On Sunday, July 6th, the girls and I travelled to Vue West End in Leicester Square to see a very special screening of the soon to be released film, The House of Magic.
We arrived a little early, so the girls were playing and putting their hand in the celebrity hand prints that were paved outside the cinema.
Once it was time to go inside the girls were so excited!
They were each given a mask of the main character, Thunder the cat to wear. We then made our way upstairs to the foyer where some special and magical fun awaited us!
The girls had their pictures taken with Magic hats and wands …
They had their caricature drawn and put in to a keyring …
There were also caricature artists creating pictures on magnets and magicians doing tricks for the children.
Both girls got a lovely ‘tattoo’ on their arm drawn by one of the face painters, with Kyla opting for Thunder the Cat and Abigail choosing a Magicians Hat …
and we had lots of yummy biscuits and pastries pre-film.
Soon it was time to see the film – and in 3D too!
Seeking shelter from a storm, abandoned young cat Thunder sneaks into a mysterious mansion owned by retired magician Lawrence, aka “The Illustrious Lorenzo”.
Lawrence shares his fairy-tale world with many animals and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos capable of whipping up breakfast while rolling out a spectacular song-and-dance routine.
He soon makes Thunder feel welcome, but Jack the rabbit and Maggie the mouse start plotting to get him kicked out. When Lawrence ends up in the hospital, his nephew tries to trick him into selling the house. But its ragtag inhabitants develop a spooky strategy to defend their home. They turn their house into a haunted mansion, using Thunder as their secret weapon…
What We Thought
The girls and I really loved the film. Thunder the cat is just adorable and although Jack the rabbit and Maggie the mouse may not seem nice at first, you do warm to them.
Without wanting to give too much away about this enchanting and fun family film, The House of Magic is a must see if you have children around 3 to 7 years old.
I would definitely recommend seeing it in 3D if you can!
Below is the trailer for The House of Magic, out in cinema’s on July 25th. Enjoy!
*Disclaimer – We were invited to see The House of Magic at Vue West End, but not required to write about it. We simply think it’s an adorable and fun family film.