Having a baby doesn’t mean you can’t do grown up, fun things with your little one, such as enjoying the latest Hollywood movie at the cinema! Movies for Mommies (MFM) – the Original Parent & Baby Film Event was created just for that reason.
Movies for Mommies is a weekly matinee for moms (and dads) to enjoy in a cinema exclusively for them. Each location has change tables set up in the theatre with complimentary Pampers diapers and wipes. Sound levels are reduced to protect little ears, lights are dimmed to make it easier to nurse, bottle warmers are set up, there is plenty of stroller parking and best of all, there are no dirty looks baby when baby cries!
Movies for Mommies has monthly pre-show programs, including free infant massage clinics, baby photos, baby signing demos and more. All MFM locations have a welcome table at the front of theatre filled with amazing samples for mom and baby, including Pampers Sensitive Wipes, baby food, baby snacks, adult vitamins and more!
Looking back on the past 4 years I can remember vividly what a nervous new Mom I was. I spent a lot of time cooped up in my master bedroom with Miss. C. I was terrified of the idea of attending play dates or heading to the local park. Simply for the fact that I was worried Miss. C would be fussy and we wouldn’t have a good time.
Our first outing found us at a park for a play date with friends.
Our second outing found us at a Movies for Mommies event. I still remember my first time attending Movies for Mommies. It feels like it was just yesterday. My friends managed to finally twist my arm into leaving the house for a few hours with Little Miss C to go catch a screening of Post Grad. Going to the movies with an infant in tow had been nothing new to my friends. They were regulars at Movies for Mommies. I felt so nervous my first time in attendance. What if Miss C cried? I didn’t want to be that Mom with a fussy baby who ruined everyone’s in-theater experience. What I can tell you is that once I got settled into the theater I was in my element. Miss C nursed and /or slept for most the movie, and I enjoyed a bit of sanity and an afternoon out. Not only that if a baby cried during the movie the patrons weren’t even phased. It was normal. It was such a relaxed and inviting experience.
If you are new to attending Movies for Mommies here is what you need to know:
- Movies for Mommies runs programs in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
- Timing varies with weekly matinees starting between noon and 1 p.m.
- Movies are all the latest and greatest, with a mix of romantic comedy, action, and drama (note: this is grown up content, not suitable for toddlers).
- Arrive early. MFM hostesses will greet you with a welcome package and membership card where your 7th movie is free!
- This event is best enjoyed with a baby 0-12 months. The younger the baby, the more likely they are to sleep through the movie in the dark.
During the week of November 18th through November 29th, 2013 Movies for Mommies will have local baby photographers on site to capture free holiday photos before the show! For more information on photo shoot times and dates visit Movies for Mommies to find out more.
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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Movies for Mommies is located in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
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