People bringing their babies to the moies: Yay or Nay?

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#1 Posted by helwa1988 (2103 posts) -

I love babies so much. they are so cute and funny. But there are places that you shouldn't just bring your babies to. Im the type of person who doesn't mind babies on planes. In fact i tend to criticize the people who complain about babies on planes. but bringing your baby to the movie is unaacetable. leave the baby at with someone at home or wait for the movie to come out on DVD.

yesterday i went to see the dark knight rises for the first time (awesome movie by the way) and this woman sitting next to me had her baby. not only was the baby making gargling noises but she decided to pack a long the baby's musical toys. so everytime the baby would push any buttons some musical theme would start playing. then when the action started in the movie the baby started crying because of the loud noises (genuis of mother should have known you could harm your baby's ears that way).

so should there be some kind of rule on bring babies to movies? i mean bring kids is one thing because kids and can get into the movie and won't make noise. but babies on the the hand cannot.

i think babies should be banned from movies that are rated PG-13 and up.

#2 Posted by themajormayor (25847 posts) -

People shouldn't bring their babies anywhere. Babies are gross and annoying. They should be put in a closet and have some food thrown in now and then until they grow up to be a respectable human being

#3 Posted by FrostyPhantasm (8521 posts) -

People shouldn't bring their babies anywhere. Babies are gross and annoying. They should be put in a closet and have some food thrown in now and then until they grow up to be a respectable human being

themajormayor
#4 Posted by TheFatPerson (1807 posts) -

I don't think babies should be brought to any public place at all, whether it be a movie theater, a restaurant, or any place where people are trying to socialize, relax and have a good time. They are loud, they are annoying, they are disruptive and they are messy. I actually consider it very rude and disrespectful, that people are so arrogant as to bring their screaming babies out and have little respect for the people around them.

So you can't find a babysitter? Tough. Then stay home. That's the price of deciding to become a parent.

#5 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

I think people shouldn't bring babies to the movies, period. Out of curtesy. And I've heard people argue that parents with young children still want to have a social life, yada yada yada... Bullsh!t. If you've got a baby, you made the decision to be a parent. And anyone mature enough to be a parent knows that it comes with sacrifices. The least of which should be that just don't get to see movies in the theaters for a few years. As a rule of thumb, if the kid is still young enough that he/she is liable to start crying for no reason, and need to be taken outside, then he/she doesn't belong anywhere people go to do something that could be interrupted by said crying. That includes movie theaters, stage shows, and any restaurant that you can't call "fast food". If any parents out there disagree, the exact same counter can (and will) be used by me no matter what excuse you have for bringing your baby into the theater and ruining that last scene for everyone there. That counter is, "you have a kid. Grow up and deal with it."

#6 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
Hate it. Get a baby sitter.
#7 Posted by YoshiYogurt (5978 posts) -
Babies should not be brought to entertainment places. They aren't even at all level where they can know what's going on around them.
#8 Posted by JML897 (33125 posts) -
Hate. Either get someone to babysit or wait a couple months for the DVD. Bringing a baby to the movie theater is a really selfish thing.
#9 Posted by krazykillaz (21141 posts) -
Nay, especially in cases of non-G/PG movies and late showings. I can't ****ing stand it when some stupid parent brings their infant to a movie. It's worse than answering your cell phone.
#10 Posted by Grandotaku (2118 posts) -

If a baby interupts the movie with it's screaming and crying I feel ripped off. Hence why I decided to go late nights.

#11 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26342 posts) -
There is pretty much no reason what so ever to bring a baby to the theater. They can't watch/enjoy the film, and if you can't get a sitter, wait for the home release. Or, go to an event like the one a theater near me has where a few times a month they have "baby friendly" screenings solely for those people with babies.
#12 Posted by Aljosa23 (25120 posts) -

There is pretty much no reason what so ever to bring a baby to the theater. They can't watch/enjoy the film, and if you can't get a sitter, wait for the home release. Or, go to an event like the one a theater near me has where a few times a month they have "baby friendly" screenings solely for those people with babies. SaintLeonidas
Luckily there were no babies at Argo or Amour. :D

#13 Posted by Pffrbt (6564 posts) -

I don't like babies anywhere.

