When I first heard about The Little Mermaid Second Screen Live event happening in theaters, I scoffed. I mean, doesn’t it sound super annoying to sit in a theater full of people playing on their iPads? Boy was I wrong. I had a chance to try out The Little Mermaid Second Screen Live at my local theater, and I have to say, it was a blast.
In theaters for just a limited time, movie goers are to bring their iPad or iPad mini pre-downloaded with a free app designed especially for the movie. You MUST pre-download, as we learned the hard way that you can’t do it at the theater. Luckily we had two devices with us, and one of them did have the app loaded and ready to go.
The movie is advertised as a “Second Screen” showing, so guests are aware that everyone in the theater will be “playing” on their devices. When it starts, you are given instructions by Jodi Benson, Ariel herself, as to how to start the app and get logged in with a player name. This happens VERY fast, so pay attention and be ready!
If you are a Little Mermaid fan, get to the theater quick. You’ll love this unique experience as you play, sing, and laugh your way through what I think is one of the very best movies ever made. Scroll through the photos below to see why YOU should bring YOUR iPad to the movie! Quick! You don’t want to miss out on Crab-e-Oke, do you?
For more information or to find a participating theater near you, visit the official Little Mermaid Second Screen Live site.