Going to the cinema with a toddler- What Katy Said

Cinema with a Toddler

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This weekend we went to see Paddington at the cinema. This was exciting for two reasons: everyone has been raving about the movie since it was released but also this was the very first time Little G has been to the cinema!

I wanted her to have the full cinema experience so we bought pick ‘n’ mix, popcorn and fizzy drinks! She was so happy and it was lovely having mummy daughter time, just the two of us. Since Baby L has been born she has had to share me every single day, I cannot remember the last time we did anything just us.

We settled into our seats and the adverts began, I managed to sneak this photo of her, totally wide eyed at the huge screen (and high on pick ‘n’ mix!).

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She loved the movie, as did I. The best bit was during the final scenes, when Paddington is on the roof, a little boy shouted ‘don’t let him die!’ to which the whole audience gave an ‘aaaaahhhhh’. Toddlers are cute when they want to be.

I will definitely be taking her to the cinema again!

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26 Comments

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    Bean
    January 6, 2015 at 10:14 am

    The cinema looks like great fun! Mummy bean says when I’m old enough she’ll take me. The first film she saw at the cinema was Bambi and she went with her mummy.

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      Katy
      January 6, 2015 at 10:29 am

      Aww first film I saw at the cinema was The Little Mermaid 🙂 x

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    A Little Lyrical
    January 6, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Ahhh lovely to spend time with the eldest when you have a baby too. We take our boy (3y4m) to the kids cinema showings quite often. The films are a few month old but for a couple of pounds its great, all the cinema experience without too much cost and it doesn’t matter if he gets restless and needs to leave. We’ve not seen Paddington yet but I hear great things about it. Looking forward to seeing it soon!

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      Katy
      January 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Oh you really must go and see it, my little girl is 3 and 4 months too 🙂 she really loved it! Our local cinema only charges a pound for those child viewings although this one was a normal viewing so cost a little bit more. x

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    Kat | Beau Twins
    January 6, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Super cute and I cannot wait to take the girls! So many things I want to take them to. No wanting to rush their lives away of course. But this is adorable. Mummy and daughter time is so important no matter how old you are. LOVE!!! xxx

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      Katy
      January 6, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      I know what you mean, it is lovely being able to do ‘grown up’ things with her now. x

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    Merlinda (@pixiedusk)
    January 6, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Awww sounds like a nice experience! I am so looking forward to watching in the cinema again. We are just waiting for that Baymax movie!

    #Point+Shoot

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      Katy
      January 6, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      Oh I saw the trailers for that! Looks good!! x

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    Sarah Christie
    January 6, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I love family trips to the Cinema, we have seen some great movies over the years. The Boys still really enjoy a Cinema trip x

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      Katy
      January 6, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      I hardly ever went with my parents and as an adult I haven’t loved going as I ALWAYS get someone kicking my chair!! But I will put up with it for the girls haha! x

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    Shona
    January 6, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Love the picture. Sounds like a great trip out. Can’t wait to take the littlest one to the cinema when she is older. We used to go all the time before we had her. #pointshoot

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      Katy
      January 6, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      It is worth having a child just to get to go to the cinema for £1!!!! haha x

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    Vickie
    January 6, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    I’m so glad you both had fun! Eating pick-n-mix and popcorn is the only way to watch a movie. 🙂

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      Katy
      January 6, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      It is definitely the only way!!!! xx

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    Jenni - Baby Chaos
    January 6, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Aww how lovely, glad you both had a great time, and what a cute photo =)

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      Katy
      January 6, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      It was lovely, thanks Jenni xx

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    Karen Hannah
    January 6, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Oh how adorable! She looks completely engrossed. I take my two to the cinema every now and again but usually to see one of the older films they show on a weekend for £1.50 per person. I begrudge paying £30 for the four of us to see a film, though we did receive a cinema voucher for Christmas so we’ll perhaps go and see a new film soon!

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      Katy
      January 7, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Yes our local cinema does it for £1 which is such a bargain!! I did pay £13 in total for this trip as it was her first time but I wouldnt want to be paying for all four of us to go very often!! x

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    January 7, 2015 at 12:36 am

    AH she did really well, I know some people who said it was a bit scary in places. That picture is adorable, so cute! Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot xx

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      Katy
      January 7, 2015 at 10:27 am

      She did lean into me a couple of times but it was ok really. x

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    Baby Isabella
    January 7, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Sneaky photo….love it! I haven’t been to the cinema yet!

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      Katy
      January 8, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      Ah, when you are a bit older I am sure you can go! xx

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    Amy
    January 7, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Cinema trips is one of my absolute fav things to do. I must try and get to the kids club in the half term. So cute! x

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      Katy
      January 8, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      I definitely want to take her again- even if it is just so I get to scoff on Minstrels! Haha!

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