It used to be called the “Dove Family Film Festival“. After a few years, a baseball-hat high-top tennis shoe wearing piece of popcorn called Flick came in and strong-armed the whole enterprise. There was a fierce battle; a fight for the right to entertain kids and sell them snacks. Defeated, the Dove finally lifted its battered wing like a white flag of surrender. “Take good care of them, Flick. They’re yours now“.
I have no idea what actually happened. I’m sure it was not nearly as interesting as my version. Some Memorandums of Understanding were signed, contracts were negotiated, and other boring boardroom stuff is probably what went down. What I do know is that if this film festival was a person, it would have a restraining order against me because I stalk it.
For the uninitiated; it’s a nice opportunity for you to see a movie with your kids for $3.50 (everyone under 12 is free) in the theater right before it hits the rental market. It’s a sweet deal. I must know what movie is playing when and schedule accordingly. So here you go, Big Binder readers. You (probably) heard it here first. They are all rated PG.
- Planet 51 March 12-18
- Astro Boy March 18-25
- Where the Wild Things Are March 26-April 1
- Alvin and the Chipmunks – the Squeakuel April 2-8
- Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs – April 9-15
- The Spy Next Door – April 16-22
More information is on the Celebration Cinema website. And I’m totally not saying you are, but if you were the kind of person that sneaks candy into movies and robs the theater of their rights to sell you their smaller, more expensive concession stand candy you might want to check out SnakSnak. I cannot get enough of this website. They review snacks. I love snacks. And cheap movies. And epic battles. So much goodness in the world; I just had to share.