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Dollar Movie Days with the Kids

Posted on: June 30, 2011

Tuesday I took the girls to a dollar showing of Charlotte’s Web, along with three other mamas and their kiddos. We knew the place would be a mad house, so we arrived early to get seats and the kids settled.

The girls had a blast. Between being in a theatre, being in a theatre with their friends, their way awesome mama {go me!} got them popcorn and a Sprite. Though, let me just say, I need to figure out a better way to bring in popcorn to the theatre cause that stuff is expensive!

Sadly, I’m not so awesome that I can take two kids {one who is potty training} and remember to bring my camera {or even take pictures for that matter}. So this is our only shot of our movie date:

Aside from needing to bring in my own popcorn, I did learn a very valuable lesson about taking both girls to the theatre – sit on the end, not the middle. Because, some little one {who shall remain nameless} will ask to “go potty” at least six times during the movie.

Thankfully, the other mamas didn’t mind keeping an eye on Julia, and let’s face it, a theatre full of kids isn’t exactly going to be quiet and uninterrupted. Even with the multiple potty breaks {the girl stayed dry the whole time!}, it was so much fun treating Julia and Hannah to a mama date. I’m hoping to take them back again in August when they show The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. This time with my own popcorn.

Have you taken your kids to the movies? If so, what did they think? If not, I highly recommend doing a dollar show just to try it out!

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12 Responses to "Dollar Movie Days with the Kids"

Looks like so much fun!! Hope we can do that in the future!

What a fun adventure! Whatever popcorn you sneak in would be way more healthy than what the theater serves. Please let us know what you come up with.

Ok, this story sounds so familiar to me, except that I didn’t have two little ones to keep track of. Just the one. When Faith was 3yrs old and I was pregnant with Abby, the city we lived in offered FREE summer movies for kids on certain days. So Faith and I ventured off to see the veggie tales movie, Jonah. Of course, I paid an arm and a leg for popcorn, treats and drinks. Then, we discovered that she was too little to sit in the theater seats without being folded up into the seat. So we went on a search for a booster seat. I never knew theaters offered booster seats until that day. Once we had the booster seat and were all settled in with out popcorn, treats, and drinks the movie started. We hadn’t been sitting there for more than 10 minutes when Faith said, “I need to go potty.” And so it went…I think we hit the restroom at least 5 times during the movie. Of course, it WAS convenient for me since I was pregnant and had to pee constantly myself. It was a lot of fun for the two of us though. 🙂

Glad you had fun!


My girls are not fans of movies. They will watch episodes of shows, but I think my older one has only watched one full-length movie. Yay for keeping dry during the movie, even though there were multiple bathroom trips.

My girls really only like Word World. Everything else to them is “too scary”. They’ve seen a handful of movies {or parts of movies}, but we don’t do movies at our house, just Word World. 😉 I don’t think we could do it more than a couple of times during the summer.

I love this!!!! Tomorrow is their last day of Summer Camp and then dollar movies will be on our agenda for 8 weeks!!!!!! I love the picture :o)
xoxo Marissa found you TNAT

Thanks for stopping by Marissa!!

Looks like they all had a great time! Really looks like a lot of fun!!

FUN! I remember something similar when we were kids–we’ve been talking about when to take Jackson. I would definitely take $1 risk! As for popcorn, I have only snuck popcorn in without children, BUT I would take the bag I used as a diaper bag (it didn’t look like a diaper bag, and any large purse would work), and just put the popcorn in there (and sometimes sodas…). I pop it at home into paper lunchbags (double up depending on butter usage), so then it’s easy to maneuver in the theater. Good luck on your next theater experience 🙂

It’s totally worth the $1 risk! Also, you can check, but at our theatre, under 3 and the kiddo is free {so Hannah was free}. Which means your outing could only be literally $1. And for that, it’s worth trying out! 🙂

Sarah, this is so fun! I look forward to doing this when Squish is old enough. They look so cute all in a row with their popcorn! I laughed about the potty breaks, though….that would have been ME if I had gone along!

I was so afraid, when we took Annalyn to her first movie around Christmas, that we’d spend the whole time in the bathroom. She was so enthralled with the movie experience that she didn’t go once! (Not so much the situation when we go ANYWHERE else. Even now. *sigh*)

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