As the Summer months become a distant memory, and record rains soak through even the sturdiest Seattle Gortex, many a seasoned movie viewer may be kicking the diaper pail in frustration — especially after learning the local AMC ‘Reel Moms’ movie showings have been discontinued. If a jaunt over to the eastside isn’t out of the question, Kirkland’s Parkplace Cinema and Bellevue’s Lincoln Square Cinemas offer satisfying indoor outings during their Parent/Baby movie days.
Parkplace runs all of their regular showings for their Baby Day (every other Friday morning) leaving excited parents the freedom to pick from any of the latest new releases. After the film, if Junior is zonked out from nursing through the entire film, zip over to one of the snack shops or get started on your holiday shopping at the neighboring boutiques.
Long to be waited on hand and foot? Lincoln Square Cinema offers you a bit of pampering with comfy, rocking stadium seating, and a full row where Moms can bring in strollers and park them to watch the movie. The ‘At your Seat Concession’ service assures you won’t go hungry — you’ll receive a menu and a tiny pencil on the way in — just fill it out and a concierge will take your order, and serve it at your seat promptly. The lights are raised a tad and the sound is lower at both venues, but the movie experience is a fantastic reminder that you can have a social life and keep up on the current flicks with Little One in tow.
Hint: Whether breast or bottle-feeding, consider bringing a nursing pillow — you’ll have plenty of room to toss it on the seat next to you when not in use!
Kirkland Parkplace Cinema
Doors open at 9:15 am, shows start at 9:45 am every other Friday, $6.00 (next showing is December 8)
Lincoln Square Cinemas
Doors open at 9:30 am, shows start at 10:00 am every Thursday (excluding Thanksgiving), $7.00