Morning movie mania (Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 4-Aug. 14)

May 31, 2008

In the past week, several moms have e-mailed or commented that it feels as if we’ve lost part of our summer and now we have to scramble to make up for it.  Considering the weather in May, it does kind of make sense.  All those simple things families like to do as the weather warms up — picnics, playing in the back yard, going for walks — went by the wayside, and now somewhere in the backs of our minds, we feel compelled to make up those activities on top of the usual early summer activities.

What’s really interesting is that I’ve heard several people express they’re making a list of activities they want to do before summer ends.  My initial response was “What’s the hurry?  Some schools haven’t even let out yet!”  But because the list-makers didn’t even know each other, I think they’ve tapped into an emotional response to the lousy spring.  Ironically, I’ve already got my list, based around this blog of freebies, and it’s MILES long!

The next item on it is this:  the Wehrenberg Theatres’ free family movies at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer (June 4 to Aug. 14).  Twelve of the chain’s theaters are participating on the 10 dates, showing current and classic films like Charlotte’s Web, The Bee Movie, and Horton Hears a Who.  To see a full list of films and participating theaters, click this link.  Tickets can be reserved in advance, but you need to visit a theater in person to do so.  It’s not a bad idea, as this free 13-year-old series is now popular with all generations, not just kiddies.  There’s also a special deal on popcorn-soda-fruit snack combos.  Mmmm, sugar first thing in the morning.  Sounds like a can’t-miss special treat!

What’s next on my list?  Check back on Monday …

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