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Katie and Tom Love a Movie Marathon


Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes make movies at their day job. So how do they relax at home at night?

More movies, movies, movies.

"We like to watch three movies in a row," Holmes, 30, says at the Swarofski and Independent Filmmaker Project's 30th annual gala Sunday night at the hip, new Cooper Square Hotel.

Holmes and her husband of almost three years watch flicks on a giant movie screen in their sprawling $35 million Beverly Hills home. "It's pretty big," says Holmes, "I love to watch movies on the big screen."

The movie marathons keep everyone at home happy, she says, because they combine chick flicks and actions movies on the menu. "I love action movies," adds Holmes, who says there are indeed those times when Tom, 46, wants to watch something she'd rather not.

"But I'll watch it anyway, and then we'll talk about it afterward."

Daughter Suri loves movies just as much as her parents. "She loves Sleeping Beauty and all the Disney movies," Holmes tells PEOPLE. "It's great for me because I get to revisit them."

Holmes said she and Cruise loved taking Suri to Walt Disney World in February.

"It was really special," she says. "My parents were there so she had Grandma and Grandpa. We had a great time."

But Suri, who celebrated her third birthday this month with a princess-themed party and a "Beauty and the Beast" cake, was more dazzled by a few others – namely Cinderella and Snow White.

“She loved meeting the princesses," says Holmes, "she thought that was the best part!"

Three movies in a row? Maybe you would too if you had a private screening room.