*This post was sponsored by Coca-Cola and AMC Theatres. Views are my own.
We are officially in the holiday season, my FAVORITE time of the year! I had a very low key and relaxing Thanksgiving, avoided the Black Friday madness and spent the rest of the weekend putting up my Christmas Tree!
Pretty right? :-)
Between Christmas and my birthday, New Year’s Eve (yep I am a NYE baby) I simply love the holiday season! One of my favorite traditions is going to the movies! I can remember when I was a teenager every Christmas, after all the presents were open and we were done “throwing down” on comfort food we would all head to the theater to check out the latest movie as a family. Even as an adult and after my mom passed we still try to keep the tradition going.
So before I travel to Texas for my Christmas vacation I got together with a few of my Chicago girls for a movie night at AMC Theatres on the Magnificent Mile.
Having access to a “Gold Ticket” made us feel like V.I.P.’s as we heading into check out the latest Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. One upgrade at the recently renovated AMC 600 N. Michigan is reserved seating! No more fighting to try and find sets all together or walking in late and ending up on the front row. Woo Hoo!
There can be no movie without popcorn and a Coca-Cola so our next step was to the concession stand with our AMC Gift Card. I couldn't wait to try out the new Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine and get a sip of a fun combination of flavor and refreshment.
The #AMCCocaColaFreestyle partnership is awesome! There are over 100 flavor combinations and the sleek retro fountain stand has a fun touch screen.
We spent way too long at the machine sampling and playing around with all the different flavors, we almost missed the beginning of our movie :-)
So this is how the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine works:
- Select your beverage choice. I went went Coca-Cola Classic. It was cool to see they had Powerade and Dasani options as well.
- Select your flavors. This is where the fun began! I went with a mixture of Coca-Cola Raspberry, Coca-Cola Vanilla and Coca-Cola Cherry. I got so excited when I saw the Coca-Cola Vanilla that I totally missed that they already have a “Cherry Vanilla” choice! Which is the best combination ever!
- Keep selecting as many flavors as your want!
My friend tried another fun combination of Peach and Vanilla Sprite, which I can’t wait to try on my next visit! My friend and career coach Althea isn’t much of a soda drinker so she was happy to see the Minute Maid Lemonade options!
After all the fun with the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine. It was time to kick back in the new reclining seats and enjoy Katniss and the crew rage against President Snow in #MockinjayPart1
Excellent movie, comfortable seats and a flavor filled beverage made for the perfect movie night!
What movies will you check out this holiday season?