Friday, July 25, 2008

GKTW Movie Theater

Julie's Safari Theater is the main place for all the activites that happen on campus. Inside there are character meetings and pictures, Christmas pictures and presents, movies, the CandyLand party and games. Outside the theater is the main gathering place for more character meetings and parties. There is more space outside, but the theater is used in case of rain. We met many characters here, had the Princess and Pirates party and presentation and enjoyed face painting. The girls only ended up watching 1 movie here, we were too busy! They offer free refreshments anytime the theater is open including popcorn, icees, candy and sodas. Ashleigh could never pass up a trip to the refreshment counter!

When I first saw the theater inside, I wondered how they fit everyone because I am used to a regular theater filled to capacity. Surprisingly, we never really had problems finding space. When there were parties, the kids would alternate between inside and outside and the movie that the girls went to (Enchanted), there was only 1 other person in there. During the character meetings, they have a line up to the stage to meet characters, and then you leave. The do have a ramp available up to the stage, so kids in wheelchairs can always meet the characters. Outside the theater, designed into the ground, is a medallion that has a picture of a child and the phrase "Make Today Count for Our Children." (If you look at the first picture above, you can see some of it on the ground in front of the theater). There is a design around the medallion that looks like sunshine rays. I didn't notice at first, but there are tiny "spots" in the rays and at night they light up. It looks like little stars and is really a beautiful sight as you walk around.

1 comment:

Lisa Phillips said...

The theatre looks like a lot of fun! It is beautiful. HOw special it was to have Miss Merry tuck you you in bed, Ashleigh. :)