Would you believe that we only took Jack to the cinema for the first time this Tuesday??
We’ve had a few people ask why it has taken this long to take him. After all, he is 5 – he’ll be six in December. I don’t feel that we really should have to justify ourselves but I simply wasn’t going to waste money when he didn’t have the attention span to sit through a film. Once he actually started sitting through films at home, we realised it was now time to take him – and so we did.
My Mum kindly came round and looked after Olivia so we could both enjoy this experience with him. Olivia had a lovely time with her Nanny and it was great to get some time with just Jack – I think he liked it too as it has been almost 7 months since he last got us to himself!
We booked in advance on the Cineworld website so all we needed to do when we got there was pick up our tickets and grab our snacks for the film. We picked Despicable Me 3 in 3D for Jack to see as his first ever cinema experience as he absolutely loves the film series and has been begging to see it! We also got him the Despicable Me 3 bucket and cup that Cineworld were offering at a discounted price with a Munch Box. Armed with a Munch Box (popcorn, water (we had a choice of water or Capri-Sun) and raisins (choice of chocolate or raisins), a hot dog, a Tango mixed Ice Blast, 2 Diet Cokes, some Milky Way Magic Stars and some Pick & Mix, we headed into the film.
Before the film had even started, Jack mentioned two films he wanted to see next just from the trailers – Captain Underpants and The Emoji Movie! So we will be heading back again soon apparently! So how was Jack’s first time at the cinema?
He absolutely loved it! He spent the film giggling away and couldn’t take his eyes of the screen. He loved seeing Gru, Lucy, the girls and the minions again and loved meeting Dru. Of course he couldn’t stand Balthazar Bratt! Even Steve and I chuckled a few times – it really is a great family friendly film.
We will definitely be taking Jack back again soon – and even going just the two of us for date nights. Our local cinema has recently had a revamp and it is incredible! So many screens, so much to see, there’s even a Starbucks there too! I’m so glad Jack’s first experience was a positive one and he loves the cinema just as much as we do!
How old was your child when you first took them to the cinema?