You can get a free movie ticket to see any movie when you open a Money Space child’s savings account at Ent (our sponsor) this summer! Go here for more info.
One of the things on my unofficial (ie, it never made it out of my head and onto paper) summer bucket list was to take the kids to see one of the $1 movies at the theatre.
When I told Jeremy what I was planning to do, he said “You’re taking all five kids to a movie? By yourself?!” (Notice he didn’t volunteer to come along, haha.) I figured, hey – surely the novelty of it would mean my kids would be quiet, and since everyone else only paid $1.00 and would have their kids with them, surely we couldn’t cause too much of a distraction!
So, we went to see Kung Fu Panda 2 (unfortunately, I thought they were playing the first Kung Fu Panda and this one ended up being a lot scarier than I’d planned for). Everyone had a great time!
I’m happy to report that after a preemptive discussion about how there would be lots of candy, popcorn, and drinks to buy but we weren’t buying any of them, we managed to get out of the theatre only paying $5.00 for the tickets. Much better than our “free” bowling outing.
So, I’m clearly a movie theatre novice, because I had no idea that the movie theatre had booster seats, so that was a nice surprise!
We got to the theatre at about 9:30 and were one of the first ones there. It started to fill up more at 9:45 and by the time the movie started at 10:00, the theatre was somewhat full (but there were still seats). So, if you’re planning to go to one of the remaining $1.00 movies, I would think that you don’t have to get there too early, but by maybe by 9:45 to get a good seat.
And of course, if you go the Cinemark on Powers, they have the splash pad out front to play in after the movie! It was actually just turning on as we arrived at 9:30.