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No, it's not okay to take a baby into a movie theatre!

Posted by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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So, I'm sure you've all heard about the parents that took their three or so month old out to the midnight showing of batman when the shooting happened. There've been a few debates on my Facebook with people discussing if it's ok to bring an infant to a midnight movie theatre. Well, some parents are arguing, saying the baby is fine cause it just sleeps through the movie, or how not everyone has a babysitter to go at that time. Um, who cares?! If you don't have a babysitter, don't go to the movies! There is NO excuse to bring a brand new baby to a movie theatre! I leave those places with my ears hurting from how loud it is, I can't imagine what that baby would be going through. Not to mention, that baby should be sleeping at home, not out in the cold standing in line and then a theatre for hours! When you are a parent, you have to give some things up, that's what being a parent means. I can't believe how selfish some people are.
Edit: I am in no way saying this is what I got out of the event that occurred. What happened was a tragic event, and my hearts go out to the families. All I'm talking about, is the light that was shed onto the situation from this. It's just a discussion about weither or not it's ok to bring an infant to a movie theater.
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JulyBabies
by Platinum Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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As long as the baby is not crying and distracting other theater goers, I don't see a problem with it. I am sure midnight outings are not a regular occurrence and being out late one night is not going to negatively affect the babies life.
HousewifeNina
by Silver Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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I don't take my young children out that late for anything but an emergency.
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taKENheart
by Flovely on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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 My thoughts and prayers are with those that have suffered through this tragedy. That is all.

lovesal
by Bronze Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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There is no law stating that you can't bring a 3 month old to the movies at 12 o'clock. I personally wouldn't do it, but they are the parents of their children and make the decisions for them. It's not up to you to say that they that's it's not okay. It was their choice, not yours, not mine, theirs.

deadlights86
by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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I fully agree. Someone else called me an idiot for thinking this way.
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mama_cullum
by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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Well that's just YOUR OPINION on the subject. I have taken an infant to a late night movie before. She slept through the whole movie and never stired.
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smurfbitebug
by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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I disagree about the late at night factor. Different families have different schedules. I also disagree with the standing outside in the cold part.. dressed appropriately, that doesn't matter.
I do agree with how fucking LOUD the movie theater is. I do agree that children that young should not be there.
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PunkyBrewster74
by on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:07 PM
I agree with you op!
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coolmommy2x
by Ruby Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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I disagree. I don't see the harm in having a date night with an infant sleeping in their carrier. What happened in Colorado, while tragic, was an isolated incident (hopefully). Anything can happen at any time. It could've easily happened in the middle of the afternoon.
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lifeisajoy
by Platinum Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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I would not take my baby or a sleeping child to a midnight show but saying that at least they did not go leave the kids alone at home

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