Monday, July 17, 2006

A Little FYI

I caught Show Me St. Louis today while folding laundry and thought I'd pass along my learnings. First of all, it's hot, and the AMC movie theatres have free movies on Wednesday mornings. Well, the Chesterfield 14, the Creve Couer 12, and the Crestwood Plaza 10 do. It appears that lots of AMC theatres around the country have the same deal, you can check this link if you are interested. Sorry Birmingham and Nashvegas, no AMC theatres means no free AMC movies. But I did see Charlotte on the list. Anyway, here's the St. Louis schedule:

Wed. 7/19 10:30 Shark Tale (PG) -evidently, the Chesterfield location will show this again on Thursday at 10:30
Wed. 7/26 10:30 March of the Penguins (G)
Wed. 8/02 10:30 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG)
Wed. 8/09 10:30 Racing Stripes (PG)

I am sort of disappointed because I don't think any of these would be good for my kids. But maybe if you have older ones. I actually have only seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory out of all of these (George is a big Johnny Depp fan). However, St. Louis Mills has Regal Cinema (so people in B'ham and Nashvegas might want to check with your Regal theatres) that shows two free movies both Tuesday and Wednesday morning. It is the same two movies both mornings, so if you wanted to see both, you would just see one on Tuesday and one on Wednesday. But you can go whichever day you want. Their schedule is a little more fun, I think:

Tues. & Wed. 7/19&20 10:00 Wallace and Gromit (G?) and Aquamarine (PG)
Tues. & Wed. 7/ 25&26 10:00 March of the Penguins (G) and Yours Mine and Ours (PG)
Tues. & Wed. 8/ 1&2 10:00 Curious George (G) and Cheaper By the Dozen (PG)
Tues. & Wed. 8/ 8&9 10:00 Jonah, a VeggieTales Movie (G) and Hoodwinked (PG)
Tues. & Wed. 8/15&16 10:00 Charlotte's Web (the old cartoon one, the new one isn't out yet) and Sponge Bob Square Pants (PG)

Also, The Magic House has free Family Nights on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 9:00 through August for two parents and up to four of their own children (Hurray April, Jennifer, and Annie!). There are also free Family Nights at the same times with the same rules on the following Fridays:
This Friday, July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15

I'm pretty sure everyone knows about the free concerts at the Missouri Botanical Gardens on Wednesday nights at 7:30 through August 9th. Here is link for more information.
I'm so nice, I even have links to all the movies (in case you need more information before deciding) and The Magic House. I know, I'm the best. Y'all go do some fun stuff for free.


sara said...

Our two "big kids" loved Racing Stripes. If I am remembering correctly, there may be something not appropriate (as ALL movies these days seem to have), but I think it was over my kids' heads. Anyway, it may be a good free option.

Also, on the same note, we just saw the old Love Bug movie, and they loved it. And it seemed way more appropriate than any present day Disney movie.

sara said...

Okay--scratch that. Thinking back, Racing Stripes may have required a fast forward moment, which, of course, you could not control in a theater.

Anonymous said...

We took our kids to the Willie Wonka movie last year, and they loved it(we thought it showed appropriately the consequences of disobedience and brattiness:)), so now we own it. The downtown franklin cinema shows a free pg and g movie every weekday(same one for a week), but the pg hasn't been appropriate so far, so we've gone to the g each week. It's nice to have something to do in the air conditioning in this heat!

april said...

We loved March of the Penguins, it is amazing. We did free Friday at Magic House waaaaaaaaaay too crowded for this girl. Oh and we realized this year that Ellen and Seth are not so into the Magic House now but they agreed it was still fun to take their little brothers so that's sweet and big of them.

Katherine said...

that is great info for me! charlotte does have both regal & AMC - yeah!

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