There's something special about seeing a movie in the theatre. The smell of popcorn and candy swirling through the lobby, larger than life characters on extra large screens, sound effects booming so loud and deep that you seat shakes. It's an experience many people look forward, and nothing can be a being surrounded by a theatre full of distractions that ruin the experience. People on their phones and making loud comments are just rude; but before you get upset with the families that join your cinema experience, consider some ways to treat parents who bring kids to the movies before letting their presence get the better of you.
Before I was a parent, I remember wondering why on earth anyone would ever want to bring a child to the movies. Kids aren't known for sitting still, being quiet, or having long attention spans, so why even waste money on a ticket, right? Well, now that I am a parent, I understand why you would take a child to a movie in the theatre, despite all that logic. The bottom line is: it's fun. Even though it can be crazy, it's a fun memory and experience you have together as a family. Of course, I try to be considerate of the other patrons and teach my children what is expected at the movies, but sometimes things don't always go as planned and I need my fellow film watchers to do me a solid and help a sister out.
So the next time you find yourself clenching your jaw at the sight of a family joining your row of movie seats, don't let it ruin your day. Try to consider how you can be respectful and helpful to parents who bring their kids to the movies.