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think it's irresponsible to take 11 y to midnight movie during schoolday

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earlychristmas Wed 19-Nov-14 10:39:18

and it's a French test (3rd part) next day. And there are actually 3 movies back to back from 6pm till 2am.
But...
she is obsessed with Hunger Games, has read and re-read all 3 books
It's her "main thing " on her Xmas wish-list (only other things on list are the books and some shirts).
She went to bed early last night
She thinks she scored 100% in the first 2 parts of the French test.

Well, I'm off to have a snooze now, as she won't be able to go on her own tonight.
And yes, i still think it's completely mad to take her...

itsaknockout Wed 19-Nov-14 11:42:27

No.
You only live once and I think this will create a fab memory for her.I remember when one of the Harry Potters came out, taking my then 7 yr old to buy it at a minute past midnight.there was a great atmosphere!

Bowlersarm Wed 19-Nov-14 11:45:13

I think it's completely mad, but sounds like fun. I say yes, take her.

NorwaySpruce Wed 19-Nov-14 11:46:28

I think it's a great thing to do.

Possibly not the night before GCSE Maths, but any other time, great grin

They are showing the final part of The Hobbit shortly after midnight when it is released, but I have no babysitters fsad

FishCanFly Wed 19-Nov-14 11:48:21

Not mad at all!

youmakemydreams Wed 19-Nov-14 11:48:37

Utterly mad and exactly the kind of thing I do.
It's one night and she will remember in years to come that you did this. I still remember the things like this my mum did and try to make these memories for my dc as well.
Hope she loves every minute.

browneyedgirl86 Wed 19-Nov-14 11:48:42

I'm going to a screening tonight. And im up at 5 for work. If it's a one off then I don't see why not.

Sipsmith Wed 19-Nov-14 11:49:54

Have you checked she's allowed in?
I tried to take my 11 yr old to a midnight Harry Potter a few years ago, bought the tickets and then read the small print. No under 18s!

That was at an Odeon, they did refund me, but I thought it was odd that the web site let me buy a child price ticket.

I'd definitely take her, very exciting!

o0 Wed 19-Nov-14 11:53:04

Take her! grin

It's not mad, it's fun and a great memory for the two of you to make.

earlychristmas Wed 19-Nov-14 12:00:05

ha ha, so it's not just me then thinking this is mad. But better check the age in that case, thanks

drbonnieblossman Wed 19-Nov-14 12:00:48

Are you serious?

You're going to take a young child out at that time of night. On a school night?

Can she not wait for the dvd?

She'll be asleep at her desk and it'll take a week to get back to normal.

Said no sane person ever.

Sounds like a fantastic fun thing to do. Have a great time.

sharlxx Wed 19-Nov-14 13:11:01

the film is a 12 isnt it? if she looks young they may ask for id anyway?

Jessica85 Wed 19-Nov-14 13:31:02

Not unreasonable - and really exciting for your daughter! Do check the age limit though, I often go to late night screenings simply because they are all over 18 (even 15 and 12A rated films) and I'm a miserable bugger who gets really irritated by children / teenagers enjoying themselves at the cinema

PrimalLass Wed 19-Nov-14 13:32:24

Sounds fun - go for it.

M6J23a Wed 19-Nov-14 13:50:01

We did it last year, it was mad but fun. Go for it!

We're not doing it tonight and the DDs are not happy BUT I'm well past being able to be out half the night and it's a real pain getting DD3 looked after.

DDs 1 and 2 would go on their own but they would need taking and picking up see issues above

yolofish Wed 19-Nov-14 13:58:52

we did this when the last one came out... was great fun, but it took me 3 days to recover! did make the girls go to school the following day though and then I went back to bed...

WaroftheRoses Wed 19-Nov-14 14:33:42

I wouldn't. Why not wait? Film will be the same on Sat night....

VacantExpression Wed 19-Nov-14 14:36:37

^^ not to a teenager War. Go for it I say!

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Wed 19-Nov-14 14:37:44

Mad, but the stuff memories arena fe of. Enjoy.

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Wed 19-Nov-14 14:38:14

Memories are made of. Not sure where the garbled stuff came from.

FelixTitling Wed 19-Nov-14 14:39:32

If her general attendance is good then yes, and take the day off the next day too so she can get back on track really quickly. Better she misses a day than is asleep at her desk.

Make sure she absolutely knows her French - inside out and upside down - beforehand though. If she learns it properly she won't forget it. And make sure she understands she'll have a little catching up to do for missing a day.

TheRealMaryMillington Wed 19-Nov-14 14:41:33

It's only once

That some might think it highly irregular makes it all the more fun

Also it is good practice for GCSEs (up into the night cramming or clubbing, one or the other. If she can ace the test under those conditions she can handle anything)

I might be asleep myself by midnight though.

bananaramadramallama Wed 19-Nov-14 14:50:08

My 12 yr old is gutted as I can't take him tonight - I've said he can do the Hobbit one though in a few weeks.

As a one off it's a great treat imo - memories created as a pp said.

(I went to the 'Twiathalon' when the last Twighlight film came out blush - was ace! grin)

WaroftheRoses Thu 20-Nov-14 12:00:28

Vacant do teenagers get to see a different version on release then? hmm

And people wonder why schools are fining parents for unauthorised absence when they need a day off because they've been to the cinema the night before.

Why not wait? Why does everything have to be here and now? New releases of films/gadgets/music-why does everyone have to have them straight away, so much so that they will queue up and camp for hours or days to be first? Our nearest town has a small local cinema. Film releases are anything from 1 to 4 weeks later than the multi-nationals. So we wait-because if we and many others didn't the cinema would close. This trait of instant gratification is surely something we should be trying to draw kids away from and teach them some patience?

I'll get my coat

WerewolfBarMitzvah Thu 20-Nov-14 12:06:05

I see your point War. Actually I'd side with you and not go.
Mainly because I'd fall asleep.
Hope you and DD enjoy yourselves though! She'll love it!

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