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To bring baby in carseat to evening cinema showing?

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Loafingaround Fri 05-Aug-16 08:45:30

Our local cinema is a fab arty type one that has sofas/food bought to you during film etc. They allow babies under 1 in as long as you keep them quiet. Pretty certain DD would stay fast asleep in carseat for the duration as she likes noise to sleep and is fast asleep by then usually (8pm). Moment she so much as whimpered Id have her out on the boob (under blanket). But, can well imagine we would get some serious evils from other people on the way into the film if not shooting glances at us throughout...what do you think? Shell out £30 for babysitter or take advantage of the cinemas policy?

FruitCider Fri 05-Aug-16 08:49:11

I wouldn't leave a baby in a car seat for that long to be honest. Pushchair is better option.

FiveFullFathoms Fri 05-Aug-16 08:50:52

As long as you're sure the noise won't upset her and are prepared to take her out the moment she starts to disturb the other viewers, I think it's OK.

I confess that the presence of a baby would at an evening showing would make me nervous - purely because some people are not considerate and I would worry that my enjoyment of the film was about to be ruined by a crying baby.

MonicaLewinskisFlange Fri 05-Aug-16 08:50:59

Do it! And don't feel you have to hide under a blanket. Everyone will be engrossed in the film and won't even notice the baby.

NavyandWhite Fri 05-Aug-16 08:51:28

You could do, but what if she's constantly whimpering? You'll be up and down and will end up wasting your money?

ShanghaiDiva Fri 05-Aug-16 08:52:56

I think it's fine if that's the cinema's policy - save the 30 pounds.
Would only annoy me if the baby was screaming and parents had not removed child from the theatre area.

Paintedhandprints Fri 05-Aug-16 08:54:18

Some cinemas do daytime parent and baby showings, perhaps that's an option?
However, if you want to try an ecening showing and you are confident your baby will sleep through go for it. envy
Be prepared to leave if the baby becomes disturbed though.

Loafingaround Fri 05-Aug-16 09:02:39

Thanks for all helpful comments. I would 100% feed her the minute she made the slightest noise (I am perma on alert and move like the speed of lightening when it comes to this!) but agree she could end up whimpering and i'll not be able to full relax feeling we have a spotlight shone on us and the whole cinema is shooting evils at our backs. Better get a babysitter I feel?!

davos Fri 05-Aug-16 09:04:21

We have a similar cinema here. A car seat would block the walk ways.

One of you could end missing it.

Apart from that I don't see the issue. Contact the cinema and ask

Titsalinabumsquash Fri 05-Aug-16 09:04:45

I've done I in a regular non arty fancy cinema, dd was 2 days old when we went to see Avengers 2 in iMax, she was happily on the boob the whole
tile fast asleep with little ear defenders on. smile

I got plenty of evils and people moving away from us but that's their issue not mine.

LemonRedwood Fri 05-Aug-16 09:08:59

Our local arty cinema used to allow this as well as run parent and baby showings during the day. It was a great thing.

Then some busybody got the arse and reported them to god knows who because there were underage people (babies for gods sake!) in 15 and 18 rated film showings. So the cinema stopped doing either sad

I'd take advantage of the cinema's policy, personally, and if anyone has an issue then the staff can explain the policy to them.

hotdiggedy Fri 05-Aug-16 09:11:09

I am impressed that someone is able to organise themselves enough to get up and go to a cinema with a 2 day old baby!

29redshoes Fri 05-Aug-16 09:12:54

I wouldn't mind at all as long as the baby didn't cry. I doubt I'd even notice to be honest.

I'd be too nervous to take baby DD though. She's too unpredictable!

Tulipblank Fri 05-Aug-16 09:16:40

If it's a 15 or 18 she won't be allowed in. I've always taken mine to the cinema as babies.

danTDM Fri 05-Aug-16 09:18:32

I wouldn't take a baby to an evening, adult event, no. I think it's selfish.
What if everyone did it?

Artandco Fri 05-Aug-16 09:23:43

Not in a car seat as it will be in the way, but we often took ours in a sling and they slept on our laps. Just get an aisle seat so you can leave quietly if needed

Motheroffourdragons Fri 05-Aug-16 09:24:52

I wouldn't either.

Fine if it is Finding Dory, and there are lots of children there, otherwise, no.

I would not want to pay money to see a film and not be able to enjoy it because somebody brought their baby. In the same way as I am irritated by mobile phone use etc.

bombayflambe Fri 05-Aug-16 09:26:46

I wouldn't. The volume is generally too loud for a baby anyway. It wouldn't be fair on the other patrons if she was whimpering, and miserable for you if you miss half the film to look after her.
Get a sitter and enjoy your evening.

PacificDogwod Fri 05-Aug-16 09:27:47

Why would you get the evils from other people?

I'd do it. And I would have done it with mine had I ever had a baby that slept…. hmm
If you and your baby are up for it, the cinema allows it, you have instant comfort aka boobs available wink AND a baby that sleeps through noise - do it.

sparechange Fri 05-Aug-16 09:28:03

If it's a 15 or 18 she won't be allowed in

Are you sure? My local cinema does baby screenings for all sorts of films, including 15s and 18s

Motheroffourdragons Fri 05-Aug-16 09:28:17

Lol at leaving quietly with a crying baby!

Not possible, I'd have thought.

BertrandRussell Fri 05-Aug-16 09:28:22

I would- and did. Why wouldn't you? Provided you're out of there like lightning at the first squeak........

People opening noisy packets of sweets or looking at their phones are much more annoying

<Hello to Jason Isaacs>

PacificDogwod Fri 05-Aug-16 09:28:45

Does the age rating apply to babies?
Well, I never.

FoggyBottom Fri 05-Aug-16 09:29:41

Moment she so much as whimpered Id have her out on the boob (under blanket)

You're well-intentioned, but sorry - if I'd just paid around £12 to watch a film at an evening session - so I don't get ill-mannered children & their adults not parenting them disturbing the viewing - I would find this annoying. The rustling, the whimpering, the movement & activity.


Cosmo111 Fri 05-Aug-16 09:29:45

I wouldn't be happy if there was a baby in the cinema and I have 4 month old there's still the potential to cry even if you fed them. It's rare I get the opportunity to go to the pictures with having children. I have to arrange family to look after so I would like to watch it in peace. The baby still have potential to cry if not Hungary dirty nappy wind etc. People pay a lot of money to go to the pictures it's not cheap these days. Why not go during the day when there's parent and child sessions?

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