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Do you favor Cinemark USA’s policy requiring parents or guardians to attend weekend movies with their minor children?

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1sistersun(49 comments)posted 7 years, 3 months ago

It's just not like it used to be,some children don't respect HOME,so you know they totally lose it when they're out.We need more BIG MA'S or MADEAS!!!So yes,they need supervision.

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2NoBS(2695 comments)posted 7 years, 3 months ago

I think the policy fails to address the issue. If a 17-year-old acts up, he's banned. But if an 18-year-old acts up, that's perfectly fine - he's welcome to come and bother people all he wants.

How about if the theaters actually hire ushers who will enforce the rules, and remove the idiots who ruin it for everyone?

The movie theaters are so worried about offending someone that, by their refusal to remove one or two jerks, they're keeping a dozen from patronizing them at all. I hadn't seen a movie in a theater for a few years, but the wife and I went last summer. Sure enough, even though the theater was almost empty, two couples had to sit right behind us, and they proceeded to hoot and talk to the movie screen, and in general make noise. We moved, but could not move far enough away - that's how loud they were. We shushed them, and got by way of reply, "YOU shut up! I paid my money to come in here!" I won't be back.

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3scrooge(563 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

Tickets are already expensive enough, but I still suggest hiring a couple off duty police officers that can write citations for offenders. Maybe once mommy and daddy are forced to pay a couple $100 fines for unruly behavior they will remember what disipline is and maybe...just maybe.. try teaching it.

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4boardmanneedschange(364 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

nobs, all you have to do is politely tell that 18 year old he will be charged with disorderly conduct as an adult and I bet they shut up. If still your issues aren't resolved then complain to the manager and get a free ticket to another show and ask for all the money you paid for concessions to be refunded. Keep making the business pay for not policing the unrulies and eventually they will get the hint to place attendants in each theatre for each showing. I'm sure at 8 bucks a popcorn they can afford it.

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5mgood0730(7 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

i think as a minor myself, we should be trusted enough to go to the movies with our buddies! i think it's rude to take away somthing as simple as watching a movie. this new rule is CRAP!

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6MaxBoots25(5 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

I think we should be able to go to the movies without supervision. Our parents trust us enough that we should be allowed. We have rights too! We don't always need our parents to keep us safe. One day, they wont be able to care for us and we need to be on our own EVENTUALLY!

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7Morbidcherub(30 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

Until you reach majority age, you have no rights. If you dont like the policy, go to a different theater. I will gladly patronize a business where I dont have to put up with ignorant teenagers with no respect for others around them, where I can actually hear the movie I paid to see, and where I dont have to worry about little high school punks starting fights with each other because they think they are bad a$$. Your parents trust you? If your parents knew how to parent in the first place, you wouldnt act out of control when they arent around. I dont trust your parents and, apparently, neither does the theater.

Go to another theater or an earlier show if you dont like it. Life isnt fair. Learn to deal with it.

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8aeparish(669 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

Mgood & Boots... if you two are both minors, then shouldn't you be in school at 9:26 & 9:28 am?

And if you are in school, why does your school allow you to use the computers for things that are unrelated to school?

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9aeparish(669 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

Morbid -- that was very unfair of you. Everyone has rights.

Not to mention -- who's to say that these are the bad kids that the article was related to? Not all kids under 17 are delinquents and irresponsible. I know 15 year olds who are more well-behaved than 18 year olds.

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10Morbidcherub(30 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

Minors have the rights allotted to them WITH RESTRICTIONS. It is not unfair at all, and for you to whine about the alleged unfairness is part of the problem. These kids have no idea what it means to have real rules and guidelines, not to mention restrictions. Until you are of age, you FOLLOW THE DAMN RULES. ENd of discussion. There are bigger things to worry about than whether you can go to a movie unsupervised. Apparently, there have been enough disturbances by minors at the theater in question to warrant some action on the part of the business. Responsible kids dont cause disturbances in public that require the police to get involved. If these kids were more involved in things that MATTER instead of whining about having to go to the earlier movie showing on a Friday night, their entire generation would be better off. As it is, they are a generation full of a false sense of entitlement. Go get jobs and pay your own bills, then you can discuss how unfair life is.

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11MaxBoots25(5 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

Morbidcherub, i am offended! WE DONT MAKE NOISE! at least me and my friends dont I feel like a three year old when we cant do anything for ourselves! U ADULTS THINK WE CANT DO ANYTHING!!! U PEOPLE CAN GO TO H***

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12sistersun(49 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

For the record......Cinemark USA has a point,Again ,minor children should be supervised and some younger adults(ages 18-20)Maxboots your showing a good example,Telling adults to go to h***.That's why you need your hand held.I will say all minors are'nt bad but there are more that are.I'm for supervision!!!!!!!!!

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13metz87(893 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

The big issue I have is that some adults are also disruptive i the movie therter. So why not kick them out too?

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14aeparish(669 comments)posted 7 years, 2 months ago

Cherub, if vindy.com wouldn't ban me for using profanity, I'd have a lot of really colorful words to call you right now.

To set the story straight -- I said that it was unfair of you to make the comments that you made. So I'm not "whining" about any "alleged unfairness."

Also, for the record -- since you ulimately addressed the issue of unfairness towards me, I hope to the big man above that the comment "Go get jobs and pay your own bills, then you can discuss how unfair life is" wasn't directed to what I said in my comment, because trust me sweetheart -- I work two jobs and go to school full time. I know what it's like to have a job and pay my own bills without having the system help me.

It's just funny to me, Cherub. For someone who talks A LOT about peoples' parenting -- are you even a parent yourself?

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