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What age did you take your kids to the movies for the first time?

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She had just turned 2. Zootopia. She had more fun running up and down the stairs

 Was it just the normal session or a kids one? I’m worried if my kid does this the rest of the cinema will get annoyed
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OP That's what I'm worried about. My son has just turned 3 and hubby and I are trying to organise activities for us to do with just him (we have a 7 month old as well so sinc the baby was born we haven't just spent time alone with him doing something fun outside the house) he hasn't gone to the movies yet and I think he would really like it. He can sit still for a whole movie at home but not sure about at the movies.
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 Some theaters do a family friendly showing of kids' movies. They don't make it quite as dark or loud. Tickets are a bit cheaper, and crying babies are not frowned upon.
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 Maybe you could try and take him when it’s going to be quiet. So a week day near the end of a movie’s run. And be prepared to take him outside if needs be, or even leave early. My kids used to want the toilet at least twice during a movie, so be prepared for that too!
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OP That's a good idea but unfortunately the only person we have to look after the baby is my mum who works full time so we would have to go at night time or the weekend as we wouldn't be taking the baby with us.
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 Can’t just one of you take him then?
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 Was a mums and bubs session.
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 There are actual toddler sessions I think village movies run them in Victoria so obviously toddler friendly !!
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OP One of could definitely take him but be want it to be something that we both do with him. He's struggling a bit with not getting much alone time with us since the birth of his brother. We do plenty of stuff with him at home when his brothers asleep but we want to do different things.
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 ^ sometimes you just have to compromise when you have a toddler and a baby. . If it’s not feasible for both of you to take him, then one of you take him. And plan other activities where all of you can go.
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 If you plan on doing regular activities just for him, maybe take turns with hubby? That was he'll get one on one time with both of you.
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OP I get what you are saying. But we want to do things with him and both hubby and me. we have organised my mum to watch the baby once a week so we can go and spend some time alone with him.
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I'm going to go in June to see the incredibles 2 at a mum and bub session. Will have a 2 month old and 2y9m old. If it was just a normal session I'm not sure I'd want to take my eldest yet! I also took him to sessions when he was a bub, but haven't taken him since he became a toddler.

 At the mum and bubs sessions, do they quieten the sound a bit or is it still full volume?
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 Normally at mums and bubs sessions, the lights aren't as low
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 At my cinema the volume is lower and dim lights are left on so you can see what you are doing for feeding etc
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If it's a kids movie i really wouldn't worry about him running a bit wild. It's to be expected that kids will be at a movie made for children. I took mine when she was 2 and she was actually pretty well behaved

 Any kids movie I have been to, especially the morning sessions, there are always kids running around. Never to the point that you can't watch the movie though. If you want to watch a kids movie without kids go a night session.
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2.5 and he sat through the whole movie which surprised me. My second is 3 and he still gets a bit wriggly half way through the movie. I think if you are going to a kids movie I think it's OK if they play on the stairs a bit. As long as they aren't screaming or jumping over chairs or annoying other kids

 Do you mean kids movie, or mums n bubs sessions? It would be acceptable in a mums n bubs session, but no other time regardless of whether it’s a kid movie or not.
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 Any kids movie I have been too there has always been kids running around. I figure if you are going to see a 9am screening of a kids movie expect to see some kids out of their seats or playing on the stairs and I've never been to a mums and bubs session
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My daughter around 3-4 & my son comes to bring ur baby sessions with me since he was 8wks old

5. But Im not a huge movie person so they might have been OK earlier. They wouldnt have been able to sit through a whole movie at 2, they are very active high energy kids :(

My son was about 3 I think, his first movie was Planes. He fell asleep half way through. My daughter, I can’t remember! Similar age I think but the movie I’m not sure,