Movie Nights are a great event if your group is looking for a fun activity with a side of pro-life discussion. Movies bring people together and lead the way to deeper conversations about the movie’s material. What better way to open group discussion then by watching a pro-life movie such as Bella, October Baby, or Horton Hears a Who?
Go ahead and grab the popcorn. It’s time for a good old-fashioned movie night in!
SFLA Resources to Request from your Regional Coordinator:
- Each month throughout the school year, SFLA hosts a themed Event-in-a-Box. Sometimes these events will be a movie night event. Stay in touch with your Regional Coordinator so that you can know when SFLA is hosting a movie night EIB!
- Before hosting a movie night, meet with your group to discuss what movie will be shown, when, where, and what time. Set-up a meeting with the leadership in your group to discuss these details.
- Reserve a room!
- Work with your school to reserve a space to watch your movie. Make the reservation early so no issues arise.
- If you’re unable to watch the movie at school, ask a local church to use a room or even host this at a group member’s house!
- To have a successful movie night, your group must tell other students that you are having one! Advertise on social media, with flyers, and word of mouth—invite everyone you know and then some!
- Gather materials.
- Make sure to gather all the materials that you will need for the movie night such as the projector, the movie itself, and snacks. (Side note: Everyone loves free food so make sure to include some type of snack to help entice students to show up!)
- Host the Movie Night!
- The day has finally arrived and it is time to host the movie! Arrive twenty to thirty minutes early so that you can make sure that everything is set up and that the free food is out for everyone to enjoy!
- Host a post-movie discussion!
- After watching the movie, make sure to open the floor up to a discussion about how the movie portrays the Pro-Life Mission. Before the discussion, make a list of good questions that will stir up a debate!
Make sure that your Ducks are in a Row!
Talk to your Regional Coordinator to see if the movie you want to screen requires the purchase of a public performance license. To learn more about these licenses please go to: https://library.lafayette.edu/collections/filmlicenses.
Questions? Contact your Regional Coordinator for more information.