Last night, I used my AMC $25 gift card I got from Verizon (adult tickets at AMC are now $12!!!) and finally got to take The Boy to see Iron Man. He enjoyed it. He really likes the flying Mark’s (yes at one point all the suits fly together…very cool stuff). My new Iron Man Build a Bear named Snuggles even got to join us
But this entry isn’t about how great Iron Man was and what a good time I had. I wished that it was. I did have a good time though and as The Boy gets older, he becomes more fun and yet, more mouthy. So it’s the best of both worlds.
No, this is a post about a screaming 2 year old in the theatre.
Now, I was apprehensive about taking my 9 year old to see this movie as the reviews set the age range around 13 but it actually wasn’t to bad. Once, Tony did say “pussy” but he was using that word in reference to being one, not…well you know and he said it so fast it was easy to miss. There was more explosions than anything else.
Anyway, we are sitting in the theatre, about 4 rows up and about ¼ into the movie, there was this child, at the most 2 or 3 years old and his mother. This child was VERY loud. He was loud even during the loud explosion scenes. At some points, the mother took him into the hallway out of the theatre but for the most part, she just let him sit there, being loud.
There were two women sitting behind us who finally had enough and told the mother her kid was being loud.
This mother did nothing…
10 minutes later, the other woman told this mother her kid was being loud and it was distrupting others.
This mother did nothing…
FINALLY, one of the women got up and went outside. I was assuming it was to tell a movie theatre worker about this.
Next thing, the mother leaves with her child and 10 minutes later comes back with NO child.
Did she leave him outside?
Did she have someone come get him so she could watch the rest of the movie on her own?
If it was the latter, why couldn’t she have done that in the FIRST place instead of pissing off a theatre full of people.
The ignorance and absolute disregard for others really shined last night, in an AMC movie theatre in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
But that isn’t what upsets me the most. What upsets me is that I am ALWAYS super aware of how I affect others around me. In this instance, if I had been that mother. I would have left the theatre and admitted to myself that I made a mistake. Because I really don’t think Iron Man was a suitable movie for a 2 year old. I felt I was pushing the envelope with my 9 year old but he’s older than he seems.
This woman was just lucky that some one didn’t have a bad day that day and just wanted to relax and get out of the 100 degree weather to sit in a nice cool theatre to watch Iron Man. That person may have snapped and done more than just tell her to shut her kid up.