Enjoying a film on the big screen in the big outdoors is a summertime tradition in Boston. And the good news is that there are plenty of family-friendly series to choose from.
Movies begin at dusk - typically between 8pm-8:30pm - but make sure you arrive early for the best viewing spots and to take advantage of pre-movie entertainment where offered. So pack a picnic, bring your blanket, sit back, relax and enjoy the show at one of these outdoor summer movie series in and around Boston.
If your toddler is anything like mine, she probably has a borderline manic obsession with all things Elmo. What it is about that red furry monster who speaks in the third person I may never know; but because he makes my daughter smile, I’ve become a bit of an Elmo-stalker myself. So you can imagine my delight when I saw that he was co-starring in a mini film at the Museum of Science Planetarium: One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure.
It’s not often that first-run movies and crying, sleeping, or just-waking babies are mentioned in the same sentence. But at several local cinemas, it’s a regularly scheduled event. These theaters offer baby-friendly matinees - special programs that give moms, dads, grandparents, and caretakers the chance to see a new, top-rated film – crying babies welcome!
A comfortable and early daytime setting and a baby-friendly environment where parents can park their strollers and socialize with other parents with infants are common among these theaters. Lights are kept brighter and the volume lower, and no “shush”ing required.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show - with your baby.
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