At what age did/would you take your child to the theater to see a movie for the first time?

  • 2 or younger

    24%
  • 3

    23%
  • 4

    22%
  • 5

    11%
  • 6

    6%
  • Other (explain?)

    11%
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Submitted by at 9:48 AM on Dec. 15, 2008
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At what age did/would you take your child to the theater to see a movie for the first time?

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  • BonesDrago...
    Submitted by   at 12:35 PM on December 15, 2008

    It depends on how well they sit still. If I think they can sit for the movie then we'd go.

    Right now my oldest is 4 and there is no way he can sit for that long. Not worth spending the money to take him to the movies. Hopefully in a couple years we can.

  • justanothe...
    Submitted by   at 1:07 PM on December 15, 2008

    Depends on the kid but we don't go to the movies. It's too expensive. Only my oldest has seen a movie in the theater because she goes with her friend. My other 3 kids are 7, 6 and 2 1/2 and only watch movies at home.
    We took my husband's nephews to see Toy Story 2 when it came out. They were 7 and 3 and were perfectly behaved and never once asked to use the bathroom.

  • lipstickcl...
    Submitted by   at 8:03 PM on December 15, 2008

    We took our older kids to see the Veggie Tales movie for the first time when they were 4 and 6, because it was a kids movie and they were at the point where they could understand to be quiet. I wouldn't take them to a theatre unless it was a movie I thought they would have enough interest to sit through. We left our 2 year old with grandma because we figured even with a kid's movie she would get antsy.

  • zombie_mom...
    Submitted by   at 8:47 PM on December 15, 2008

    Hubby and I agreed on age 4, but my mother in law took our daughter to see Madagascar 2, she did great, and she's 2.

  • youlookin4...
    Submitted by   at 3:42 PM on December 16, 2008

    A local theater has free movies through out the year, it's a great way to let the kids get used to being at the movies.

  • summerleig...
    Submitted by   at 12:13 PM on December 23, 2008

    When my son was 2 I took him to see Monsters Inc. and he did pretty well. He had lots of snacks and sat on my lap for some of it.

  • My_4_cutie...
    Submitted by   at 2:45 PM on December 23, 2008

    I took my youngest (she was 14 months at the time) and she did really well and LOVED the movie!

  • MBsMom2004
    Submitted by   at 11:16 PM on December 26, 2008

    CHEAP SEATS ALL THE WAY!! Movies are expensive, so cheap seats are a good way to test out how your kid will do. That way, you wont feel like you wasted twenty dollars.

  • alexiamort...
    Submitted by   at 3:02 PM on December 31, 2008

    We took our daughter when she was a couple months old but we don't go anymore because we don't have money to and she probably wont sit still.

  • 7plus2
    Submitted by   at 12:57 AM on January 5, 2009

    If you want to take your child somewhere, take them outside and play with them. You can rent movies when they come out on DVD for much less the cost, AND you can turn it off if the content isn't to your liking. They'll be introduced to movies once they've grown.

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