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To take my underage DDs to see WWZ?

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laughinggravy Tue 18-Jun-13 14:57:37

Have just realised that it is a 15 - I thought it was going to be a 12A sad

We are zombie fans and going to see it was to be a family treat grin

DDs are 12 and 13, both tall (taller than me) and could easily pass for older.

Has anybody tried to take underage DCs into the cinema? What happens - do they ask for I-D? Should I risk it?

And yes, I do realise that many people will think AIBU just for wanting to take them. They have read the books. They have seen the Romero classics. They know it's not real. No, I wouldn't let them watch torture porn.

PrettyKitty1986 Tue 18-Jun-13 15:01:53

I would just take them. You know their maturity and what they should watch. I would say to do a lot of research on the content of the film though because I have seen a couple of 15s which I've thought were more like an 18.

Annunziata Tue 18-Jun-13 15:04:10

My DC have always been ID-ed when we've gone to a 15 film. Worst they can do is knock you back. And don't moan when they get nightmares grin

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 18-Jun-13 15:04:39

BBFC notes on it. Doesn't sound bad except for the hand bit. Normally I'm a stickler for classification ages but I am also a zombie fan who was a zombie plan.

laughinggravy Tue 18-Jun-13 15:06:50

That's true, Kitty.

Generally, I think film certs are a nonsense.

laughinggravy Tue 18-Jun-13 15:14:14

It's a two and a half hour round trip to the cinema, or else I would risk the knock-back.

It's a long way to go for a let-down.

Does anyone know if asking for I-D is standard?

The only one who is likely to get nightmares is me grin

dingit Tue 18-Jun-13 15:16:34

My dd is 14, and was turned away from a 15 film, they didn't realise it was a 15. She was on her own though, they may not ask if your Dds are with you!

Burmillababe Tue 18-Jun-13 15:18:16

Are you regulars at that cinema? Assuming that they get in without being asked for ID, if your DC try to buy child (under 14) tickets for a film in future, don't be surprised if they are then charged adult rate! When I worked at a cinema that is what used to happen as staff often remembered customers!

laughinggravy Tue 18-Jun-13 15:18:17

I've just read the notes MrsTerry and now I really want to see it.

If they are knocked-back, I could always leave them in the car with a box of popcorn grin

Burmillababe Tue 18-Jun-13 15:20:14

Sorry, pressed send too soon! It is standard for ID to be asked for as the cinema is responsible for upholding the age rating. Also if the member of staff lets an underage person in, they can lose their job.

laughinggravy Tue 18-Jun-13 15:20:24

Because of the distance, we only go a couple of times a year Burmilla.

TBH the child ticket isn't much cheaper anyway.

DawnOfTheDee Tue 18-Jun-13 15:21:44

I don't think asking for ID is standard but they may well ask if they think someone is underage.

FYI - obviously over 15 woman asking for 3 tickets with 2 teenagers loitering near the popcorn stand looks v dodgy. If you want to chance it order tickets on line then you collect them from the machine. It's unlikely that the staff on the doors collecting tickets will ask for ID (though not unheard of).

I used to work at a cinema btw.

VerySmallSqueak Tue 18-Jun-13 15:22:18

I think I would want to see it myself first.

laughinggravy Tue 18-Jun-13 15:23:24

In that case I won't chance it Burmilla - wouldn't want to risk someone losing their job. Didn't realise it was that big a deal.

Will just have to wait for the dvd they will, I'm going to the cinema

SantanaLopez Tue 18-Jun-13 15:24:43

Why not phone and ask?

DrinkFeckArseGirls Tue 18-Jun-13 15:51:50

Is Peter Capaldi in it? More excited about him than Brad Pitt tbh.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 18-Jun-13 15:56:42

I'm put off by Brad Pitt. He looks increasingly like Derek Zoolander and takes himself vastly too seriously.

Burmillababe Tue 18-Jun-13 16:25:46

All the more popcorn for you! grin

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