Megan is six. As a special
treat, Mummy took her to the cinema to see a film about the
It wasn't the first time she had
been to the pictures, but it was the first time she has gone
with some of Mummy's grown up friends. Strangers! As she was
the only child there, she felt very important. They even got
popcorn even though it was only in the morning before
What an exciting time she had!
all, she was allowed to wear her new sheepskin coat as it was
a very cold morning.
Secondly , alhough the wind had
ruffled her hair, Mummy didn't mess about with it too
Thirdly they were in time. They were already in
the car park when they saw Mummy's friends draw up in their
car. Gosh,their car was full of people and one was so old, he
even had a walking stick. Megan thought there were four
people. She knew because whe knew how to count!
people smiled a lot and talked to Mummy and then to
"Hello. Do you remember me,Megan? I used to
Megan nodded to the youngest lady, who
had long,long hair.
"This is my Mum and Dad, Anne and
John", she said "you won't remember them - you were still in
your pram when they saw you first."
Megan looked at
them, surprised. "Are they coming, as well?"
course. We like the Wild Thornberries as well."they nodded.
"Did you think little girls were the only peopLe who liked
them? Dad laughs so much at Nigel and Darwin that he has to
wipe his eyes" Fiona added.
Then they all went inside
and sat in a row which was halfway beteween the back of the
big room and the front.
The seats were big and comfortable
and were all facing one wall. This wall was called the screen
and the pictures soon appeared on it. Also sound started to
come from all around. It was very loud and everybody had to
put their fingers in their ears, it was so loud. We all sat
there just like that and we must have looked very funny
sitting in a row, all with our hands over our ears.
Uncle John announced "We must all look like the Wise
Monkeys!" Fiona and Mummy laughed. "After the adverts are
over, they'll turn it down a bit,"
Soon enough, after
the silly adverts had stopped, the main film
"Thank goodness they've turned the sound down
a bit" Mummy whispered to me,"I was going to
The story went on a long time and was very
exciting. It was lucky we had some popcorn with us, as I began
to feel hungry and had a few mouthfuls.
You won't be able for your lunch,"Mummy said.
had sat in the cinema the whole morning, the film finished and
we all said our goodbyes and went home.
We DID enjoy the
story, especially the grown ups. I'm glad, because that means
they will take me to the cinema again.
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