Summer this year has been hot, hot, hot. While we all know the benefits of enjoying time in the great outdoors, with the extreme heat and humidity we’ve been experiencing, outdoors can be overwhelming, and many of us are wilting. Splash pads, the beach, or even a backyard sprinkler are great options, but some days you just need an air-conditioned break. With the great selection of family movies out this season, it’s easy to beat the heat by bringing the kids to Landmark Cinemas for a cool afternoon treat. Here are our top picks!
“Ice Age: Collision Course“ opened this past weekend and is sure to be a hit. This latest addition to the Ice Age series sees the crew leave home on an epic adventure to save the world from a meteor strike, set in motion by that crazy squirrel, Scrat, of course. Buck, the slightly off-kilter weasel from “Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” is back, and there are lots of new characters and exotic locales. Plus, there’s ice – so that is sure to help you feel cool. “Ice Age: Collision Course” is rated PG.
Based on the classic book by Roald Dahl, Disney’s “The BFG” is a wonderful story of accepting difference and the power of friendship. It’s also full of adventure, funny, and offers jokes and references for both kids and parents to enjoy. The film seamlessly combines digital and live action footage for an excellent visual experience. “The BFG” is rated PG, with some possibly frightening scenes for the wee ones.
“Finding Dory” is the long-awaited sequel to Disney/Pixar’s 2003 “Finding Nemo.” This time we are focused on the forgetful blue tang, Dory, as she suddenly remembers, and sets out to find, her parents. Her friends Marlin and Nemo naturally come along to help, although they end up getting separated, leading to even more fun adventures. This film is a wonderful story about the importance and meaning of family. We finally learn Dory’s backstory, see her childhood home, and meet her old friends. It’s beautifully animated, and the story will appeal to all ages. “Finding Dory” is rated G.
Have you ever wondered what your pets get up to when you’re not home? Let’s hope it doesn’t look anything like this! “The Secret Life of Pets” is brought to you by the same folks who brought you “Despicable Me.” These pets live in a Manhattan apartment building, and they have a pretty active social life once their humans leave for the day. Things go a little offline though when two pet dogs find themselves out on the street and come face to face with a movement of former pets looking to get back at the humans who abandoned them. “The Secret Life of Pets” is rated G.
And don’t forget – every Sunday is Kid’s Day at Landmark. For just $12.49 + tax you receive one child admission, a snack pack (popcorn and drink), and a small treat of choice. Your child will love the treat, and you’ll love the savings! Valid for kids 12 and under.