About a week ago, Noah's school sent home a flyer that said a close enough movie theater would be holding a special showing of Home for special needs kids. The volume would be lower, the lights would be left on, it would be ok to bring snacks, things like that. But most importantly, it would be a place kids could be kids and watch a movie.
That's where we went this morning. While Noah is (or used to be until recently) is pretty good at sitting through a movie at home, we haven't felt like trying a movie theater. These days Ching and I hardly go to movie theaters. Between people acting like the theater is their own personal living room and the high price of tickets and the lack of really good movies, well, why go.
But there was still a part of me that was thinking it would be fun on summer days, or winter break days, or spring break days, for Noah and I to go see a movie.
Before we got there we put the chance of him sitting through the whole thing at about 50/50.
He did great! Just over halfway through he decided to take a bathroom break. Other than that he sat through the whole thing.
It was really nice to be able to let him try this is a stress free environment. And for a theater full of special needs kids - it didn't seem to be any different than any other showing of a kids movie. Not all of the kids made it all the way through, and there was lots of wiggling going on. Nothing wrong with that.
The movie itself was cute enough.
2 years ago