Most people enjoy 3D movies.

They might describe going to the movies as delightful, desirable, and divine.

After the end of my most recent 3D movie experience, I would not.

I would define my experience as distracted, disruptive, and a deterrent to ever returning.

Let me explain.

Last week my mom and I brought my kids to see Kung Fu Panda 2 at the dollar show.

Besides just being happy about going to the movies, my boys were thrilled it was going to be a 3D experience.

“We get to wear those glasses!”

Once we had settled into our seats and the lights went out I distributed the snacks. I passed out the theater bought ICEES and the smuggled in microwave popcorn (much to the chagrin of my mother).

Discarding her 3D glasses during the opening credits, my daughter was content to watch the movie without them while eating her animal crackers. Once the crackers were gone though she was ready to move.

After attempting to distract her several times and watching her run up and down the aisles, I took her out to explore the lobby.

Thankfully, the movie ended soon afterwards and we were able to scoot back to our seats to collect the rest of the family. As a group we walked to the back of the theater where the glasses recycling container was located.

While holding Caroline, I reached into my bag in order to retrieve our two pairs of 3D glasses. I pulled out 2 pairs of glasses and tossed them into the container.

Within moments I realized my mistake.

I had thrown my sunglasses into the recycle bin.

I ripped off the top of the receptacle and leaned into it but was only able to graze the top layer of glasses with my hand. Due to the dim lighting in the theater I couldn’t determine if any of the pairs I managed to grab were my sunglasses.

However, it was not dark enough to miss the strange stares I was receiving from audience members waiting to turn in their glasses.

Ignoring their stares I decided to drag the container into the hallway.

Once in the hallway, I pushed over the bin causing all the 3D glasses to spill on the floor.

There was a noticeable look of concern from the teenage ushers suddenly walking our way. Avoiding their stares I searched for my sunglasses until my nine year old declared, “I found them.”

I could swear I heard music. It was like the holy grail. Light shone from the heavens onto my son’s extended arm.

Perhaps not. But it sure felt like it.

Much to the delight of the ushers I turned the bin right side up and placed all of the glasses back in. I was going to drag the beast of a container back into the theater but was quickly told, “Thank you Ma’m. We’ve got it from here.”

I’m pretty sure they had already walkie talkied back to the front office about the crazy lady by theater four.

Delightful, desirable, and divine? No.

Difficult, disruptive, and distressing? Yes.

26 thoughts on “3D

  1. I jsut saw on tv this morning that they are coming out with a version of Lion King in 3D- boys might want to see that. I have no interest- I hate 3D movies, they make me dizzy.

    Was that Caroline’s first movie?

  2. Oh no…lost sunglasses are NOT good for mama!! I live in mine – they are an extension of me. Sorry that you didn’t enjoy your experience!


  3. I laughed at the whole story, but honesty what I liked the best? I’m not the only one that sneaks microwave popcorn into the theater!

  4. That was funny – I’m not a huge fan of the 3D stuff either 🙂 Stopping by from Shells and following you now. Hope you can stop by and return the favor soon

  5. Darn! You are crackin’ me up! Did they upcharge you for the 3D experience even tho it was the dollar theater? I hate how much they charge for that!

    Too funny, I’ve got to add you to my reader now : )

  6. Oh no! I always tell myself “this will make a funny story…later.” My kids do not like 3D movies. And I totally would have dumped the box out too. 🙂

  7. This totally cracked me up!! I actually went to my first 3D movie with my kids a few weeks ago (Smurfs!) and was terrified that I would get some form of motion sickness or something from the glasses. I did not, luckily. However, it was really distracting for us because one of my kids kept interrupting the movie to tell me how “This part’s not even in 3D!”. I’m glad you found YOUR glasses though!

  8. Too funny! I remember bringing my own daughter when she was 2. It was not a good experience. I am not a big fan of the 3D movie. The two we have been to, my daughter does not wear the glasses and I seem to get a headache. I like regular old 2D myself.

    I am visiting from You Like Me Friday blog hop. It is nice to “meet” you. I really like your blog colors and design. Very nice. I hope you have a great weekend!

    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

  9. Yep, I can see that happening to me.

    Thanks so much for linking up with our Feed Me Friday hop. There are several wonderful blogs participating again this week, you’re certain to find a few new favorites!

    I look forward to reading more from you!

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    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

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