Movies With Babies in the DC Area: My Latest Piece in the Washington Post

Been looking for when and where to find those baby-mama movies? Here's the scoop!Places for parents with babies to go to the movies By Jessica McFadden for The Washington PostWhen you first become a parent, helpful friends, parenting books and Web sites list certain activities as de rigueur while you’re on maternity leave or beginning your stint at home. In addition to taking bonding-filled parent/child yoga classes and finding a moms or dads group, another oft-recommended outing is a Read more...

Film Festivals for Kids in April – Free and Low-Priced Films!

Throughout April 2012 are two fabulous Washington DC film festivals with animated international offerings for kids. Filmfest DC: The Washington, DC International Film Festival has a film for kids with two April weekend showings, and Kids World Cinema 2012 showcases animation for kids from around the world at various screenings at throughout DC April 20-28.FilmFestDC Eleanor's Secret - from France, shown in English A family-friendly offering at Filmfest DC: The Washington, DC International Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Lady and the Tramp Screening Party + Dinner for Your Family

Don't forget to enter The Shakespeare Theatre Company family production giveaway -- low entries, high chance of winning!How about dinner and movie for your family of four...for free?UPDATE: The winner is Maria! Have a great time!Here on A Parent in Silver Spring you can win four tickets to a Family Lady and the Tramp screening plus a delicious Italian buffet dinner at Carmine's in DC!This event aimed at families will not only show the just-released-on-BluRay classic flick and Read more...

Movie Ticket Advance Screening Pass Giveaways Moving to Facebook and Twitter

Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed the free movie screenings I have helped the movie studios promote, at absolutely no personal compensation, over the past three and a half years. I hope that you all still enjoy them and can easily obtain your tickets via the new giveaway format.I am moving all movie free screening ticket giveaways to the A Parent in Silver Spring Facebook page and I will also be alerting readers via Twitter when I have passes available from movie promoters.The reason? Read more...

Shark Week Party in Silver Spring on Friday – Free! – and More Shark Week Family Fun

SHARK WEEK, that annual summer programming of shark-tacular documentaries and shows on Discovery Channel, begins on Sunday July 31. And since we're all so lucky to live near Discovery headquarters, we're invited to the local Shark Week kick-off party.The celebration will include a free preview screening in downtown Silver Spring of the brand new show Great White Invasion. The one-hour special looks into why great white sharks are coming closer to shore, swimming among unsuspecting humans Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Larry Crowne Free Movie Tickets – Girls Night Out Giveaway

UPDATE: All the passes are taken.I have 70 passes to the Larry Crowne free advance screening on this Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30pm at AMC Mazza Gallerie in Chevy Chase.Want a couple? Send the names in your party to apissgiveaways@gmail.com. You can give up to 4 names, first and last please. There will be an exclusive guest list at the door.  I'll update here when all the passes are gone.This looks cute! I like trailers that play Tom Petty.  Official Film SynopsisWhen Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Free Tickets to Cars 2 in 3D on Saturday June 18 – UPDATED

Interested in free tickets to see Cars 2 in 3D at a special advance screening? I have 25 family 4-packs of tickets for readers of A Parent in Silver Spring! Update: All winners have been drawn and notified. Thank you for entering!What: Cars 2!When: Saturday June 18 at 10:30 am (although you must arrive early to get a seat - they always overbook these screenings)Where: Regal Magestic Theatre in downtown Silver Spring at 900 Ellsworth Drive HOW TO WIN TICKETS Because this giveaway Read more...

AFI Silver Theatre Silver Babies – Special Movie Screenings for Parents and Babies!

From the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center website:  Silver Babies AFI Silver Theatre [from Jess - in downtown Silver Spring right on the NW DC border - location, directions and parking info here] welcomes moms, dads and caregivers with babies to Silver Babies, special Friday morning screenings of current films. Admission for adults is only $8.50 (the regular weekday matinee price) and babies get in FREE!At Silver Babies screenings, theatre lights remain dimly lit throughout Read more...

MOVIE TICKET GIVEAWAY: DisneyNature’s African Cats

A Parent in Silver Spring has 50 admit-two passes to the one and only screening of African Cats taking place in Washington, DC! - UPDATE: THEY'RE ALL GONE. 🙁 I feel like I had this poster on my wall as a kid after getting it free with my classroom book order. Check out more gorgeous stills from the film here. The film opens nationwide in theatres on Friday, April 22 (Earth Day!), and you can watch the trailer here. This nature documentary is rated G.I have 50 admit-two passes to this free Read more...