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How to Make Summer Movie Night Even Better

Young woman streaming a movie with laptop computer on beach at sunset

Back in May, we shared some movie recommendations with residents of our Cavalier Court apartment community in Fairfax, VA. Today, we’re continuing this topic with a few essentials for a classic summer movie night. Of course, we’ll add one or two classic movie recommendations in addition to one of the most essential parts of movie night: snacks.


Snacks are important for any movie night! Make your own soda bar for your guests to enjoy while they watch the movie. The Crafted Sparrow teaches how to put together your own soda bar and how to even make your own Cherry Coke float. Use your favorite brand of cherry ice cream, flavored syrups, cherries, and Coca-Cola to make this delicious movie snack. If you’re not a fan of cherries, make a Vanilla Coke float instead.


For a savory snack, try these easy pizza dough pretzel bites from Life a Little Brighter. Dip them in a delicious honey mustard dip or queso dip. Make the honey mustard dip with mustard, honey, and salt. You can make the queso dip with processed cheese and your favorite mild salsa. This tasty snack is easy to prepare, and it only takes about 20 minutes to make. 

Classic Movies

There are plenty of great movies to watch this month! Head to your nearest Redbox for a new release, or check out one of these classic movies:


Casablanca (1942)

“Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.”


Roman Holiday (1953)

“Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get an exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.”