Friday, December 12, 2008

Sharlene's 1st Movie Outing

Sharlene has not been to the cinema before and I thought this school holidays would be the best time to bring her there. I think she's big enough to watch a movie in the cinema and it would be a good experience for her and for us as well.

Since last Monday was a public holiday and we have nowhere to go, we decided to bring Sharlene to the cinema for her very first movie. I think she would love to watch Madagascar 2 but since she had watched the show repeatedly on DVD, which hubby bought in JB during our last trip there, we chose to watch Bolt (the only suitable show for Sharlene besides Madagascar 2).


We reached 1 Utama new wing around 11.30am and went straight to GSC to purchase our movie tickets. We waited in line and were considering whether to watch the 3D version or not. After a short while, it was our turn at the counter, hubby picked the 3D version and paid for the tickets. Altogether he paid RM43.00 for 3 tickets. [Adult: RM16 & Child: RM11 (inclusive of RM5.00 surcharge each)]. Then, we bought some stuff to munch in the cinema – large popcorn + ice lemon tea, 1901 hotdog, corn in a cup and hot milo for Sharlene.

We were given 3D specs each before entering the cinema. Sharlene was holding on to my hands as I guide her to our seats, which were very close to the big screen (3rd row from the front). I let her sit in between both of us. Being a first timer, she started to feel scared and kept telling me “Mummy, I want to go home, I don’t want to stay here.” I put my arms over her shoulder and assured her that it will be alright and she's going to enjoy the cartoon. When the show started she stopped whining for a moment, as she was attracted to the adorable and white puppy (Bolt) on screen. I thought she will be fine but when hubby tried to put on the specs for her she fussed again. "I don’t want, I don’t want to wear". She almost wanted to cry out this time. I tried to distract her with food but was rejected by her. At first, she didn’t quite enjoy the show and kept pestering me to go home for the first 30 minutes. I thought of leaving the cinema if she continues to behave this way. I was so afraid she would disturb others from watching the movie. But after awhile I noticed no more complaint from her and her eyes were hooked to the screen. She began to eat and drink her milo too. I heaved a sigh of relief and thereafter we enjoyed the animated show until the end. However, she watched without putting on the 3D specs. :( I must say we had made the wrong decision by watching 3D, should have just watch the normal one instead. Hopefully, she knows how to enjoy 3D movie when she's older.

All in all it was a great family outing for us.

9 comments:

Kristie said...

i didnt know there were 3D movies??? interesting... will check it out next time!

dont worry sharlene will be dragging u to the cinemas soon hehehhe

Health Freak Mommy said...

3D movies? Sounds interesting. I must try it one day with my gals. I am sure they will enjoy it.

Mummy Gwen said...

At least Sharlene had her first experience watching movie in the cinema and able to sit through till the movie ended.

Next time maybe try the normal movie not the 3D one. :)

Wonderful Life said...

didn't know got 3D version...

3rd row from the screen was pretty near leh... eyes and neck won't feel tired ah?

Adrine said...

Was the 3D version nice? Heard from some ppl that it gave them headaches!

Fussy mum said...

Kristie: go and try it one day...I am sure you would enjoy it :)

Shireen: that's right, you should bring your gals to watch it one day.

Mummy Gwen: I was very glad we didn't have to abandon the movie half way.

Doreen: it was vy near but ok lah, we don't feel tired at all. :) You shld go and check out the 3D version...

Adrine: yes, yes it was very different and interesting to watch it in 3D. Don't worry, it won't cause headache and we were fine throughout the show.

Contentedmom said...

ya..it can be scary...when i took nicole to hk disney begining of this year, she was frigtened too...

LittleLamb said...

oh....poor sharlene..but at the end she was ok ma :)

definitely she will remember her first experience.

I guess I have to wait a fwe more yrs before going to a cinema again :(

slavemom said...

It's quite a good 1st cinema experience with Sharlene. Guess there'll be more to come. ;)

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