See which communities are the best for movie lovers.
See which communities are the best for movie lovers.

If you prefer a movie marathon to running a marathon, then there is an active adult community for you. Some of the best 55-plus communities offer amenities that cater to movie lovers by offering movie nights, film clubs, and on-site theaters. From large communities offering state-of-the-art movie theaters with sound systems to smaller neighborhoods with media rooms and big screen TVs, these active adult communities are bringing residents together who love the silver screen.

Although golf, pickleball, and tennis are popular activities among the Baby Boomer crowd, movie nights and film clubs are also becoming a staple in many retirement communities across the country. Events and activities geared toward this low-key pastime are regularly scheduled and are part of many community’s social calendars throughout the year. From mainstream blockbusters to foreign films to classics, there is no shortage of movie nights and clubs at these great 55+ communities.

Four Seasons at Beaumont, CA

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Beaumont in Southern California provides retirees with a beautiful location as well as great amenities that cater toward the movie crowd. The community’s clubhouse, The Lodge, is a 25,000 square-foot amenity center that features a theater offering daily matinees and select evening show times. Movie nights are also part of the activity calendar that allows neighbors to get together to watch some of their favorite films in a group setting. And if that’s not enough, retirees can drive an hour-and-a-half to Los Angeles for a Hollywood tour to catch a glimpse of their favorite actor in person.

Sun City Peachtree – Griffin, GA

Sun City Peachtree offers a vibrant and active lifestyle thanks to its world-class amenities. Club Peachtree, which is a 45,000 square-foot amenity center and the focal point for the community, features a long list of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and social areas. One of which is the indoor 146-seat movie theater, complete with a sound system and stage. Sun City Peachtree also provides an outdoor amphitheater where residents can enjoy a movie under the stars. With two on-site movie facilities, residents will never have to venture outside of the community to catch the latest thriller or rom-com on their next date night.

Trilogy at Power Ranch – Gilbert, AZ

Located in Maricopa County, AZ, residents of Trilogy at Power Ranch not only have beautiful home designs by premier builder Shea Homes, but also a 27,000 square-foot clubhouse full of state-of-the-art facilities and social spaces. Inside the clubhouse, residents can watch a classic film at the on-site movie theater. This active adult community offers weekend and Thursday night showings of new and classic movies like Joy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and A Christmas Story. Film junkies can also share their love for the cinema with other like-minded adults by attending movie nights or joining a discussion in the movie club.

Cypress Lakes – Lakeland, FL

This 55+ community in Lakeland, Florida, offers resort-style amenities combined with a robust social calendar for the ultimate in active adult living. The 30,000 square-foot clubhouse, Big Cypress Club, is the center of all social and recreational activities. Inside the clubhouse, residents have access to a media room where they can watch movies or attend a meeting of the classic movie club to discuss their favorite films.

High Country Villas – Encinitas, CA

This established 55-plus community in Encinitas, CA, consists of just 546 homes, making it easy for neighbors to mingle and build lifelong friendships. The community’s charming clubhouse features plenty of social spaces that provide the ideal setting for events like movie nights. Residents gather in the great room where they can watch classic films in a group setting and discuss with other movie lovers.

Wanaque Reserve by Del Webb – Wanaque, NJ

Del Webb’s active adult condo community in Passaic County, New Jersey, attracts retirees who want low-maintenance homes as well as an active and social lifestyle. The 20,000 square-foot clubhouse includes a wide selection of amenities and fun activities including a movie club. Wanaque Reserve features a state-of-the-art theater that’s perfect for cinema lovers to view and discuss films or challenge each other in movie trivia.