Sunday, July 17, 2011

Our Son's First In-Theater Movie Experience

After weeks of discussion, my wife and I took our son to see his first movie yesterday. We saw Winnie the Pooh, a good first movie option! We arrived at the ArcLight in Pasadena, which is an amazing theater, armed with stuffed Winnie, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and Piglet. We bought a child's snack pack which comes with a little drink (water with a touch of lemonade) and popcorn in a happy-meal type of packaging. We then went into the movie where my wife sat on one side while I sat on the other. He was fine until the lights went dark, then he reached for my hand, which I held really tight. When the light from the screen came up on he looked at me and my wife to make sure we were still there. Then the movie started and he sat holding his stuffed animals with big open eyes. At the end of the movie, we were sent to the lobby where they had created a little Winnie the Pooh experience, which Winnie the Pooh "ear" hats, face painting, coloring books and a give-away. Our son actually won a little Winnie the Pooh blanket and after he grabbed his prize, he turned to us and said "I want to do this again! I want to see the movie again!" We were thrilled with our successful outing and happy that we now have all new ways to share entertainment with our little guy. Just hope he doesn't expect the face painting and give-aways the next time we go to the movies!


  1. Sounds like a truly magical experience. My wife and I got nostalgic when we saw the trailer for this movie. Not sure if our boys will think they're "too old" for Winnie the Pooh...maybe the missus and I will hire a sitter and go see it ourselves!

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  2. Thanks for the comment. It was a nice experience for all of us. We had so many people comment on his Winnie the Pooh stuffed animal he brought wit him. It was a grea experience.

  3. What an awesome experience. I can still remember the first time that my kids went to the movies too! Thanks for the reminder!