Why We’re Excited to See Disney’s Moana This Weekend in Dolby Cinemas at AMC

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Tenacious teenager Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) recruits a demigod named Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to help her become a master wayfinder and sail out on a daring mission to save her people. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker, produced by Osnat Shurer, and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i, “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

The year I got my driver’s license, I took my cousins to the movies after our Thanksgiving feast. By the time my extended stuffed ourselves with turkey and egg rolls, the adults were busy gossiping and playing cards. We young kids were bored. So my sixteen-year-old self borrowed the largest car in the driveway and drove all 7 or 8 of us to the movie theatre.

That was the beginning of our Thanksgiving movie tradition. Every year, I drove our gaggle of cousins to the nearby theater for a fun movie. Even though we’ve moved away from my large, rambunctious family, we still take the kids to the movies on Thanksgiving weekend.

Why we’re excited about Disney’s Moana

For this Thanksgiving weekend we’re excited to see Disney’s Moana, Disney’s first ever Asian Pacific Islander princess! Yes, Mulan is considered a Disney princess, but technically she’s not a princess–even if she is pretty awesome. Moana is the daughter of island’s chief, making her officially a princess. The movie officially comes out Wednesday, November 23 so buy your tickets now!

We attended a screening last week, but loved it so much, we’re going to see it again. Sophia and Jaxson had Moana Deluxe Soundtrack on repeat all weekend. One of our favorite songs is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson singing “You’re Welcome,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

There’s your earworm. You’re welcome.

Why you should go to a Dolby Cinema at AMC

Dolby Cinema at AMC
For our second viewing of Disney’s Moana, we’re headed to AMC Loews in Georgetown in DC to experience their Dolby Cinema. If you’ve never seen a movie at a Dolby Cinema at AMC, you’re missing out. They have plush reclining seats that pulsate with the movie’s action, high tech sound, and state-of-the art imaging for an immersive movie experience. I can’t wait!

Reclining seats at Dolby Cinema at AMC

Want to experience Moana in Dolby Cinema at AMC yourself? Check their website to find a participating location near you.

Moana in Dolby Cinema at AMC

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Stay tuned for a full review of the pulsating seats and the movie!

What movie are you looking forward to this weekend?


  1. Anne Parris November 21, 2016
  2. Olivia Douglass November 26, 2016