Honden nemen plaats in de huisdiervriendelijke indoor bioscoopsessie van Aucklandseptember 1, 2019
Mandy Te15:07, Aug 18 2019
Dogs and their owners enjoyed the paw-fect bonding session at New Zealand’s first dog-friendly indoor movie session.
Pet owners and man’s best friend watched The Secret Life of Pets 2 at Academy Cinemas in Auckland CBD on Saturday.
Before curling up on their owners’ laps or settling into their own seats, dogs attending the movie session got to know each other beforehand and had their photos taken by “pup-arazzi”.
The charity event was organised by Fur Child Supply co’s founder Caitlyn Coulston and all ticket proceeds went to the SPCA.
The indoor movie session is understood to be the first of its kind in New Zealand.
Coulston said the event quickly sold out, with all 211 tickets being fetched.
She said the idea came to her when she was sitting and waiting at the movies with her partner.
“I said ‘oh my gosh, this would be a great idea if we could bring our dogs to the movies’,” Coulston said.
“He’d just snuggle up and sit on our knees the whole time – we’ve kind of always thought it’d be really cool if we could get to that stage where you can just take your friend and they can sleep at your feet while you’re at the movies.”
A spokesman for Academy Cinemas said it had been excited to host the event.
“Academy Cinemas has cultivated a reputation over the years for being daring and innovative with our programming. This screening is just the tip of the iceberg of exciting events we’ve got planned throughout the year,” he said.