What people may not know is that we like to plan movie marathons together. Several times throughout the year, we plan movie marathons that last anywhere from a weekend to a week. It began several years ago with the "Bondathon"; it was a marathon of all of the James Bond movies up until that point. Our basement is set up as an entertainment room with a television, Blu-ray player, Roku box, and Wii gaming system. During the marathons, we often have themed snacks to go along with the movies along with decorations and "swag bags" of little trinkets along the theme.
If you would like to read more about our previous marathons and what we do, you can read my previous posts here:
This year's Spring Break Marathon was a "Viewer's Choice" marathon. All five of us chose a movie that we would like to show everyone else. I chose "Flatliners", my husband chose "Conan the Barbarian (2011)" and "Gravity", my 7-year-old son, Nick chose "Garfield Gets Real", my 12-year-old son, Ben chose "Forrest Gump", and my 14-year-old son, Liam chose "Groundhog Day", We held the marathon from Friday to Sunday with two movies each day. We didn't have any decorating or swag bags this time, but we enjoyed it just the same. The next marathon won't happen until Memorial Day weekend. By that time, school will almost be over for the year. It's a great way to give us something to look forward to as a family.