How to Take Your Parents to the Movies

The following recommendations are based on my past experience going to movies with my wonderful 70-year-old+ mother (ClassicMom) and amazing 80-year-old+ father (ClassicDad).  Needless to say, they don’t go often:

1) Let your parents choose where to sit: 

ModernHouseDad Too Close

2) Expect deafeningly loud comments about anything and everything:

ModernHouseDad GOOD POPCORN 3) Expect mass confusion over the movie’s official starting point:

ModernHouseDad Start of Movie Debate

4) Expect ongoing commentary about what’s happening on screen, as well as ongoing requests for repetitions of that commentary:

ModernHouseDad Movie Comments

5) For 3D movies, enjoy watching your parents attempt to touch, swat, cuddle, or feed the characters in the movie:

ModernHouseDad 3D Movies

6) Do not expect an in-depth discussion of the movie after it is over:

ModernHouseDad Fave Movie Part

7) Expect a monetary value to be assigned to the movie’s worth upon its completion:

ModernHouseDad Movie Worth

8) Revel over the amazing experience you just had with your parents and hope your children will take you to the movies when you are in your 70s and 80s:

ModernHouseDad Fat Chance Dad

If you can follow these steps, you will have a wonderful time at the movies with your parents.

9 thoughts on “How to Take Your Parents to the Movies

  1. That was hillarious!! Those pics are great!!!! All I see are the actual ClassicMom and ClassicDad…pure gold!

    I don’t remember ever going to a movie with my parents, and I don’t ever remember THEM going, either, but my Mom, now 77, goes fairly often with my sister. I gotta be honest, I don’t know if I have it in me?!?! :o)


  2. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.

    I do not know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!


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