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Escape Goat
(10-07-2017, 10:52 PM)
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Lol

I said this last night at my blade runner showing. Some guy brought his son who was probably 7 or 8 and his daughter who was maybe 11. They weren’t disruptive so I didn’t really care but why he spent 30 bucks for their tickets to a movie they couldn’t understand was strange to me.
Clockwork5
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(10-07-2017, 11:56 PM)
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Movie Theaters are the worst.
Aiustis
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(10-08-2017, 12:32 AM)
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I went to R-Rated movies all the time as a kid. Interview with the Vampire when I was like 6. I saw Scream when I was 8. Scary Movie, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Craft, Alien 3, and Wes Craven's New Nightmare are all movie I saw in theater. Granted I was quiet.
Mammoth Jones
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(10-08-2017, 12:41 AM)
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Shit's too expensive for me to have a shitty movie theater experience. It's primarily why I don't go anymore. I'll see it on iTunes. But yea, I wouldn't even bother asking them to be quiet. It'd just leave mid-movie and go get my money back. The theater shouldn't be letting kids into an R movie like that alone.
Camper Van Beethoven
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(10-08-2017, 12:45 AM)
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Children are awful in every situation.
Used-ID
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(10-08-2017, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

Secretly the best reason to serve alcohol in theaters.

This. This right here. The wife and I only go to Star Cinema Grill (Alamo Drafthouse clone).

I think the hard alcohol drinks bring in a different crowd, vs the crowd that just goes to sit through a movie.
Wood Man
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(10-08-2017, 01:09 AM)
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They probably got tickets for a different movie then sneaked into Blade Runner. I did it all the time with R-Rated movies. But I was smart enough to keep my mouth shut to not draw attention to myself.

If you talked to an usher they should've booted them out right away.

I think 13 -14 is okay for R if the kid is mature enough and they can handle it. I watched Terminator 2 when I was 10 no problem. But I've seen parents bring their 5-6 year olds to horror movies. That's crazy.
Lokimaru
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(10-08-2017, 01:20 AM)
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I don't feel it's my right to deny someone else the right to do what I myself did in my youth. Seems kinda shitty and hypocritical.
Alter_Fridge
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(10-08-2017, 01:22 AM)
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I can definitely relate to kids ruining adult time. My ex had an 8 year old daughter and had irrational anxiety and would not let us close the bedroom door if she was in the house. 2 and a half years of perpetual cock blocking :/
brian577
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(10-08-2017, 01:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lokimaru

I don't feel it's my right to deny someone else the right to do what I myself did in my youth. Seems kinda shitty and hypocritical.

When they're being disruptive...fuck their rights. As if a minor has any to begin with.
_Ryo_
(10-08-2017, 01:27 AM)
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This is why I usually go to the movie by myself at like 1pm-4pm on weekdays when children are still at school.
Shaanyboi
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(10-08-2017, 01:29 AM)
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I thought this was going to be about IT and child actors. But yeah, when I saw Watchmen, there was a family with two kids looking around 10-ish. They immediately ran out of the theater at the sight of Doctor Manhattan's dick.
sphagnum
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(10-08-2017, 01:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Widdle Puppy

Apparently when that mel gibson shit film the Passion of the Christ came out movie theaters in red states were absolute shit and full of chrisitian families and their kids.

That's on purpose, it's to instill in children how much Jesus sacrificed for them. I was religious when I was younger and I appreciated it. Looking back, it's obviously weird, but it's a totally different culture.
NoblesseOblige
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(10-08-2017, 01:30 AM)
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I work nights so I usually catch movies during the day. I went to see IT a few weeks ago at 10AM on a Tuesday and this guy brought his kid who couldn't have been older than 10. Not only should the little brat been in school but he couldn't stop noisily fidgeting, or asking questions. He had no inside voice.

Kids should be banned from the theatre.
Alter_Fridge
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(10-08-2017, 01:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by NoblesseOblige

I work nights so I usually catch movies during the day. I went to see IT a few weeks ago at 10AM on a Tuesday and this guy brought his kid who couldn't have been older than 10. Not only should the little brat been in school but he couldn't stop noisily fidgeting, or asking questions. He had no inside voice.

Kids should be banned from the theatre.

Parents should do their job and keep their damn kids quiet or remove themselves from the theater
tanooki27
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(10-08-2017, 01:32 AM)
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sangreal
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(10-08-2017, 01:33 AM)
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Oh, children at R-rated movies.

