Do you remember your first movie that you saw in the movie theatre? I do, I was 6 years old and The Muppets latest caper in the form of The Muppets Take Manhattan was on the big screen. I went with my mom and a few friends from the neighborhood and their mothers, too.
I honestly don’t remember much more then the fact that I was so entranced by Miss Piggy, as well as how she and Kermit got married in a big splashy wedding at the end. Even though the finer details are no longer with me being that was almost 30 years ago, I do still recall how excited I was and how I still have fond memories of that movie after all the years that have indeed passed.
This past weekend, my girls got the chance to experience this first. We had been debating taking Emma to her first movie since Brave came out, but Lily we felt was still a bit too young. So we put it off at that point. The girls ended up seeing Brave on BluRay DVD when we purchased it from This Disney Store around the holiday time late last year.
For the past few weeks though, I had been seeing the coming attractions for a movie called, The Croods, about an animated cave dwelling family who lose their home or cave and must set out on an fantastical adventure with the help of an unfamiliar, but very creative young man.
Kevin, then also mentioned this movie to me for the girls and we both agreed that we would like to try to take them to see it. So, Easter Weekend came with the girls not having dance in the morning on Saturday. So once we did food shopping, we decided to take the girls to the first matinee showing at our local theatre in the mall. I choose this theatre figuring if Lily got bored and couldn’t for some reason sit through the whole movie that at least we were in the mall and I could take her for a walk possibly into the Disney Store (this was my worst case scenario contingency plan).
So, we got there, had to go upstairs on the escalator (the first time both girls rode it with us–usually we take the elevator–both loved it), and then bought our tickets. By the way, it must be awhile since the last time I have been to the movies, because a Saturday matinee for adults was $9.50 each and kids 3 and over were $9.25. Still a bit in shock over the cost, but for once I put the sticker shock out of my mind for the time being to give my kids this amazing experience.The Croods Movie!!
I had packed two containers of Gerber Puffs (easy, not messy and somewhat nutritious snack), Welch’s Fruit Snacks and 2 small juices, too in my pocket book. The only thing I couldn’t pack was a snack for Kevin and I (we both barely ate having been running around all morning). So, off to the concession stand to buy one thing of nachos for the two of us to share and a bottle of water.
Once we got into the movie theatre playing The Croods, we didn’t have to wait long before the previews started, which included the trailer for Despicable Me 2. And then finally the movie came on. Emma, first commented, that the lights went out and then was just fascinated by the actual movie playing on the big screen. She kept saying that she loved it and even was laughing at all the right moments. Lily, actually, sat through most of the movie just fine, but she wasn’t sitting in the movie seat by herself, because the seat folded like an accordion and this seemed to frighten her a bit. So, she took turns by sitting on Kevin’s lap for the first half of the movie and then on mine for the second half. Not Emma though, she was so proud to be sitting all on her own and even refused a booster seat saying that she was “a big girl”.
I admit I loved seeing this first experience through both of my girls’ eyes. Snuggling with Lily felt just perfect and completely like home to me. And Emma is honestly growing up right before my very eyes. My baby is no longer a baby anymore!!
The movie was pretty funny and loved the special effects. Definitely recommend it. It did have a few scary parts for young kids, but nothing that I would say should deter one from taking your kids to see it. I mean most animated movies have a bit of darkness for effect, but like others was done with taste. Kevin’s only complaint was he felt that it was a bit long, but still would see it again.
But the absolute best part wasn’t the actual movie, but was when Emma turned to me as we were leaving the movie theatre after the movie had ended and we were walking to the car. She said giggling and so overjoyed, “That was awesome, when can we do it again!!”
So, I would say my girls first movie theatre movie was a success. So back to my original question, what was the first movie you saw in the movie theatre? Hit me up in the comments and share if you would be so kind, because I would love to hear.
By the way, you can also find me guest posting today on Writing Pad Dad’s Blog today here guest posting in his Blogs To Take a Shine to.
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