It can sometimes be a challenge to find activities that are equally enjoyable for kids and parents. The Coupe DC is helping to fill the gap with its Monday night movie showings. With a tag line that includes “no matching silverware” you know the Coupe is a fun place to be.
The Coupe DC contains three separate sections and depending on the size of the crowd, one section is dedicated to the families who come for the movie showing. At a recent showing my family attended, Despicable Me was playing. There were also some coloring pages and a craft related to the movie to help keep kids occupied. Kids sat on comfy sofas placed close to the screen to watch and eat, while parents sat a couple of feet away eating, drinking, and chatting.
It’s the perfect set-up that allows kids to have a movie night out while allowing parents the option of watching a movie with their kids or sitting back to chat with friends. My kids (ages 5.5 and almost 3) had a great time and I left happy to have caught up with some Mommy-friends and to have eaten some grown-up food (I highly recommend the Quinoa Cakes).
All movies are kid-friendly. As of now, the schedule is not posted online but you can call the Coupe at 202-290-3342 to find out what the movie will be a few days in advance. Also, there may not be crafts available at all movie nights. During the movie showing a special $4.00 kids menu is available, including french toast, mac n’ cheese, and chicken fingers. Specials on grown-up food, including braised beef short rib, watermelon salad, and duck confit flautas, are also available. There are also specials on beer, wine, and rum punch.
Movies start between 6:00 and 6:30pm depending on the crowd, but we recommend that you arrive around 6:00pm to grab a good spot for movie viewing and order before the movie begins. There is no admission fee for the movie itself and no pressure to stay until the end of the movie if your little ones start to fade. There is plenty of metered parking available around the Coupe DC, but you may want to allow for a few minutes to find a space. If you get there early, there is a playground across the street from the Coupe where your little ones can play.
The Coupe is very family-friendly and has highchairs and changing tables. At the recent showing my family attended, ages ranged from a baby in a stroller to eight years old. Older children would also enjoy the Coupe’s movie night if a movie they are interested in seeing is playing.
As soon as we left movie night at the Coupe my kids asked when we could go back for french toast and movies. Treat your kids and yourself to a fun night out!
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