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To pretend DD2 is 12.

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Startail Thu 15-Nov-12 23:59:20

And send her to Twilight with her 14y sister.

I haven't seen any of them and can't be bothered to shell out the price of a ticket.

DD is 11+9months

squeakytoy Thu 15-Nov-12 23:59:46

I would.

McChristmasPants2012 Fri 16-Nov-12 00:01:24

i am split, because many cinema id people these days and i wouldn't want her disappointed but she will be disappointed not to go

ChippingInLovesAutumn Fri 16-Nov-12 00:02:09

I would - but have a back up plan if they refuse to let them in (though I doubt they will).

WorraLiberty Fri 16-Nov-12 00:02:41

I would but won't they ask for ID?

Eastpoint Fri 16-Nov-12 00:06:53

It depends how old she looks. My DD was turned away from films when she was 13 as they thought she looked too young. Complete pain & very humiliating for her. We got around it by her going to a different cinema & pretending that her friend was an au pair & 18, despite being only 6 months older. Friend was 5'10" so looked 18 at 13. Told friend to hold tickets for both. How old does your DD1 look?

Startail Fri 16-Nov-12 10:16:23

How the hell do you ID a 11 and a 14 yo.
My DDs don't have anything with their ages on.

Someone here said "British rail" do ID for proving you are under 16 after the station master queried 14 to DD.

I think she'd be OK on her own or with her friends, it's just she's taller than meblush

Startail Fri 16-Nov-12 10:25:44

DD2 looks exactly the age she is size wise, but with a poise and elegance that is confusing especially behind her very grown up glasses.

DD1, as I say, looks slightly older, but at almost 15 not much. However, she comes over as younger and less mature when she speaks.

If they are giggling together in there normal way I certainly wouldn't give them a 3 year their actual 3y gap.

Startail Fri 16-Nov-12 10:27:30

Oh sod I wish we had an edit button, that needed proofing.

steppemum Fri 16-Nov-12 10:37:16

ummm if it is a 12, then in the cinema it is a 12A meaning she can go in with permission?

So in case there is any doubt, write it down that you give permission and tell them to only show it if asked

if she is 11.9, she probably looks 12 so they won't ask

It isn't breaking any rules, 12A are open to under 12 with permission???

Aren't they?

Lilicat1013 Fri 16-Nov-12 10:41:40

I used to work at a cinema and to be honest for most 12A films staff aren't going to be that fussed as long as she looks roughly 12. Make sure she can answer quickly a date of birth that makes her twelve plus year at school and star sign that match that birthday. That is about as far as they will go with regard to age checks if they even check her as they know that children that age don't have ID.

Having her sister with her will make her look older as it tends to be assumed they are friends and therefore are roughly the same age.

I only ever refused one group entry to a 12A but they were blatantly underage (the oldest was nine), they parents had dropped them off not realising the age rating. It wasn't a big deal, they weren't told off or anything. I just had their tickets swapped for something they were allowed to see.

CheerMum Fri 16-Nov-12 11:05:12

Yabu to let her see the film as it is complete dross IMHO grin

I wouldn't worry about it.

Dd is going to see it with Dh, see's 11. (Mind you, she looks about 18 so no worries)

fedupwithdeployment Fri 16-Nov-12 11:16:29

Good luck. My DS is desperate to see Skyfall....also a 12A. But seeing as he is 8, it is not going to happen. He is quite respectiful of authority so no major issues (although he was green went we saw it! grin). I will come under pressure to buy the DVD, but having seen the film I am happy that he will be ok to watch it with me / DH.

Startail Fri 16-Nov-12 16:54:02

I think strictly the a means accompanied and I don't want to watch the rubbish and they won't come to skyfall

Startail Fri 16-Nov-12 17:48:06

Fedup- if your dS is with you there is no lower age limit for 12A, it's only going off and leaving them that's a problem.

DVDs are different you can't buy a film that was a 12A in the cinema and they are marked 12. DD2 was pulled up on this in HMV recently.

I don't know how violent Skyfall is, 12A is a good excuse if you'd rather he didn't see it.

DD2 has seen all the 12A rated HPs

She's, however not watching the Hunger games as it only just scrapped not being a 15.

She's read twilight, so like HP I doubt it will scare her.

Startail Sat 17-Nov-12 20:49:05

Just got back, no one asked and they had a fantastic time.
DH and I did useful Christmas shopping, hid it in the car and then we all went to Nado's.grin

They can now go to school on Monday and gossip.

I just hope they don't get detention of chattering about T'light instead of working.

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