Swedish Dogs Are Theater Hounds

by Mary Haight on January 7, 2011

Great Dane
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Marketing manager Jenny Dyback Stromback of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in Scandinavia has what must be a great job – working for a company so forward thinking that they would open a theater allowing families to bring their dogs along…or is a theater for dogs, allowing their families to come along?

In a report from The Local, Sweden’s news in English, Stromback said: “A pet is a family affair and for dog and pet owners, it is obvious that they must find things to do together…Often, this means that one may be excluded from many fun activities, such as going to theatres, museums or restaurants. We are changing that now.”

The Thursday grand opening, a movie about a Great Dane named Marmaduke, was open to dogs, fish in aquariums, and…ahh, reptiles. No species discrimination here, but I’ll be waiting for *that* story soon…in the meantime, no popcorn will be available, but dog biscuits aplenty at the concession stand! Read on…

(Thanks to @doggiestylish’s Karen Friesecke for the tweet that led to this little ditty;)

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7 comments
Petsupply
Petsupply

It is a good idea to take my lovely dog with me everywhere I go. And hope this idea can put into practise. ^_^

Amy@GoPetFriendly
Amy@GoPetFriendly

Great idea! We saw an event in Richmond, VA last year where an animal shelter was raising funds by holding a "Take Your Dog to the Movies" event. The theater was pet friendly, but only for that day. I think it would be great if that was an option all the time! (Though, Buster and Ty would probably not have the skills to be movie-goers.)

veryvizsla
veryvizsla

I'm so jealous of the Europeans! They can bring their dogs anywhere!! BTW thanks for the shout out!! Glad I could bring you a little inspiration :)

Pamela
Pamela

I love the idea of taking Honey with me everywhere I go. But I hope dog people are conscious of what is going to make their dogs happiest. I know many dogs would find being stuck in a movie theater surrounded by other dogs and lots of interesting smells but being unable to sniff and explore very upsetting. It's nice when we can have our dogs with us but is it always best for our dogs? I guess that's the question we need to ask ourselves over and over.

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