AMC theater chain bans small children...

AMC theater chain bans small children from some night movies

There are 54 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 4, 2010, titled AMC theater chain bans small children from some night movies. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Bad news for toddlers ... ... and good news for everyone else. The AMC theater chain -- which has three central Ohio locations at Dublin Village, Easton and Lennox -- has instituted a new rule barring children younger than 6 from attending an R-rated movie after 6 p.m. . As much as I'd love to say that the rule is silly and unnecessary, I can't.

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candle mohagany chief man

New York, NY

#41 Jan 17, 2012
i come from jamaica i am of swedish/portugese/black/irish descent and i am outraged! i drank 5 marley mellow man juices in easton and passed out. they awoke me at 5 am cus i would not leave. what kind of hotel room is this? plus the cops took my weeed
bosco

Columbus, OH

#42 Jan 17, 2012
I don't go to the movies anymore. I can have the same thing at home with the big screen surround sound. I have to wait a few months for a new release, big deal. Not a problem.

Most movies these days are enjoyable anyhow. Too Much CGI and special effects. Give me the old ones. Real Actors.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#44 Jan 18, 2012
bosco wrote:
Too Much CGI and special effects. Give me the old ones. Real Actors.
Agree. Watching movies these days is like watch cartoons.
WHATZZZZ UP

Lewis Center, OH

#45 Jul 22, 2012
Now i see there putting in a restaurant so theres more for the rich folks to enjoy.Will black people pay these prices? Just saw the menu its ok some stuff is a little pricey thats for sure. As far as I can see it s another way for amc to charge too much money for food while they laugh going to the bank. Best way to solve this problem is not to go there. amc easton for years has always had (a) too many rules about food and drink and how you cant take it upstairs and (b)managers who are clueless and rude. I met the general manager one day his name is tim and he has the worst attitude i have ever seen and yes white cops love to throw out black people thinking we all cause trouble. racial cops who needs them. Yes iam upset I have a right to be and no i dont speak for all black people iam just tired of amc period. amc easton needs to get its act together and it starts with high paid managers start from the top and work your way down. hope your new restaurant fails.
Mason2536

Oklahoma City, OK

#46 May 17, 2015
FIrst of all, I am an employee at an AMC theatre and saying it is unfair for managers and supervisors to bring outside food or drinks in is ridiculous!!! That is their workplace, they are not there to watch a movie they are there to work. They like all other workers have lunch breaks and what do you expect them to do, buy popcorn everyday for their lunch? like come on! AMC does not get a lot of the money from the movie tickets, that is why the concession prices are high! If you don't like it, don't buy it. Everyday I hear people complain about the prices, yet they still order a $30 order! So doing that is not going to help the issue.
Youreadumbass

Toledo, OH

#47 Jul 12, 2015
grace wrote:
wanted people to know that amc easton is not repeat not the place to go to. Serioulsy folks they are racial to us black folks they tell us we cannot bring outside food and drink inside the theatre that it is against there rules yet i see manangers and supervisors walk right past people with there food. Thats not fair especially when you tell people who wanyt to come see a movie hey, no outside food and drink. along with that prices for tickets have skyrocketed to 0.50 and for the imax 14.50 used to be 11.00. Why is this theatre getting so expensive? I overheard 2 cops talking they said they would not bring there families to the theatre that they are too expensive. Folks do everything you can to ban this theatre they are getting to big for they britches. I know i will not go back there. I know folks who work there are just doing they job but to tell hard working people they cant bring food in that you would rather have people buy there expensive crappy food is ridiculouis things never used to be this way too bad soemday there will not be anybody going there.
The employees have every right to bring their own food you know why.... Because they work there you know why you can't bring your food in because you're a customer aka general public so you need to follow policies no one gives s fuck your race it has to do with attitude and yours is probably pretty shitty so I would deny your food and admittance until the food was removed. Also I in no way represent AMC and these are strictly my opinions based on strong fact
tyler358

Toledo, OH

#48 Jul 15, 2015
Huh I didn't know parents take the kids to R rated movies before 6 pm let alone after 6 pm....
Bump Thump Thump

Blacklick, OH

#49 Jul 18, 2015
tyler358 wrote:
Huh I didn't know parents take the kids to R rated movies before 6 pm let alone after 6 pm....
You didn't read about the parents who took their little ones to see "Pan's Labyrinth"?

They thought it was a Disney-like fairy tale.
Pam

Marysville, OH

#50 Jul 18, 2015
I have been to AMC theatres lately and the experience was good and the high prices on food keep out most of the noisy rude people that ruined other theatres in Columbus.
Linda

Columbus, OH

#51 Jul 18, 2015
Pam wrote:
I have been to AMC theatres lately and the experience was good and the high prices on food keep out most of the noisy rude people that ruined other theatres in Columbus.
I like there popcorn!!!!!! it is not about $ it is about having a good experience at the movies with people who are polite and not acting out.
Pam

Marysville, OH

#52 Jul 19, 2015
candle mohagany chief man wrote:
i come from jamaica i am of swedish/portugese/black/irish descent and i am outraged! i drank 5 marley mellow man juices in easton and passed out. they awoke me at 5 am cus i would not leave. what kind of hotel room is this? plus the cops took my weeed
this is not a place for U, it is a FAMILY theatre with standards - please go back to Jamacia and smoke UR weed THEIR.
Pam

Marysville, OH

#53 Jul 19, 2015
opps that should have been THERE!
_SAM42_

San Dimas, CA

#54 Jan 24, 2016
As a worker for AMC i would like to clarify a few of your statements. As a company we are not racist against any race religion, etc. We take pride in the fact that we are one of the most diverse movie companies. As for our rising prices, our tickets went up 30 cents because the movie companies wanted to get more money out of us. not because the managers wanted more money, they get money from our concessions, just like the crew. all the money made on tickets goes right back to the movie companies. And our food policy has always been that no outside food or beverages is to be allowed inside the theater. Yes the crew may bring food in during there break because they are on break, which is exactly why we don't eat on the floor, we eat in our break room. so please, don't judge AMC as a company as we take high pride in every guests experience and ensuring that it may be the best... That is our goal as a company. if you have any concerns about your visit, ask to speak with a manager and they will almost definitely give you a resolution that fits you both. I am not speaking on behalf of AMC, I'm saying this as a person that doesn't like discrimination against a whole company.
dpx55

Columbus, OH

#55 Jan 24, 2016
Who in the hell takes a toddler to an R rated movie anyway? Anyone who does that has no business having a child.

Since when is it "racist" to not allow you to bring in outside food? Is it only chitlins and collards with fatback that are banned, or is it all outside food?

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