I meant to share this during the summer, but I forgot. I guess we were too
busy going to the movies - cause they were a buck a person. Yeah, you heard me.
One dollar per person.
There are caveats here though - these weren't the blockbusters of the
summer and they were at an awkward time of day, but who cares, cause they were
one dollar. One more time, all together now! One dollar! Woohoo!
Regal Movie theaters, along with United Artists theaters - depending on where you live - were offering dollar kiddie movies all summer long, on various mornings, depending on what theater you go to.
Josh and my dad took the three older kids and they had the best time. My
kids had never been to the movies before. I was always reluctant to take them
because who wants to pay $10 a ticket* when the kids will, most likely, be scared of
the dark, the noise and be crying when they spill their popcorn and sit on
something sticky on their seat. Also, you really need many adults to go along
if there is more than one kid involved unless you want to take everybody to the
bathroom every time someone has to go. You might as well all just pile into the
bathroom at home and watch a movie on the DVD player in there. It's much cheaper that way.
But these one dollar movies changed everything. And the theater had video
games in the lobby. What more could they ask for? They went, they ate, they
visited the bathroom many many times, they talked loudly - and it didn't matter
because not only was the theater mostly empty**, but the other people that were
there were also pint sized. Perfect.
Just a little something to file away for next summer.
*Is it $10 a ticket? I have no idea. The last time Josh and I went to the
movies we had no kids and saw Shrek 2. That was a looong time ago.
** Because really, who goes to the movies at 10am on a random Tuesday?
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)