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 AMC Dine-In Theatres
The Best Of Both Worlds!
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AMC Dine-In Theatres
Until a few weeks ago, I never even knew that a theater like this existed. Imagine the concept of dinner and a movie? Not a foreign concept, right? But, at AMC Dine-In Theatres you can have both under one roof, or should I say, under one movie theater roof?
My family and I have been lucky enough to preview two different AMC Dine-In Theatres. It’s very nice, but does take a little bit of getting used to on everyone’s part. 
First of all, the seats are numbered and your number appears on your movie ticket. I’m not sure how I feel about this because I love to choose my own seat at the movies. At the preview we were able to sit where we wanted to, so it was not an issue as of yet. 
Let me explain how the theater works. The two we visited did it differently with pricing systems, so I guess you have to check the individual location to see how they do it. At Essex Greene, the ticket price is $2o, but that includes $10 towards your food. At the AMC Bridgewater, it’s a $10 ticket plus $10 towards your food and beverage purchase during non-peak hours, so it’s a $20 ticket total, and $15 towards your food and beverage purchase during peak hours, so it’s a $25 ticket total. For Menlo Park, the ticket pricing will be the same as Essex Green. For more information on the pricing and the theatres, please visit:
Once you are seated into a very comfy seat, you can check your menu. There is a little waiter light/ button that you push for service. The waiter comes and takes your order and delivers it before or during the movie (depending on when you place your order). This was actually less disruptive than you would think because there are many less seats in the new theaters. There are only 4 seats per row and 3 sections to each row.There is also no concession stand, so every item is delivered to your seat, including popcorn served in a giant bowl, big soda glasses (with no lids) as well as refills! The concession stand has been replaced by a bar for before and after movie “fun”. Once again, not sure I am a fan of “drinking” at the movies. There is a special theater for age 21 and above where drinks are served throughout the movie.
As the film comes to an end you are presented with you bill. This I was not thrilled with because if you are involved with the ending of the movie you really do not want to be bothered worrying about getting the bill paid.As a whole I enjoyed the AMC Dine-In Theater. It was fun and different. I personally like to chat during dinner, so it would not be my choice every time I went to a movie. I did however like how you could get a cup of coffee!

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PackIt Freeze+Go

Personal Cooler
Lunch Bag
Great for School, Work, Play, and Themeparks!
Every year by the time it comes to March, my children have gone through lunchbox after lunchbox and cool pack after cool pack. It seems like I have bought so many ice packs since September and they just disappear. I was SO happy to find a solution to my problems: PackIt Freeze+Go! 
PackIt Freeze+Go combines the cooler and the ice pack! Wow, I love it! It’s simple to use. You simply place the folded “PackIt” into the freezer overnight. In the morning, unfold it after chilling, open it, fill it up and there you go!
This lunch bag is also PVC free, Non-Toxic, Earth Safe and Reusable! Really, could you ask for anything more?
If you want a lunch bag that is convenient, this is the choice for you. By the way, this cooler keeps the food/drink even colder than using ice packs, since it surrounds the items! Also, you have much more room to pack because you don’t have to “put” an icepack inside.
PackIt Freeze+Go comes in a variety of colors and there is even one designed as a wine cooler! 

My son has been using the PackIt for his school lunch and I have not gotten one complaint! But, it’s not just for kids! It’s great for a bottle bag, for car trips, for the office, etc! I personally, will be taking a PackIt bag to DisneyWorld with me this summer!

PackIt comes in a variety of colors! 
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All opinions are that of 3decades3kids

Kathy Griffin Wants A Tony-NYC

Kathy Griffin Wants A Tony
Belasco Theatre
111 West 44th Street
Last night hubby and I had a real treat! Thanks to 
MommysLinks we had the opportunity to attend Kathy Griffin Wants A Tony! If you like Kathy Griffin you do not want to miss this chance to see her LIVE! 
The show was hilarious. It started with a slide-show that rolled right into her on stage entry. From the minute she set foot on the stage to the second she stepped off, there was non-stop fun!
The laughter surrounded us as she “trashed” every celeb that you could think of! Kathy Griffin was on a story telling 2 hour roll. No one was safe. Some of my favorite fun included stories about Elisabeth from The View, Sarah Palin, Justin Bieber and on and on. 

