Winter nights are long – and seemingly even longer during the school holidays with restless kids. A family movie night is the perfect way to keep everyone entertained on a night in. We’ve rounded up our favourite creature comforts to make it special, without breaking the bank. With a quick swipe of your RCS Store Card you can get everything you need. So, round up the kids and create a blanket fort around your TV – or for an additional holiday activity that’s great fun for younger kids, get them to spend an afternoon decorating cardboard boxes like cars, and you can pretend you’re at the drive-in!


Finding a movie that everyone will enjoy can be one of the hardest parts of a family movie night – just ask any mum who’s had to watch the same animation at least a hundred times. Luckily, there are tons of movies that offer a little something for everyone, so that the grown-ups can enjoy their night too. Here are some of our best – both new releases and classics – currently available on DVD or Blu-ray (from R39.99, Makro): Iron Man, Horton Hears a Who, Monsters vs Aliens, Avatar, How to Train Your Dragon, Despicable Me, Megamind, Charlotte’s Web, Rio, Thor, Epic, Zookeeper, Man of Steel, Lego the Movie, Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy.




Can you even watch a movie without popcorn? The Smartlife Popcorn Maker (R269, Clicks) serves up your favourite snack in minutes – and it’s so easy to use, the kids can do it, allowing you to also relax. Grab a shaker of popcorn spice, like the Smart Spice (R31.29, Game), which comes in a variety of flavours to keep everyone happy.




The great thing about staying in to watch movies is that you can dress for comfort and not for style: enter the winter onesie. Pick n Pay Clothing has a wide variety to choose from – with everything from superhero themes to whimsical creatures. They’re so snuggly, you’ll never want to take them off! If you’d prefer something a little easier to slip into, grab a couple of novelty hooded blankets from Typo (from R250).




Blu-ray players are more affordable than ever, and offer a much higher quality of video and audio than a regular DVD player. Very often, Blu-ray movies come with additional content that’s not available on DVD, and you can even get 3D movies on Blu-ray! At just R1 099, the Samsung BD-J4500 Blu-ray Player from Game is a steal, or, get the Samsung BD-J7500 (R2 999, DionWired), which comes with a smart hub and built-in WiFi.



Nothing is as good for that family bond as spending quality time together. Use your RCS Store Card to pick up everything you need for the perfect family movie night and get up to 55 days interest free on each purchase, plus access to cash when you need it. Your RCS Store Card gives you access to the RCS Shopping Network of over 26 000 retailers and flexible payment options, so don’t delay on making those memories.


* Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.