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Old 09-07-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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I'm going WAY out on a limb here. The sense of entitlement and 'rights' in the bulk of society nowdays has created this.

It doesn't matter that it interferes with someone else's peace or enjoyment or anything else, when someone thinks he/she has the right to do something they want, they do it regardless.

Example (go ahead and jump): Women who breastfeed anywhere and everywhere without regard to how people feel around them, especially with young children whose parents may not wish to have to explain the sight of a naked breast in public. Or people who just plain find it offensive.

Example (again, jump if you are so inclined): Advocates and parents of those with handicaps that are intrusive and sometimes even dangerous to others. i.e. the young man who was banned from a particular church because his behavior interfered with worship of the entire congregation, whose parents even banned him from part of their own house because he messed things up and interfered with siblings work.

Example: The youngsters who aren't taught manners and are disrespectful to adults.

Example: The people who go to the express lane in a grocery store with a cartload of groceries.

Example: The people who run red lights and drive like they are the only ones with someplace to go, with NO consideration of anyone else on the road.

Example: The people who plow the snow out of their driveways in winter, right out into the street or road.

POINT: This has become a selfish society with little consideration given to others in almost every area of our lives. THAT'S why there are crying babies in movie theaters; because their parents don't give a crap about your enjoyment of the movie.
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The past two movies I saw "Spider-man 3" (rated PG-13) and "300" (rated R) parents brought their infant babies and both times, the babies would start crying ... and crying and crying. I'm tired of this! They don't even take them out of the theatre ... they just let them cry and they're going, "Shhhh, shhhh," to the baby. So here we are in the love scene in "300" and to the side I'm hearing "Shhh, shhhh," ugh!

I'm sure I sound insensitive when I say this but come on moms and dads, is it really appropriate to bring your infant kid to a loud movie where it's almost impossible for them not to start crying?

Going to SP3, there were a lot of older kids, too, that shouldn't have been there, IMO, but every parent has the right to raise their kids how they want to raise them. If they think 4 and 5 year olds can go watch the movie, so be it, I'm ok with that. I even think it's cute that in sheer excitement they narrate what's happening to the characters in the movie while we're all watching the movie! I was probably a little sarcastic in this paragraph but honestly, I am OK with it, if it's an appropriate movie.

I'm not even going to start about teenagers and their behaviour in theatres nowadays! Am I being waaaaay to insensitive here about parents bringing their babies? I know it's hard to get a baby-sitter and all that but with movies coming out in 6 months on DVD nowadays, can't you guys wait just a little longer so the rest of us can watch our movies in peace?

Oh boy ... I can feel the angry messages I'm about to get ....
The last one where this happened was just recently seeing The Dark Knight. Right after the movie was over I asked to see the manager and asked for a refund. I gave him a piece of my mind about crying babies in movie theaters and the cost of movie tickets these days. He refunded my money.

Don't hesitate to complain to the manager when stuff like this happens.
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So your saying people with children need forgo there right to enjoy their time out, over those that don't have children? Are you Kidding me?
Get a babysitter or wait for it to come out on DVD where you can enjoy it at home. Not everyone wants to watch a movie while babies are crying.
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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The past two movies I saw "Spider-man 3" (rated PG-13) and "300" (rated R) parents brought their infant babies and both times, the babies would start crying ... and crying and crying. I'm tired of this! They don't even take them out of the theatre ... they just let them cry and they're going, "Shhhh, shhhh," to the baby. So here we are in the love scene in "300" and to the side I'm hearing "Shhh, shhhh," ugh!

I'm sure I sound insensitive when I say this but come on moms and dads, is it really appropriate to bring your infant kid to a loud movie where it's almost impossible for them not to start crying?

Going to SP3, there were a lot of older kids, too, that shouldn't have been there, IMO, but every parent has the right to raise their kids how they want to raise them. If they think 4 and 5 year olds can go watch the movie, so be it, I'm ok with that. I even think it's cute that in sheer excitement they narrate what's happening to the characters in the movie while we're all watching the movie! I was probably a little sarcastic in this paragraph but honestly, I am OK with it, if it's an appropriate movie.

