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To take my 2 year old to the cinema?

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curiousgeorgie Mon 29-Oct-12 20:44:19

It's not a newbies screening or anything. I've never taken her before but a friend of mine is taking her 3 and 7 year olds to see Madagascar and invited us.

She's good watching TV and it can hold her attention for a good 40 minutes, longer if she's eating a sandwich or something.

I'm hoping the huge screen and volume etc will keep her distracted longer? And if all else fails... Chocolate buttons?

It's half term so maybe full of other kids being loud anyway?

Has anyone else done this at 2?

Is it unfair on everyone else if I take her?

waitingimpatiently Mon 29-Oct-12 20:46:53

If you sit somewhere that you can run out without disturbing people if need be, then take her! As long as she isn't causing a nuisance to everyone else why not?

McHappyPants2012 Mon 29-Oct-12 20:47:08

Most cinema do showings for £1 on a Saturday morning, not a new one but it would be good as a trail run

Bigwheel Mon 29-Oct-12 20:47:49

If its a kids show I think it's fine. You can always take her out if you need to. Ds first went to the cinema at 2.5 and loved it. Others I know hated it.

addictedtolatte Mon 29-Oct-12 20:48:31

it will be fine. children of all ages make noise in the cinema.

EntWife Mon 29-Oct-12 20:49:09

i have taken my 2 year old to see Madagasgar and she loved it. go for it. it is a kids movie FGS so will be full of fidgetty 8 year olds rustling sweets wrappers.

KenLeeeeeee Mon 29-Oct-12 20:49:25

If it's a kids' show and not a regular, full price showing, then go for it. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours chasing her back into her seat, then dealing with a post Pick'n'Mix meltdown though! My older boys have been great about the cinema since they were 2ish, but DD is still a PITA at nearly 4yo.

MrsSnaplegs Mon 29-Oct-12 20:50:44

Just taken DD (7) and DS (22mo) to see Madagascar 3 at a 1830 showing and they both loved it! Film is very funnygrin
Da da da da da da Afro circus Afro circus da da da da da da polka dot polka dot Afro circus grin

Haylebop12 Mon 29-Oct-12 20:50:51

Took dd at 2.6 to see Kung fu panda. Distraction came in the form of 5 trips to the loo so definitely sit somewhere you can escape.

We also try and do the kiddie mornings as if we've only paid a couple of quid each and we don't make it to the end it doesn't feel such a waste of money.

Good luck!

McHappyPants2012 Mon 29-Oct-12 21:04:25

Mrs thank you very much that tune is now stuck in my head

edwinbear Mon 29-Oct-12 21:08:03

I think it depends on the 2 yr old. I took mine to see a Sat morning kids showing of The Lion King. The set up was brilliant, booster seats for the kids, colouring tables etc etc. I spent the next 45 mins chasing DS up and down the stairs, in and out of the doors, scrabbling on the floor for dropped, but much wanted, maltesers, before giving up and taking him out. I vowed never to take him again until he is 12. My nephew of the same age though will sit motionless, completely enthralled. I think you have to just go and see how it goes.

ScaryHalloweenNameChange Mon 29-Oct-12 21:10:03

We took our 9 month old on Friday with us to watch Madagascar. He was fine until the last 30 mins. Sit near the exit and take a few treats to keep her amused.

ScaryHalloweenNameChange Mon 29-Oct-12 21:12:45

Oh that Afro circus song is too addictive! Dd has already started making me act out holding a small ring and she will jump through it...at least we don't act out Tangled scenes anymore!

MrsSnaplegs Mon 29-Oct-12 21:35:25

Da da da da da da Afro .........

FreddieMercuryforQueen Mon 29-Oct-12 21:38:04

We took our 9 year old and 2.7 year old to see Madagascar on Saturday. It was a disaster. He is also of the sit motionless watching the tv kind. Don't do it grin

coldcupoftea Mon 29-Oct-12 21:45:03

Took my 4yo and 2yo to see Madagascar last week- the 4yo loved it, the 2yo ate her entire bodyweight in popcorn then fell asleep grin.

Win-win for me, the film was great!

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