How to get the perfect night at the cinema with children

I work at our local cinema for 3 years, it always surprises me how many people arrive late and unprepared for the evening, then go to blame the box and in front of the house staff for all their problems.

Here’s one, hopefully, useful guide that should show you how to get the most enjoyment from your trip to the cinema.


Developing that fit your small films, film certifications are a good way to check if the movie that interests you is good for your child.

(Note that this is the age classification in the UK)

U – Suitable for all

PG – is intended for younger children, but may contain action scenes or young children find disturbing

12A – is intended for older children, young children will see well with a parent or guardian, but there may be an occasional scene that does not bother them, the Harry Potter series is a good representation of this.


You want to make sure that you arrive at the right time, arriving too early will leave you waiting, whether it be for doors to open or sitting looking at an empty screen.

The film generally presented as the “program” begins, is the industry term for ads. To reduce the number of waiting around you should aim to be in the movie at least 5 minutes before the advertised time.

If you have had a particularly stressful day at this point * Remember you are not serving staff, we are doing a job, we are not responsible for your boss misusing identity, or the children are noisy The trip here.

Sweets and drinks

Think of your options at the kiosk, getting the greatest bucket of popcorn and drinking possible combination may seem like a good idea for your child, but how much will it end up on the floor?

If you buy the large popcorn and the combination of the drink, you take up the screen, then give to their children.

Minimize spills, you paid the money at the kiosk, and no one wants to be the only person with an empty popcorn bucket of popcorn around your ankles, watched by everyone in the lobby, right?

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