Summertime is when Hollywood hits us with its biggest and best movies -- at least the blockbuster special effects powerhouses.

Yes, with its rich history of giving us both barrels this time of year, summer has indeed become a time for movies.

But beyond just going to the movie theater, you can turn the act of going to a summer movie into an event in and of itself. The movie you see needn't be at the top of the summer movie charts.

You can do something very simple and easy, or you can make it an extravagant affair. There are a lot of ways you can make your summer movie viewing a memorable event. The important thing is that you make it a fun occasion for you, your family and friends.

Is movie fun on a budget even possible?