Go to a 21+ theater. Problem solved. R-rating is just a suggestion, and most theaters will let children in w/ parental consent. My preferred theater doesn't let children under 5 into any R-rated screenings, but that won't help with annoying pre-teens
brian577
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(10-08-2017, 01:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alter_Fridge

Parents should do their job and keep their damn kids quiet or remove themselves from the theater

Until then I'm in favor of the ban.
thesoapster
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(10-08-2017, 01:39 AM)
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Some child was brought into Prometheus when I saw it. Wtf?
Travo
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(10-08-2017, 01:44 AM)
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Thought this would be about children in R rated movies. I wanted to talk about Andy in Child’s Play.
Niko Bellic
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(10-08-2017, 02:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Paradise Brunch

I asked them to be more quiet couple times which they did, only to do the same few minutes after.

Bad form. You end up looking uptight and invite escalation. Unfortunately, you just have to accept situations like these and go with the flow. Try to laugh it off and keep it from ruining your enjoyment of the film. Compartmentalization is key.

Originally Posted by Paradise Brunch

P.S I still enjoyed the movie though :p

Glad to hear it. Gonna try to catch it at a matinee tomorrow. I suspect my experience won't be too far off from yours.
Poltergust
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(10-08-2017, 02:09 AM)
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I also thought that this thread would be about children in R-rated movies.

I'm gonna do a mini-hijack here: do these child actors ever watch the end product of the movies they have roles in? I've always been curious about that.
Dr.Acula
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(10-08-2017, 02:25 AM)
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Children at R-Rated Movies.
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Banned
(10-08-2017, 02:26 AM)
This is the human reason why I quit going to the theater. The other reasons were a long stretch of absolutely nothing decent releasing, and the fact DVDs are the price of two tickets, and takeout in bed with my girlfriend is the superior viewing experience.
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(10-08-2017, 02:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Escape Goat

Lol

I said this last night at my blade runner showing. Some guy brought his son who was probably 7 or 8 and his daughter who was maybe 11. They weren’t disruptive so I didn’t really care but why he spent 30 bucks for their tickets to a movie they couldn’t understand was strange to me.

Kid duty. Mom was probably traveling.
OrangeAtlas
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(10-08-2017, 02:40 AM)
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I remember going to see Parker (Jason Statham movie) and during an intense fight scene I heard crying, only to turn around and see a horrified child.

For the most part I don't get a lot of kids being disruptive in my mature showings, mainly just the all ages ones. Some parents came in with an infant during The Accountant but it genuinely looked like they were overworked and this was they're only opportunity to get out, and they kept the kid as quiet as possible.

Originally Posted by Poltergust

I also thought that this thread would be about children in R-rated movies.

I'm gonna do a mini-hijack here: do these child actors ever watch the end product of the movies they have roles in? I've always been curious about that.

There's a fun urban myth about Olivia Hussey not being admitted to the premiere of Romeo and Juliet because she was underage and therefore wasn't allowed to see her own nudity in the film, but I'd imagine if kids are allowed to film in a mature environment then they should be able to watch it too.
GreenMonkey
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(10-08-2017, 02:47 AM)
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Saw a 10-ish year old when we went to see IT.

Wife saw a kid that was probably 8 at one of the later Twilight movies.

I mean, some R rated movies can be done. I watched the Matrix with my daughter who is 11. And we skated through the sequels (skipping over the sexy time in Reloaded, she hates anything with kissing).

Common sense media has a nice breakdown of the various elements in the movies. I'm debating watching Alien with her next.

But IT? Fuck no.
Cranster
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(10-08-2017, 03:07 AM)
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They screen tested Halloween 6 The Curse of Michael Myers to 13 year old boys which realistically should not have been possible as it was Rated R.. The end result was that they hated it so much Dimension ordered reshoots without the screen writers input and the director and Dimension butchered the film by making it literally incomprehensible.
ZackieChan
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(10-08-2017, 12:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zoe

That's why I only go to the Drafthouse.

Then you get the goddamn wait staff doing Roadie Runs in front of you the whole movie.
Randam
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(10-08-2017, 12:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boss X

“Children in R-Rated” movies I was expecting
http://images6.fanpop.com/image/phot...-1920-1080.jpg

same here.


and blade runner is R-Rated?

in germany it is free at 12.
new kingsman not under 16.
Mortimer Brewster
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(10-08-2017, 12:31 PM)
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As long as the kids are quiet, respect the audience and are of the right maturity for the content I have no issue with it. In the Summer of 1988 my friends and I got taken to or First R-Rated horror films. It was a drive double header of The Blob and Nightmare on Elm Street 4.
TheGameshark
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(10-08-2017, 03:03 PM)
When me and a buddy of mine saw Mad Max, there was a whole bunch of families taking their underage children to see it. Although Mad Max was definitely more kid friendly than Blade Runner.
matrixman92
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(10-08-2017, 03:12 PM)
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cant even remember the last movie i went to see(R rated or not), where there werent any distractions in the theater. People talking throughout, kids screaming, people scrolling through facebook during the movie and their phone at full brightness.
Zoe
(10-08-2017, 03:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZackieChan

Then you get the goddamn wait staff doing Roadie Runs in front of you the whole movie.