#14 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26342 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"]There is pretty much no reason what so ever to bring a baby to the theater. They can't watch/enjoy the film, and if you can't get a sitter, wait for the home release. Or, go to an event like the one a theater near me has where a few times a month they have "baby friendly" screenings solely for those people with babies. Aljosa23

Luckily there were no babies at Argo or Amour. :D

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#15 Posted by Aljosa23 (25120 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"]There is pretty much no reason what so ever to bring a baby to the theater. They can't watch/enjoy the film, and if you can't get a sitter, wait for the home release. Or, go to an event like the one a theater near me has where a few times a month they have "baby friendly" screenings solely for those people with babies. SaintLeonidas

Luckily there were no babies at Argo or Amour. :D

Oh yeah, Affleck and Michael Haneke showed up to introduce their films.

jelly?

#16 Posted by dave123321 (34134 posts) -
They don't allow babies at the theater by me. Or people under 6. So never have to deal with it.
#17 Posted by NiKva (8768 posts) -

If a baby interupts the movie with it's screaming and crying I feel ripped off. Hence why I decided to go late nights.

Grandotaku
The Dark Knight Rises was a late night and a couple brought their baby to the movie. Ends up the baby got shot and died. So any time is not safe, I'd prefer to watch movies at my house than go to a theatre :P
#18 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

If a baby interupts the movie with it's screaming and crying I feel ripped off. Hence why I decided to go late nights.

Grandotaku
I go typically in the early morning. Usually half price.
#19 Posted by BossPerson (9473 posts) -

If only George Carlin was in that theater...

#20 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26342 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"]

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]Luckily there were no babies at Argo or Amour. :D

Aljosa23

Oh yeah, Affleck and Michael Haneke showed up to introduce their films.

jelly?

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#21 Posted by BossPerson (9473 posts) -
[QUOTE="Grandotaku"]

If a baby interupts the movie with it's screaming and crying I feel ripped off. Hence why I decided to go late nights.

Fightingfan
I go typically in the early morning. Usually half price.

...how early are we talking about here?
#22 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

They don't allow babies at the theater by me. Or people under 6. So never have to deal with it.dave123321

That sounds awesome.

[QUOTE="Grandotaku"]

If a baby interupts the movie with it's screaming and crying I feel ripped off. Hence why I decided to go late nights.

NiKva

The Dark Knight Rises was a late night and a couple brought their baby to the movie. Ends up the baby got shot and died. So any time is not safe, I'd prefer to watch movies at my house than go to a theatre :P

Oooooo.... Too soon?

#23 Posted by Aljosa23 (25120 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"]

SaintLeonidas

Oh yeah, Affleck and Michael Haneke showed up to introduce their films.

jelly?

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#24 Posted by LZ71 (10289 posts) -
Hate. It's f*cking annoying. Same with restaurants.
#25 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"]

SaintLeonidas

Oh yeah, Affleck and Michael Haneke showed up to introduce their films.

jelly?

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OOOh snap. Is that a buffy gif?

#26 Posted by NiKva (8768 posts) -

[QUOTE="dave123321"]

That sounds awesome.

[QUOTE="NiKva"][QUOTE="Grandotaku"]

If a baby interupts the movie with it's screaming and crying I feel ripped off. Hence why I decided to go late nights.

the_bi99man

The Dark Knight Rises was a late night and a couple brought their baby to the movie. Ends up the baby got shot and died. So any time is not safe, I'd prefer to watch movies at my house than go to a theatre :P

Oooooo.... Too soon?

It was kind of bad to end that post with a ":P" but I meant that people will bring their noisy infants to late night viewings.

#27 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

[QUOTE="the_bi99man"]

[QUOTE="NiKva"]

The Dark Knight Rises was a late night and a couple brought their baby to the movie. Ends up the baby got shot and died. So any time is not safe, I'd prefer to watch movies at my house than go to a theatre :PNiKva

Oooooo.... Too soon?

It was kind of bad to end that post with a ":P" but I meant that people will bring their noisy infants to late night viewings.

Still though...:o:P

#28 Posted by kingdre (9456 posts) -

As long as the baby doesn't disturb everyone else I don't mind.

#29 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5387 posts) -
The movie theatre is not place for a baby, not only is it inconsiderate to the other people it's would also be too loud for a baby.
#30 Posted by StealthMonkey4 (7041 posts) -

It's so annoying, especially when the baby start babbling or crying during quieter parts of the movie.

#31 Posted by dave123321 (34134 posts) -

[QUOTE="dave123321"]They don't allow babies at the theater by me. Or people under 6. So never have to deal with it.the_bi99man

That sounds awesome.

it is very nice. They are very good at enforcing a no talking or texting policy too.
#32 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26342 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"]

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]Oh yeah, Affleck and Michael Haneke showed up to introduce their films.

jelly?

