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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Carol desjardins says
Looked very interesting, just up Bella!s street. Great video.
sounds like you had a great time. Pen x #KCACOLS
Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops says
This looks great, I have heard a lot about the secret life of pets – I have not seen a movie in 3d but I would love too! #KCACOLS
Becky @ Educating roversi says
Aww this looks so much fun! The food looks amazing! I can’t wait till Mini R is old enough to go to the cinema! #KCACOLS
the frenchie mummy says
With kids or not, I so want to see it!!!
Fran Back With A Bump says
How fab!! My big girl keeps wanging on about going to see this and she’d have been in her element there as animal crazy!! #kcacols
The hippy christian mum says
Great vid! Your littlest seemed to enjoy herself once you’d passed the dogs having a good look around love her. How fun to meet up with Maria from SuburbanMum too! My girl is 6yrs so I think I will take her to see this film. Thanks for the review 🙂 #KCACOLS
Lydia C. Lee says
I’ve never even heard of this! Must be late in coming here #KCACOLS
Coombe Mill says
sounds like a great pre event opportunity #KCACOLS
I want to see this movie so bad! I am afraid that I will have to wait until we are able to watch it at home though because I don’t think my son would be able to sit through it all (he is 23mo.). Great review, sounds like it was an amazing event! 🙂 #KCACOLS
My daughter keeps seeing the billboard adverts for this film. She goes to the cinema with my husband fairly regularly as since having my baby, I’ve not been able to spend much one to one time with my eldest. We’ve decided that I’ll take her to the cinema for a date, and I can’t wait! I think we’re going to hold out for the BFG, no red carpets for us though Thank you for hosting #KCACOLS
Wow taking a 22 month old to the cinema! How brave you are! Sounds like a wonderful day but I think I might wait for the digital release! #kcacols
WOW!! amazing fun. My eldest really wants to go see this film – and to be honest me too . Glad you had a good time.
The Tale of Mummyhood says
This looks like so much fun, I would have been in my element making a fuss of the dogs!
I agree with you re younger ones at the cinema. hubby took b to the cinema a few months back. he was two and a half or so. he fell asleep! hehe. pleased you had a fab day 🙂 I think my niece who is also 6 would love it 🙂 #KCACOLS
Jen @Practical, By Default says
Oh we have been wanting to see this! I hope it was as cute as it looks in the previews. My children are not crazy about the cinema so we wait until we can rent it #KCACOLS I just realized I forgot the # symbol on the one before this Franca, sorry!
Tracey Bowden says
Olivia really wants to see this it looks like a great film #kcacols
I’ve seen the ad for this l, I think I picked up on because one of the guys from Modern Family does the voice of the mutt. If they do an autism friendly screening at a good time when we will go. It’s only one screening a month at a huge multiplex (despite 1:100 people being autistic) #KCACOLS
Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi) says
I really want to see this, even if it means waiting for the DVD release. It’s so cute that they had a little dog show first, it must have been a really fun touch for everyone. 🙂 #KCACOLS
Petite Words says
Wow, looks like you had an amazing time! And look at all those pastries, danish overload! YUMMY.
Petite Words says
P.S popping by from your super duper linky #KCACOLS
Joanne Mallon says
That looks really good, who doesn’t love a film with cute animals? I think with all the terrible weather I’m going to be at the cinema a lot this summer. #KCACOLS
my daughter is very excited for this movie. We saw a preview before Zootopia and she’s been asking when we can go #KCACOLS
Ali Duke says
I really want to see this film (so do the kids lol). My daughter is a bit older but she would have loved this, especially petting the dogs. I would have probably been at the pastry table stuffing my face lol. What a fab day for you all x
jo smith says
Now this a movir I really want to see… ideally with all those pastries #kcacols