You know, back in my day, my mom would drop my brother and me off at the movie theater quite often. The prices were a lot cheaper than a babysitter for the same amount of time. Well, those days are gone according to a new age policy that one local theater chain has put into place.


Embarrass My Child...Who Me?

I was looking at the Showplace Cinemas site to find the movie times for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. We have been going to see superhero movies as a family, although Chase did want to disown me after Dr. Strange 2 The Multiverse of Madness. I wore my Scarlet Witch shirt and costume headpiece. Will I go in a costume for Wakanda Forever? You just never know.

That's when the new age policy jumped off the screen at me. 

First, Lets's Take a Moment to Watch the Official Trailer

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Showplace Cinemas New Age Policy 2022

According to their website, there is a new age policy now in effect at Showplace Cinema Theater locations.

  • No person 15 years or younger admitted after 6 PM unless accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
  • The accompanying adult must purchase tickets, is responsible for the conduct and safety of the minor, and MUST remain with the children throughout the entire movie.
  • A state-issued ID is required for proof of age.

Good News for Helicopter Parents

If you love to watch over your child every waking moment, then this new policy is a good thing for you. Our teens are probably not going to see it that way. Be forewarned, you will hear groaning, and probably some loud sighs, oh and eye-rolling is a big possibility.

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