I have not laughed that much in a long time.
Every seat was filled and every person had a smile on their face.
Kathy Griffin was hilarious. If you are offended easily, I do not recommend this show. But, if you have a great sense of humor and don’t mind a little “trash” talk, you will really enjoy this! The only problem: The show ended too soon. Everyone wanted more! 
I loved how “down to earth” Kathy Griffin was when she was on stage. I felt like I was back in high school and getting updated on ALL the gossip!

 If you have a chance to see Kathy Griffin Wants A Tony, don’t miss it! Bring your camera, too! Kathy is very camera friendly! 
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SKELLIG at New Victory Theater NYC- Review

 David Almond
at New Victory Theater NYC
March 4-13, 2011
Anyone that has ever been to New Victory Theater located on 42nd Street in NYC can tell you that it’s a wonderful find for children and families. This was evident over  the weekend, when I had the chance to attend the performance of Skellig!
Skellig is based on the book written by David Almond. Being a teacher for the past 20 years, I had the opportunity to share Skellig with more than a few of my classes. The book is gripping and the story is fast moving. The performance by The Birmingham Stage Company does the book justice.
The company keeps the story moving and the audience right in the middle of it. Skellig deals with many issues that face children and adults every single day. 
Michael is a ten year old boy coming to grips with moving to a new house and getting ready to welcome his new baby sister. Soon after the move, the baby makes an early entrance into the world and becomes ill. Mom and Dad are busy dealing with a sick baby, a ten year old, a new house, and their own lives. With extra time on his hands, Michael discovers “someone” in his garage(the same garage his dad is planning to destroy). With the help of his new friend, Michael tries to figure out life and how to deal with it.
The show is wonderful and it does not matter if you have read the book or not, it will be enjoyable to all. It was especially  interesting to attend the show with my eleven year old son, who has not yet read the book. He enjoyed the performance just as much as me and is now, of course, reading, or should I say almost finished with the book (available at the gift shoppe).
The story is a drama and does have some very funny lines in it. But, don’t be surprised if you get a lump or two in your throat as you watch and experience the feelings Skelling ignites.
I absolutely loved seeing the book come to life. 
It was truly a magical experience to see Skellig, hear him talk, feel his pain and ….well, I can’t give it all away, right?
If you have a chance to see Skellig at New Victory Theater, do not miss it! It will not disappoint!
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Are You Fully Charged? Circus Fun Review of Show! Super!

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
IZOD Center (Mar. 2-13) 
Nassau Coliseum (Mar. 16-20)

Last night my family and I had the pleasure of attending Fully Charged, the 141st edition of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus. It was a night filled with non-stop circus fun!
Every time my family and I visit the circus it always amazes me that there is something new. This year was not different. We arrived an hour early for the “on the floor” preshow, which gave us an upfront meet and greet with clowns, acrobats, and circus animals! Not to mention a chance to get a great circus tattoo and also to win a hand painted- or should I say, “trunk-painted” original painting by Asia, the elephant. There were also plenty of clown noses and marshmallows being passed out to many of the excited children, and adults, too!
Once the preshow ended and we headed to our seats, more fun was awaiting us! You could hear excitement take over the arena as the Greatest Show on Earth began. Flashing lights and children screaming and clapping,the smell of popcorn everywhere and my daughter with her favorite treat of cotton candy was all a little overwhelming. You could just “feel” happiness all around!
Whether you like the funny clown tricks, breathtaking stunts, animal acts, or the wonderful circus parade, you will not want to miss 
Please don’t forget to leave some room for the souvenirs
and treats! YUM!
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