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Question: Ok Food & drink or just snacks on most of your BYT nights  (Voting closed: August 12, 2015, 08:04:21 pm)
Full meals or BBQ & drinks - 2 (40%)
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« on: July 13, 2015, 08:04:21 pm »

I don't serve popcorn but some nights have candy & soda, some nights alcohol & food & some just alcohol & some soda & BBQ.


A BBQ with soda & beer is my favorite
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2015, 11:57:16 pm »

We spend quite a bit on the "consumables" for our movie nights.

We generally supply burgers, brats and dogs for the grill.  We might make a side dish or two as well.  We encourage our guests to bring a potluck side dish (which many do).

We also stock the cooler with water, soda pop and craft beers (and occasionally homebrew).

We offer movie candy by the box and popcorn from the machine.

No one goes away hungry!  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 07:38:28 am »

The wife and I are working to have a full service movie night... currently we have just a popcorn machine and a kegerator.  We like to entertain so if it's not a BYT movie night it's a game night or just get together.  Some time next year we hope to finish the bar on the deck.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2015, 08:02:21 am »

I was guessing most people like to make "a night out of it" not just a movie night. It does cost a few pennies but it also makes for a good night entertaining family & friends.

I have joined a few BBQ sites & see how they spend many hours cooking for a gathering. What I have been hearing here all these years is that the food is important but is still secondary to the movie night. So I guess what I am saying is the whole experience is what matters not just one aspect of it with our movie hobby in the center of it all.


I loved it a few years ago when I could show movies to the kids & when they went to bed put on a few sci-fi movies later in the evening.

To me it is like camping without sleeping out LOL


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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 10:59:58 am »

I don't serve popcorn but some nights have candy & soda, some nights alcohol & food & some just alcohol & some soda & BBQ.


A BBQ with soda & beer is my favorite

It all depends, with 4th of July BBQ with everything from soup to nuts. Then sometime just candy, popcorn and drinks.  If I had a option it would be to click off all.

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 04:10:59 pm »

Sometimes we have a bunch of the kids' friends over, or family friends, but most times it's just us and a friend.  Usually just popcorn for those low-key evenings.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2015, 01:46:26 pm »

What are you all serving this year






Funny I just got an e-mail from someone answering my question with ......Five to ten years! Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2016, 06:13:51 pm »

Our menu at the Sit & Vue is Soda, Popcorn and a few frozen pizza selections.  We are thinking of adding some candy for 2016.  At the Night-Sky he just serves popcorn, bring your own everything else. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2016, 06:39:12 pm »

Our menu at the Sit & Vue is Soda, Popcorn and a few frozen pizza selections.  We are thinking of adding some candy for 2016.  At the Night-Sky he just serves popcorn, bring your own everything else. 

Candy is easy & does not go bad quickly. Popcorn machines make lots of work & cost a few bucks but the final product (corn) does not cost much.

I would love to make one of your movie nights someday.  You look to really do a nice job of it.
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2016, 07:28:46 am »

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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2016, 02:04:36 pm »

Wait... Some of you actually charge your friends for food and drinks?   Shocked

For the past year I have stocked the coolers with water, Juice Boxes or Huggs, and Bud Light, made popcorn about halfway through the movie for everyone.

This year I bought an electric smoker.  We did smoked chicken legs and wings for the last get together. 
I'm not sure what we are doing tonight though.

I never advertise what I am doing for food or drinks.  I tell everyone to bring their own food and drink that way I don't have people showing up for a free meal.  The regulars all know the drill, bring something when you can.

Popcorn Machine is next on the list I think.


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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2016, 05:19:28 pm »

YES! If you cannot afford my prices SORRY.  BUT THE MOVIE IS FREE.

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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2016, 10:31:21 pm »

Wait... Some of you actually charge your friends for food and drinks?   Shocked

My family doesn't charge.  We treat our movie nights as party events.  We don't charge our friends and family when we invite them over for a party!

We spring for movie candy, popcorn and other snacks.  We stock our cooler with sodas and beer.  We supply hot dogs, brats and burgers.  We make it a potluck event and encourage our guests to bring a side dish to share.  Many folks bring something and we end up with a great variety of food.

We only do movie nights like this about six times a year tops (lately less).

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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2016, 06:02:45 am »

IT WAS A HA HA! Everything is free. The signs are to give you the 60/70's feel.

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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2016, 09:46:30 am »

IT WAS A HA HA! Everything is free. The signs are to give you the 60/70's feel.

rg


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