We wanted to do something special last night with the girls, and since Plan A didn't work out, we decided to make a Plan B and go to the movies instead. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was playing.
I don't watch much in the way of TV and have never seen previews for the show. Didn't even know the book was going to be a movie until someone mentioned it on the Homeschool Share Message Boards, so I didn't know what to expect. Couldn't imagine taking the book and filling 1.5 hours! But, overall, we were pleasantly surprised and rather enjoyed the movie. Not something I'm likely to purchase, but it was good.
Our unexpected blessing of the evening was, when we walked in and were trying to determine when the show was playing and how much it was, a lady came up to us and asked if we were going to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs--in 3D--and we said we were thinking about it. (Still didn't know the cost yet.) She said that they bought a bunch of tickets and one child didn't show......we could have the extra ticket.
Wasn't that sweet!! It was a real blessing....it cost $30 for the other 3 of us. Wow....when did movies go up so much!?!?! (Can you tell we don't go often? That we're used to going to the dollar theatre!?!)