What age the cinema?

(9 Posts)
HahaHarrie Mon 15-Jul-13 23:07:54

My 2.5 year old loves planes and there is a plane movie coming on in August that I would love to take him. I have yet to take any of my children to the cinema! Do you think he's too young. I think he has watched one movie on tv (kind of when his siblings were watching).

Thanks.

QTPie Tue 16-Jul-13 08:11:04

When he can sit still (well not get up and run around) and watch a whole feature length DVD?

obviouslyneedsupernanny Tue 16-Jul-13 08:13:59

I've been taking my son since he was 2 although at that age we would often have to leave before the film ended.

LEMisdisappointed Tue 16-Jul-13 08:19:05

At an age that they wont disturb other people. Cinema is a rare and expensive treat in this house and there is no better way to spoil a film than s toddler that wont shut up. They don't thry eithrr whone or talk all the way through it. I cant help but feel it is more parental indulgence of a milestone just wait until it isn't torture for all involved and take your ds to the park he will enjoy that more

HahaHarrie Tue 16-Jul-13 11:12:48

Thanks for your replies. I agree LEM. He'll love the movie, but I'm sure it will be on DVD by Christmas. In the meantime we'll just keep looking at the sky.

HystericalParoxysm Tue 16-Jul-13 11:16:02

Depends on the child! My DD enjoyed films at the cinema from 18mo, never made a noise at all as she sat transfixed and we never left a film before the end. My DS, however, still doesn't get cinema etiquette aged 5.

rrreow Tue 16-Jul-13 13:57:00

Are there any cinemas around you that do a kids club type thing? I don't know if there is an official name for it but they'll show a kids film and you only pay for the child's ticket, the adult goes free (I so look forward to DS being the right age for this.. I love animated movies but DH doesn't grin). Obviously the whole cinema will be filled with parents & kids so not as much pressure on sitting still / being quiet, but a good opportunity to try things out and get him used to cinema etiquette.

FeckOffCup Tue 16-Jul-13 21:37:49

We took 2.6 year old DD to see despicable me. She was good as gold, didn't make a sound and fell asleep halfway through it.

MrsMongoose Wed 17-Jul-13 01:43:46

As a teenager I worked at Vue Cinemas. On a weekday morning they run special screenings for parents and young children - the type of screening where noisy babies are expected and tolerated.

Look out for those! Your child will by no means be the youngest there!

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