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Cars 3 (first cinema experience as a family)

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Damonlufc88 · 16/07/2017 20:00

Son is 4 and has SN. he adores cars and his birthday is Tuesday. We as a family usual a are found at farms and soft play during quieter times as son is none verbal and has hardly any understanding of social environments.

Today we thought, "why not? Son enjoys cars, he may only sit for 10 minutes before the film even starts, let's just go with the flow"
Family of 4, Mum, Dad SN son and 2.5 YO. screen was packed as we left it as late as possible to try and avoid bored scenarios. We sat right at the front and to be fair and at our amazement it wasn't our boys who started to get a little unsettle. This is honestly the first time this has happened. We were amazed. Oldest one loved it up until, I assume, near to the end as he started to try and bolt to the screen on a few occasions and youngest did have a few whines but nothing chocolate buttons couldn't sort out.

Just wondering what anybody else's take on unsettled children during the cinema is? Granted I don't think we will be going every week only my oldest, and youngest love Lighting Mcqueen. It definitely has given me a little more confidence to take our boys, especially SN son out during busier times if he seems settled.

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BikeRunSki · 16/07/2017 20:06

Unsettled kids at a kids movie is to be expected.

I'm thinking of taking my dc (5 and 8) but am comcerned over the 12A rating, How did you find it?

Damonlufc88 · 16/07/2017 20:10

I though it was U rated, it is according to IMDb. It was a good follow up to the series I think franchise like that will make alot of money on half decent story lines to be fair + a few jokes in the film too. I just think 28minutes of adverts and trailers is a little too long before the film.

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AndNowItIsSeven · 16/07/2017 20:12

It's actually a PG.

laGrosellaEspinosa · 16/07/2017 20:16

I quite enjoyed it. I related to lightning McQueen as the plot was about him feeling like an ol' hasbeen! Not sure my 11 year old son could relate to that!

Bluerunski I can't think what would make it 12a, possibly something really innoccuous like one scene was in a bar

Hulababy · 16/07/2017 20:17
AndNowItIsSeven · 16/07/2017 20:21

Sorry so meant PG-13 which is a 12 , maybe some cinemas are showing a cut version.

Rollercoaster1920 · 16/07/2017 20:33

We go to the cinema a lot. At 10 am! Vue and Cineworld have very cheap (2 to 3 pound each) kids showings which are usually nearly empty or at least only have children. If unsettled can leave because it is so cheap! We've been known to take a packed lunch too....

You chose opening day for a major movie, well done for getting through that!

Hulababy · 16/07/2017 20:34

Cineworld has it as a U:

Odeon, Showcase , The Light and Vue are U:

Its a G in the US, which is their equivalent of a U.

Some pre sales had it at a PG, I assume as they weren't sure.

Similar to when the new Beauty and the Beast was on resale - could only get adult tickets, not child tickets - as they didn't know if it was a 12 or a PG for sure.

EggysMom · 16/07/2017 20:41

Just wondering what anybody else's take on unsettled children during the cinema is?

There are special showings for 'unsettled' children!

"On Sunday mornings throughout the month, films suitable for all audiences are screened in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment."

EggysMom · 16/07/2017 20:46

(Not that I'm saying you should only take unsettled children to a specific showing - I just wondered whether the OP knew about the specialist showings)

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