Last night the kids and I got to be among the first to try out a new movie theater experience in Shawnee, KS. The B&B Theatres Shawnee 18 Screen just unveiled one new house with an actual playground inside! The kids LOVED it. It was just enough play equipment to keep them interested and moving for the 20 minute pre show play time and when the countdown to the start of the movie was over, they were ready and excited to sit in their seats and watch Despicable Me 3.
My favorite part was intermission. As an adult (especially an 8 month pregnant one) I even appreciate a chance for a bathroom break, but its really awesome to have that built in when you have a four year old. It was an extra 15 minutes of play time too right in the middle of the movie. This really seemed to help Kal sit through the rest of the film without crawling on me like he tends to. Also the lights were so dark when the movie played that the lure of the playground wasn’t really an issue for the kids in the theater-even the real small ones. I wish Shawnee were closer, because that’s how I would always do the movies with kids from now on!