How To Host An Epic Nerdy Movie Marathon

A nerd is defined as an socially inept person; especially one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits. 

While we love to exercise our social skills and like to break through those stereotypes, sometimes we need a day to nerd out and embrace our love for intellectual fun! So, what better way to do that then a nerdy movie marathon?!

Here are 5 suggestions to planning a sci-fi movie marathon day that the whole family will love!

1. Space Oriented Snacks and Treats

No movie marathon is complete without a treat to pass the time. We suggest ordering some space ice cream online to enjoy during the movies. In addition, cook a snack or a meal that aligns with the nerdy theme. We love this blog post that lists some old school snacks that really throw it back!

2. Movie Line Up

To host a successful marathon, you must have the right line up of movies. Based on your families preferences, we have put together 3 lists: one that is fully sci-fi, one that is more fantasy focused, and one that is a mix of all. Your choice on what will make your nerdy family snort with joy!

Sci-Fi Focused List

  1. Empire Strikes Back

  2. Back to the Future

  3. ET

  4. The Iron Giant

Fantasy Focused List

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  2. Lord of the Rings (Your Choice!)

  3. The Chronicles of Narnia

The Mix List

  1. ET

  2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

  3. WALL-E

  4. The Never Ending Story

3. Gear

When we decide to do something here at Growin’GEERS, we go all out. And in our opinion, no movie marathon is complete without nerdy footie pajamas. Yes, they may make your feet sweat, but this is the big leagues. Go big, or go home!

4. Host a Challenge

We love spending time with family and friends that share our nerdy personalities, so be sure to invite some fellow nerds to partake in the marathon day! To ensure that they are aware of the seriousness of this nerdy day, share the fact that they must meet the following requirements to be able to attend:

  1. Bring a fantasy or sci-fi inspired snack. Check out this link for inspiration!

  2. Greet all attendees with a nerd-approved greeting, examples including “May the force be with you”, or “Live long and prosper”.

  3. Arrive in either nerdy footie pajamas or the garb of their favorite sci-fi or fantasy character!

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