Movie Review: Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory in Dolby Cinema

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Finding Dory Movie Poster

Disney Pixar’s new film Finding Dory opened in theaters on June 17th! We watched it from the comfort of our reclining chairs at Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime. We’ve seen enough movies at a Dolby Cinema that my kids now ask to go to the theater with the “seats that are like Disney rides”. Not only do the seats recline, they also rumble with the action and you can literally FEEL the sound. The kids think it’s the coolest thing (and so do I)! One of my favorite features about Dolby Cinema is the reserved seating. I don’t know about your toddler, but mine starts getting antsy if the movie hasn’t started within 10 minutes of arriving. The reserved seating makes it so we can arrive right before the movie starts and still get a good seat. If you are headed to see Finding Dory this week, scroll down for the list of Dolby Cinemas that will be showing it. It’s by far our most favorite way to watch a movie! Keep on reading for my Finding Dory review (no spoilers) and what age I’d recommend this movie for.

Finding Dory Dolby Cinema


Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family. 


After you watch the movie, you can keep the fun going at home with this Finding Dory Memory Match Game! Click on the image and you can download the game to print at home. 

Finding Dory Matching Game 


Like the synopsis stated, Finding Dory picks right up where Finding Nemo left off. Dory remembers that she has a family and goes on an adventure to look for them. Finding Nemo was played on repeat around here and is at the top of my favorite Pixar movie list, so Finding Dory had a lot to live up to. It more than surpassed my expectations! The new characters are awesome (Hank and Destiny are our favorites) and without giving away anything, the storyline doesn’t disappoint. You will LOVE baby Dory! 


Like Finding Nemo, Finding Dory was also very much about overcoming obstacles and taking risks. Albert Einstein was quoted saying, “A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for”. Sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone, or the safety of “shore”, to achieve your goals. Dory is plagued with short term memory loss, but her motto in life is to “just keep swimming” and she does so with such a positive attitude and kindness towards others. What a great message, for both children and adults, to take away from a movie! Just be kind, keep trying and tomorrow is a new day with renewed hope.


I’ve already received several emails and messages asking if this PG rated movie is suitable for certain ages. With any movie, my response is that all children are sensitive to different things and you know your child best. You may want to screen this particular movie first if your child is adopted, in the foster care system or if a parent is deceased. Overall, I thought that Disney Pixar did a wonderful job of taking younger children into consideration when making this movie. There was only one intense scene (with plenty of warning to distract or go to the restroom during) that was very mild for my own children (almost 3 and almost 6). This movie got two FINS up from me! By the way, you’ll want to stay until after the credits for a bonus scene! 


Here is a list of all participating Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime locations playing Finding Dory on opening week:

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AMC Desert Ridge 18
AMC Mesa Grand 24

AMC Burbank 16
AMC Century City 15
AMC NewPark 12

AMC North Point Mall 12

AMC Hawthorn 12

AMC Town Center 20

AMC BarryWoods 24

AMC Town Square 18

New York
AMC Empire 25

New Jersey
AMC Garden State 16

AMC Deerbrook 24
AMC Willowbrook 24
AMC NorthPark 15
AMC Village on the Parkway 9

AMC Hampton Town Centre 24
AMC Tysons Corner 16

AMC River Park Square 20

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