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Old 05-04-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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What age would you start taking you LO to the theater?

Our theater here offers the 1 dollar movies over the summer. I would like to take my 11y old, but I have one who will be 17m's would you go?
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Mine has gone since he was a newborn. He does great until the popcorn is gone...then he starts to get wiggly. I only had to walk out on one movie with him (winnie the pooh).
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:40 AM   #3
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Thanks I so wanted to take her because I know she would like it plus it is a cheap fun thing to do once a week.
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I took my first one at 18 months. Just be prepared that you may have to go into the lobby. With it being the $1 summer movies for kids, people do not expect it to be 100% quiet. Here, during those movies kids are running up and down the aisle( not that I am saying that is ok, lol)
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I took my first one at 18 months. Just be prepared that you may have to go into the lobby. With it being the $1 summer movies for kids, people do not expect it to be 100% quiet. Here, during those movies kids are running up and down the aisle( not that I am saying that is ok, lol)
I had not gone in the past, but I was thinking this would be a good way to get her used to it. She loves movies and all things big kid, but does not sit still to save her life.
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Yep, the $1 movies are pretty much nothing but kids! You will be fine.
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Not before they can sit still and quietly. I for one find it rude and disrespectful to take them before they can do both of those things. I paid to watch a movie not to listen to some little child.
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Not before they can sit still and quietly. I for one find it rude and disrespectful to take them before they can do both of those things. I paid to watch a movie not to listen to some little child.
I've noticed adults are worse than kids. They are on their phones with the light lighting up at least 3 rows, they talk during it, they cough and hack, there have even been a few times recently where a lady had to explain everything to the person next to her.

If you don't take kids, then how will they learn how to act? If you don't want to pay to hear kids then don't go to a kids movie.

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Re: LO's and movie theaters

We took our kids to the discount movies on my bday a couple of weeks ago to watch chipwrecked, my baby is 3 months old now, she was quiet and didn't fuss, I was prepared to leave had she become disruptive though.
I would not go to a full price theater with her jic I had to leave in the middle of it though.
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If I went to a $1 movie for kids, I would go with the understanding that the entire theatre would be disruptive.

For a full price movie geared towards adults (or atleast towards kids who can watch full movies), then I would definitely wait until my child could sit still.
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