A group of mums planning to see the film Bad Moms were kicked out of the cinema before it started for what staff ironically deemed to be bad behaviour.
The seven mothers pre-booked tickets to see a 10.15pm screening of the film Bad Moms. However, when one of the women’s baby sitters cancelled at the last minute, she decided to take her nine month old son along to the girls’ night out.
What the mums didn’t know is that Marcus Theatre’s rules state that no child under the age of six is permitted into a cinema screen showing an R-rated film.
The mothers were then allegedly told to “leave or the police would be called”.
Writing on her Facebook page, the baby’s mother said: “I was told due to the policy I needed to leave or the cops would be called. They were concerned with the content my child would be viewing. I informed him, my child would be sleeping within minutes, not only would he not be watching the movie but he also would not be disturbing to other patrons.”
She continued: “I stood up and with the 20-ish people in the theatre, asked very kindly if anyone would like me to leave, I clearly would… everyone cheered and said ‘let her stay’.”
Still, the group was escorted out and were refunded for their tickets.
Lindsey Weix, a spokeswoman for Marcus Theatres, remained stoic: “… One of the guests brought her infant son. We did not allow the two of them to stay for the movie given our policy on R-rated films,” she explained. “Such movies are intended for mature audiences to enjoy in an adult setting. Marcus Theatres is committed to providing an unparalleled entertainment experience, and this policy was established with that in mind.”
Bad Moms – directed by The Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore – is released in the UK on 26 August. We advise you to leave your kids at home.