It’s Good to Be the King

He made a lot of empty threats during your childhood while keeping all of his promises, and for both of those reasons you’ll thank your dad today. In Dallas, you’ve got options for expressing your affection; the grandest of those is the transformative dining and rodeo experience of Medieval Times (2021 N. Stemmons Freeway), where the king of each household eats for free. Naturally, you’ll want to shell out the extra coin for the complete package — you know, the one that costs $20 but gets dad a beer, a stein to take home, a photo and a flag. What dad doesn’t love a nice flag? Visit Deion Sanders hosts the Prime Time Dads Father’s Day Celebration at The Point at Victory Park (2990 Olive St.). You’ll get food and the all-important togetherness because dinner is coupled with family fun activities, panels and more. Tickets cost $10, and the event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Get ’em at If your dad and his grill have food handled, you should take him for some cinematic reminiscing. There really is no better family film than E.T., where a charming alien hangs out with stuffed animals, rides in bike baskets and wants desperately to go home. Dads are not immune to its charms, so take yours to one of the area’s special 2 p.m. screenings happening; choose either Cinemark Megaplex 17 (11819 Webb Chapel Road) or Cinemark Tinseltown Grapevine (911 E. Northwest Highway). Visit
Sun., June 16, 2013
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Jamie Laughlin
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