Jurassic Party at the New 400 Theater

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Looking forward to the new Jurassic World movie? I am! My kids are too young still, but if you’ve got older kids or are planning a night out, The New 400 Theater in Chicago’s Rogers Park has an event – Jurassic Party – that sounds like a lot of fun tomorrow: Where: The New 400 Theater, […]

Summer Family Movie Guide – 2015

Summer Family Movie Guide 2015

Too hot? Or rainy? When you need an indoor break on a weekday, why not catch up on a family movies you missed the first time around, or loved so much you want to see it again? Local theatres offer weekday specials during the summer with family-friendly movies at discounted prices. Cinemark – Summer Movie […]

Cheap Family Movies for Winter 2015

Cheap Family Movies for Winter 2015

It’s cold and dreary and it’s hard to keep kids busy in the winter. Luckily, a few area theatres offer special family movie deals to help beat the winter blues. Marcus Theatres – Kids Dream Winter Film Series Admission is only $2 for this series and movies play at 10:00 am on Friday, Saturday, and […]

Moochie Kalala Detectives Club Investigates with Chicago Scientists

Moochie Kalala Detectives Agency

I’m a little late with this news, but better late than never, right? WTTW Kids has a new show called Moochie Kalala Detectives Club and this is a fantastic show for Chicago kids! Two kid detectives investigate the scientific truth behind their grandfather’s stories by visiting local museums and talking to Chicago scientists. Moochie Kalala […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Released

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser

I know a lot of people have been anxiously awaiting the new Star Wars movie! It comes out in December 2015 and here’s the official teaser for it: What do you think?

Summer Family Movie Guide – 2014

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A version of this post previously appeared on Mommy Nearest, where I am an Expert Mom. After being cooped up inside all winter, it’s hard to imagine wanting to spend a minute of summer indoors. But when the temperature and humidity rise, you and the kids will be thrilled to spend a couple of hours […]

How to Train Your Dragon 2 on IMAX

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I received this information from IMAX and couldn’t wait to share it. I love How to Train Your Dragon and can’t wait to see the sequel on an IMAX screen! Starting this Friday, June 13th, the second chapter of DreamWorks Animation’s beloved How to Train Your Dragon franchise is soaring to all IMAX theatres domestically […]

In Theaters Now – Muppets Most Wanted (with Free Printables)

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Muppets Most Wanted is now in theaters! Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by […]

Family Night with Ice Age 3 and Stouffer’s

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The holidays are a stressful time. Add to that the fact that I’m expecting a new baby in less than four weeks and my oldest was sick and stuck in the house for a couple days, and everyone in the family has been a little on edge. So yesterday I took the boys to Wal-Mart […]

Dino Time 3D Screening

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Free Dino Time 3D Advanced Screening Dino Time will be arriving in theatres on December 7, but here’s a chance to see a special advanced screening for free! The screening will take place at Showplace Icon, 150 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago on Saturday, November 17th at 10:30 am. Here’s some information about the movie from the press […]

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph

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Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph is in theatres nationwide. I am not posting specifics (prices, bathrooms, etc) because theatres vary so much. You can find where Wreck-It Ralph is playing near you or purchase tickets online at the Wreck-It Ralph site. John recently took Cooper to see Wreck-It Ralph and he wrote the following post about the […]

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure – A Movie Unlike Any You’ve Seen Before

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The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure – website The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure is now playing in theaters! It’s been quite a while since we got to see this movie so I’m excited to finally be able to write about it. As I discussed in my previous post, my family was invited […]

Oogieloves Webcast and Prize Pack Giveaway

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Oogieloves Webcast and Prize Pack Giveaway Earlier this summer my family was invited to a special showing of The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure. While my husband and kids did some activities me and some other blogger moms got to meet the producer of the Oogieloves, Kenn Viselman, for a pre-show discussion about movies […]

Studio Movie Grill

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Studio Movie Grill – website Location: 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton Phone: 630-480-9557 Hours: Check the website for movie times. Matinees start as early as 11:00 am. Admission: Weekday matinees are $5, weekend matinees are $8 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under. Evening movies are $9.75 for adults and $6 for children 10 […]

Disney’s Brave

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Disney’s Brave Brave opens today in theatres nationwide. I am not posting specifics (prices, bathrooms, etc) because theatres vary so much. You can find where Brave is playing near you, or purchase tickets online. Our experience: We were invited to an early screening of Brave but I wasn’t allowed to post anything about it until […]

Summer Movie Guide for Families and Kids

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Many movie theatres are offering special family movie programs with kids movies (often FREE or at a discount) throughout the summer months so if it’s rainy or you need a break from the heat, check out these summer movie programs: $1 Summer Movie Series – “C” You at the Movies Location: Antioch & McHenry $1 […]

Studio Movie Grill Opening in Wheaton – FREE Movie Tickets

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Studio Movie Grill Opening in Wheaton – website Location: Studio Movie Grill, 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton Opening: June 8, 2012 About Studio Movie Grill: From blockbuster movies to alternate and family programming, SMG offers something for everyone. Check back often for listings and showtimes and visit our SMG Wheaton Facebook page for exclusive offers. […]

Scooby Doo Music of the Vampire Sweepstakes, Review, & Giveaway

Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, comment #8: Tess. The Pump It Up/Warner Home Video sweepstakes continues until April 30, 2012. Sweepstakes Pump It Up and Warner Home Video have partnered up to host a sweepstakes celebrating the March 13, 2012 release of Scooby Doo! Music of the Vampire on dvd and Blu-ray. […]

How to Take Your Child to a Show

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This is part 2 of a 2-part series. The first post is Can I Take My Toddler to a Show? Once you’ve decided you and your toddler are ready to go to a show, here’s some tips on how to make it a successful outing: Let your child know what to expect. This is a […]

Can I Take My Toddler to a Show?

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This post is part one of two about how to take your toddler to shows. To see the second post, click here. Over the past few years, and especially the last year that I’ve been blogging here at Toddling Around Chicagoland, we’ve taken our two boys (currently 2- & 4-years-old) to movies, sporting events, plays, […]

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is now in theatres nationwide. I am not posting specifics (prices, bathrooms, etc) because theatres vary so much. You can find where The Lorax is playing near you, or purchase tickets online at Fandango. Our experience:  I’ve been excited about seeing The Lorax for months and if […]