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Thomas the Tank Engine: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure #ad

wpid-wp-1436721315336.jpegMy family were lucky enough to be invited to the premier of the new Thomas the Tank Engine movie Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure on Sunday. As half of us were still reeling from recent illness, I decided to take just P and try to make up for the disappointment of her birthday not going to plan. It had been a while since we’d had a bit of time just the two of us, and it worked out well. In fact it ended up being the highlight of our weekend.

She sees things differently

If you are new to my blog you might not know that P was recently diagnosed with high functioning ASD. She has always struggled with going to the cinema, and now we know why. She scares easily, sees baddies everywhere, and doesn’t particularly like the dark. We have been caught out before with seemingly innocuous films, because if she deems a character to be a baddie it has the potential to give her nightmares for weeks.

We arrived later than doors open time to avoid the crowds and noise, which was definitely a good move. P loved meeting the Fat Controller, but refused to have her photo taken with the actor dressed as a pirate. After seeing him she asked me if there would be baddies – I said I didn’t know for sure, but didn’t think there would be (then crossed my fingers). As soon as the lights went out I sensed that she was getting frightened so she sat on my lap, and we had a cuddle for the entire film.

The hour long movie was absolutely lovely, and we both enjoyed it. The plot centres around Thomas and his friends building a new train line. They come across an old pirate ship, and by default buried treasure. Cue a pirate who wanted his goodies back, but thankfully for us he wasn’t scary looking and didn’t have a scary voice (hurrah). The dialogue was entertaining, the plot held my daughter’s attention, and fortunately I was right about the lack of baddie.

Afterwards we went to Whole Foods in Piccadilly (my Mecca) and had Booja Booja ice cream. All in all it was a wonderful way to spend a few hours with my biggest girl! Thanks so much to Mattel for inviting us, we had a fab time.

wpid-wp-1436721315335.jpegFurther details about the film, screenings and where to buy tickets

“Celebrating 70 wonderful years of everyone’s favourite little blue engine, the new movie is Thomas & Friends biggest theatrical release to date showing in over 400 cinemas across the country this summer.

Under the direction of Director David Stoten and Executive Producer Christopher Keenan, the 60-minute movie Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure sees Thomas and his friends embark on a spectacular new adventure scouring the Island of Sodor for lost treasure.  Introducing a host of new characters voiced by a stellar line up of the UK’s biggest stars including Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne, Sir John Hurt, Jamie Campbell Bower and Olivia Coleman, the new movie is set to be Thomas’s most exciting adventure yet.

The show stopping premiere event opened with a special performance from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on the Odeon balcony as well as a 9 foot Thomas replica engine greeting guests as they walked the blue carpet.

A legendary triumph of friendship and adventure, this must-see feature length film will air across cinemas in the UK from the 17th July until 1st August – for full listings click here. You can also watch the new Thomas & Friends movie, with music from the soundtrack performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall Wed 26th & Thurs 27th August – for tickets click here. The DVD will be released on 28th September 2015.”

 

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7 Comments

  1. We’re learning Denise. You can imagine how relieved I was at the lack of baddies!!

  2. Hope you are having a good weekend.
    Glad there were no baddies – so many things to watch out for, but at least you know what the triggers are now.

  3. Mud Cakes and Wine says:

    Great planning, our little boy has autism but can just not concentrate for a whole film. He found paddington bear scary and we had to turn it off. So pleased she had a lovely time and thus you could have some fun too xxx

  4. Hilariously I got the invite to attend to but only opened it yesterday! We were away but would have loved to see you x

  5. It looks like so much fun and amazing you got some mummy daughter time together ( I love it when I get one of the boys to myself as I can really concentrate on them), that ice cream sounds amazing! x

  6. We are huge fans of all things Thomas here, so really pleased you had a good time at the film. I bet having some one to one time was lovely. I always enjoy it when I get some time with just Princess and find it helps with her insecurities a lot

  7. It sounds like a lovely afternoon together, now you have a better idea of what makes your daughter scared and why it must be far easier to plan ahead and try to avoid incidents! You are being so strong xx

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