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16 Jul, 2012

Movie Monday

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

We found ourselves somewhere a little different this morning – pretty much on a whim:

Rainbow Cinema, Ottawa

It was a good decision.

Admission to a morning show at Rainbow Cinemas will only set you back three bucks per person. On Tuesdays it will only cost you a toonie. And air conditioning is included!

(In case you were wondering, the theatre did fill up a little bit after this photo was taken. But not much.)

Our film of choice was Snow White and the Huntsman. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did, and it was the perfect summer film for two young teens and their overheated mom. The girls were riveted to their seats. It’s easy to see why. Here’s the trailer:

Some of the special effects were spectacular. It is properly rated at PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action and brief sensuality, although there really wasn’t very much of the latter at all. Not enough to worry about anyway.

It was definitely worth seeing!

Speaking of entertainment, I don’t think I’ve mentioned that we cut the cable while we’re living in the apartment, have I? Hmm. I’ll write more about that tomorrow.

2 Responses to "Movie Monday"

1 | Rebecca

July 17th, 2012 at 11:12 am


I always forget about Rainbow! Thanks for the tip!!

2 | Nora

July 17th, 2012 at 12:37 pm


We went to see The Lorax there last week as we missed it in the “real” theatres. I love that they offer sharing bags for popcorn so we can divide up a large amongst ourselves.

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