Ok…if you’re married and have kids like me, it may have been a little while since you’ve been to the movies.  I know for me, it seems like a lifetime since I’ve seen a movie at an actual movie theater.  I really had to pinch myself though this past Sunday when we finally decided to take the kids to see the new Disney movie, “Tangled.” 

Seriously…I don’t want to date myself but I can remember when I was a kid, they used to show movies on Sundays and they were called Matinees.  Normally you could get into one of those for about $2.   I’ve gone to movies to be shocked before…but come on….this is a Disney flick!  It was $11 PER KID to see this movie!  Holy cow!  And then it cost another $26 for my wife and I.  Wow…

And if you think that’s crazy, you should see what popcorn costs!  Popcorn…really?  It’s not like you have to go to some exotic island in the Caribbean to get it.  It’s popcorn!  I do however understand the hefty price on the pop.  It totally makes sense to charge what they charge for the amount that they give you.  Have you ever seen the end of any big football game when they dump the container of Gatorade on the coach?  That’s about what you get for your money.  The good news is, I didn’t have to refill before the end of the movie.

Now I will say this, the movie was great.  They loved it and it was just like the good ol’ Disney movies that we remember from when movies cost $2.  It had songs that the kids could sing along to, characters that were memorable and loveable at the same time, and a story that was a classic.  If you have kids (or an incredible love for Disney movies) you really should see this one.  It was good.

And there’s no way that a dad can put a price on some family time with his kids and wife on a Sunday afternoon.  I know that it won’t be long before the kids no longer want to go to the movies with boring old mom and dad, so I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.  And I’ll suck it up and do what I have to in order to make sure we get these opportunities as often as possible.