Moms’ Best Kept Secret: The Matinee Club

What could be better than escaping to the movies–without kids!? But the timing has to be right. So 6 years ago, Summit residents, Catherine Lyness and Helene Hulse, got an idea. What if movie theaters had showings during the day while the kids were at school. So they called Clearview Cinemas and suggested 11:30am showings once a month. Clearview agreed and Catherine and Helene began by emailing all their friends. Six years later, it’s grown and expanded to 3 other lucky towns.

The Matinee Club is the monthly, morning movie series that has been bringing moms (and some dads!) to the movies since 2006.  Movies run from October to May and shows start at 11:30am. The club includes 8 movies (one a month) for $85. Or try it once and pay a fee of $10 at the door. 

Here are the NJ locations:
Chatham: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Millburn: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Montclair: Wednesdays
Ridgewood: Tuesdays

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See you at the movies!  xo Catherine & Helene
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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!


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