Would You Take Your Pet to the Theater?

Photo credit CreditPeter Prato for The New York Times

I finally got to see Isle of Dogs this past weekend after the previous weekend’s failed attempt. It’s a delightful movie. Wes Andersen excels in stop-motion, the dogs are funny and quirky and relatable, and I loved the Japanese setting (though my Japanese is so rusty at this point that I only caught words here and there, not entire sentences). I highly recommend it.

As the theater filled up, I couldn’t help but think of this article I read about a clever promotion by the movie studio. A few weeks ago there was a special screening of the movie in New York where people were encouraged to bring their dogs. They include the best red-carpet photos ever.

It appears that the dogs were remarkably well behaved. If you have a dog, do you think he/she would sit still in a movie theater seat for 2 hours while surrounded by dogs and while watching a movie full of dogs?

I know for sure that my cats would have none of it. They would hide in their cat carriers for the entire movie, even if I tempted Biddy with popcorn (he loves popcorn, which I have to be careful about, because he doesn’t floss). Maybe I can test that theory during the sequel, Isle of Cats.

Would you take your pet to the theater?