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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.



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Dec. 12th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it worked out well.
Dec. 12th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a success to me. On a par with Cinderella? That's high praise!
Dec. 12th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
Glad you could enjoy it. Derrick's first movie event entailed him watching the first half hour and then watching the people behind us. I'm sure a movie house full of people of watching the screen was more interesting that "Jimmy Neutron".
Dec. 12th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear the first movie outing went well. We lucked in to have a movie girl who took to movies right out the chute.

I agree with your assessment of the film. The music worked well in the course of the story but no one's leaving the theatre whistling any of the tunes.
Dec. 12th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
I'm glad everyone enjoyed the movie.
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