Vivian saw her first movie in theatre – Paddington!
“A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck (‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’) and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.”
Took her to the Cineworld Crawley (an easy drive for us) and watched. She did really well only getting scared at one or two scenes. You can tell the age of children simply be listening to when they cry: the youngest cry when loud noises/thunderish action takes place (eg. the bathtub coming down the stair scene) and the older ones, say 4 or 5 with refined cognitive skills, cry when the bear could be or is in trouble.
Paddington bear statues were placed throughout London city to celebrate the movie. Called the Paddington trail, 50 bears, dotted the city centre. We saw several of them mostly around the London Bridge, Covent Garden, Leicester square and Piccadilly circus area. See the collage below and then the full photo set.