It appears that quite a few of the big name movie theatre chains have special movie packages for parents with very young kids. I've been looking into the ones available to us in Calgary. Our options are:
Cineplex Odeon (Canada). They host Cineplex Family Favorites at 11:00am on Saturdays. This is available in select theatres only but is quite a good deal with a $2.50 admission tag. With them, you don't get to pick the movie and my main concern with this is that the movies will run well into naptime (12:30 - 2:30ish) and that could make the babies cranky. More information and current listings are available on their website
AMC Theatres (USA)
AMC theatres have their Bring Your Baby Matinee in select theatres on the first Tuesday of every month. According to the website; brighter lights, lower volume, stroller parking and breastfeeding is accepted.
As an aside, AMC also offers a Sensory Friendly Films event for families affected by Autism
Camera Cinemas is just one of the many smaller theatres in the US offering baby-friendly movies. To find one in your area, google "mommy matinee" + the name of your city.
For us, I would love to take the girls to the movies at least once for the experience of it but I don't think there's a suitable opportunity available that can accomodate our current schedule. Oh well, we'll stick to reruns of the Cat in The Hat for now.
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