So I went out last night to a late showing of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at my local movie theater. When I purchase my ticket, I notice that it looks like she printed out two tickets instead of one. Looking closer, I see that the top “ticket” is just a printout of a new theater policy: children under 6 will no longer be admitted to R-rated movies after 6 PM.
So, what do y’all think about this new policy? I’m all in favor, personally; most R-rated movies these days are rated R for damn good reasons, and I’ve never liked the thought of parents bringing their little kids into sexual or violent movies just because they couldn’t get a babysitter. Also, keeping the wee ones out of the movies means that we grownups can enjoy movies meant for us in peace, without the screaming and the running around and the throwing of foodstuffs.
I’m interested to hear from some parents about this new policy, though. Do you think it’s a great idea, or do you think the theater is being too much of a “nanny”?