Last Sunday a bunch of movie people won some awards. I didn’t really care because I’d never seen any of the movies they won the awards for. Not one. Not even the animated ones. In fact, I hadn’t even heard of at least half of them.
I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in my Oscar ignorance. Once you become a parent, keeping up on the latest and greatest from the big screen doesn’t usually stay a priority. But just to make sure, I asked my email subscribers.
What was the last non-animated film you saw in the movie theater?
I’ve included the year the film came out with their answers.
“I just saw 50 Shades of Grey  last weekend but before that it’d been a very very long time.” -Jackie B.
“The last film I saw was a Dutch film. My friend had asked me to come and I did so not want to go, but she’s very persuasive. I am very prejudice towards Dutch films. Turned out it was one of the best films I have ever seen and so funny. The film is called: Gooische vrouwen 2 . I never saw part 1.” -Barbara A.
“Enough Said  with James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.” -Emily M.
“The last non-kid movie that I saw in a theater was Les Miserables . Most movies are destined to be Redbox rentals watched when (if) the kids go to sleep. I saw Les Mis, the stage musical, in London as an undergrad doing a semester abroad. I saw it with a group of guys. I discreetly tried to dry my tears before the house lights came on for intermission, only to discover that all the guys had been crying too. I knew I wanted to see the movie in a theater, if only for the sound quality. I caught a matinee alone while the kids were still in daycare. Me and all the other middle-aged women. I cried as much as I wanted and didn’t care who saw.” -Karen W.
I was totally random in adding these women’s comments to this post, but did you notice the years? 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012.
I have to admit, I’m a little surprised that the answers are as recent as they are. I think the last time I was in a movie theater was 2007. That’s right, I haven’t been out to see a movie since we had kids. I guess I need to nab a babysitter and plan a date night.
Anyone know what’s in the theaters right now?
I’m with you can’t remember the last film I saw at a theartre but its been at least 5 years and at that I bet it was an animated one!
They make non kid related movies??? 🙂 I guess the last non animated movie I saw in theaters was Princess Diaries which is kinda still a kid movie and a really long time ago.
Rabia @TheLiebers says
I saw the Hunger Games with a friend. I think I actually took a personal day from work so the kids would be in school and I wouldn’t have to worry about child care!
I think the last time I saw a movie was My Big Fat Greek Wedding…before I got married in 2002. I’m not kidding…I mean we see kids movies all the time. God we’re pathetic!!
The last non-kid movie I saw in the theater was X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014 before that, it was Grudge Match in 2013. So yeah, we see, maybe, one movie a year.
Tricia the Good Mama says
I LOVE going to the movie theater. That is one thing I made sure to do a lot of before my son was born because it’s definitely more difficult to get to the theaters now. I just saw 50 Shades of Grey (I know, embarrassing), but our last movie we saw was Gone Girl and another movie I’m completely forgetting. My husband and I decided to have a movie marathon weekend. My inlaws watched my son on Friday night while we went to the theater and my parents watched him Saturday. It was fun!
Fun! We need to be more intentional about going out. A marathon weekend is a great idea.
The last movie I have seen at the theater was “Ouiga”. I love scary movies and I didn’t think this one was going to be all that scary. Boy was I wrong, it was probably the scariest movie I have seen in a long time!
I hate scary movies! I can’t do it. They always come back to me at night or when my husband is away, haha.