Mostof us will remember our family trips to the cinema. The smell of popcorn, the incredible movies and the magical atmosphere all leave a lasting impression on young minds.
So what makes the perfect family cinema trip, and how can you ensure that your brood enjoys an experience that they too will treasure?
A GOOD VIEW
Nothing ruins a film more quickly than having a bad view. Whether it’s because of a tall person sat in the row in front, an inconveniently placed pillar or seats right at the very back of the theatre, a bad view can detract massively from the film you’re trying to watch.
So to make sure you get great seats, book early. Most cinemas will have a seating plan on their website, so have a quick look to ensure that you’ve got the best seats in the house.
A GREAT MOVIE
Finding a movie that everyone will agree on is never an easy task. Scour the latest local film releases for movies that might be relevant and then look for trailers to watch online to help narrow down your options.
Taking the time to find a film everyone will love will pay dividends when you’re in the cinema with everyone’s eyes glued to the screen instead of looking around for mischief!
ALL THE TRIMMINGS
If you’re going to the effort of getting the whole family to the cinema, you might as well go the whole hog.
Popcorn, sweets and drinks will help to keep everyone happy and complete the authentic cinema experience.
Having a great view and a good movie is one thing, but if you’re not sitting comfortably then the rest can be hard to really enjoy.
The only way that you can guarantee comfortable seats is to go to a good quality cinema, or try a few different venues out for size.
Many cinemas will give you the added option of upgrading to luxury seating for a small extra charge which, if it’s a special occasion or family treat, can definitely be worth the money.
MAKE A DAY OFF IT
Make a whole afternoon of your cinema trip by taking the clan out for dinner either before or after the movie.
Look out for local restaurants, many of which offer special deals for cinema-goers – you might save enough for an extra box of popcorn!
Going to the cinema can be a really magical experience for the whole family and a great opportunity to spend some quality time together.
So get out the local listings, pick out a great movie and enjoy a fantastic evening in front of the silver screen.