I stand by my previous post.
Regardless of how well your particular children behave at movies and in other situations, you're not entitled to an exception to rules just for you on the basis of "It's nobody's business but ours." There are public places where children don't belong, and horror movies are among them. If you get an exception, every other parent who wants to bring their children will clamor to do so, and many of those children can't handle horror movies. So, the rule has to apply to everyone-regardless of who it inconveniences.
I agree that people are not entitled to break rules because the rest of us should be minding our own business. But where is the rule that says children are not allowed in horror movies? Theaters will allow children into these movies if they're accompanied by a parent. If a child can handle these movies, why do the rest of us care?
If a parent makes a mistake in believing that their child can handle the movie, he or she should immediately correct the mistake by removing the child. But it sounds like you're saying that there is something inherently rude about the presence of a child at a horror movie, and that's just not true. It's rude to allow your child to disturb other people regardless of the venue.
Thanks,Maggie...you said what i wanted to say, just couldn't get it out. Where the rule came from is what I couldn't understand, because the first time I ever heard of it being a rule was a couple of posts before mine and it looked like that one poster made it up.Rated R means that one must be over 18 or
accompanied by an adult.
Its not acceptable to tell a parent what to feed their children. I would like to make the rule Do NOT feed your kids fast food EVER, but thats just not right because parents should be the ones allowed to make those decisions. I don't see this as any different then telling parents what their kids can and cannot be watching.
Also, does the rule mean horror movies,period or horror movies at the theater? Because the theater has its own rules, and they cover all disturbances,not just those made by children. What they don't say is that I am not allowed to bring my child into a horror movie. Just a couple of weeks ago, we went to see Watchmen opening night, and they were carding. A teenage couple was not allowed into the theater, but me and my son were.