Toddlers on PG-13 movies [RANT]

posted 1 year ago in No Kids
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

amanda1988 :  We went and saw The Witch whenever it came out and a guy brought his 5 and 7 year old with him to watch it.

They never made a peep (likely traumatized) but even I was giving some side eye about bringing kids to that sort of movie. 

Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

slomotion :  my mom would watch horror films with me when i was growing up (at home).  The Haunting, Pet Cemetary, etc…

The only saving grace is that it would generally be midday.  So I remember going outside and just standing by one of her little shrubs and picking leaves off of them while staring, eyes unfocused, in to space trying to process what I’d just watched. lol

I do not recommend doing that to your kid.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

This is the reason I only go to movies at an ‘upscale’ theater chain we have here in SoCal… there’s a sort of unspoken rule not to bring your kids and they charge full-price for kids and infants. I rarely see kids there and if so they are usually well behaved. Now if adults could learn to eat popcorn quietly with their mouths closed, my movie watching experience could be perfect!

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper

jannigirl :  we are supposed to be getting an adults only theatre and I would be sooo upset if that happened! 

I always try to sit at the very back row because I somehow always end up in front of some kid who kicks my seat the entire movie. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
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amanda1988 :  Same! I remember watch The Leprechaun and The Crow (not horror, but still kind of dark for a kid) and Pet Semetary 1 And 2.

I felt more bad for the kids in The Witch because of a particular scene involving the baby which was hard for me as an adult to watch but hopefully they didn’t realize what was going on. And on the bright side, I guess they learned if they acted up Black Phillip and The Witch would come for them? 😂

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

Ugh. The last time I remember screaming toddlers at a theater was when I went to see Pan’s Labyrinth. It was rated 14-A for violence and gore!! Also it was a subtitled movie, so unless your toddler understands Spanish, or reads English at a grade 8 level, why the hell did you bring them!?

It was a scary, bloody movie. The little kids were screaming in terror. I watched it as an adult with my hand my hands over my eyes for some parts. NOT A KIDS MOVIE.

Some parents are just selfish jerks. “Let me ruin the movie experience for everybody else because I choose to bring my child to an event that is not for children.”

 

If you find yourself in that situation again, I’d leave the show and speak to the manager. If they don’t ask the loud people to leave, get a refund and try watching it another time. Sorry your movie experience got ruined.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Well said. I go on this rant all the time. And not just about movies, but about toddlers with iPads, three-year-olds having televisions and Grand Theft Auto in their bedrooms, kids being goaded with toys and candy to stop crying…

Blah. 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

ajillity81 :  It might depend on the location. Our AMCs have age restrictions depending on the rating of the movie, and the timing of the showing.

I would have complained to a theatre staff member. That’s gotten me results in the past. I almost complained when I saw Infinity Wars, because an adult two rows in front of me was surfing Facebook for most of the end of the movie, meaning there was a huge white and blue spotlight distracting me from the screen. My husband was holding me back lol. He’d rather deal than cause a scene. He says I’m going to force him into a fight one day.

Post # 25
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samael :  It’s pretty great! They do a lot of fun events and special showings too! We’re actually going tomorrow as they are doing a viewing of Childs Play with the entire cast present who will be doing an audience Q&A after the movie. 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

slomotion :  One of my best friends worked at Alamo in Austin. She was always telling me about the events they have. I remember a few years ago the had a spice girls event. Lol 

Post # 27
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

As a new parent, this pissed me off sooooo much! This is what babysitters are for. And part of being a parent is realizing you can’t do everything you used to be able to do. So if you can’t get a sitter, you don’t go. 

Our first outing after our baby was born was actually to see Black Panther. We left our son with my parents and looked forward to a kid-free time. Wouldn’t you guess that there was a crying baby in the theater? We were both pretty pissed. 

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