Toddlers on PG-13 movies [RANT]

posted 1 year ago in No Kids
Post # 2
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Busy bee

We pay extra to have the comfy reclining seats and usually hit a 9:30pm movie to avoid these situations. 

I agree it was rude but I’m not sure what else you could have done, maybe complain to the theatre? 

Technically you can go see a PG-13 movie at any age as long as you have parental guidance no? 

Either way that sucks but I thought that movie was awesome! 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Shockingly I have never encountered crying kids in a movie, but I would be livid.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Ugh, I am so sorry your late night movie was ruined by garbage parenting. Movie tickets aren’t cheap! 

I’m a parent of a toddler and I totally agree with you! We are waiting for the Avengers movie to come out on DVD or streaming to watch after our little one goes to sleep because it’s not developmentally appropriate or considerate of other moviegoers to watch any movie with her yet, let alone a PG-13 superhero movie. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

 funnyfox :  that sucks bee.  I’d have left and demanded a refund from the manager.  30+ minutes is at least a quarter of the movie, may as well just see it again and hope the other audience members arent so disruptive next time.  

Also, once the manager has to start refunding she/he may start to consider enforcing some sort of civility rules….

ETA: This made me look up how long the movie is.  Holy cow movies are getting long.  Ok so 30 min is about 20% of the movie.  Still.. long enough to say screw it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

Yikes! I also have never encountered this, but I would have been really bothered! I’d recommend asking an employee to speak with them next time. At the very least, they should refund your ticket.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

funnyfox :  preach. it baffles me sometimes what people think is acceptable in a public setting (and i even mean adults without kids!) honestly, i think there should be cut-off hours for kids at theaters. after 8pm? adults-only showings.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

tobeornottobe7 :  technically you can even take your toddler to R rated movie if you want.  0_0

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

funnyfox :  this bothers me too. I understand crying babies can’t be avoided at the grocery store and other communal places but at the movies? That is definitely bad parenting and just disrespectful. Even hearing a 30 second cell phone ring is disrespecful in a movie. Next time grab an usher and get those parents and their screaming baby out of the movie. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i know AMC has no restrictions on children.  a child of any age can attend any showing.

if you did not enjoy your experience, you should have left sooner and asked for your money back.  had some drinks or dinner and gone to the next showing.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

amanda1988 : That is crazy! As a toddler I could barely sit through a tv show let alone a long ass movie, never mind a scary overstimulating one at that! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

Definitely some irresponsible parenting, sorry your movie was not relaxing bee. Not much to do about it now, but sucks that you had such an experience!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Movie theatres have been a shit show since the late 90’s. Wait for it to come out on demand. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

We have a theater chain here called Alamo Drafthouse that is extremely strict on noise/talking during movies. If someone is talking at all, even whispering, you write it on a little card and the waitstaff/manager will ask them once to please be quiet. If they continue they are ejected with no refund (seen it happen a few times). 

I wish they would pick this model up at more theaters. We’re big movie goers, we usually go at least once a week. But once our baby comes we’ll either find a sitter or go to the drive-in theater where we can make sure she isn’t disrupting anyone else. Plus I figure the drive in is good practice for the “real” theater to get her used to seeing movies and knowing she can’t rowdy or unruly. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

tobeornottobe7 :   We paid extra to have the comfy seats in the adults only theatre and ended up sitting next to a breastfeeding woman who brought her baby and young toddler with her to the last Avengers movie. Baby cried and mom left the theater at one point, with the toddler there by herself to make noise and crawl around the seats. Also, when she was breastfeeding right next to me and I could hear the baby doing the slurping sounds. It was very distracting. Baby crying. Toddler crawling all over the reclining seats. It was an “adults only” theatre that served alcohol & meals. I complained at one point to staff (which is why the lady finally went out with her crying baby but left her toddler behind)

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