Mother kicked out of cinema for taking 11-week-old baby into 15-certificate film

A mother has told of her ‘humiliation’ at being kicked out of a cinema after she took her 11-week-old daughter into a 15-certificate screening.


by Closer staff |
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Sam Ross, 30, was at the Vue cinema in Cambridge to see Zac Efron’s new film Bad Neighbours.

After being allowed to purchase the ticket while with her baby daughter, she was then told she was ‘breaking the law’ and removed from the cinema.

Sam told the Metro: “It was totally humiliating. We were escorted out. I was really looking forward to watching the movie and catching up with a friend.”

After recently becoming a mum for the first time, Sam insisted that she didn’t get the chance to socialise often and didn’t see the problem in taking her baby into the screening, claiming she would be ‘oblivious’ to the film.

Sam was furious when she was escorted from the cinema for taking her young baby into the film
Sam was furious when she was escorted from the cinema for taking her young baby into the film

She added: “I don’t get out that often and it can be difficult to find things to do with your friends.

“At just 11-weeks-old my daughter is totally oblivious to what’s going on, she would have just gone to sleep. If she was screaming and interrupting everyone I would totally understand and would never stay in the cinema, but she was completely fine.”

Despite the incident, Sam admitted she did receive a full refund from the cinema but only after an argument with management there.

According to Vue, children are only permitted to enter screenings that are rated U, PG or 12A. The spokesperson added to the newspaper: “On this particular occasion the customer should have been advised that babies are not permitted into 15 certificate films and declined the sale.”

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