Not really.
Grimm Fandango
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(10-08-2017, 03:35 PM)
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I'll never forget someone bringing a damn baby to Watchmen. FFS
styl3s
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(10-08-2017, 03:43 PM)
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I find it impossible to enjoy a movie at a theater unless it's on a weekday at like 12-1pm because if you go later in the day especially on fri-sun during school year or any day during summer it's just full of obnoxious teens and younger adults yapping and looking at their cell phones.

I wish theaters would be more strict on this behavior but then they would probably go out of business. It's why i wait for most movies to come out on blu-ray/4k. I would rather see it on a smaller screen then have to deal with fucking morons.
One Eyed Willy
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(10-08-2017, 03:45 PM)
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Just build a home threater, and wait 120 days like the rest of us sane people. Movie theaters are the single worst way to watch a movie.
teh_pwn
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(10-08-2017, 03:45 PM)

Originally Posted by ZackieChan

Then you get the goddamn wait staff doing Roadie Runs in front of you the whole movie.

Depends on the drafthouse. Most have stadium seating so it's not a huge deal.

Though Flixs button to alert waiting staff is a bit better.
Fbh
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(10-08-2017, 04:02 PM)
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That's maybe the one big advantage of living in a country where people love dubs and prefer to watch everything dubbed.

If you go watch the subtitled version there are often way less people and you never get kids in the audience.
btrboyev
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(10-08-2017, 04:17 PM)
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I had a couple of dads bring their young boys to the movie, which I thought was kinda cool.
Zaph
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(10-08-2017, 04:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Huw_Dawson

I'd kill for a theatre with etiquette rules in London. :/

Electric Shoreditch or Notting Hill
Everyman Hampstead or Islington
Curzon Soho or Bloomsbury
Prince Charles cinema
Barbican cinema

These are my go-to's. Great cinemas and people behave themselves. Don't bother with chains like Odeon or Vue, they don't give a fuck what people get on to in their screens.
Quick
(10-08-2017, 04:39 PM)
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I saw Straight Outta Compton in theatres when it came out, and there was a kid sitting at the same row as me. He was there by himself, and seemed to have sneaked in. Probably bought a ticket to a different movie and sneaked in to this one. Just before the movie started, theatre employees found him and escorted him out.

And just a couple of weeks ago, I saw Kingsman and there was a mom and his kid there. Didn't notice them when it started.
pretty done
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(10-08-2017, 04:41 PM)
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eh, I saw Scream in the theaters in 5th grade. Glad I grew up in the 90s instead of the outrage era I guess.
Fudgepuppy
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(10-08-2017, 05:36 PM)
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It's usually not the kids bothering me when I go see movies.

Then again, I don't often see kids at the cinemas or movies I go to.
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(10-08-2017, 05:39 PM)
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My worst experiences have always come from adults. Usually crinkling paper and wrappers while smacking on food, and talking too loud. I hate movie theaters.
Jaraghan
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(10-08-2017, 05:55 PM)
Yup. Kids/teens can be annoying as hell in theatres. I have up watching movies during Friday nights. I now go Saturdays around noon. Much older audience, and far less people too.

Edit: adults can be annoying too. When I watched American Made last weekend, a couple came in late. They were probably in their 40s. It was about 20 minutes into the movie, and they stumbled up the stairs. They didn't know where their seats were at, so they brought out their phone and used the flashlight app. Waving it around everywhere, and then they found an aisle to go down. But it wasn't theirs, so they came back to the stairs. Then they brought out a god damn headlamp because apparently they needed more light. Then they found their correct seats, which was just below me and to my right. They then proceeded to open up a bag of candy in the loudest way possible, and talk occasionally throughout the movie. Fuck they were bad.
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Iva Demilcol
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(10-08-2017, 06:06 PM)
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To be honest I've been annoyed more by adults talking, laughing, and in general being obnoxious during movies than by kids at movie theaters.
A Serious Man
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(10-08-2017, 06:14 PM)
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I was in a screening of A History of Violence where two moms brought six kids with them and spent the whole movie giggling and trying to cover their kids eyes whenever something objectionable was on screen. It was one of the first times I understood how someone could be driven to murder.
Dead Guy
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(10-08-2017, 08:18 PM)
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I hate that shit too OP. Nothing worse than a family bringing their screaming spawn into a theater or high class restaurant. I also hate children on planes and continue praying for the day when there exist adult only flights.

As you can probably tell I don't like kids very much
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(10-08-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by A Serious Man

I was in a screening of A History of Violence where two moms brought six kids with them and spent the whole movie giggling and trying to cover their kids eyes whenever something objectionable was on screen. It was one of the first times I understood how someone could be driven to murder.

Bet that stairs scene was fun lol.

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