December 12th, 2009

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A Qualified Success...

Things went pretty well at the movie. We picked the right time. The crowd was small. And, except for a retired-looking couple, the only folks in the theater were people with small children.
We managed to find an empty row and sat on the aisle in case a quick retreat was called for.
Katie sat quietly watching and munching popcorn for about an hour. After that she got fidgity, but was quiet so I don't think she was unduly disturbing anyone. She seat-hopped some, but always had an eye on the screen. After the house lights came back on I let her explore the theater a bit.
As a reward for being good we drove through Steak-n-Shake and she got a small vanilla milkshake.

The film was classic Disney. I'd put it on a par with Cinderella. The art was stunning. The creatures were funny, the romance predictable but sweet. The musical numbers were cute but forgettable. (Made me wish for the Sherman Brothers.)
The Shadowman was scary but not too scary.

I expect we'll buy it when it comes out on DVD.

A good time was had by all.

GHR
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