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Adult only screenings of HP maybe?

From Yahoo Movies:


"Great news for adult cinemagoers who hate seeing mainstream films like the new Bond flick and Harry Potter series ruined by screaming kids - a cinema chain is to have over-18 only screenings for certain films.
UK cinema chain Vue are to show a series of selected PG, 12A, 15 rated movies to adults only in their cinemas after a successful trial last year. Quantum of Solace (pic), which is rated 12A, will be the first film to get the adult only treatment starting from today."

About blooming time! The last Harry Potter film was ruined by screaming kids the whole way through. More cinemas should offer adult only screenings of films, no matter the rating. There are some we would quite like to see, animations mostly, but because of the rating we know they are going to be full of kids, so we avoid them.

It's not definite that there will be an adult only screening of HP, Vue are taking suggestions at the moment. I hope it gets one :)

take care,


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Nov. 7th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Oh god I wish they would do that here in Canada. I had to contend with that the last time I went to see a Harry Potter film and don't even get me started about when I went to see Lord of the Rings.

I don't know why anyone would want to bring an infant to those films of all films but they kept crying whenever there was a remotely startling part on the screen.
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, Lord of the Rings was terrible at the cinema, why on Earth would you want to bring a 2 or 3 year old to a film that was rated 12 (this was before the new 12A rating came in)? The best LOTR we saw was at this small independent cinema a few years ago on Valentine's Day, they were showing all three on the one day, and it was John's present to me ;) For the life of me I can't remember where it was though, a small town we drove to anyway!

It's bliss watching the DVDs at home, nobody to annoy you during the film!

take care,
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
Going at midnight cures this problem to a certain extent, but I agree!
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
they should have ones for just teens then. Adults always get really mad when teens yell around. Teens don't care if other ones talk during the movies, but adults don't like it.
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
I don't think thats very fair. The Harry Potter books and movies are aimed at kids and teenagers. They are classed as childrens' books and movies, so why should an adult who wants to see Harry Potter 6 have a special screening where kids aren't allowed? I always thought going to see a big family movie with kids around made it more special, like going to see Wall.E. That would have been awful without kids. Same with Harry Potter.
Nov. 9th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
then you can go to the regular showing with all the kids, and my spouse and I will go to the adult only showing where I don't have to worry about someone bringing their infant into a pg13 movie and the five year old kicking the back of my seat and hitting the spot on my spine where the fracture is...
Nov. 11th, 2008 09:18 am (UTC)
There is only going to be one or two screenings a week for adults only, the rest of the time it's normal. Seems fair to me :)

I'm sorry, I have to disagree, the HP films we saw at the cinema would have been much better without the very badly behaved kids and teenagers who were there and were not at all interested in actually watching the film! They spent the whole time talking to each other or on their mobile phones and when people went to complain, the staff did nothing about it! Not to mention the popcorn throwing and kicking of seats and all the rest.

I have nothing against kids going to the cinema in general, but some of them do behave very badly (especially if they are there without their parents, which they shouldn't be at a 12A film anyway, but somehow they manage to sneak in.
Nov. 7th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
I don't think this could be come true in Germany - but why not? Especially with HP I noticed different book covers for kids and adults - so why not do adults only screening? It makes sense!
Nov. 9th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
the AMC in Framingham Ma sorta does this, they have the premium theater (only one screen) that is strictly 21 plus, free popcorn and soda, you can order alcoholic drinks, cushy leather seats and trays to put food on.


problem, they never show the movies I want to see sans children
Nov. 14th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC)
Word !
Jan. 7th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
Oh please, i really need such screenings in Austria. >_> The only way you avoid children is going in the English Cinemas. The even let 14 years old in a movie for 16.
And the last harry potter film, i dont think i have to tell how kyaaaa that was *theres no word for mindless egoistic screaming children. Harry is on the playground, child screams "oh thats were the dementors come and then the fat one runs so funny. so what do you want to do after the cinema?" ok... i didnt kill her right then, but after many such comments from her friends (there was a group of 6 or so...boys and Girls, thats never a good sign >_>) and even badmouthing serverus (oh my good look his hair, or so old, he looks like my teacher - i: He is a Teacher you ignorant child >_> was the only thing i sad.) but the best, sirius dies and they laugh. really the entire time they were laughing about how sh** the actor was and how this film is only for little kids and so on.

Or the time they showed Princess Mononoke, it was rated 12 and there were mothers with childs, no babys. 4 - 8 years and a bunch of them. I mean hello, just because its an animation film, and the cover looks like a children film, theres something like ratings. And then after the first 15 minutes they left the film with loud comments and how bloody and blabla the film is. Duh...there was no bloody fairy on the movieposter so please shut up (a friend of mine told them so cause the didnt go silently and even went to the stuff. *sigh* Now i´m really depressed -_-
Feb. 20th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
And they wonder why people download movies to such an extent that people do. *rolls eyes* Kinda wish they'd do the same here in Sweden. Haven't been to a proper screening since Boy's Don't Cry (and then left for entirely diffrent reasons than screaming kids.) And have to claim, that the only other time I can even recall beeing on a screening without screaming kids, talking teens or ringing cellphones was on Sleepy Hollow (tho even there people gave a few shouts due obvious reasons.) XD But yeah...kinda wish they'd implore that world wide, then perhaps people would start to go to the movies again and not directly download them. (okay a bit off track... but still. ^^; )
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