Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Would you support or frequent a "no kids allowed" movie theater locally?

Or, it could be movie times and theaters set aside at a big movie theater like Showcase where there were kid free times. By kids Johnny also means teens, say 0-17.

We realize there will be people who think such a suggestion is child bashing because "their children" are little angels all the time in every situation (except when they aren't) but sometimes adults just want to leave the text message crowd and screeching kiddies out of the mix for a couple three hours.

What say you?


glimmertwinfan said...

I thought there already was. It was when a movie is rated "R".

And don't tell me that is not enforced. It must be, isn't it law?

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

I just realized such a theater set up might keep anybody from working at Showcase and it SURE means nobody working the snack bar

Anonymous said...

Or how about certain show times that ban children? Say from 9pm on would be no children or teens?

it really is TERRBILE when you pay at least $9.00 for a movie only to have a bunch of giggling teens in back of your seat and completely miss the movie dialogue But you DID hear how bad the school day was.

And I didn't know when it became ok for parents just to drop of their teens just to get rid of them for the evening which seems to happen quite often too.

Melanie Seasons said...

Here, here! I'll even donate to a fund that gives them Netflix just so that they can stay home!

portuguesa nova said...

I would pay 7 trillion dollars for the privelege of going to a movie theater that has a built in daycare ala Ikea.

We have been to exactly three movies since our child was born 18 months ago.

We wouldn't think of bringing the child with us (admittedly, for our own sanity, not yours, the kid is a whackjob), but nobody wants to waste their time babysitting for a lousy two hours, so we always have to do it in the context of dinner-and-a-movie, which, with babysitters costing $8 an hour, and movie tickets more than that, plus dinner ends up costing as much as a minivacation.

glimmertwinfan said...

>> ends up costing as much as a minivacation.

Yep. Same here. A night out together is easy $150. I'm not cheap, but that definitely requires a little planning, when done frequently.

Cheer up portuguesa, you only have about 12 more years until this isn't an issue. Unless you have more. I have two, ages 8 and 6.

We rarely see movies. I can't justify the 2 hours of sitting. If we take a night out, I want a real night out.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Very good comments everyone. And portuguesa nova that's a very good idea. Imagine that, a child care area where by showing your show ticket, they could play in a supervised area while you enjoy the show. No kids in the theater, and parents satisfied their kids are being looked after.

I remember very well the first Lord of the Rings movie when parents who wanted to see it brought their small children with them and as soon as the Ring Wraiths appeared there were a few screamingly inconsolable children.

I'd also like to commend you portuguesa nova for realizing as a parent, kids are a disturbance in a theater situation for more adult movies. Many aren't as enlightened as you.

TrixielovesYpsi said...

Johnny, I was sitting next to you at that LOTR showing. Given that I was a little scared of the Wraiths, I can't imagine WTF the parents were thinking bringing their 5-and-unders to the show. Where is their common sense?