Date idea:

Black & White Movie Marathon

By Rosie Valentine

Time:

 3 Hours 

Level:

 Easy 

Category:

 Winter 

Create your own cozy Sunday retreat! Just turn your phones off, put your work away, cuddle up with your partner and take a much needed rest from the busy, high-tech age we live in. Black and white movies may seem dated, but the classics listed below have stood the test of time. After all, some of Hollywood’s finest actors and screenwriters worked during the film industry’s infancy, creating some of the most beloved films of all time.

Black and white movies are romantic by nature. They harken back to a simpler time in which men were dashing and gentlemanly, women were strong, yet feminine, and the great Louis Armstrong was on hand to sing the background music. The next time you and your partner are suffering from boredom on a rainy weekend or in need of some loving inspiration, this date is the perfect cure.

Ingredients

  • Classic Old Movies
  • Comfortable Sofa
  • Pillows and Blanket
  • Popcorn (Must!)
  • Food and Drinks

Guide

  1. Create the ideal atmosphere. If you’re planning to settle in for a day of movie magic, you should first make sure that you’re both as comfortable as possible! Clean the room you’ll be in and put plenty of fresh pillows, along with a blanket perfect for two, on the sofa or bed. Open the windows to let in some fresh air, and close the blinds or curtains afterwards if it’s still bright outside.
  2. Food and drinks. No movie marathon would be complete without plenty of snacks, drinks and other treats! Popcorn is a must-have (be it buttered, sweet or salty), along with plenty of cold drinks or hot chocolate. Consider making something simple like a one-pot soup, casserole or chili beforehand, or really relax and order take out when you’re ready for dinner.
  3. Select the playlist. To be a proper marathon, select at least 2 or 3 films to watch.

Date Tip

Looking to break up the love stories? Dr. Strangelove will do the trick. For a splash of color, try “Pillow Talk”, a fantastic 1950s Rom Com gem!
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