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Friday 13 June 2014, 14:28

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

My dad took me to see Zulu when I was a kid and I’ve remembered the experience ever since. What are the films that you recall being taken to by your parents?

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    The first film I ever saw at the cinema was Bednobs and Broomsticks somewhere in central London when I was about 8 years old. I was taken by my aunt and her boyfriend. I can't remember a thing about the film, but have clear memories of waiting ages for a bus and wondering out loud why we didn't take a taxi. No conception of money obviously. More memorable was going to see The Aristocats with my Dad on a hot summers day but instead of the intended feature somehow ending up at a cinema watching Dad's Army the movie. Now whenever it's on TV I can't help watching for a bit and thinking about that day. To this day I have never seen The Aristocats.

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    My first trip to the cinema was to see Spielberg's Jurassic Park with my father when I was 7. I still remember how both in awe and deeply frightened I was by what to me looked like real live dinosaurs on the screen. I also remember my father covering his hand over my eyes when the raptors attacked Bob Peck. I was captured by the magic of cinema from that point on, and if I'm honest have yet to be as enthralled as I was that first time.

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    1) Mum took me to see Homeward Bound when I was 4 years old. I remember being so upset by the cat almost drowning in the river that I had to be taken out of the cinema to calm down.
    2) I went to see Space Jam with my Nana when I was 8 yeas old. At one point Bugs Bunny gets blown up and I got such a fright that I screamed and it was super embarrassing.

    All and all not a huge success.

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    All in all* :/

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    Jaws at the ABC in Gravesend when I was 11. I got scared and my dad had to take me out and we amused ourselves in town so mum and my sister could watch the rest of the film.
    It's one of my all time favourites now.

 

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