Every family has a tradition that’s been around for ages to help ring in the new year. Whether it’s watching football with family and friends, making a giant and delicious breakfast for everyone to enjoy, or getting a head start on this year’s resolution, New Year’s Day traditions are the perfect way to celebrate January 1st with the ones you love.
Sometimes, though, a new year calls for things to be shaken up a little bit. Instead of my family’s usual plans to relax and watch football, the four of us have decided to head to Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX New Year’s Day to see one of the many incredibly entertaining films out in theaters now. It’s something both my parents did when they were younger and because of my family’s love for movies, it seems like the perfect way to celebrate the new year together.
But with the number and variety of movies out in theaters now, it’s hard to decide which one is the perfect choice for the whole family. Let’s take a look at some of the films everyone is talking about, films that are perfect for the comedian, the drama-inclined, or fun for the whole family.
This animated adventure follows young Miguel as he sets off to find his grandfather, a legendary singer, and live out his own dream of becoming a musician. With bright and lively animation, a fun and upbeat soundtrack, and the inspirational message of following one’s heart, Coco is a great way to start the new year with your family and friends.
2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The famous and captivating saga continues as the Resistance prepares for battle against the evil First Order and Rey begins to learn about her powers and the Jedi ways from Luke Skywalker. Filled with beautiful cinematography, plot twists that surprise you at every turn, and characters we have grown to love, Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues the series’s goal to inspire and fill one with hope. It’s a truly fitting way to kick off the new year.
3. The Greatest Showman
This dazzling movie musical dramatizes the story of the showman, P.T. Barnum, who came from nothing and eventually founded one of the most magnificent extravaganzas in the world, the Barnum & Bailey Circus. With songs and lyrics that will bring you to your feet, The Greatest Showman will undoubtedly be a fun and energetic beginning of 2018 that every family is looking for.
4. All the Money in the World
This heart-pounding true story chronicles the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the grandson of billionaire John Paul Getty, and a mother’s efforts to get her son safely home. With an all-star cast and a thrilling story, All the Money in the World is a fast-paced crime drama that illustrates the power of love and family.
5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
In this fun and adventurous movie, a group of teenagers find an old video game console and are sucked into the game’s jungle setting. As they assume the roles of the characters in the game, the group must find a way to beat the game and get back to their own reality. This action and adventure film is sure to bring laughs to the whole family as they ring in the new year.
With all of the movies out in theaters this holiday season, choosing one that’s best for the whole family has never been easier. And just like choosing the movie the whole family will enjoy, it’s important to choose the right theater that offers the very best experience for the whole family. Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX is that place for the best movie-watching adventure for all ages.
“Goodrich Quality Theaters, especially Goodrich Portage 16, has a lot of amenities that some of our competitors in the area don’t have,” said Kevin Morgan, Manager of the Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX. “The first thing that comes to mind is, of course, the IMAX screen. The newest is our GDX screen, which is a 4K projector with Dolby Atmos sound, with the D-Box seats for those who want the motion. And along with all that, our concession items are reasonably priced and with the FMG program, it’s a really great deal that anyone can sign up for at any time.”
As for the films playing this holiday season, Morgan was especially excited about Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which he saw with his own family. It was a fun experience and something he hopes every family will be able to enjoy together.
“Anytime you can all experience something together, either just with your family or even with larger groups, it just adds a dimension to the experience that you’re not going to get on your couch,” Morgan said. “When you’re fully engrossed in the feature, then everybody is getting the same thing and it’s something to laugh and joke about together later.”
No matter how you and your loved ones spend the beginning of the new year, the important thing is to spend it together. But if you are looking for a change of pace, stop into Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX to kick back, relax, and let you and your family be taken to faraway galaxies, jungles, or be swept away be dazzling musical numbers.
For showtimes at Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX, please visit www.goodrichqualitytheaters.com/indiana/portage-16-imax-gdx.