Every November, we book a cinema trip at The Showcase Cinema to escape the normally horrible November weather for a little bit. We’ve always visited The Showcase as we’ve found it to be the most accessible of all the cinemas. There are minimal steps, wheelchair spaces and large, comfy chairs or ‘beds’ at the front. And the staff have always been, and continue to be, the most friendly and helpful I’ve found.
This year we came to see Lyle, Lyle Crocodile which is based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action musical comedy. When the Primm family moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle – a singing crocodile who loves baths, caviar and great music – living in the attic of his new home. The two become fast friends, but when Lyle’s existence is threatened by evil neighbour Mr. Grumps, the Primm’s must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti, to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places and there’s nothing wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality.
There were 120+ of us last weekend and we all turn up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning. We’re allowed into the warmth and have time to relax in the foyer and enjoy a warm coffee, while the staff prepare our popcorn. Then we are allowed to mill through to the cinema screen and grab our seats. The viewing has a lower volume setting, subtitles and the lights reminded on low.
This meant that the showing was a lot more relaxed and the children were able to stand up out of their chairs, or join in with the songs with a dance or laugh along with the jokes as loud and as long as they wanted. It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying the experiences of the cinema in a more relaxed environment. I had a couple of families come up to me and say this is their first time at the cinema – and that is what it is all about. Time to relax as a family. #MakingMemories #NoLimits
This event has kindly been sponsored by One Footstep which is part of Hallmark Homes.
What Our Families Say:
“Thanks for a lovely trip to the cinema last weekend, we all really enjoyed it.”
“I would just like to thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. I took my family to the comic con yesterday and the cinema trip today. It’s the first time I’ve got involved with Little Hiccups and I am so glad that we have found you as both events were brilliant and so well organised. So thank you for all your help and I hope to keep involved with you again soon. Thank you for all the work you do to support our amazing kids.”
“Thank you little hiccups for a wonderful cinema trip to see Lyle Lyle crocodile. brilliant film. Kids all so we’ll behaved credit to their families xxx”
“Thankyou again for a fab morning seeing lyle lyle crocodile. Really enjoyed ourselves as always x”
“November hiccups cinema trip is like the start of Xmas for me…. always really enjoy it so thankyou!”
“The film was really good even M who had her switch and phone in case she get bored! Put them down 5 minutes into film and watched the whole thing. She even managed a few laughs. Thank you as always Little Hiccups xxx”
“B enjoyed it!“
“My favourite points were the kids up and dancing and clapping at the end and the little girl running from left to right and back living her best life and it’s all cool“
“They were brilliant! We really had a fab time, thanks so much, little hiccups!“