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Would you take your 2.3 yr old to the cinema with his sister?

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Clare123 Sat 24-Oct-09 14:16:27

Just wondering what to do! My LO is desperate to watch UP, but not sure my 2.3 son could handle the noise and time spent still. What do you think?

nancy75 Sat 24-Oct-09 14:20:29

go when its busy, there will be loads of other children making a noise and wiggling about. we went to see it last week - dd is 4 and finds some films too much at the cinema but she loved it, take your tissues too, it made me cry!

Danthe4th Sat 24-Oct-09 14:24:11

No My dh took my youngest age 4.5 to the cinema for the first time in the summer and he only just managed to sit through ice age 3

nancy75 Sat 24-Oct-09 14:27:02

we left ice age 3, dd was terrified!

henryhuggins Sat 24-Oct-09 14:31:53

no, go another time when you can leave ds at home

InSync Sat 24-Oct-09 14:34:26

There's no way on earth I would take my 2 yo to the cinema. But that's as much a reflection on her personality as her age grin

cat64 Sat 24-Oct-09 14:36:15

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hannahsaunt Sat 24-Oct-09 14:49:03

Definitely not - he can't sit through a short cbeebies programme far less a film in a dark cinema - would really spoil it for your older one.

Seona1973 Sat 24-Oct-09 14:55:29

yes I would. We buy pick and mix and drinks and that keeps ds occupied. He went to see Bolt and Monster v Aliens when he was 2.

Earlybird Sat 24-Oct-09 15:36:10

No. Unless you are willing and able to leave the cinema when he begins to get restless....which he will.

IdrisTheDragon Sat 24-Oct-09 15:38:32

We went to see Up today and there were lots of children around 2 or so. It was in a large cinema and nearly all the children were very good.

I think DD was about 2.10 when she first went to the cinema and she was fine (she was also younger sibling. Still is of coure smile)

Loosingmymind Sat 24-Oct-09 15:49:07

We took DS 2.6 to see Toy Story 3D - he is quite hyper and never stops talking - he sat through the entire film and only said about 3 words!

WickedWitchinthesticks Sat 24-Oct-09 17:45:40

I'd say definately not. The volume in cinemas is enough to scare a 3 year old and my boys would never have sat through a film at that age.
Incidently I just took my 11 year old to see Up and it was the dullest film I've seen since Polar Express {which in our family is agreed to be the worst film ever).
Having said that I think Up would probably suit the 5 to 8 age range.

smileyboy Sat 24-Oct-09 19:52:34

I'd say no. Cinemas are loud and dark and getting a 2 year old to sit still and fairly quiet for over and hour sounds impossible to me. I'd take dd on her own and wait for about 2 years before taking ds! I suppose like most things it all depends on the child though.

3LegsandNoTail Sun 25-Oct-09 15:41:40

My ds started going to the cinema when he was 2 and loved it, sat still and quiet all the way through many films. There is no way I'd even contemplate taking dd at the same age. There's no chance that she would even sit through the opening titles. So I guess it depends on the child

ProfYaffle Sun 25-Oct-09 15:52:26

dd2 is 2.8 and has been successfully going to the cinema for about 6 months now (she loved Up!). The first time we took her she was very restless and I ended up taking her out but since then she's been fine, sits still, watches the film, eats popcorn, isn't frightened. I'd say give it a go but have a removal plan if it doesn't go well.

teameric Sun 25-Oct-09 15:55:08

I'd say no too. I personally wouldn't take my 3 year old DD cos I know she wouldn't sit still and/or be scared.
Btw UP is a lovely film and I cried blush

ellokitty Sun 25-Oct-09 18:02:23

Why not try them out on the saturday morning £1 club first? Then if it doesn't work out, you've not lost too much money.

My DD2 has been going to the cinema since before she turned two (she was free when she started going). Mostly to the £1 kids club cinema, but she loves it. Admittedly, eating the sweets and the popcorn does take up most of the film, and then when she starts to get bored, I sit her on my lap and we have a cuddle. But she will sit through any film like this quite happily. She last went to see Hannah Montana at the cinema at 2 3/4 and sat through that fine.

Your alternative is to wait until UP comes to the £1 club and go then (that's what I'm doing!). It'll take about 6 months.

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