Apparently Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was my first cinema experience, but I have no memory of that (would have been 2). First film I can actually remember was a re-issue of The Jungle Book, which a quick Google-fu tells me would have been 1990, so would have been 3.
I think The Little Mermaid, but I really don't remember it very well.
Definitely remember going to Jurassic Park though because it was my first time in a Odeon rather than tiny provincial cinema and I remember being mildly terrified of the city kids throwing popcorn around the auditorium.
For years I thought it was The Transformers: The Movie, when I was about four or five (it came out around Christmas '86 and my birthday is near Christmas, so I might have even gone on my fifth birthday). This would be incredibly on-brand for me and make perfect sense. If you were writing a fictional biography of my childhood, you would absolutely have me watch Transformers as my first trip to the cinema.
However I've recently discovered that Disney re-released Bambi in cinemas in 1986, and I remember seeing it when I was really little, so in all likelihood it was probably Bambi. But "print the legend", I'm gonna keep pretending it's Transformers.
Adventures of Baron Munchausen or Batteries Not Included at the long-gone Odeon in Peterborough
Edit - BNI came out in 87 so it would have been that. Also have vivid memories of seeing Tim Burton's Batman in 1990. I was 11 and I think it was the first ever 12 rated film. Remember bricking it is get in trouble on way in (despite going with my parents) and being pretty horrified by that scene where The Joker first sees his reflection in a vanity mirror.
I think my first cinema movie was Moonwalker of all things, so I would have been about 5/6, at the Showcase cinema in Walsall which I think lasted upto only a couple of years ago, which is kind of incredible when you think about it.
Post by FlexibleFeline on May 28, 2023 12:43:49 GMT
I may have seen others before it, but the first I remember is Tron. I remember coming out and wincing in the natural light after 90 minutes of bonkers special effects. It's easy to knock now, but we were blown away by it as young kids.
Post by Bill in the rain on May 28, 2023 14:16:34 GMT
I'm not really sure. I definitely saw E.T and Dark Crystal in the cinema, which were both 1982, but I'm pretty sure I saw a bunch of kids movies as my mum used to take me to the Odeon for the weekend matinee shows quite often. Back when they'd show one of those short, kinda movies first, then have a break for the icecream lady to come out, then show the proper movie.
It was probably a Disney animation, but the main one I remember is Black Cauldron and that was after E.T and Ghostbusters 2. The earliest ones I remember are those, but Neverending Story and Return to Oz.
I'm kinda amazed I didn't see RotJ in cinemas.
I also remember the one about the dog and cat who have to go on a long journey to get back to their home.. but that might have been an older movie that got reshown infront of something else.
That's a good question. I'm not perfectly sure myself. The oldest movie I think I can somewhat remember watching on a big screen was Edward Scissorshands, but my memory is fuzzy on that. It's well possible it was one of those cheaper reruns and I watched something else even earlier.
Most probably not a cartoon movie though. For those, my parents usually just bought the VHS (both to save money and because they knew me and my brother would want to watch them over and over anyway).
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