Four local theaters offer special showings just for parents, while several Landmark theaters feature cry rooms. At Reel Moms, operating...

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Four local theaters offer special showings just for parents, while several Landmark theaters feature cry rooms.

At Reel Moms, operating at three local Loews theaters, parents can see new movies at 11 a.m. Tuesdays with babies through age 12 months.

The auditorium lights are dimmed but not fully dark. Parents are free to walk in the aisles or lobby area with babies. The sound is monitored so that it is loud enough to hear but not too loud to startle infants. Adults pay the regular admission price; babies are free.

For more information, visit www.enjoytheshow.com/reelmoms and click on “Seattle.” Loews At Alderwood, 18601 33rd Ave. W., Lynnwood, 425-921-2980; Loews Meridian 16, 1501 7th Ave., Seattle, 206-223-9600; and Loews Woodinville 12, 17640 Garden Way. N.E., Woodinville, 425-398-1400.

Kirkland Parkplace cinema (404 Parkplace Center, Kirkland, 425-827-9000) offers its own parent-and-baby program at 9:45 a.m. every other Friday; the next will be Jan. 20. The cinema opens all its auditoriums so parents can choose which feature they want to see.

Cry rooms

Three Landmark Theatres feature auditoriums with soundproof cry rooms fronted by glass windows. Call Landmark’s information line at 206-781-5755 or www.landmarktheatres.com (click on Seattle). Parents are advised to come early as cry-room seating is first come, first served.

Theaters with cry rooms are Guild 45th, 2115 N. 45th St., Seattle (located in Blue Room, seats two adults); Metro Cinemas, 4500 Ninth Ave. N.E., Seattle (seats up to five adults); and Varsity Theatre, 4329 N.E. University Way, Seattle (seats two adults).

Compiled by Stephanie Dunnewind, Seattle Times staff reporter