So, I don’t know about you guys but I love going to the cinema; pre-baby that was one of our favourite activities…dinner and a movie, post baby the movie part is tricky.
However, my lovely local Cineworld has risen to the occasion and two weeks ago introduced “Cinebabies”! Basically, every Wednesday morning, they play a movie aimed at adults but ok for children (therefore nothing over a 12a certifcate), they also keep the lights on (low) and turn the volume down, and baby change is just a few feet away.
So this week, one of my NCT friends and I decided to give it a go. We went to see “Avengers Assemble” (incidentally an awesome movie). Although they could have shown the 3D version of “When the paint dries” and I still would have gone to see it, just to feel like a grown-up again and see an actual movie. It was very quiet in there, only one other mum and baby (cineworld, sort the advertising out!) which was fine with me, but I don’t want them to suddenly stop it due to lack of participation.
The movie is quite long so I though the babies did really well, of course they all cried at a few points, being hungry or needing a nappy changed here or there, they also fell asleep for a significant portion. Nate seemed pretty happy though, it wasn’t too loud to upset him or stop him having his afternoon nap, and he seemed to quite enjoy the pretty colours, but for the most part he wasn’t bothered, which was fine by me. So I can confirm, it is a great way to spend a few hours, and also being on a wednesday means Orange Wednesdays, buy one ticket get one free, even bigger bonus!
Next week they are showing Beauty and the Beast, yey! Have loved that movie ever since I was a kid so am excited to see it on the big screen. I hope this time to encourage more of my NCT friends to be brave and give it a go.
If you want to see if your local cineworld does cinebabies, it may not be advertised online (as ours is not). So give them a call, you may get lucky. I also hear that Odeon do a similar thing (called Newbies), so go for it girls, go see a movie with your babies.