Movie Theaters With Jungle Gyms Now Exist So You Don’t Even Have To Try To Make Your Kids Sit Still

Now this is fun!

Ah, the age-old dilemma, what do you do to entertain stir-crazy kiddos when it’s too cold or rainy to go outside? A family trip to the movies, of course!

But getting you kids to sit still in front of the TV at home is hard enough (we know, we know—parents are supposed to limit kids’ screen time, but sometimes tired moms and dads just need a break!), so how can you get your kids to sit still in the theater? 90+ minutes is a long time, after all.

Parents, you’re in luck, because movie theaters with jungle gyms are here to make it easier for your kids to get in their movie-viewing and their play time at the same time.

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The concept for this type of theater came from Mexico. The theater Cinépolis first offered the playground option and now that company is bringing two locations, known as Cinépolis Junior, to Southern California, with additional locations on their way in Dallas; Dayton, Ohio; and Orange County, Florida.

Cinépolis USA’s Pico Rivera and Vista theaters are the first locations to make the addition of jungle gym equipment to auditoriums. Those locations opened just in time to show “Beauty and the Beast.”

Is this a win-win or what? Movie-makers need families watching their movies. And if not wanting to force your child to sit still for an entire movie will keep you away from the box office—well, that’s exactly the opposite of what Hollywood wants to happen.