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Don’t Be That Guy: Crying Baby at the Movies

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When you spend $10, $13 or $15 on a movie ticket it usually means you’re looking forward to the film and want an enjoyable experience, but that can be been ruined by the “Movie Baby Bringer” which is the person who couldn’t get a sitter and is still bringing their baby or toddler to a movie theater.

Granted there are times it is appropriate to bring a child to the theater like if the movie involves animated characters or has a ‘G’ rating; every other film is no-no.

While it may be bad manners for the actual movie theater rules we asked Doug Link with the Esquire IMAX Theater. “If a parent is with a child they can be there,” he explained, “If the child begins to make some noise, if the child becomes restless or disruptive a manager might come out, ask you to come out at another time, one that’s more kid friendly.”

If that’s not convincing enough to keep your youngster home then keep in mind babies and toddlers are still developing. “The Esquire IMAX Theater has 16,000 watts of digital wrap around sound,” said Link, “I’m a little weary of bringing infants into a theater that`s that loud, but some people aren’t going to win the parenting of year award.” hile it may be true the “baby bringer” just really, really wants to see that particular movie

W Link pointed out, “There are a lot of other people out there who want to see that movie too. A baby can be disruptive and not the best idea.”

So next time find a sitter, pick a kid-friendly movie, or wait for it to come out on DVD and don`t be that guy.

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