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Over a week ago when we were on a play date with our friends Sacha and  Cooper (her son), they asked if we wanted to go see Pixar’s new “Toy Story 3” with them. We jumped at the chance since we had just watched “Toy Story 2” at their house. This was going to be Lilah’s first movie at the theater. So exciting!

Lilah showing off her cool 3-D glasses (and her rabbit moon fleur-de-lys track suit jacket)

Thursday rolled around and I picked Lilah up from daycare and we headed over to Sacha and Cooper’s house to meet up. Lilah was excited to ride in Sacha’s car and was amazed that she had a second car seat ‘just for her.’ It was off to the movies. We chose to go “Toy Story 3” in all of the hyped up glory – Imax and 3-D (just down the street from where it was made in Emeryville)! I have personally never seen a 3-D movie, so it was both Lilah’s and my first experience. We paid for the tickets and I quickly handed her a ticket of her very own. When I passed mine to the theater attendant she handed me the adult glasses and they were HUGE (think bigger than Elton John’s in the 70s) – big enough to fit over my glasses with room to spare and they didn’t fold. Lilah received a smaller folded pair in a plastic baggy (keepers)…Now onward to the snack counter.

Though normally I try to bypass the snacks, since this was Lilah’s first time to the theater, we had to ‘do it properly.’ We bought a small popcorn (which was actually enormous), some chicken tenders, and a water. Our friends filled in with candy and nachos and we were off to pick our seats. We were set.

The theater was already dark, but we saw the perfect seats on the opposite side. As we crossed the theater Lilah was behind me. My arms were full of snacks. When I checked to see if she was still there, she had stopped and said very loudly, “Mommy, it’s so dark!” The rows near us started laughing. It was adorable. We took our seats and hunkered down. Lilah sat with the popcorn and munched for most of the movie. It was incredible. The 3-D effects truly felt as if they were happening just inches from us. She never got scared or bored, and even sat through the entire movie. I couldn’t be more proud of her. The movie was perfect in every way. What amazes me is how kids nowadays will expect to see everything in 3-D. The number of 3-D movie previews we saw was truly unbelievable. After this experience with her I can guarantee we will be attending more movies at the theater soon.

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The Real D: 3-D Glasses!

The other night my husband, his brothers and I went to see Pixar’s newest release “Up” in 3-D.  It was fantastic! And can I just say that 3-D technology has come a long, long way. The last “movie” I saw in 3-D was probably Michael Jackson’s “Captain E.O.” video at Disney World in the late 80’s!

We were supposed to see an earlier, non-3-D showing, but my husband insisted that we watch “Up” in 3-D. “There is no other way to watch it,” he said. So we shelled out an extra $2.50 to get the corny Real D: 3-D glasses, and waited around an extra hour for the 3-D showing.

It was worth the extra money and the wait. The depth perception you get from the 3-D technology is awe-inspiring. There are parts in the movie where the characters are going over a cliff and you kind of lean back in your seat, as if you were on the edge of the cliff with them. I was expecting a lot of “things” to jump out of the screen, and they did a couple of times, but not nearly as much as I had anticipated, which for me was a good thing. I am not keen on bugs digitally launching into my face.

We all really enjoyed the movie-viewing experience and the story line was flawless and heartwarming. There were definitely some tears shed (yes, they would have been shed from yours truly!), but also some deep belly laughter. The kids in the theatre were definitely entertained and their attention was held (i.e. no screaming and running around). Overall a great film and a great experience. SQUIRREL! Who’s seen this movie? What did you think?

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