I’m on Fandango.com!!!! EEEEKK, I’m so excited to share that I’m a contributor to Fandango’s Family Room. I wrote an article over there about getting to the theater on time as a family. I don’t like to miss the previews so I like to get there early. this post was originally published over on Fandango’s Family Room” as part of their Ambassador campaign. The goal of the campaign is to promote the Fandango Family Room, share how easy & convenient using Fandango.com is and to just promote family trips to the movies in general.
Getting to the theater on time
I hate being late to anything and last Halloween we went to go see Hotel Transylvania and it was opening weekend on a Saturday and we were running late. We saved some time using the Fandango kiosk at our theater but we still walked into an almost full theater. The only place for four people to sit together was in the nosebleed section, in the very front where we had to look up the whole time. My husband wanted to leave but I couldn’t do that to the kids so instead I sat there in a bad mood until the movie cheered me up. It happens to be a movie that the whole family can enjoy we all ended up leaving smiling. I felt we were lucky, so I’ve made a plan to make sure we always get to the theater early, not on time, early. Here’s how to get your family to the theater on time:
If the spouse is going, you might want to tell them that the movie starts 15 minutes earlier than it actually does. My husband waits until the very last minute to get to the theater, anywhere really but he likes to get places at exactly the right time and that doesn’t allow for time you need for things to come up because you know they will.
Find the right theater
I love going to the theaters that do the 10 I think it’s called. Then it’s much easier to convince my husband to get to the theater early. He won’t be as bored if there is something he can watch. Plus it’s a lot easier to keep the kids entertained instead of running up and down the aisles.
Use Fandango to find the theater that has the movie you want to see that’s close to where you are. If you’re home you probably know which theater is closest to your house. If you’re out and about you can find one that might be closer to you. Know how long it will take you to get there and give a little extra time and pick one close by.
Buy Tickets in Advance
By buying tickets in advance you avoid the line at the theater. The line that morning we were running late was very long and there wasn’t a line at the fandango kiosks. But I’ve been to larger theaters where there are lines at both. When it’s a very popular movie the movie might be sold out if you don’t get your tickets early. I’ve had that happen before too. Then if I really wanted to see the movie I had to watch it at 10:00 PM and now that I’m a mom, I would just end up going home. So I’m responsible now and buy tickets in advance.
Taking Kids Be Prepared
When you are taking kids to the movie you need to be prepared. Make sure the kids take potty breaks before you leave the house. Be prepared for a diaper change if you’re at that stage, every time I had to be somewhere on time we would have a surprise diaper right when it was time to leave the house. Have snacks ready or make sure you plan in time for the snack line. Kids are full of surprises, you might even want to get them ready early and have your bag packed. You know the bag you carry everywhere as a mom, also known as the bottomless pit of a purse.
Visit Fandango’s Family Room to see what is playing in theaters, read reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers. Once you’ve picked out a film, you can easily plan when and where you’ll watch the movie and conveniently purchase your tickets online and bypass the box office at the theater. Like Fandango on Facebook and Follow Fandango on Twitter #Fandango