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Old 04-22-2015, 02:36 PM
 
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Perhaps a sign at the entrance saying something like 'For the dining enjoyment of all our guests, anyone displaying inappropriate behavior accompanied by loud noise will be asked to leave the premises. This includes both adults and children (with a doggie bag, if required). Your understanding of this policy is appreciated.' Add a smiley face or something.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:02 PM
 
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Perhaps a sign at the entrance saying something like 'For the dining enjoyment of all our guests, anyone displaying inappropriate behavior accompanied by loud noise will be asked to leave the premises. This includes both adults and children (with a doggie bag, if required). Your understanding of this policy is appreciated.' Add a smiley face or something.
Yes, because people always listen.

You shouldn't have any problems!
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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I wish not just in restaurants but in cinemas too! It's really annoying that you will go to the theater, pay the right amount and then suddenly there is a child screaming, crying and making other noises. You can't focus on the movie but instead to the annoying child. I remember watching Cinderella last month, it was my first time to watch movie after several months. At my back I think that boy is around 3 years old, he keep on screaming "Mommy!" then rocking the seats which was my backseat. I didn't enjoy that much. This is not the first time it happened. I decided that I would just download the movie and watch it at home where I can comfortably enjoy it. I came to watch movie in a theater to relax but I always end up frustrated.
But we should be ok with all that noise your kids do when unwrapping their snacks, sharing their popcorn, slurping their drinks, or shaking their ice ? Now this seriously annoys me when going to movies. But I understand that it's part of the package.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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I wish not just in restaurants but in cinemas too! It's really annoying that you will go to the theater, pay the right amount and then suddenly there is a child screaming, crying and making other noises. You can't focus on the movie but instead to the annoying child. I remember watching Cinderella last month, it was my first time to watch movie after several months. At my back I think that boy is around 3 years old, he keep on screaming "Mommy!" then rocking the seats which was my backseat. I didn't enjoy that much. This is not the first time it happened. I decided that I would just download the movie and watch it at home where I can comfortably enjoy it. I came to watch movie in a theater to relax but I always end up frustrated.
So wait, a child was making noise at a PG movie aimed at children? Get out! With the illegal download comment I'm inclined to think you're a troll.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:23 PM
 
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What if, just what if taking kids to public places young actually is essential for raising a well rounded, well mannered person?
No way. All kids are horrible little brats who should be locked away until they're 18. I can't believe I even have to look at packaged diapers at the grocery store. I'm just so angry that children exist! GET OFF MY LAWN!
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:59 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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I wish not just in restaurants but in cinemas too! It's really annoying that you will go to the theater, pay the right amount and then suddenly there is a child screaming, crying and making other noises. You can't focus on the movie but instead to the annoying child. I remember watching Cinderella last month, it was my first time to watch movie after several months. At my back I think that boy is around 3 years old, he keep on screaming "Mommy!" then rocking the seats which was my backseat. I didn't enjoy that much. This is not the first time it happened. I decided that I would just download the movie and watch it at home where I can comfortably enjoy it. I came to watch movie in a theater to relax but I always end up frustrated.
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But we should be ok with all that noise your kids do when unwrapping their snacks, sharing their popcorn, slurping their drinks, or shaking their ice ? Now this seriously annoys me when going to movies. But I understand that it's part of the package.
I haven't been in a movie theatre since January, 2006. It's just not worth the aggravation.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:38 PM
 
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I would absolutely patronize a company that didn't have little kids in it. My parents would leave someplace if we were being unruly and we learned it was not something they tolerated.

I worked at a second-run movie theatre for awhile. One night a lady brought her BABY into a violent action packed movie. The late show to boot. The show was sold out and the kid just screamed and screamed. People complained and rightfully so. I went to the lady and offered her free tickets good for any showing, any time. Her response? "I came here to see this movie and I'm going to see the damn movie!" There was no reasoning with her. And she was furious with me for suggesting she come back another time.

People are idiots. I'm betting the ones that slammed the place the most also have the most unruly kids.
A few years ago my husband and I went to the theater to see a movie called The Devil Inside. It's about an exorcism gone wrong. Anyway, there was a lady there with two little kids about 4 & 5 years old. The kids were obviously terrified because they were screaming and crying through the entire movie. One of them kept screaming "I want to leave" over and over. Their mother acted oblivious to it even though everyone in the theater was telling her to get her kids out of there. It was a fun afternoon at the movies.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:31 PM
 
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A few years ago my husband and I went to the theater to see a movie called The Devil Inside. It's about an exorcism gone wrong. Anyway, there was a lady there with two little kids about 4 & 5 years old. The kids were obviously terrified because they were screaming and crying through the entire movie. One of them kept screaming "I want to leave" over and over. Their mother acted oblivious to it even though everyone in the theater was telling her to get her kids out of there. It was a fun afternoon at the movies.
This happened to my husband and I, as well. We were seeing "Identity" about a dozen years ago. Pretty much a slasher/horror flick where a mother is decapitated within the first five minutes. A woman had brought her FOUR children to watch this movie, aged from about four to ten, and they were all terrified. I complained to the manager and he said there was nothing he could do. He eventually agreed to go and speak with her. She freaked out, demanded to know who complained, swore loudly that she wasn't going anywhere. So we asked for our money back and left. We weren't the only ones who did so, either.

What is stopping movie theaters from banning this sort of behavior?
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I was recently at a restaurant where there were children. One group of parents was totally oblivious to their annoying little brats. Then an Asian family came in with two children who were the same age as the brats. They were so well-behaved that I actually complimented them to their parents. They thanked me and said they are the same way at home. It's ALL about the parents.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:14 AM
 
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It's ALL about the parents.


Absolutely!

On a few occasions, I have also complimented parents whose children acted like civilized little human beings, rather than out-of-control savages.

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