Our houseful had the pleasure of hosting a private screening for
WONDER PARK where we invited readers from the Chicagoland area to be the first to see this film that focuses on the importance of imagination, STEAM curriculum, and dealing with grief.
WONDER PARK tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
I don’t want to spoil any of the movie with you all, so this won’t be a review, but I do highly suggest it as a great family film, and one in which MANY discussions can sprout.
WONDER PARK hit theaters on March 15th and the kids had some things to say
It was a fun movie. I just wish that one of the amusement parks created a ride based on the movie. I really liked how June didn’t give up on anything and she was tough and not scared to go on the rides she created. It was sad in parts, because she had to leave her mom for a bit.Jessica Nicholes
WONDER PARK was great, awesome and amazing! My favorite part was when they were in Zero Gravity Land – the place that looked like a bounce house. June was so focused on her dad that she stopped having fun until she found the amusement park she and her mom created.Penelope Nicholes
WONDER PARK was good. My favorite part was the flying fish and how June was able to use them for a great escape!Zachary Nicholes
Cinemark Partners with Wonder Park
“We are thrilled to host exciting events in partnership with Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies to release Wonder Park,” said Wanda Gierhart, chief global marketing officer for Cinemark. “At Cinemark, we’re always looking to innovate and elevate our customers’ experience. With pop-up activations such as Imagination Destination and presenting the film in D-BOX theatres with RealD 3D technology, we’re providing more than just the traditional moviegoing experience, but rather a chance for families to make memories.” Families will have the opportunity to experience the movie’s themes of creativity, imagination and friendship through an array of fun-filled activities to celebrate the Wonder Park release including: Gift of Wonder Park collector prints, while supplies last; A coloring station with a selection of themed activity sheets; A temporary tattoo and face painting station; Photo opportunities with cut-outs of characters from the movie; Special giveaways and special concession offerings: o $5.00 large popcorn with one free refill on same day o $4.00 large fountain or frozen drink with one free refill on same day o $2.00 regular hot dogs o $3.00 any packaged candy o $1.00 discount on Kids Snack Pack “We are excited to partner with innovative companies like Cinemark, D-Box and RealD 3D who bring movies to life through the powerful, shared moviegoing experience in theatres, said Patricia Gonzalez, senior vice president, in-theatre marketing, Paramount Pictures. “Wonder Park is a magical, animated adventure and we’re delighted kids and family will get the chance to enjoy fun festivities and giveaways at Imagination Destination that help commemorate the opening of the film in a special way.” Wonder Park will be shown in Cinemark’s’ D-BOX theatres where moviegoers can experience the magic of the film that pulls guests into the story like never before with harmonized audio and video, expansive wall-to-wall screens and state-of-the art RealD 3D technology. “We are very happy to partner with Cinemark, Paramount Pictures and RealD 3D on this very special project,” says Claude Mc Master, president and CEO of D-BOX. “Our state-of-the-art immersive motion technology is the perfect way to enjoy the full effect of Wonder Park and D-BOX will offer the ultimate fun family movie experience.”
The Imagination Destination Stations will be hosted in the following Cinemark D-BOX theatre locations: Albuquerque, NM; Pflugerville, Texas; Hanover, MD; Colorado Springs, CO; Plano, Texas; Davenport, Iowa; Pharr, Texas; Manchester, CT; The Woodlands, Texas; Webster, Texas; Jacksonville, FL; Lancaster, Calif.; Oxnard, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Davie, FL; Oklahoma City OK; Tarentum, PA; Portland OR; Elk Grove, Calif.; Union City, Calif.; San Jose, Calif.; San Bruno, Calif.; Tucson, AZ. Guests can purchase their tickets and learn more at www.cinemark.com/wonder-park. For more information about Cinemark D-Box, visit www.cinemark.com/d-box.
What Does the Houseful think of Wonder Park?
So, I almost cried in the movie, and I am not ashamed to say that. From murmurs after the private screening, I know that I’m not the only one. There were lots of moms and dads there who were a bit misty eyed about the way the film was wrapped, and we left a bit pensive.
I will say this – if you are dealing with grief, the loss of a loved one, or the fear of the unknown, this film may be a bit triggering to you. However, it’s still worth seeing, because it provides such a crucial message about pressing through all of that. June’s character provides such a raw reaction to something that so many children have to deal with these days.
Have you seen Wonder Park? If so, let us know your thoughts below!