Do you want to go to a movie? Do you have kids who have never been? If so, you may be concerned about keeping them happy. This is especially true during the lulls in the action – such as the previews.
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Let Your Kids Know What to Expect
For children who have never been to the movies, make sure you tell them what to expect. Let them know the theater will be full of other people and that the lights will go out when the movie begins. Also, reassure them you will be right there the entire time if they need anything. In many cases, just letting your kids know what to expect can alleviate some of the anxiety of doing something new.
Buy them Popcorn and Candy
Getting through the previews is easier when your kids have something to occupy their time. Let your kids pick out candy and popcorn at the concession stand. This will give you a bit of a break from having to entertain them as well.
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Tag-Team Bathroom Trips
No one wants to spend their entire time at the movie going back and forth to the bathroom. However, with kids each one of them is going to have to go at some point. The best thing you can do is have someone with you (your spouse, family member or friend) you can take turns with. This way neither of you miss too much of what is going on.
Get Your Kids Excited
Do you know what movie you are planning to see? If so, get them excited about it ahead of time. This may require a bit of research on your part. Let them know about the action scenes and songs they will hear. This is a great way to get them ready to watch the whole thing.
Going to the movies should be a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone. If you prepare and use the tips here, even your kids can have a great time.