At its simplest, catching a movie with your kids can simply serve as an afternoon’s entertainment; a distraction to kill time and provide some stimulation for your little ones away from the daily routine of school/home life.
But that time spent at the movies can springboard into so much more! Watching movies together as a family creates wonderful memories that you and children can share for a lifetime. It can serve as a springboard into a discussion of topics and events like adolescence, current world events, and social movements. And it can serve as a gateway to an artistic medium that will unleash your child’s creativity.
“Everything I learned I learned from the movies.”― Audrey Hepburn
The first movie I remember seeing was Raiders of the Lost Ark with my dad and a friend of his. They talked throughout the whole movie. Raiders was released the summer of 1981, so I would have been four years old. The only memory I have of the movie was when Indiana emerges from the submarine, punches a guard, and takes his uniform. “Did he really ride outside the sub? No way.” – even my young mind didn’t really buy that.
Of course, the climax of the movie involves scores of Nazi’s having their faces melted off. Fortunately, I’ve repressed those memories, and I’m sure my dad didn’t realize the potential psychic damage he could have/did do to me.
RCM Presents Family Flick Picks
In an effort to ensure that you, our gentle reader, will not do the same to your kids we’re helping you preview upcoming kid and family friendly movies via Rocket City Mom’s Family Flick Picks. We’ll give you a listing (sorted by age), ratings, reviews, and recommendations.
For an additional resource, visit www.commonsensemedia.org; it’s a great resource for parents to plan a night out at the movies.
But where to go to movies with the kids in Huntsville?
Movie Theaters in Huntsville
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Sam Chow was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta. A 5th grade field trip to Space Camp started his lifelong love of technology and engineering. He juggled working in Huntsville while studying for his engineering degree at Mississippi State and moved here full-time in 2001. He and his lovely wife Connie were married in 2006 and currently have a five year old and a nine year old, a dog, and a cat. In his spare time he enjoys training and watching mixed martial arts, watching old foreign films, reading, and video gaming.