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 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:
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!
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!
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.