Alamo Village Starts "Parents Night Out"


I don't have any kids, but I think this is pretty cool. Alamo Drafthouse Village and Body Business (a gym in the same shopping center as Alamo) are starting a new event called Parents Night Out. I just found out about this and I'm too late for you to actually go -- the first one takes place tonight and no more childcare is available. Next time hopefully I'll find out about the event sooner, so you can have advance notice and, you know, actually take advantage of the event.

Parents Night Out works like this: Parents can have dinner and a movie at Alamo Village, while their kids are babysat at Body Business's childcare. (The gym has done childcare for years and has a nice setup, separate from the gym facilities, in the same shopping center.) You would buy a child-care voucher on the Alamo Village website for each child (you have to buy the voucher 24 hours in advance, so they know how many kids to plan for), and then you would buy your tickets for whichever movie you want to see. Details for tonight's event are here, if you want to read more about how it works.

I think this is a fabulous idea and I hope it succeeds and continues. I know several parents who would appreciate the chance to have dinner and a movie together without having to track down a babysitter. If anyone is actually doing this tonight, please post a comment and let us know how well it works.