Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Her First Movie!

I love movies in the cinema. Love the darkness, love the sound system and love the popcorns! But it has been more than 2 years we last stepped into one. The last one was when I was about 30 plus weeks pregnant with Isabelle, and I think we watched Nicholas Cage's Knowing.

The long holiday (the Merdeka-Raya) is here and we are staying put, no traveling home, nowhere specific to go. DH and I thought maybe it is a good time to introduce Isabelle to cinema hoping it will be less crowded than usual weekends! Yahoo!!

And cinema, here we come! We chose Zookeeper because it has been on the screen for quite a long time and would probably have less audience by now. We wanted to go for Cars 2 initially but after some debate, Zookeeper won.

The kiasu-ness in us drove us out to get the ticket a night before because DH say he don't want to waste time to wake up extra early to buy the ticket today just incase there's going to be a long queue as we wanted to watch the 11am slot.

Reached the cinema just on time to give Isabelle enough time to warm up to the environment before the lights go off. 'pre-warned' her that the TV is going to be HUGE and the sound will be LOUDER than home. She didn't only warm up her seat. She even made friends with a girl sitting next to her and 'sneak' popcorn from her! Crap. She must have thought what lousy parents we were, no popcorns for our daughter and she had to beg from others. I was so so embarrassed! LOL! I was actually busy fiddling my bag for her water while she climb onto the 'free' seat next to me when she was caught red-handed.

Getting caught red handed 'sneaking' popcorn from the girl on the next seat.
Time for some discipline reinforcement and education not to accept food from strangers!

We enjoyed the show and mostly, we enjoyed Isabelle's cooperation to sit through the entire movie! She surprised us so much. We are so happy the money spend on the tickets didn't go down the drain should she have been difficult and cranky!

Now, I am looking forward to our next excursion to the cinema already!

I will be back. SMURFS, wait for me!

*Merdeka (Malaysia's Independence Day) + Hari Raya (Muslim Hari Raya or Eid) = MerdekaRaya as it happen to fall on the same day this year.


I'm a full-time mummy said...

So good you guys get to warm her up before the movie starts! With Ben's first movie, we were at Genting and he just fell asleep (his normal nap around 2-3 hrs) so we thought just sneaked him into cinema while he sleeps... mana tau half hr into the show he woke up.... argh... he did fussed twice and we had to take turns bring him out for about 5-10minutes but after that he was OK.

Ben's 2nd movie was just last Sat, Cars2, he runs around during the boring talking scene but sat still during the actions and racing and all hahah... (we sat at 1st row cos cinema quite empty and it was nice!)

As for taking food from strangers, oh yes, must teach Belle not to do so! Dangerous la!

Catheryn @ Pink Bibs said...

She was good throughout the entire movie except she had to name out loud all the animals that appear on the screen! Had to bribe her with popcorns to keep her quiet.

yes, have to really educate her with the stranger thingy.

Kiddothings said...

That's so nice that she could sit right through and enjoy the movie. This is just the beginning!!

What-la you, never buy popcorn for her! :)

Catheryn @ Pink Bibs said...

eeeii.. we did buy the popcorn, Large one some more! but i was checking my bag for her water and there she go, accepted popcorn from the cheh-cheh next door. Isshh...

LittleLamb said...

Good job Isabelle...

More movies to come.

Catheryn @ Pink Bibs said...

Thanks Rachel!

Yes! And more popcorns :)

Carolyn (Lil' Dahling) said...

very good girl! more movie trips to come! i'm still not prepared to bring my boy to the movie. i brought my daughter before to watch Rio. she was a bit terrified. lol. but otherwise she behaved well.

Catheryn @ Pink Bibs said...

Hey Carolyn!

oh yes! I am looking forward to Smurf!!

Isabelle was a little terrified with the sound system at first when they showed trailers. But after that, she settled down. :)