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Monday, February 27, 2012

Family Night at the MN Zoo IMAX!

Last Monday, as part of a promotional deal, Lindsi and I had the chance to go to the Great Clips IMAX Theater at the Minnesota Zoo for Family Night.  Unfortunately, the IMAX in 3D makes Lindsi sick to her stomach and her son had a major melt-down at dinner, so she was unable to go.  Hubby and I, however, were excited to take our 5 year old daughter (Nutty) and her friend!

  Hubby (back), friend (middle), Nutty (front)

Ok, so I knew the event was called "Family Night" but I didn't realize just how family friendly it was going to be!  There were families with kids of all ages ranging from infant, all the way up to teens!  We didn't bring our 3 year old daughter because we didn't think she'd sit still long enough and she'd make too much noise.  Now that we went, I realize that she would have fit right in with everyone elses' kids (who, by the way, were surprisingly well behaved--maybe they were just mesmerized by the 3D movie!).

We saw The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D.  Though Nutty and her friend didn't understand much of the "science" behind the movie, they were totally thrilled with the large waves, underwater scenes, and the overall 3D part of the movie.  The best part, no one seemed to care that the girls were reaching up to try to grab things because their kids were doing the same thing!  I even saw a few kids stand up!  I heard lots of "ooohh" and "ahhhh" but very little "shhh".  I liked that!  The kids were able to be kids!

Mimi, Me, Kristin--the winners of our ticket giveaway!

I was a little worried that the event was on a school night.  I wasn't sure what time we would get home and if Nutty would be tired.  No need to worry though, the movie started at 6:30pm and was done around 7:15-7:30.  We were home by 8:00pm (that's with a little socialization afterward and a slippery/snowy drive home).  The movie was the perfect length!

If you are looking for something different to do with your children that's relatively cheap, I would definitely consider going to a Family Night at the MN Zoo IMAX!  

Every 3rd Monday of the month
Dinner provided by various companies at 5:30pm
Movie starts at 6:30pm
Adult admission is $9.75
Child admission is FREE with a paid adult!

We had no clue that the IMAX had a Family Night, but now that we know, we'll definitely be going again!  Email us and let us know if you plan on going sometime, we'd love to meet you there!

*We were NOT asked to write a review post about this event as part of the promotion nor did we receive anything for this post.  Jamie simply had so much fun that she decided Family Night needed a little more promotion!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Great Clips IMAX Theater Presents...--Giveaway!

Great Clips IMAX Theater at the MN Zoo Presents
The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D!

(Yes, we realize the guy is shirtless.  This is the poster that was supplied to us)

The Great Clips IMAX Theater has teamed up with Subway Restaurants, Pepsi, and Sam's Club for the next Dinner and a Movie Family Night

Monday, February 20, 2012
5:30 p.m. Subway sandwiches and drinks will be served in the lobby (while supplies last)
6:30 p.m. The Ultimate Wave Tahiti: An IMAX 3D experience begins

One paid adult admission for $9.50 (that's cheap!) includes one free child admission plus complimentary Subway sandwiches for both the adult and child before the show (while supplies last).

The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D plunges audiences into the stunning beauty of an island paradise a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience.  Nine time world surfing champion Kelly Slater and Tahitian surfer Raimana Von Bastolaer and a group of friends seek out the best waves breaking on the reef at Tahiti's famed surf site Teahupo'o.  As their quest unfolds, the audience is plunged beneath the surface of things, to explore the hidden forces at work shaping ocean waves and the islands that lie in their path.

The theatrical trailer looks awesome!

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit the Great Clips IMAX Theater website.

Wanna win a family 4-pack of tickets?  
 We're picking TWO winners!!