I get a lot of requests for Little Hiccups to book cinema trips. Pretty much as soon as one is done we get another request for more. I think its because families can relax in the knowledge that they won’t be hearing tuts if their children want to call out, sing along or stand up to watch the show. I know this because its not an uncommon thing in one of our Hiccups cinema trips for these to happen. And its fine. And the parents know that it is fine.The children are enjoying themselves and that is the important thing.
Siblings are also welcome as are the tiny ones. We had a couple of babies there this time and one mother emailed me to ask if it was OK to bring her baby to the cinema. My reply – of COURSE it was. Little Hiccups actively encourages the whole family to come along to our events. We think it is important that the family are able to enjoy activities together.
This time, we were lucky enough to go and see a new release – Paddington 2. The reviews on the movie were all fantastic and it lived up to its hype. Paddington has now settled in with the Brown family, and is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop — the perfect present for his beloved aunt’s 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy’s big celebration.
As always during our cinema trips we have the lights on dim, the sound reduced and subtitles. Audio descriptions are also available but in this case were not needed. There is space for the wheelchairs and at the front of the cinema there are sofa like seats which some of the children prefer.
Little Hiccups treats the families to snacks as well (a little bit naughty as its early in the morning but we figure everyone deserves the treat!) so children get the children’s combo which includes popcorn, sweets and a drink. Adults are treated to popcorn and a drink. All in all, its a nice and relaxing trip (for most – my 11 month old kept trying to explore and basically throw herself down the stairs as a consequence but I managed to outwit her on this occasion!)
A massive thank you to the team that helps us all get our snacks and into the cinema. We fully appreciate how much extra work it is and we were only faced with smiles and helpful attitudes. It is one of the main reasons that we return to this cinema time and time again.
“Thankyou so much for the opportunity to come and watch Paddington 2. The girls loved it (almost as much as us parents ) was lovely seeing you all today.”