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Theater Mix-Up Scars Kids For Life!


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#1 of 14 Malcolm R

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Posted April 07 2007 - 02:31 PM

...well, maybe not quite, but it appears there were a few tears shed and maybe a few nightmares to follow:

Young moviegoers get an R-rated ‘Eye’-full
Theater shows horror film ‘Hills Have Eyes 2’ to families expecting ‘Mimzy’

Full story at MSNBC...

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...moviegoers were expecting to see “The Last Mimzy,” the PG-rated tale of a brother and sister who discover a mysterious box of toys....Instead, the crowd saw the opening scene of “The Hills Have Eyes 2,” the R-rated sequel... [which] starts with a chained woman giving birth to a mutant.
It's not really funny, I guess, but I have to admit I chuckled out loud at the following...

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...[One] patron said the episode had left his 3-year-old son with lingering, and unsettling, questions.

“My wife is eight months pregnant, and he’s been asking, ’Is that what mommy’s going to have?”’ said Frank Doll, 31, of Mastic.
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#2 of 14 Holadem

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Posted April 07 2007 - 02:56 PM

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It's not really funny,
Actually it is.

Hilarious.

Yes, it's unfortunate incident.

No, the kids aren't gonna be deeply scarred for life.

No, no one deserves any kind of compensation for this beyond the free tckts they rightly received.

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#3 of 14 Rod J

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Posted April 07 2007 - 03:02 PM

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No, the kids aren't gonna be deeply scarred for life.

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unless adults decide to counsel them...

#4 of 14 DavidPla

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Posted April 07 2007 - 03:19 PM

That's brilliant!

Reminds me of a story someone said that instead of starting "The Little Mermaid", the reels got mixed up and they played the opening of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3". Apparently the kids actually seemed to be getting into it.

#5 of 14 Michael Elliott

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Posted April 08 2007 - 04:50 AM

I bet none of those kids will be having pre-marital sex after seeing that baby born. Jeez, it's kinda funny but I'm a jaded horror fan and even I was disturbed by the opening of HILLS 2.

#6 of 14 RickER

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Posted April 08 2007 - 05:29 AM

Shoot ive seen people taking 3 year olds into R rated horror movies, on purpose!

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Posted April 09 2007 - 02:31 AM

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Shoot ive seen people taking 3 year olds into R rated horror movies, on purpose!

So true. I attend pre-release movie screenings every once in a while and you tend to see a lot of people that attend these things "just because they're free". There is a surprising number of parents in this group that bring their kids even when the movies are rated R. And these are 3 to 6 year olds I'm talking about. A buddy and I were shocked at the amount of kids that were brought to a screening of "Shaun of the Dead".

#8 of 14 Russell G

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Posted April 09 2007 - 03:47 AM

I saw 3 year olds in the audience for natural born killers.

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#9 of 14 Seth Paxton

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Posted April 10 2007 - 09:05 AM

I saw several kids around 6-8 at "300". Good luck getting them to sleep later.

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Posted April 10 2007 - 11:16 AM

Yeah...

I have seen this before....

Kids were exposed to the opening 10 minutes of SHAFT instead of CHICKEN RUN....

and then there was RETURN TO OZ which scared the hell of kids period...

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Posted April 10 2007 - 01:49 PM

Not the toybox they were looking for eh?

That is too funny.

#12 of 14 Adam Portrais

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Posted April 10 2007 - 03:51 PM

My question is what dick-head parent sat in there and watched it with their kids? Ten seconds in and you know it's not the movie you paid for. Take your kids out and get your money back. End of story- no "scarred" kiddies. They're lucky they got free tickets. Then again, I've been known to be an asshole from time to time.

#13 of 14 RyanAn

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Posted April 12 2007 - 02:06 AM

There is this really gross guy that comes in to my theatre weekly, mostly with his less than ten year old daughter and they always see the R-Rated horror flicks.

Anyways, I think it's funny but it'd be even better if it was say Cars shown instead of The Dreamers.

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#14 of 14 Malcolm R

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Posted April 12 2007 - 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Adam Portrais
My question is what dick-head parent sat in there and watched it with their kids? Ten seconds in and you know it's not the movie you paid for. Take your kids out and get your money back. End of story- no "scarred" kiddies. They're lucky they got free tickets. Then again, I've been known to be an asshole from time to time.
Having observed how long it takes for some families to settle into their seats--getting everyone's jackets off, making sure everyone has their popcorn, sodas, candy, etc.--it probably takes just as long to leave the theater. Not to mention that with the film running it's dark, probably crowded, the kids are uncooperative because they don't understand what's going on, and those that do are trying to watch the screen since they know it's something "forbidden."

Not to mention the time it would take someone to find a staff member, tell them the problem, and get them to find and relay the issue to the projectionist, and for them to stop the film.

I can completely understand how they saw the first 10 minutes or so.
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