Would You Let a 6-Year-Old Watch an R-Rated Movie?
Movie theatres across the country are now banning kids under the age of six from seeing R-rated films. Who takes a six-year-old to an R-rated movie anyway?!
Several movie chains are adopting a "No 6 After 6" policy, barring anyone under the age of six from seeing an R-rated film after 6 p.m., and Regal Entertainment, the largest U.S. theatre chain, says it is enforcing the policy 24/7.
The Hollywood Reporter says theatres are enacting the policy because of a "cascade of complaints from customers bothered by noisy and restless tots, or by the idea of seeing a kid watching violent or sexual content."
I can't believe it has become such a problem of adults bringing young children to R-rated movies, that companies are having to come up with a policy like this.
Not only are most R-rated films filled with inappropriate material for kids, but they are also not made for children. So even if you didn't care if your kid hears swear words or sees graphic/violent material, you're taking them to an experience that isn't meant for them, so they will no doubt get bored and ruin your time and everyone else there to enjoy an adult movie.
'The Hangover', 'The Passion of the Christ', 'The Exorcist', 'Ted' and most recently 'Deadpool,' these are some of the biggest R-rated movies of all time, and I wouldn't let a six-year-old near any of them, probably not even a 12-year-old.
I've been in a theater with kids that should not have been there, and it did make me a little uncomfortable, like watching a sex scene with your parents uncomfortable.
It appears that Marcus Theatres, who operates the Duluth and Hermantown theatres, have a policy of no six-year-old in any R-rated movie, ever.
Even Deadpool doesn't want you to take your kid to R-rated movies, so STOP!