Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fun Mommy Date! Empire Reel Babies

Braden has never been to a movie in a theatre before. Quite honestly, why would I want to waste my money on how expensive movies are these days? I know he probably won't sit for the whole movie anyway. What's a mom to do? Enter: Empire Reel Babies
Empire Reel Babies Blog Tour
"Empire Reel Babies is a film screening series that offers moms and other caregivers a chance to see current releases (grown up movies!) with their babies in tow. Every detail is adjusted in the theatre for this special audience. We dim the lights, modify the volume, and bring in change tables, exersaucers, boucy seats and other amenities. We also have our VIB (Very Important Baby) stroller parking outside the auditorium."
Isn't that awesome?! A baby friendly environment to go see normal, regular movies? Jay and I did this when Braden was about 2 months old and I wish we would have gone more often. I just nursed Braden and was able to change him right in the theatre when I needed. They have play dates within 7 provinces of Canada and admission is only $9.99 (depending on location), babies and children under 3 are free!

They do state on their website that this is more intended for infants and young babies, as they do screen moveis with adult content, but on occasion they are able to screen a child-friendly movie, and I was so thrilled to see this schedule for the month of March:
Empire Reel Babies Blog Tour
I could take Braden to see The Lorax for free in an environment that would accept him with open arms! Yay! I had talked with my SIL Laura about taking the boys to see The Lorax anyway, because Braden LOVES Dr. Seuss and I thought with the bribery of popcorn and some juice would hold him over for about 1 hours' movie time, and if he didn't sit through...at least I would only be paying $10, or in my case nothing because the good people at Empire Theatres Reel Babies sent me a schwack of free passes!
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Empire Reel Babies
Really what kept him happy was wandering up at the very top row back and forth stopping for the odd handful of popcorn and sip of juice!
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I am so thankful to have had this opportunity, so I want to share it with you! I have some passes to giveaway, so the first 3 Canadians who write a comment and state that they want to go see a Reel Babies movie, I will send 2 passes to so you can go on a date with your husband or another mommy friend! Please make sure your email is linked up to your GFC account or just email me with your details!

Also...he loved the 3D glasses and then passed out and had a nice nap on the way home!
Braden's First Movie
Disclosure – I am participating in the Empire Reel Babies program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Empire Theatres. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.
 Sarah

20 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah, I love your blog! I am a Canadian who loves the reel babies movies and would love a pass.

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    1. Thanks so much! Why don't you email me your mailing address to sarah@nurselovesfarmer.com and I'll get those off to you!

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  2. Hi Friend,
    I would also love a pass but I have no clue if it's in Edmonton or not....

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    1. I'm quite certain it is! Just click the Reel Babies link in the post and you'll be able to find on their website when and where in Edmonton it plays. I'll send you off 2 passes!

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  3. What a cool idea! Now, if I just lived in Canada. I hope this catches on in the states! I haven't been to a movie in FOREVER!

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    1. Yeah this will definitely be more handy with a very young baby. We took Braden when he was really young and I think whenever we have baby #2 I'll definitely be sneaking off to some movies!

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  4. Can this come to the US- PLEASE!!! Awesome idea!

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    1. I'm really really surprised that something like this isn't in the States!! Hopefully it catches on!

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  5. What a great idea!! And awesome Mommy/Son date :)

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    1. Oh it was so much fun! I can't wait until he's a bit older and will actually sit through a movie. Loving the idea of mommy/son dates in the future!

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  6. My wife and I went to these constantly when out first son was born. With our second on the way we will certainly be going again! If you have any more passes my wife would love one.

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    1. Sure! Your email address isn't connected to your Blogger account so please send me your mailing address to sarah@nurselovsfarmer.com and I will send you a pass!

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  7. I would love to see a reel babies movie! What a great idea. I am in Calgary so I could totally go.

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  8. Do you have any more tickets? We have two little girls.

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  9. we had this in one of the theaters near us but they closed it down. I was so sad to see it go away. I brought Xander when he was a baby and it was soooo nice! I'm hoping a theater near us brings something like this back. My husband and I love going to the movies but never get a chance to anymore.

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    1. That's too bad. I hear ya, it's so hard to get our to the movies, it costs a fortune with a babysitter!

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  10. Hey! I would LOVE tix! Is it too late? Happy Friday!

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    1. Sorry, Rana, I'm all out! Thanks for your interest!

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