Movies To Bring Your iPad To

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 09:25 AM

(Disney)

Disney's re-releasing The Little Mermaid, with a twist: they're encouraging audiences to bring along their iPads for a second-screen experience. 

While it's tempting to see this as a sign of the apocalypse, I'm not entirely sure it is If you watch the trailer, Disney's pitching this as a sort of midnight-movie-at-a-matinee-screening-time: The Rocky Horror Picture Show or The Room, but for six to ten-year-olds. It's not supposed to replace the experience of watching a film in a state of hushed awe. 

That said, I can not imagine a place I'd less like to be then a movie theater filled with young children with iPads. Holy crow. 

 

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katya rogers

PJ - you're totally right. That is a place most right thinking people (and DEFINITELY people with no children) should NEVER be. However, as a mother of a kid who is glued to an ipad constantly, what I'd be interested in is this: when my son is watching (ipad, tv, iphone) it takes an almost inhuman effort for him to stop watching. The apartment could be on fire, his brother could be biting him (that actually happened) but he just cannot unglue his eyes from the screen. I'm going to take him to this horrific-sounding event and I'll report back as to how he does. My prediction is that his head will explode with the effort of trying to watch 2 screens simultaneously.

Sep. 12 2013 11:08 AM
Gretchen

Do the theaters have wifi? Some iPads (mine) need it.

Sep. 12 2013 11:05 AM

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