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Tuesday, August 22 2017 09:00

Get Ready for a Fall Movie Night with Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie!

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Are you ready for adventure? This summer, Captain Underpants took a flying leap from the printed page of the best-selling book series, landing on cinema screens to the delight of families everywhere. Now, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is coming home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD September 12, and now is the perfect time to pre-order the movie from Walmart and make plans for an epic early fall movie night. I've got a few tips to help you make the most of it, with snacks from Pop Secret and Lance, along with some free printables that the kids will love!

Indoor or Outdoor Screening? With back-to-school season in full-effect and the unofficial start of fall upon us, you may want to go with an old-school indoor movie night... or if you've got the gear, go with an outdoor screening! We do a lot of backyard movies here at Rock Father HQ, and personally, I love fall. The nights are cooler, so the mosquitoes aren't as bad, plus those cool nights make for prime-time for snuggling. A soft throw paired with an air mattress on the ground is something the whole family will enjoy.

Pre-Order Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie! Certified "Fresh" by Rotten Tomatoes, DreamWorks' Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie brings Dav Pilkey's acclaimed books to life as an outrageous family comedy that tells the story of two overly imaginative best friends, George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch), who hypnotize their principal (Ed Helms) into thinking he’s the hero from their comic books: Captain Underpants. The film also features the voice talent of Nick Kroll as Professor Poopypants. Pre-order now at Walmart (while supplies last)!

Pop Secret and Lance Snacks

Grab the Popcorn & Snacks! On our latest trip to Walmart, I picked up a family-size box of Pop Secret Movie Theater Butter Popcorn, along with an assortment of Lance Crackers. I've written about Pop Secret before, as no movie night is complete without some Pop Secret to share. While we prefer the movie theater style, there's varieties for everyone!

Lance Crackers

Lance Snacks are a lunchbox staple that we've been buying for years (back-to-school and all), but they're also perfect for movie night. Want something different? Lance has been making their little cracker sandwiches for over a century! Packed with real peanut butter or real cheese between crispy baked crackers, up to 5 grams of protein, and no high fructose corn syrup, Lance snacks are sure to please.

Captain Underpants Free Printables

printable bffsleepoverlist post thumbFree Printables: Slumber Party Checklist and Coloring Sheets for the kids! While the movie is great on its own, kids love to be creative, and that's why we like to give them some tools to keep them occupied before and after the show. These free printable coloring sheets feature the main characters from the movie, and there's even a bonus slumber party checklist! Want to turn your movie night into an overnight affair? Check out the list for all the right ingredients for a Captain Underpants sleepover! Download here.

To get your movie night put together right, visit Walmart today!

Captain Underpants Movie Night

James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, a writer for the Netflix #StreamTeam, and serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. Current special projects include promotional campaigns for PJ Masks (eOne/Disney Junior) and Beat Bugs (Netflix). 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for Napalm Records' PRODUCT OF HATE.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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