Despicable Me 3: Z’s First Movie Experience

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Last Saturday was Z’s first movie experience. I mean it was his first time to watch a movie in the big screen. How was it?

Before I go on with that, I won 3 tickets to a special screening of Despicable Me 3. Well, I wasn’t the only one. There were a lot of us who won, actually. Celerhina of Reigning Still, Lally of Lally’s Reflections, and Nadia of Nanay’s TripΒ (not in photo) were among those who won.

Waiting for the movie to start with some of my mommy blogger friends πŸ™‚

By the way, this is not a review of the movie so there are no spoilers here.

Despicable Me 3 wasn’t my ideal movie for Z to watch on his first time in the cinema to be honest. But since I had the tickets, it may well be worth a try and see how Z will react inside the cinema. And besides, it wouldn’t be such a loss if I wouldn’t be able to finish the movie in case Z wanted out.

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While waiting for the movie to start

I watched Z as we entered the cinema when it opened. He was quiet and observant. He sat on his designated chair and looked around. I could say he was a bit anxious.

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While waiting for the program to start πŸ™‚

There was also a short program before the movie started. Z was one of the kids who won a gift pack for wearing a minion-inspired outfit of the day. Z didn’t make a fuss when we had to go to the front for him to have a photo with the other kids and get his gift pack. In fact, he just held my hand and walked. He didn’t ask to be carried or anything. It was really surprising! I only had to carry him when we went back to our seats since it was dark and he was having a hard time climbing up the steps.

I had a hard time concentrating on the movie. One part of me was enjoying the movie, the other part of me was worrying that Z might want to get out. I asked if he wanted to sit on my lap. He only pushed me and continued to watch. I put my arm around his shoulder, he took it off. He was intently watching the movie the whole time!

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Intently watching the movie

For the whole duration of the movie, he sat quietly and just watched. I was totally amazed!

After the movie, Z waited patiently as we let the others leave the cinema first. He stood up when I did and held my hand as we walked down the stairs. He didn’t ask to be carried or even complained. We slowly made our way out of the dark cinema and he just followed suit.

I would definitely say that Z’s first movie experience was definitely a success!Β I am one proud momma!

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First movie in the big screen: success!


Thank you, Nuffnang and Colgate Philippines for the little boy’s first movie experience.

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  1. Aww, good to know that your little boy enjoyed the movie! Nakaka-proud ang mga ganyang moments, hehe.

    My son’s first-ever cinema experience was Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. I was amazed that he sat through the movie, all two hours of it, watching and trying to digest what he’s seeing on the big screen. And all the while I was worried that he’d be fidgety or would ask the leave the cinema right away. πŸ˜€

  2. I haven’t seen the movie yet but I am planning to watch it with my daughter. Maybe next time we go out on a date. Seems fun to watch

  3. wow! Despicable Me 3, I hope ang hubby ko makauwi this month para mapanood pa naming tatlo ito. Talagang sinusubaybayan namin itoo from 1-2. My Zd boy he likes the his colgate toothbrush with minion designs gustong gusto nya tooth brush lagi πŸ™‚

  4. I’ve been reading your stories about Zaine and I am happy that he enjoyed his first movie. I’m sure both of you will now have lots of movie dates. πŸ™‚

  5. Aww, that’s nice to know that your boy enjoyed and had been well behaved inside the cinema. It’s the beginning of movie dates for the two of you.

  6. Great movie date for you and your kid! We haven’t seen the latest Minion movie. My son doesn’t seem to be a that big a fan.

    1. It was a fun movie to watch but not necessarily on the big screen. πŸ˜€ I liked the first installment though. I think that was still the best one. πŸ™‚

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