A select group of NYC Dads Group fathers, including myself, brought their children to Disney’s The Jungle Book for an exclusive, advanced IMAX 3D screening earlier this week. If you plan to see this movie, I would highly recommend doing so in IMAX 3D as it’s visually stunning and one of the few movies since Avatar where the 3D effects truly enhance the viewing experience. The special effects were so incredible and lifelike you literally felt transported into the jungle with the animals and characters.
I’ve been a member of NYC Dads Group for three years. In that time, I have had different opportunities to attend events, see movie previews, and enjoy the social benefits of being part of such a wonderful organization. Living in New York City can be strangely lonely for a new father. With so many people around all the time, everyone seems to be a stranger. When I do “fatherly” things with my daughter, I often do so in isolation. Being part of a dynamic group such as NYC Dads Group has proven invaluable for a sense of camaraderie. A case in point occurred when I went to this movie.
A private check-in table, reserved seats, and free concessions were an unexpected honor to be considered a VIP just for being a dad! I guess having a group of 1,500 members strong has its perks, including the chance to write this Jungle Book review.
The lights dimmed, we munched popcorn and enjoyed the amazing cinematic experience. My loving daughter clutched my hand during a few scary parts. At the end of the film, we proudly posed for a picture of dads and kids together in a demonstration of fatherhood solidarity, or soli”dad”ity. We then all parted ways to get our little ones to bed so they were rested for school the next day. It felt great to be part of the “in” crowd for this preview, and I’m looking forward to the next NYC Dads Group event!
Disclosure Note: This was a sponsored event with IMAX Entertainment, for which we have received compensation. We limit our sponsored collaborations to relevant partners that offer quality products and services we believe in.
I was debating on whether to go to an IMAX showing just because they’re so expensive compared to a normal movie. It sounds pretty good from what you wrote, so I guess I’ll have to grab the little guy and try it now. Bring on the immersive experience.