I love movies, and I especially love to be able to take my daughter to a movie without having to worry about questionable content or paying almost 30 dollars for my family of 3 just to be admitted. Enter Great Escape kids summer movies. They run 10 or 11 movies in the summer (beginning after memorial day), one movie per week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30.
My favorite things about doing this is: it’s inexpensive (although no longer free – bummer!) the movies are PG or G and the theatre is full of other children. If my daughter refuses to sit in her seat and only wants to climb the stairs, or wants to clap, or give a running commentary on what is going on from her point of view – it’s not AS big a deal. This year, we went to see How to Train Your Dragon, a movie that didn’t keep her attention at home. On the big screen, she actually sat through the whole thing – hooray! Possibly also a product of her increasing age. Maybe.
We still have half of the movies to go, with Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Marmaduke, Nanny McPhee Returns, Ramona and Beezus, and Cats And Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore completing the lineup. You can pick up a summer pass for $5/person or pick the movies you are interested in and pay $1.50/person each time you go. It can get busy, but the last two weeks I’ve walked in right at 9:30 and had no problems getting a seat. Let’s support these summer shows so they don’t cancel or start upping the price!
In addition to Great Escape in McDonough, Regal Cinemas in Newnan (Georgian Stadium 14) also has Summer Movie express. The movies are only $1 and start at 10am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They have a pretty great selection still too, Madagascar 2, Charlottes Web, Megamind, and Astro Boy, just to name a few. Anyone know how easy or difficult it is to get in?by