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Geeks and other similar groups have been pushed to the side for some time, but that is no longer the case. Geek culture is now at the forefront of pop culture, making it a great time to be a fan of everything geeky. One perk of this newfound popularity is the ability to throw an awesome movie night, and the following tips will help you do this.
Find the group.
Part of what creates the right environment for your geek night are the people you invite. You want to have varying voices represented so that you can create interesting conversations or discussions when the movie finishes. This also ensures that those who are not as well-versed with geek culture can learn a thing or two from fans who are more knowledgeable. You know your friends best, so make sure you start there and work your way towards acquaintances or people your friends know. It should also be noted that watching a movie with like-minded people also helps the entire group enjoy the film even more.
Focus on ambience.
Some people think that posting a few choice posters around is good enough to create a good ambience for an awesome geek movie night, but it's a good idea to take a little more care. Setting up the decorations to enhance the night takes a little more thought, though having good geek-related artwork is not a bad idea. You might also want to think about using color, such as echoes of orange. It might seem like a strange color, but it helps soften the environment and make it feel warm, which is what you want as it promotes conversation.
Think about the experience.
Those who have the extra cash and time should consider installing an entire home theater in one of the rooms in your home. This is especially true for those who plan on having more of these geek movie nights. You can install things like real theater seating and an object-based surround system that allows you to hear 3D sound. Those who do not have the time should just make sure you have enough space and seating for guests. A room that is too cluttered feels uncomfortable, so try to use as much negative space as possible. Also, make sure your screen is high enough so that everyone in your party can see.
Support the tech.
You probably already made sure the cables are properly connected and that all systems are ready to go, but make sure you do a test trial before the big day. One thing that is sometimes overlooked is the support system you are going to be using. Those who are streaming videos from an online library need to make sure they've purchased a reliable option from all the NBN plans available. You do not want to see connection issues put a damper on your geek movie night. Talk to an internet service representative about the steps you can take to ensure you have the best connection possible, like ensuring there are no obstacles between your router and your streaming device.
Inject some playfulness.
Everyone attending your geek night is a fan. This means they are probably not against the idea of playing a little dress-up. Of course, there is a chance your group of friends do not want to go crazy and come to the movie night in a costume, but that does not mean they cannot wear a clever nod for a character from the movie. Have everyone guess each other's nods. This can be a smart icebreaker to play after the movie is done or before. The nod can be as simple as a pin, but let your guests figure that out.
These are just some things you can consider when setting up your geeky movie night, but there are many other things to think about like food. You can ask everyone to bring a little something to share, or have the event catered. Try to take notes of how the night went so you can improve on it, and ask guests to offer suggestions to see how your guests felt about the entire night.