My birthday has been very hit and miss. From everyone being a no show for my 13th birthday party, to my father refusing to wish me happy birthday. Yep, there have been years that have SUCKED beyond belief and there have even been a good handful where I have sobbed myself to sleep the night before because I’d not want the day to arrive.
However, there’s one thing I have always loved, and that’s a trip to the cinema and a happy meal on the way home. Keep it simple and I’m happy.
1989- All Dogs Go to Heaven
1990- Little Mermaid
1991- Beauty and the Beast
Interestingly, I was offered the chance to see this just before Christmas and I said no. Logic should have shouted ‘oi idiot; go and you get to see two films’ … alas, my sentimental heart won and it was saved until my birthday.
1993- Adams Family Values
1994- Miracle on 34th Street
1995- Indian in the Cupboard
1996- 101 Dalmations
This one breaks my heart. In my attempt to grow up, I would not let my mum come and watch with me and my friend. Back before the mass ownership of mobile phones; my mum spent the time in the McDonalds.
I’m sure she wasn’t cut up about missing the Spice Girls run around London.
I sacrificed my love of movies for a home-based parties.
2001- The Princess Diaries
2002- Lord of the Rings: Two Towers
2003- Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2004- Without a Paddle
My mum actually suggested this one. I’d wanted to see Ella Enchanted, but she was too ill to get ready for it as it had been out a while and there were very few showings. Worked out brilliantly; I love this film.
2005- The Producers/ Just Like Heaven/ Narnia
I’m not sure any of these were on my actual birthday. I sulked massively because my mum wouldn’t go with me. I didn’t appreciate how unwell she was… so, yeah, I sulked.
2007- Enchanted/ The Golden Compass
2009- Sherlock Holmes(January 2010)
I was in Ankara, Turkey in 2009. It was not a very good birthday seeing as my then-boyfriend was actually there to meet up with a potential new girlfriend. It wasn’t fun. The cinema trip was meant to be 10 people+, however it was snowed out so there was about four of us.
2010- Tron Legacy
2011- Sherlock Holmes, Game of Shadows
I don’t remember ANY of this movie past the first 20 minutes. I’d been for a meal before hand and had wine and I’d smuggled in some premixed cans. To this day? I’ve attempted to watch this film about 4 times and I STILL don’t know the plot.
2012 – The Hobbit/ Pitch Perfect
2013- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
It counts… sort of. I got very drunk the night before, so a 3D screening was not the best idea.
2014- Exodus: Gods and Kings
2015- Snoopy Movie
My 30th birthday film. Such a good, and childish, call.
2016- Rogue One