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Are people no longer capable of coherent thought?

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Are people no longer capable of coherent thought?

Mother not allowed to take baby into 15 rated movie.
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A mother is furious after she was ordered to leave a cinema showing a 15-rated film because she had her baby daughter with her.
Sam Ross was told she was 'breaking the law' by taking her baby to raunchy comedy Bad Neighbours - even though the 11-week-old girl is too young to understand any film.

Do they try to flaunt the rules just to get their names in the paper?
I'm with the cinema on this although they made the mistake of selling a ticket in the first place although we don't know whether the member of staff was actually made aware she had the baby with her.

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Re: Are people no longer capable of coherent thought?

She could have paid in advance or bought the ticket from a machine where there are no such checks...
The odeon do special parent / baby showings - but they are 12A and under which doesn't break the law..
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Re: Are people no longer capable of coherent thought?

It's not a "crime" for a kid to see any particular rating of film.

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Re: Are people no longer capable of coherent thought?

if it wasn't a criminal offence then what's the point of having ratings on products and why are businesses prosecuted for breaching age laws ?
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Re: Are people no longer capable of coherent thought?

Been trying to read up on this.
From my understanding so far it's not illegal to watch a film rated above your age but it is to supply or sell a ticket to under-age people.
Also the cinema concerned could lose their licence.

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Re: Are people no longer capable of coherent thought?

This is the official situation from the British Board of Film Censors
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