should keep their mouths zipped during the viewing so as not to disturb other members of the audience. Tell your friends that there will be plenty of time to dissect the movie afterward – and with cake!
Have you ever hosted an adult cinema party? If so, do you have any tips and tricks to share with other readers who are considering doing the same thing?
Let us know your thoughts and any relevant experiences in the comments below!
Paul Fox is the Director of Roxy Cinemas under Meraas Group/DXB Entertainments. Roxy Cinemas currently has five Dubai locations: The Beach, La Mer, City Walk, Box Park, and Bollywood Parks.