Thinking you will never get to see a good movie again because you have a baby? Think again. Lowes Cineplex has come up with a great idea, Reel Moms, to help parents see the movies they want and bring baby along. This program is offered in most major cities, in downtown Seattle, it is offered at Meridian 16 Cinemas.
I have gone to Reel Mom's several times since my daughter was born. When you arrive, there is a place to park your stroller which is very helpful. The actual theater keeps the lights up a little higher than usual and the sound a little lower to be more accommodating for the babies. I have seen movies such as "Million Dollar Baby," "The Aviator," "Robots," 'Cinderella Man," and many more. You can enjoy the movie and not worry about your baby making noise because all of the babies are making noise.
Reel Mom's suggests that you bring babies under 1 years old but if your older baby/toddler can sit through those kind of movies - they can come too. And although it is called "Reel Moms," dad's and caretakers can come too.
The only drawback is that the show times are only offered on Tuesdays at 11:00am. So if you work, you can't really make the show. Some of the other major cities offer show times on Saturday mornings. I have e-mailed Meridian 16 to see if they could start offering Saturday Reel Moms, but so far, no luck.
Overall, it is great. I have gotten to see a lot of great movies that I would not have seen if it were not for Reel Moms. Hopefully, they will add a weekend time so everyone can enjoy.
You can get more information at www.enjoytheshow.com