Posts in category "movies"

5 free things to do before your kids go back to school

5 free things to do before your kids go back to school
This is a bittersweet time of year. On the one hand, I want to hang on to these lazy, unscheduled summer days. But another part of me longs for structure, afterschool activities and a few hours a day when my house isn’t overrun with children. No matter how you feel about it, one thing is... Read more »

Summer Scheduling Series: Chicago Park District

First, a quick recap. So far in the Summer Scheduling Series, we’ve already covered Millennium Park and Ravinia. Today, let’s chat about all of the great free stuff that the Chicago Park District has to offer. Beaches. Of course, you are going to want to schedule a few tips to Chicago’s fabulous beaches. You can... Read more »

2010 Golden Globes Nominees announced -- What would your kid pick for Best Animated Feature Film?

The 2010 Golden Globe Nominees were announced this morning — which probably isn’t all that interesting to your kid except when it comes to the category of Best Animated Feature Film. And the nominees are . . . Any predictions from the little movie-lovers out there? Which of the nominated films did your child like... Read more »

Bring your little movie buff to the Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Does your kid love movies? If so, you should take advantage of the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF) that opens October 22 and runs through November 1. This event presents a unique cultural opportunity for Chicago kids. According to the website, The impetus for the Festival came from a need to introduce new, culturally... Read more »

Are you taking your kids to see Where The Wild Things Are? / CC BY-SA 2.0 The much-anticipated Where the Wild Things Are movie opens on Friday, October 16. The film is based on Maurice Sendak’s wildly popular book first published in 1963. I would imagine that you remember this story from your own childhood too, right? I watched the trailer for the film and found... Read more »

Buzz Over to the Garfield Park Conservatory to see Bee Movie

The Chicago Park District has provided many cool outdoor movie watching opportunities throughout the summer months — but the upcoming showing of Bee Movie at the Garfield Park Conservatory promises to be a great one. A movie about bees — at the conservatory! What a brilliant pairing. Bee Movie is showing on the back lawn... Read more »