The Associated Press reports that Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" topped the box office and brought in $42 million for its opening last weekend, a record for a song-and-dance film.
My daughter and her 8 BFFs were in line Friday evening to see HSM3 as part of her 10th birthday party. She'd been wanting to combine birthday celebration & this movie premier ever since she learned last winter that the movie would open near her birth date.
We started with dinner for everyone at Uncle Chippie's Gourmet Burgers in Red Hook (near the Lyceum movie theater on Route 9.) The restaurant serves freshly prepared, quality, casual food for kids and adults (they use local beef -- be sure to try the slider) and has a great fun atmosphere! Uncle Chippie let us bring in our HSM-themed cake from Hannaford to complete the meal. My daughter's friends gave her several presents with HSM themes, like this popular board game in the photo.
Then off to the movie at the Lyceum – thank goodness I bought the tickets earlier that week because there was quite a crowd (even tho the HSM3 movie was showing about every hour.) Popcorn for everyone (the theater has real butter now, just like at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck!) Then the film – these girls were so entranced by the entire movie. It was a sweet, family friendly film. I think even all the adults with us liked it.
Thumbs up – to Uncle Chippie's, Hannaford, the Lyceum & HSM3 for making this a super birthday party!