Are you close to someone who is almost more knowledgeable than IMDB? Who can name every movie Marilyn Monroe was in, or give you ten top spy thrillers or swords-and-sandals titles without batting an eye? Movie junkies make great friends and can make movie going a lot more entertaining. It also gives you the opportunity to choose a very special gift for that person. Take a look at some awesome gift ideas your movie lover might adore.
This is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to please your favorite movie lover. All theater chains have books of passes available, and you can even get gift cards for popcorn and candy so the entire experience is free for your movie buff. If you want to make the art house fan really happy, get passes for one of the smaller venues, a theater that shows small or independent movies and has plush seats and cocktails available.
Online shopping makes it a snap to buy entire collections for a true film buff. Channels like AMC and Turner Classics offer their own collections from the golden age of films all the way through present-day movies. So if your buff loves Joan Crawford, John Hughes, or Leonardo DiCaprio, you can get boxed sets of movies starring or directed by their favorites. Collections usually include in-depth interviews with people who knew the stars, as well as biographical information and a little gossip, because what would the movies be without it? Whether it's a viewing trip down nostalgia lane with the entire Father Knows Best series, or a back-to-the-80's complete set of Dynasty.
Film festivals are incredibly enjoyable events for fans and there is always a wide choice of genres and venues to choose from. Get your buff passes and a hotel room for the Sundance or Tribeca festivals, or even the Film Noir festival in San Francisco. Your fan will mingle with well-knowns and unknowns for an unforgettable vacation immersed in their favorite pastime.
There are travel agents who specialize in film-themed vacations on land or sea. If you want to really splurge, there are celebrity-hosted cruises and trips to award shows. Your gift could be a trip to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Daytime Emmys, or another glittery event.
This is just a taste of the wide variety of gift possibilities for your film junkie. It's probably never been so easy, or so much fun, to choose such a special gift for a real movie lover.