By Lara Alexander
When was the last time you went on a date to the movies? Are you missing out on evaluating the Oscar contenders for yourself? Edmonds’ own theater offers children under 12 years old a reduced price $6 ticket and free popcorn every day, making for an affordable outing. They are currently playing “Narnia,” and “Tangled” is coming soon. 415 Main Street.
Kirkland’s Parkplace Cinema makes it possible for moms to head back to the theater, all without the expense of a babysitter! Every other Friday morning they host Baby Days at the Movies: Doors open at 9:15am and all of their current shows start at 9:45am. The lights are brought up a tad, the sound is turned down a bit, and no one will glare at you if the baby makes a peep. The next Baby Day is January 7th. Check their website for current offerings.
The Autism Society and AMC movie theaters have partnered to bring the Sensory Friendly Films program to select theaters, providing families affected by autism a chance to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing! Loews AMC Woodinville 12 and Seattle’s Meridian 16 locations participate in the program.
If you are ready for a date night, but don’t have all evening to cruise around town, then you may want to consider heading to Cinebarre in Mountlake Terrace. This movie theater serves up hot grub in front of the big screen. Order a beer to wash down your burger, pizza or wings and enjoy the show. On Tuesdays, all showtimes are only $5 and on Sundays, Seniors get a seat for only $5. Food and drink are extra and patrons must be 21 years of age or older. Call 425-672-7501 for movietimes. Cinebarre 6009 244th St. S.W., Montlake Terrace.
Edmonds mom Lara Alexander keeps busy chasing after a toddler, growing and cooking good food, and writing about it all. You can find more of her writing on her blog at www.food-soil-thread.com. If you have Edmonds-specific family activities for possible inclusion in Lara’s column, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.