String of Movie Weekends

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It all started with the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and then goes into HOP, RIO and who knows what else.  The string of family movies have arrived and with near back to back movie releases you can bet that my Harkins T-Shirt and Harkins Cups will be getting good use over the next few months.

Sometimes it is just good to get out of the house and when the temperatures start climbing, the nice cool temperatures of a theater and the laughs in front of a big screen are just what the family ordered.

Movies have always been a big part of my entertainment, ever since I was a kid I loved watching movies and probably more than the average folk.  I paid 7x to see Jurassic Park in the theaters when it first came out.  My kids like watching movies too and obviously my love of films have rubbed off on them, so it is a good family activity.

The bad thing is the theater snacking which is not good for anyone’s waistline, and theater popcorn plus the tendency for everyone to want snacks whether it be Zours, Butterfingers, Whoppers, KitKat’s or my personal weakness Twizzler Nibs and/or Hot pretzels.  I often have to have only 1 meal a day on the days I plan on going to the theater just to try and offset the calorie intake.

It was fine when we went to the theater once per month, but now I am just going to have to start sneaking in healthy snacks like apples, nuts or something without chocolate or so riddled with sugar I can feel it eating holes in my teeth as I consume it.

What’s a theater watcher to do?

-Justin Germino

Updated: March 29, 2011 — 8:00 am