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What's the youngest age that you could reasonably expect to take your DC to the cinema?

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Thankyouandgoodnight Fri 18-Jul-08 23:15:02

Aside from the parent and baby screenings grin

Blu Fri 18-Jul-08 23:18:09

DP used to take DS when he was 2.5, but I think he slept through quite a lot!

bluenosesaint Fri 18-Jul-08 23:20:21

I took dd3 a few times when she was a small (sleepy) baby. Although to actually watch the film both my older dd's were around 3.

Dd 1 hated it - she was petrified!
I left it a while and tried the year after. She STILL hated it!
I took her again (don't give up easily me wink) when she was around 5.5 and she loved it grin

>disclaimer - dd was not forced to go, she begged to go despite hating it each time she went<

Dd2 went for the first time at around the age of 3 too. I wouldn't say she loved it exactly, but she wasn't scared either. She enjoyed it from around the age of 4 smile

mazzystar Fri 18-Jul-08 23:20:53

took ds to see a couple of things when he was nearly 2, but fell asleep on me the first time and was too scared by the mild peril in happy feet. ditto ratatouille fairly recently.
hoping for better luck with wall-e

BibiThree Fri 18-Jul-08 23:23:34

I took DD for the first time tonight to see Wall.E. She's 3.9 and got a bit bored tbh. That little bit too long for her, but she did come home and tell Dh that the cinema was "great"

BrownSuga Fri 18-Jul-08 23:24:10

Depends on the child. DS was about 10mths I guess when we took him to Horton hears a Who. He seemed to enjoy that, didn't make a peep, laughed when we did. Took him to see Indiana Jones about 12mths, again, very good, no noise, fell asleep partway through. Took him today, now 13mths to see Journey to centre of the earth, was a bit wriggly, only a few little squeaks and spent the time pulling my glasses off (3d). If he had reacted badly at the first one, I wouldn't have taken him to subsequent, so as not to take the enjoyment of it from other punters and I sit on the aisle ready to whisk him out if he is noisy/upset etc...

BlueDragonfly Fri 18-Jul-08 23:25:14

i still wouldn't take mine. DS1 is 5 and ds2 is 3. ds2 would struggle wit hthe volume and ds1 would hate it.

They don't sit thru a DVD either so would be pointless!!

DS3 however, pop his ear defenders on and he wouldbe fast asleep!grin

procrastinatingparent Fri 18-Jul-08 23:26:49

DS1 was 6 weeks old. We tried to take DD at 8 weeks but the film was a 12 and they wouldn't let her in ...hmm

smartiejake Fri 18-Jul-08 23:28:02

dd1 was 3.5. We saw the disney Tarzan film and she loved it.
DD2 was about 2.THink we saw the Tigger movie which was not very long but she loved it.
TBH I think it depends on the child.

quinne Sat 19-Jul-08 15:06:01

ds1 was 3 and was terrified, so we had to give up. (It was the not dropping litter message before the actual showing that did it!!)
took until he was 5 to actually enjoy it
ds2 happy to go when 4

Doohickey Sat 19-Jul-08 15:10:50

I took dd1 to see Ratatoille just before she turned 4. She was OK but by the end had discovered the high entertainment value of the cinema seats that go up, and down, and up, and down hmm.

I might take her to see WALL-E.

dd2 (now 3) a different kettle of fish, terrified of anything involving noise and/ or darkness. We will be waiting a long time before taking her.

3andnomore Sat 19-Jul-08 15:11:27

Es watched his first movie in cinema when he was between 4 and 5 years old (Shrek) and I recently took ms (5 1/2) and ys (almost 4) to see Kungfu Panda. I wasn't sure what would happen and how they would behave, but they both loved it and they sat through the lot really quietly (well, obviously laughed and stuff...but no talking, etc....)!

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