We started taking my kid to movies at age three, I took him to experience Kung Fu Panda 2 and Cars 2 on big screen. Movies that I thought would make him interested and be sit still until the end. He enjoys watching, but I soon realized that he wasn't that ready for hours of just sitting and munching on his snacks, and needed to develop a much longer attention span.
My advice? taking your kids on age appropriate movies wasn't enough, you still need to observe if your kids, at aged under 2, or 3-4 can actually handle longer attention to movies so as to sit still and be quiet, not to distract other people.
I would like to reiterate taking them to movies appropriate for their age, I would strongly suggest leaving them at home and find someone who can take care of them while you were out to enjoy your movie time. Don't take them with you if you intend to watch a movie for yourself. Think of other people who cannot withstand a toddler talking out loud and constantly making noise distraction. Its actually very irritating, really! especially with movies that needs a great focus and silence, sensitivity to others is required.
Yesterday, the long wait for the movie "The Avengers" is finally over. Hubby and I eagerly went to watch this much awaited team of super humans. Yep, right at the 1st showing schedule on the 1st screening day! (excited, eh?)
Overall, it brings a tremendous entertainment, it is stunning, and full of hype. Tony Stark never fails to entertain me with his charm, living a reckless playboy lifestyle and wit, plus Hulk's remarkable bashing and smashing is truly amazing! Its a must see movie and worth the long wait!
But, unfortunately there's a toddler at the back of my seat, I think aged 2, who is loud and I sometimes feel her tiny hands touching my head. It started to pissed me off a little, and her loud voice calling the names of super heroes irritates me. What can we do? I tried not to mind at all, trying my best to focus and enjoy the movie, hubby also tries to ignores every irritating mimic and sounds of an impatient toddler and a parent quieting her down. The one sitting next to me give me an affirming look that says "we share the same uneasy and irritating moment".
Hah! If I could only give the parent an order to bring her kid outside and let us watch peacefully, I would... but I can't (sigh). Ignoring is the best thing that we can do for the moment, not as to completely be annoyed and spoil our very good mood watching this spectacular movie.
Any similar experience?