Aljosa23

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#33 Posted by CreasianDevaili (4129 posts) -
I had a manager kick out a woman and her baby when I went to see the second Transformers movie. Every god damn BOOM the baby cried out which was KABOOM every time a transformer or decepitcon appeared on screen. However If it was a pixar movie I'd of not gotten annoyed. Time and place. But this was in the U.S. where we are generally civilized.

Was in a Toronto theater in Canada to see Fight Club in 1999. I remember some poor bastard introducing the movie and a THOUSAND laser pointers and bags of trash landed on him. Very hostile country.
#34 Posted by svm128 (376 posts) -

Nay, especially in cases of non-G/PG movies and late showings. I can't ****ing stand it when some stupid parent brings their infant to a movie. It's worse than answering your cell phone.krazykillaz

Heh! that exactly what happend to me and the baby was right behind me too. It was a R-rated movie and the movie was shown after midnight.

#35 Posted by eggdog1234 (831 posts) -
Hell to the no.
#36 Posted by Jethawk11 (304 posts) -

No. The movie theaters are just another of many settings that are not appropriate for babies.

#37 Posted by XilePrincess (13130 posts) -
If it's daytime and a children's movie, children will be there, and babies will also probably be attending because offspring are often born within a few years of each other. When I want to see kids' movies, disney and whatever, I go in the evenings or on weekdays while school is in. That's fine and dandy. Babies at a non-child-aimed movie are another story. People who bring babies or small children to movies not intended for children are not getting any sympathy from me. Get a babysitter. If the kid wants to watch the movie, because for example he likes batman, you wait for the DVD and then watch it with him at home so you can explain what's going on and pause if necessary to explain to him. If some b*tch brought her kid's MUSICAL toys to a movie theater I would lose it. I would tell her people are told to turn their goddamn cellphones off, and you bring MUSICAL toys to a MOVIE? Especially one not intended for small children. Idiot. No respect for other people, obviously.
#38 Posted by SirWander (5176 posts) -

Leave the goddamn babies at home. Just because you decided to screw yourself over for the next 18+ years, it doesn't mean you have to ruin it for the rest of us.

#39 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -
Hate it. Get a baby sitter.Fightingfan
#40 Posted by Darksonic666 (3482 posts) -

Babies should not be allowed in movies since they most likely don't enjoy it nor will they remember it and the people that have to listen to them cry most likely don't enjoy it either.

#41 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13933 posts) -

Parents really should accept that when you have kids, you have to get used to putting some things away for a long time, such as going out to see the movies.

#42 Posted by The__Kraken (851 posts) -

Babies cry. Therefore, leave them at home whenever you are not doing something necessary (like watching a movie, going to a sit-down restaurant, etc).

#43 Posted by soulless4now (41378 posts) -

Nay. I don't want to hear crying when I'm watching a movie. It's one one reason I don't see animated movies in the theaters much.

#44 Posted by October_Tide (5396 posts) -

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Wipe them out, all of them.

#45 Posted by edgewalker16 (2279 posts) -

A baby on a plane is, for the most part, unavoidable. A baby in a movie theater is unacceptable and you have every right as a paying customer to tell them to shut that damn baby up.

#46 Posted by TheFlush (5565 posts) -

I understand that sometimes it's unavoidable to have a baby on a plane. But babies on a plane, full of people going on holiday is just dumb.

1. The baby doesn't understand the pressure differences on it's ears, so it will cry.
2. The baby doesn't like to be at a location where it's 45C constantly, when it's not used to the heat.

People who take their baby on holiday to extremely hot places are just selfish. Their baby would be more happy at home.
It's just too much to ask to wait for another 4 or 5 years, until the child is old enough.

#47 Posted by sexyweapons (5302 posts) -

Nay they are always screaming and crap

#48 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

I think you were more annoyed by the baby disrupting the movie than the the idea of it being subjected to innapropriate content, be honest :P

Anyway, i think you shouldn't be able to bring a baby anywhere, they're fuking annoying.

They're cute/hilarious between the ages of 2 to about 4 but before and after that they may as well not exist

#49 Posted by johnd13 (8219 posts) -

I agree it' s pointless to bring a baby to the movies. The parent won/ t enjoy the film and things are gonna be worse for all those strangers who don' t know the baby pesronally so they can easily hate it. Plus cute sounds and baby music themes just ruin the atmosphere of a film like batman. So yes rules should forbid babys in cinemas. Although I even hate more those disrespectful teenagers that make all sorts of pig noises cuz their a$$holes. No offence to all the normal "teenagers".

#50 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151404 posts) -
No. They are too young to watch movies and they can be a distraction to other people that paid to see the movie. No sitter....no movie.