One of the things we wanted to do these school holidays was go to the movies. We wanted to see Madagascar 3 after enjoying the first two movies several billion times on DVD in India.
However, after spending Thursday at the zoo and spending a small fortune on entry and then some more at the gift shop, we didn’t want to spend too much money the next day. Looking at the movie prices and we had to rethink our plans. It was going to cost $67 to go to the movies. Not even the 3D movie or gold class. Just the plain old 2D version at a suburban movie theatre. That’s not even counting the ninety million dollars they charge you for popcorn, so we decided to get creative and it wasn’t that hard really.
We covered the opening to the loungeroom with a black sheet to create some theatre darkness. Printed off some movie tickets thanks to google and the printer and then popped some popcorn, put it in these cute little treat boxes I bought for $2 for a pack of 8 from Coles and voila! Done.
Millar paid me a gajillion plastic gold coins for two tickets with popcorn – nice boy paid for his sister – and they were seated in the front row bean bag and kiddy couch row of our living room.
The movie was Chipmunks 2 (oh my ears, cut them off please) and the kids enjoyed the experience so much that we did it again the next day with another movie – Chipmunks 3 in case you were wondering; not recommended for people with ears.
Heaps cheaper than the real movies and pretty fun really.
look at Millar’s face… he’s confused about the Chipmunks too