Tuesday, 19 April 2016

A Good Dinosaur Movie Night....

Every Saturday evening Stu, my the girls and I turn off all the computers and tablets after tea and have a family night....For the last few few months we have had plenty to watch on TV but now The Voice has finished and Britain's Got Talent isn't on until later on we were at a bit of a loss what to do....That was until a lovely person asked if we would like to have a movie night and blog about it....Some things I don't need to think about....I obviously said yes!


We were sent The Good Dinosaur on DVD, some very fancy popcorn, some retro sweets and a few other bits by the lovely people at Gracewell's new community in Knowle Gate.... Gracewell are a care home provider and movie nights are regular events at their many care homes and they actively encourage residents families to attend.....I think that is so fantastic! I think when I am older I would love to live in a place like that. 

Of course a movie night needs good food.....We of course had pizza and I may have gone a little overboard on the snacks....hehehe 


We snuggled down to watch the film and what a great film it was....

The Good Dinosaur tells the sweet tale of an alternate reality in which Earth was never hit by an asteroid and (by default) the dinosaurs never became extinct. Arlo the apatosaurus befriends a human caveboy whilst trying to find his way home.

We love animated films and this is just beautiful! The colours, the imagery, the scenery...Everything is absolutely stunning....There are a few scary moments but my girls were OK with them....There are some chuckles and a few sad moments....There were a lot of Ohh and Aww moments. We loved it even though I may have nearly cried...hehehe


We stuffed ourselves silly and had a great evening!!

Thank you Gracewell Care Homes for supplying us with the DVD and treats to enjoy some quality time together as a family.

18 comments :

  1. What a great idea. When I worked in care we had a few activities such as bingo and hobbies & crafts, but this should be an option in every care home, it's fab.
    I love your cosy movie night, the snacks look yummy, bagsy me a seat at the next one hehe! xx

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    1. It is, isn't it...
      We had a lovely evening. Thank you x

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  2. What a lovely idea!!
    You always hear dreadful things about care homes. Such a breathe of fresh air to hear something wonderful like that.

    Can't beat a good family movie night,
    We love the good dinosaur, it's become one of our favourite films.

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    1. I know. It is lovely to hear about good care homes...
      Ahh! It is such a great film.
      Thank you x

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  3. yum! Family time is the best - the good dinosaur is a great film i thought, very funny x

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  4. Sounds like the perfect night :) Looks like a great time ..

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  5. It's a great activity that everyone can enjoy. So happy to hear that you enjoyed the film and that Movie Night is a success at the care home x

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    1. It is...
      We had a lovely time.
      Thank you x

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  6. We saw it a week or two ago at the early 10 a.m. cheap showing at the cinema (when movies are already on DVD) as we missed its release. We loved it x

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    1. It is such a great film.
      Thank you x

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  7. What a fab movie night!!! We want to see The Good Dinosaur, it's on our list x x x

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    1. Oh! You need to! It's such a great film.

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  8. Erm no, I think you've got the snack amount just right! We love a movie night here, too, and we all enjoyed that one x

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    1. hehehe. My girls thought so too....They were eating all night x

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  9. What a perfect night. We love cuddling up with popcorn and watching a film x

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