Grand Cinemas bans kids from theaters after 7pm
Children below five years old will not be allowed to watch any movie after the specified time.
Parents will not be permitted to take children below five years old in Grand Cinemas in UAE after 7pm, according to Gulfnews. The rule applies to every movie, even G-rated films, with the exception being animated movies.
“We recommend families take their children below five to movies with approved ratings before 7pm as after this time, it is a whole new environment at the movie theatres. Sometimes we get complaints of children making noise in the theatres and therefore recommend parents to adhere to this,” said Grand Cinemas digital project director, Andy Fordham to Gulfnews.
“There are times when we have to stop people from getting their children to halls late in the evening. From a medical perspective, it is not advisable to expose infants to loud sounds.”
Grand Cinemas will also be tightening up procedures of disallowing teens from watching 15+ and 18+ films without an ID proof.
“Children and teenagers always try and get into 15+ and 18+ movies and say they left their IDs at home. Hence, if we are unsure of anyone’s age in relation to their eligibility to watch a movie, we ask for photo ID with proof of age at the ticket counters,” said Fordham.
This is certainly a great move by Grand Cinemas to ensure a good viewing experience. We have all been annoyed by little kids crying or wandering aimlessly in the cinema halls while their parents try hard to seat them in their place. This just disturbs everyone trying to enjoy a movie, and it’s certainly great to know that Grand Cinemas has taken appropriate steps to deal with such a problem.