I like kids movies. I’ve seen Ice Age 1 & 2. Kids movies can be fun. Sometimes I go during the afternoon on a weekend when I have some time to kill. I can’t complain when an afternoon kids movie is filled with screaming kids.
Tonight I went to see Alice in Wonderland. 8pm showing on a sunday night. I really enjoyed the movie (how does Helena Bonham Carter get those roles?). Except for one thing.
A crying, noisy baby.
Now I know I have a reputation for “kids should not bee seen or heard” but I did feel that 8pm was really “adult time”.
Equally I understand that parents shouldn’t bee trapped in the house for the first 16 years of parenthood. But their are (parent and baby)[http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/newbies/] screenings these days.
But perhaps your baby is a quiet one that sleeps through most stuff? Sure no problem. But if after a minute of crying the baby hasn’t settled down, I really think you should get up and take the kid outside till it does. The person at the cinema eventually did, but this was after 15 mins of disrupting the movie for the whole cinema.
I understand it’s not the baby’s fault. But I do blame the parent. My basic rule is, if I was making the same amount of noise (say talking on my phone) I would be considered inconsiderate (and most likely asked to leave). So why is ok for a parent to disrupt my evening relaxing time with my girlfriend?
The cinema to their credit, comped us when we complained after the movie, but I still found it really distracting, and inconsiderate of the parent.
I have friends with kids now. I do look forward to take A&S’s little one V, to the cinema in a year or two when she is older, giving me an excuse to see more kids films. Just at 3pm not at 8pm.