Last summer and fall, Clarissa was obsessed with the movie Finding Nemo. There were two copies at the library. So most weeks at storytime we would return our copy and borrow the other one. She received the DVD as a gift for Christmas so that we didn’t need to borrow it anymore.
When we heard that Finding Dory was coming out, we knew she had to see it. We thought that at almost three years old, she would be able to sit through the movie in the theater and actually enjoy it.
The movie was supposed to come out in June. Tim had a four day weekend for the Fourth of July so we thought that Friday would be perfect because it wouldn’t be as crowded. All week I talked up the movie. Tim brought home the book from TDY (business trip). We talked about how the movie would be on the big screen and we would have to sit and be quiet but we would get to eat popcorn.
Thursday night after I put her to bed, I went online to look at movie times and was surprised to discover that the movie would not be out in Korea for another week. We were so upset.
The next morning, Clarissa woke up ready for her movie and I had to tell her that I made a mistake and we actually couldn’t go to the movie until next week. She was surprisingly satisfied with my explanation.
All of the English movie times were during the week. Tim took the next Friday afternoon off and we met him at the subway to go downtown.
We headed to the food court at Hyundai Department store for lunch. Tim ordered grilled eel at the bento place. I ordered bibimbap. Clarissa ate my rice.
After lunch we had an hour to kill so we decided to go for a walk. As we walked past Miso City, we noticed that there were some traditional houses so we decided to check them out. There was a bit of a walking tour, complete with stamps. Clarissa wanted me to stamp both of her hands.
After we completed the loop we went back to Hyundai Department Store to buy our movie tickets. We ordered some popcorn and had to wait a few minutes before we could go to the theater.
When we bought our tickets, we received two small posters. Clarissa would not let me put the Dory poster in my bookbag for safe keeping.
She did very well in the theater. She sat in her seat for most of the movie. She only had to sit in my lap for the last 15 minutes or so.
Once the movie started Clarissa was too interested in the big screen to eat her popcorn. But she was pretty quiet. She asked a few questions but was a reasonable noise level throughout the movie.
It was a great family outing. I wonder what our next movie will be…