Can’t get a babysitter? Harkins Theater Northfield 18 has an in-lobby child PlayCenter that allows parents to drop off kids between the ages of 3 and 8 for playtime with trained, background checked and fingerprinted staff while they catch a first-run film. Child and parent are given matching wristbands with special numbers upon check-in and only the parent with the matching wristband may pick up the child. Reservations encouraged.
Northfield 18 PlayCenter
8300 E. Northfield Blvd.
Loud noises, dark theaters and restrictive rules make it difficult for families living with special needs to catch the latest movie in the theater. In partnership with the Autism Society, the AMC Sensory Friendly Films program creates a comfortable environment for kids with sensory processing disorders by turning the sound down and allowing patrons to move about the theater as needed. Check the website for screening dates and times of both family and grown-up films.
Sensory Friendly Films
Check website for participating theaters
With a new baby, it’s hard to get out of the house at all, much less to see a movie in the theater. To help alleviate that trapped-in-the-house feeling, Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton offers Baby Days. For regular screenings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays before 2 p.m. parents are welcome to bring infants free of charge (adults and children old enough for a seat are regular price). Sound is down and lights are left a little brighter, and full food and drink menus are still available within the theater.
Alamo Drafthouse Baby Days
7301 S. Santa Fe Dr.
No time for dinner out and a movie? Try dinner at the movie. Cinebarre Movie Theatres serve up in-theater dining to maximize your night out. Pick from a menu of fresh snacks and appetizers as well as cocktails and desserts. Cinebarre is an 18 and up establishment, but children under 3 years old are allowed on Cry Baby Day, which falls every Tuesday during the first showing of each film.
Cinebarre Boulder 11
1164 W. Dillon Road