Goodrich Quality Theaters in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri have a great deal going for parents and children: Free Fall Matinee movies. Every Saturday and Sunday in fall features a different free family movie with two convenient showtimes: 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Goodrich Quality Theaters (click here for information) bring you great childrens' movies each week and it cost you nothing. What a great free family outing. Movies in the Free Fall Matinee line-up include:
Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31 "The Last Airbender "
Saturday November 6 and Sunday, November 7 "Ramona and Beezus"
Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14 "Despicable Me"
Goodrich Quality Theaters offers inexpensive movie goodies, too. The Classic Kids Combo (popcorn, soda and candy) is only $3 and the Healthy Kids Combo (popcorn, water and granola bar) is only $4. Go out and enjoy a movie and treats with the family without going broke.
There are 26 Goodrich Quality theaters:
-Michigan: Ada-Lowell, Bay City 5, Cadillac 8, Canton Cinema, Grand Haven 9, Hastings 4, Holland 7, Jackson 10, Kalamazoo 10, Krafft 8, Lansing Mall Cinema, Oxford 7, Quality 16, Saginaw 12, Three Rivers 6, W. Columbia 7
-Illinois: Kendall 10, Randall 15, Savoy 16, Willow Knolls 14.
-Indiana: Lafayette 7, , Eastside 9, Hamilton 16 IMAX, Huntington 7, Portage 16 IMAX, Wabash Landing 9
-Missouri: Capitol 8, Forum 8
Visit the Goodrich Quality Theaters website for a complete listing of theater locations, directions, facilities and showtime schedule. Please note that the 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. show times begin one hour earlier than previous years' Free Fall Matinee showings which began and 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The earlier hours will suit parents with young children who have other weekend activities to attend.
I've not attended Free Fall Matinee shows at other Goodrich Quality Theater locations, but at our local Grand Haven 9 we've enjoyed many Free Fall Matinee performances: "G-Force", "Bolt", "The Incredibles", "Nanny McPhee" and many others. The Grand Haven 9 is conveniently located and has a comfortable, extremely clean atmosphere. The theater offers a rental room for movie themed birthday parties. The lobby features a full-sized air hockey table, several arcade style video games, and a prize crane game. I have dropped off my younger children (at around ages 8-11) in the care of my older children (beginning at around age 14), when I have been too busy to attend with the younger children. Everyone had a positive experience. Goodrich Quality Theaters has run the Free Fall Matinee and Free Winter Matinee program for several years now. Stay tuned to the Goodrich Quality Theaters website for Winter Free Matinees schedule.
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