Just about every parent has had to deal with energetic and rambunctious kids inside a movie theater at some point. Well, one theater chain is attempting to help with the dilemma.
Cinepolis has announced movie theater spaces for children called Cinepolis Junior. The theater chain, based primarily in Mexico, will launch the concept later this week in Los Angeles and San Diego; theaters will include a dedicated colorful area with play structures, bean bag-like seating, lounge chairs and a fenced-off play pen for little ones to romp around.
Cinepolis hopes that “parents feel at ease and kids feel right in their element as they watch their new favorite film.” Both theaters to introduce Cinepolis Junior feature 133-seat capacities, and contain a 55-foot long and 25-foot high play structure with two slides, playground equipment hanging ‘fun forest bags’ filled with foam, stationary merry-go-rounds and ‘wobble hoppers’. Tickets include a $3 surcharge added to the typical admission price. Children-friendly films will be screened five days a week, and parents have the option of purchasing kid-favorite snacks at the expanded concession stand, including popcorn flavors like Cheetos, Caramel and Zebra.
Now, the BIG question…..as a parent, would you take advantage of this? Or should playgrounds stay at the…..uh, playgrounds? ~ Jason