Alex and I used to go to the movies all the time before Iolani. Our place to go was the Arclight. I think Alex still has enough points to go see movies for free for quite some time. My favorite part about the theater is that more often than not, people like Alex and I were at the theater. There were no children, no babies, and assigned seating. I like those kinds of theaters. I especially like theaters that don't have crowds of people. (because I don't deal well with crowds)
Just when I thought we would be left with a big corporate theater...in comes Gold Class Cinemas!!! In Pasadena, off the Memorial Park station of the Gold Line. We (as in Alex) bought out tickets online, explained to Iolani that we were going to see a movie, and she was so excited that she asked me where her Halloween candy was.
Side note: I no longer enjoy Halloween. Fuck, seriously - the candy is driving me bonkers. It isn't so much the candy, but that the candy's in the house, and Iolani knows it. She woke up at 4 a.m. one morning last week - demanding candy. She gets home from school - "where's my candy". She sits for dinner - "where's my candy". Fucking hate these candy crap. People need to stop giving out candy and start giving out crayons, play dough that isn't black (because I have recently figured out that black play dough stains the carpet...joy...), plastic spider rings, pretzels, a bike...anything by Sweettarts, mint milky ways, and starbursts.
Back to the movie...I need to talk faster, I'm losing interest. If I'm losing interest, you've already clicked away.
The movie screens are actually two floors down. When you get to the bottom of the escalators, parents will find something that looks familiar...it looks like a nice bar. But, it is a nice bar with a family bathroom (but not a kid toilet, but Iolani used the big toilet anyways). You are met at the bottom of the escalator with waitstaff...who is going to walk you all the way to your seat. Oh...how nice was it not to have the
We watched our movie, Iolani wiggled through most of the movie - but given the layout...Missy didn't really bother anyone. Well...we weren't the only family in there with a young child.... In all honesty...we were there for that movie that sounds like toots in boots (Why is there a childrens' movie that encourages my little innocent girl to say: Pussy?
She can't just say Puss...it doesn't come out right.
Regardless, the food was a little salty. But, who the fuck cares about that? We got to go to the movies, it was relaxing, and no one wet their pants. All in all, total win.
Until she had an exhaustion-induced breakdown after gelato, because I am a horrible mother who caused her to leave behind her unfinished dessert on top of a garbage can. eh, whatever...I'm sure I'll do worse sooner or later.
This blog entry sucks. I'll summarize: I enjoyed going to THIS movie theater. I hope that we go more often.