Back in February, we took the crew to their first movie in a theater. We have a discount theater nearby and tickets are a whopping $1.15 each, and kids under three are free. Seriously, it cost us $2.30 for six of us to see a movie in a theater. Unsure of how they’d behave, we sat on the back row in case we needed to make a quick escape. Being movie aficionados, all four watched the entire movie intently. Ever since, I wanted to take them to another, but waited for the right film to drop, and for a day when Nisey & Terri could join us. A few weeks ago, Home was on the schedule and it looked perfect.
Since tickets were inexpensive, we splurged on popcorn and soda from the concession stand. Even paying full price for snacks, I think we spent less on tickets plus snacks than we would have at a traditional theater. We all enjoyed the movie and the kids behaved just as well as they did for their first theater flick.
Following the movie, the quads had a blast darting up and down the long theater hallways. Fortunately, no one else was in the vicinity so they didn’t bother anyone.
Long before we had kids, George and I received an hot dog roller for our media room. Not expecting much out of it, we threw a few hot dogs on it and they cooked perfectly, just like at a concession stand. We later found matching hot dog and popcorn holders, and hoped they would eventually be perfect for family movie night. We were right. One evening when the dinner hour approached, we spread a quilt over the living room floor and set up TV trays. We dusted off our trusty hot dog roller and accessories and prepped a concession stand dinner with hot dogs, pickles, tater tots, and popcorn. Since we don’t typically eat in the living room, the quads were thrilled.
Since family movie night, there have been numerous requests to eat in the living room, but all were denied. However, I think there are many more family movie nights in the future. What is your favorite concession stand snack?
Here’s to another item marked off our summer bucket list!
- Sea Life Aquarium
- Train ride
Fire station tour Library story time Sprayground
Bahama Buck’s Frozen yogurt
- Community pool
- Grill dinner outside
- Water Table
- Ice Cream
- Indoor playgrounds
- Lee’s Grilled Cheese
- Blow bubbles
- Chalk drawings
- Board games
- Play dates
- Summer Reading Club
Dance classes Fireworks
- Sleep over with grandparents
- Nature Walks
- Bounce house
S’mores Sparklers Water pistol duels
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