We need kids-only theaters in America!
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We need kids-only theaters in America!

I Tried Taking My 1.5-Year-Old To A Kids Movie In The Theater

Peter Rabbit came out and my 18-month-old really seems to dig rabbits so I decided to try and take him to his first movie. First, I asked some moms what age their kids had been able to do films.
A lot of them said it just depends on the child. If your kid can sit for about 30 minutes, they might make it through a film. Some moms suggested lots of popcorn and candy was the only way to get through it. Other moms said they need to be 3 or older. So I packed a bag, a sippy cup and snacks and bought some tickets.
I was ready to leave at any moment and I figured if we were there for a very short time, I could ask for my money back. Also, skip the previews because those can run about 20 minutes.
When the film started, he immediately started calling out 'wabbit! wabbit!'. This is one big problem: kids this young do not understand when they need to be quiet. I shushed him.
Shushing meant saying 'shh' and giving him some juice, popcorn and candy. He munched away on that and was happy as a clam for about 15 minutes. Then he started squirming. And then he started fussing, so at that point, I knew I had to go. We lasted exactly 32 minutes. The movie theater people returned our money, yay!
So I think we'll wait until at least age 2 for the next film. He sits through YouTube videos of toddler songs for ages but the movie couldn't hold his attention long enough. Soon.
Bring a load of snacks
Bring a load of snacks
Mumbai has a kids only theater
Mumbai has a kids only theater
“He immediately started calling out 'wabbit! wabbit!'”
Australia's kids only movie theater
Australia's kids only movie theater
These kids are old enough
These kids are old enough