So, we've been spending a lot of time at the movie theater this summer! With the free summer movie program that our theater offers, as well as all the new movies that came out this summer, it's been a busy popcorn eating couple of months!
Every time we went to the theater, I would look up and see hanging from the ceiling this amazing Cars 2 vinyl banner. It looked pretty big... and I thought, "Wow, wouldn't that look cool on a wall in the kids playroom?" So, I asked the manager what they do with those things when they take them down, and she said they give them away. Well, I just had to ask how I would get my hands on that one! She said to keep checking back and ask when they would stop showing Cars 2, because that is when they would take the banner down. So, I asked.. and asked.. and asked again.. and asked some more. Every time I was there, I would ask. Which was almost every week. Finally, when I went late one night to see The Help, I asked again. I think I was starting to become quite the pest, but my Dad always said, the squeeky wheel gets the grease, right, Dad? So, the manager said that they would be taking the banner down that night and that I could come pick it up the next morning! OH MY GOSH! I barely slept that night! LOL! So, the next morning, I wandered into the theater and asked, yet again.. noticing that it was no longer hanging from the ceiling, and the manager came out carrying this GIGANTIC bundle! Seriously, the thing is HUGE! I took his word that it was the right banner, I wasn't about to open it up there, and tossed it in my trunk. When I got home, hubby was just flabergasted! He thought I was talking about one of the paper movie posters or a cardboard standee... but this... well, this was over-the-top amazing!
So, we immediately took it downstairs to the playroom, grabbed the staple gun and went to work! It was too big for ANY of the walls down there, even though the room is bigger than my first apartment! But, we finally decided that it could wrap around a corner and still look good. I wasn't about to cut the darn thing! It covers from floor to ceiling, too! Seriously, HUGE!
So, long story.. but here are the pictures!
Sorry for the glare!
According to collider.com, it was created by a team of 20-25 people, features 415 posed characters and took about 5 months to create! It is double sided, but we liked this side best.
He couldn't take his eyes off of it!
Here's Little Man's face when he first walked into the room!
Emily didn't like it at first and didn't want to be in the photos, but she has finally decided that it is pretty cool!
So, if you were wondering, THAT'S how you decorate an awesome playroom for the kids for FREE! Ask your theater, it's better than tossing it in a dumpster, right?