We were invited on Father’s Day to a Multimedia Screening of The Secret Life of Pets. It was a special event where all the dads were able to spend some fun time with their family. I was so happy that we were able to bring Sienna who is only 22 months old along too. We were all excited about being in the cinema together! 🙂
The screening was held at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square which fortunately isn’t far for us to travel to. When we arrived we saw lots of people there which surprised me as I didn’t think it was going to be a big event. The Odeon is also very big inside so I think there were about 1000 people attending!
We made a video of the event:
It was not very easy to film because of the amount of people that was there but at least we managed to get some footage. I hope that you like it.
The red carpet had been rolled out for guests to walk on as we entered and there were 4 cute dogs on it too, each of which was the same breed as one of the characters in the movie. Bella was so excited about petting them. She loves dogs and she is desperate to have one (although this is not likely to happen any time soon though, lol!). Sienna on the other hand was not excited, in fact she was actually quite scared about the dogs. For some reason she is not that keen on them at the moment. I guess they must look quite frightening for her, especially bigger dogs. I hope this is just a phase and that she learns to love dogs.
After petting the lovely dogs we went inside where there were some ‘Fun in the Foyer’ events where kids were able to take some photos against a green screen, have some tags taken, pet more animals – well rabbits and more dogs! It was very busy so we didn’t have the chance to do all of the activities.
There were also lots of delicious pastries available to eat too along with a choice of juice or coffee.
We then met the lovely Maria from Suburban Mum who I knew beforehand was also going so it was great to see a friendly face there. We then had to find seats in the theatre ready for the movie. Thank goodness Maria had already managed to find some good seats for us all. Before the film began, there was a dog show which was very cute.
The movie is now in cinemas. It is super fun and I’m sure you and your kids will love it. I would suggest that if you have any kids under 2 or even under 3 to perhaps not take them because although Sienna was very welcome she was a bit too distracted by everything and is still probably too young to sit and watch a full movie. After being quite hyper initially – I think she was over excited by the animals, especially the rabbits, which she really loved, she ended up having a nap half way.
The characters in the movie, which is animated, are adorable and very lovable. We watched it in 3D which I think made it even better as it gave an extra special feeling to it. Bella, who is 6 years old, really loved it – I think it was perfect for her age group.
You can find out more about The Secret Life of Pets on Twitter, using the hashtag #TheSecretLifeofPets, and on Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.
Have you heard of this movie before? What do you think? Will you take your kids to see it? What do you think of the event? Please leave me a comment below as I would love to read what you think.
*Disclaimer: I was invited to attend this event in exchange for some promotion. I have not been compensated and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Emma Plus Three says
Ah this looks great! I’ve been thinking about taking the kids to see this film, looks really good x #KCACOLS
This looks fantastic, what a brilliant opportunity. I think we will try and see the film soon, looks perfect for my older two 🙂 #KCACOLS
This looks incredible! I cannot wait to go and see it. I have a basset hound in ‘real life’ so I am slightly obsessed and I cannot wait to go and see him in it! I am glad you enjoyed it and the food looks amazing! #KCACOLS.
Trista, Domesticated Momster says
I can’t wait to take my kids to see this movie. Every time the preview comes on they are glued to it. What a fun time it looks like you had and I love the pictures! Thanks so much for hostessing #KCACOLS. I haven’t been linking up much lately due to lack of writing and there’s just so many linkys these days.
Carol Cameleon says
We’ve never taken our little girl to the cinema yet but have been thinking of doing so. She’s 6 and loves animals so I think this would be a good start! Thanks for hosting #kcacols
I thought the secret life of pets was a channel 4 documentary! Fool that I am. Looks like a great time, im sure my son will love it see it #kcacols
Cal at Family Makes says
What a fantastic opportunity. I love that there were real animals there too, and a little dog show, how cute! Your daughter is also super-cute (love those gorgeous dimples!) I’m taking my boys to see the movie tomorrow after school (it’s the only evening they don’t have sports etc), it’s a special treat for good school reports and my eldest winning a football tournament last weekend.
Cal at Family Makes says
Rookie error – forgot to say #KCACOLS !! Sorryy!!
Sounds like you all had a fantastic time!! So cute that Sienna napped part way through! What a star – must have been noisy! Such a nice touch to have animals on the red carpet. Thank you for hosting #KCACOLS
What a wonderful opportunity! Looks like so much fun having the animals there too. We can’t wait to see The Secret Life of Pets – patiently waiting for it to come to Odeon kids club at the mo! Thanks for sharing X #kcacols
I definitely need to see this film. I’ve loved all the trailers. #kcacols
My kids are obsessed with this trailer! Can’t wait! #KCACOLS
Ahhh I loved this movie and the kids loved it too right? So great to be seeing you regularly at events recently and thank you again for inviting us to it! #KCACOLS
Mommy's Little Princesses says
Oh my gosh Ella and Holly are going to be so jealous as they are just dying to watch this! I’m so glad to hear that Bella enjoyed it. How cute that there were so many wonderful animals there too. What a nice surprise it was to see Maria there in the video lol. It’s been an absolute pleasure co-hosting for you this week hon. Thanks so much for having me as one of your co-hosts.xx #KCACOLS
I think my kids would love this film, watching films is the only time they sit still! #KCACOLS
What an amazing event! I know my daughter would absolutely love to see this film, and she would have had a great time meeting all the pets too! She loves dogs 🙂 #kcacols
I really want to take the boys to see this! They are hooked to the trailer that appears before the Minion movie. Hopefully we can go at the beginning of the summer holidays as we have a cinema just around the corner that is really cheap, but they only show a couple of films at a time, so it depends what they have showing. #KCACOLS xx