First published on 3 Apr 2012. Updated on 16 Apr 2012.
A lot of Sydney cinemas offer kid-specific screenings for parents, generally with lowered volume for tiny ears and lights dimmed but not entirely turned off. It’s worth checking the individual websites for session times and all the details, and note that most cinemas suspend their special sessions during school holidays – just a heads up there. And if you know of an uncelebrated big screen experience, let us know in the comments.
Thursday’s first session is their ‘Reel Mums” session, so if you fancy a first release art film without being worried that the small one will screech, this is perfect.
Palace Cinema Leichhardt
11am Thursday is their Babes in Arms session, screening their first release films in a small person-friendly environment.
Reading Cinema, Rhodes
Reading offers “crying rooms” at both their biggest cinemas: a soundproof room where the kids can make loads of noise while you can still watch the film through a window with sound coming through the speakers inside the room.
All Event cinemas offer Babes in Arms sessions every second Wednesday with an $8.50 ticket and a family-friendly title. Bondi Junction, Burwood, Campbelltown, Castle Hill, George Street, Glendale, Hornsby, Hurstville, Liverpool, Macquarie, Miranda, Parramatta, Shellharbour, Tuggerah
Each Thursday fortnight at the above Hoyts cinemas has a Mums & Bubs session for a suitably family-friendly flick, with a $9 ticket and kids under 5 free. Bankstown, Blacktown, Broadway, Chatswood Mandarin, Erina, Eastgardens, The Entertainment Quarter, Mount Druitt, Penrith Plaza, Warringah Mall, Wetherill Park