C is 2 & a half and we thought now would be a good time to introduce him to the cinema. He really enjoys watching Shaun the Sheep on TV in the mornings so we thought what better movie to take him to for his first time yesterday.

We arrived a good 15 minutes before the film was due to start, bought our tickets and popcorn and went to find our seats. The film has been in the cinema for a good few weeks now so it has been moved to a smaller screen. I think it was perfect for his first time. It didn’t seem huge and overwhelming when we walked in and it was nice and cosy. The other benefit was it didn’t get too busy either – there was only three other sets of people in there with us.

Our local cinema has recently been refurbished and it was refreshing to see such big comfy seats which were also spaced out really well. The seats in front were a good bit below the row behind which meant who ever sat in front wouldn’t be blocking your view. Perfect if you’re tiny. There’s nothing worse than not being able to see.

The film was about 1hr and 20 minutes long (not including the adverts). All started well – he sat ver quietly eating his crisps & drinking his drink watching the movie. Around 40 minutes into the film he did become a bit fidgety – it’s hard for a 2 year old to sit still don’t you know! lol

At one point Shaun the Sheep burped in the film so of course C decided to imitate it haha … he also stood up at one point and decided to stare at a young couple in the row behind! When he started singing the wheels on the bus I asked him if he wanted to go and he did. So we both left leaving my husband and L to finish watching the end.

All in all I think it went pretty well for his first time. We were in the seats for about an hour all in and like I said toddlers find it hard sitting in the one place for any length of time. He lasted longer than I thought he would. Luckily the cinema wasn’t packed full of people otherwise we might have left a little earlier lol. It’ll be a while before we try him again though I think.


It’s not the best of photos with it being dark.


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