I am a freelance writer living in Gloucestershire. I have been writing family style articles in the form of columns for newspapers since 2000 and spent four years presenting an interview chat show on Forest of Dean Radio.
Published January 8th 2013
Movies for Juniors for Just £1 Each
You may get some grumbles, especially, if like mine, your children are not toddlers. 12 year old and 14 year old were seriously unimpressed at the early start for a day in the holidays.
Can't we go at a normal time." I heard, as I dragged them out at 9 a.m. to get to Gloucester by 10 a.m.
Well frankly, "no". We can't go at a normal time and get this amazing deal. You are more likely to spend as much on coffee and snacks as you are on your entry, but given the amazing savings, you mind less.
Entertainment is so easily available for children nowadays. When I grew up, it was less so. Cinema was a treat. Videos hadn't been invented, and films which came on TV had to have done the cinema rounds for a quite a long period of time first. A film less than five years old on TV was considered new. Imagine that? Now we expect to see films on TV within months of them being released.
The magic of going to the cinema hasn't gone away though. It is still more exciting to visit the proper cinema, and of course with the advent of 3D and IMAX it gets even more exciting.
Like many other cinemas, Cineworld in Gloucester has reinstigated "Saturday Morning Flicks". You can go along to see a set film for just £1 a head, (adults and children) which is a pretty incredible price. During half terms and holidays they run the "Movies for Juniors" all week, so as long as you are prepared to get your children down to the cinema by 10 a.m. then you can all go for £1 each.
The choices of film are limited but it is often a film that you may have missed first time round, and possibly not all that long ago. In our case we went to see Madascar 3, which given that it was only released in October 2012 was hardly an old timer.
On previous visits we have seen Cars 2, The Muppets and Despicable Me. All good fun family films. So get yourself along to your local flicks at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, and treat yourselves for a £1.