I'm not even going to start about teenagers and their behaviour in theatres nowadays! Am I being waaaaay to insensitive here about parents bringing their babies? I know it's hard to get a baby-sitter and all that but with movies coming out in 6 months on DVD nowadays, can't you guys wait just a little longer so the rest of us can watch our movies in peace?

Oh boy ... I can feel the angry messages I'm about to get ....
Wow, I can't imagine bringing a baby to a movie theatre. I guess if it's an infant who sleeps the whole time but with movies being so expensive nowadays, I wouldn't take my chances. I've seriously seen 2 movies in the theaters since my son was born 5 years ago. If I brought a baby and it started crying, I would run out of the theater immediately but really I wouldn't bring one in the first place. Some people have no mannners!
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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I have an almost 4 year old and he did just fine in the movie theater. Exceptional. I believe it takes common sense on the parent’s part. It was a children’s movie, it was matinee, and I am very strict I just explained what to expect and that we do not talk during the movie. He was so excited! Eyes glued popcorn in hand.

I would not have gone to see this movie if it were not for his request. I did enjoy watching his reactions. The light getting dim, the screen lighting up his eyes, and his mouth loaded with popcorn. I had a good experience but do understand that that is not always the case. It is unfortunate that common sense isn’t so common.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I have always said and believe one class should be a requirement in high school about "common sense"!!
Great job on being a good parent!
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:46 AM
 
Location: On My Way Home
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Get a babysitter or wait for it to come out on DVD where you can enjoy it at home. Not everyone wants to watch a movie while babies are crying.
Don't get me wrong here, I have two small children and have never even thought about taking them to the cinema (too loud). What I was trying to say was that I notice poeple without children seem to feel like their rights are more important than people with children. Everyone should have rights equally.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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Yeah, but children make a lot more noise than adults. Usually. I've had bad experiences with teenagers at movie theaters, so much so that we don't go much anymore. And I have two young kids now but wouldn't take them to anything but a kid's movie, and even then only the oldest one. People have a right to complain when folks bring kids to a movie.

It's a little different with restaurants, I think. People have to eat; they don't have to watch a movie.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm going WAY out on a limb here. The sense of entitlement and 'rights' in the bulk of society nowdays has created this.

It doesn't matter that it interferes with someone else's peace or enjoyment or anything else, when someone thinks he/she has the right to do something they want, they do it regardless.

Example (go ahead and jump): Women who breastfeed anywhere and everywhere without regard to how people feel around them, especially with young children whose parents may not wish to have to explain the sight of a naked breast in public. Or people who just plain find it offensive.

Example (again, jump if you are so inclined): Advocates and parents of those with handicaps that are intrusive and sometimes even dangerous to others. i.e. the young man who was banned from a particular church because his behavior interfered with worship of the entire congregation, whose parents even banned him from part of their own house because he messed things up and interfered with siblings work.

Example: The youngsters who aren't taught manners and are disrespectful to adults.

Example: The people who go to the express lane in a grocery store with a cartload of groceries.

Example: The people who run red lights and drive like they are the only ones with someplace to go, with NO consideration of anyone else on the road.

Example: The people who plow the snow out of their driveways in winter, right out into the street or road.

POINT: This has become a selfish society with little consideration given to others in almost every area of our lives. THAT'S why there are crying babies in movie theaters; because their parents don't give a crap about your enjoyment of the movie.

OMG. This is so on the ball. People just don't care about manners, how their behavior affects people around them, and they think they have the right to do whatever they want. Well, they do have the right - what they don't have is a speck of common courtesy.

Talking in movies, taking two spots in the parking lot, leaving your grocery cart wherever, cutting in line, leaving your trash/throwing it on the street, driving on the cell phone, bringing ridiculously huge carry-on luggage on the plane, treating service people rudely...the list is never-ending.

And yes. This all happens b/c very few people care about the safety, enjoyment, and feelings of other people anymore. The sad thing is that the kids see this and think that's appropriate behavior.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Don't get me wrong here, I have two small children and have never even thought about taking them to the cinema (too loud). What I was trying to say was that I notice poeple without children seem to feel like their rights are more important than people with children. Everyone should have rights equally.

No. We should just be able to live without you imposing your loud kids upon us.

When we have kids, we'll stay home till they know how to act in public.
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