- Reel Moms at AMC Loews 34th Street
312 W. 34th St., 212-244-8846
Parenthood changes a lot of things—but movies on Saturday morning? It sounds strange until you consider the alternative: No movies, ever. Reel Moms has gotten its share of good publicity, and deserves it. The service lets parents of pre-crawlers check out current, grown-up, even R-rated titles at special showings with lowered decibels (so as not to spook the kid) and the house lights up (makes feeding easier). The screenings have evolved into a kind of early-morning cocktail-party scene, with popcorn and Diet Coke replacing wine and cheese, and the Saturday slot means working moms and stay-at-homes alike can join in. Regulars arrive early to chat by the stroller-parking area in the lobby. There’s no charge beyond the usual adult-price tickets, which go on sale the morning of the show.
Best Mommy Hangout
From the 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).