Date Night Cinema Trip – with a baby in tow…

Me and my partner have been long standing members of the Cineworld Cinema Card. Many moons ago before we had kids we used it frequently and enjoyed seeing films nearly weekly. However since Zach came along we probably use it once or twice a month, which i guess still makes the monthly cost worthy but is a shame that we dont get to see all the films we want too.

When Zach turned around two we have been taking him to see all the new kids films that have been released and he loves it. He calls it the “Big Screen”! I really wish that they did a cinema card for kids too – it would make it so much cheaper! Then when Elijah was born he has happily come along with us in his Freerider sling and usually slept most of the way through the film.

However we had a rare night without our eldest son recently, so we thought about going to the cinema to see a more age appropriate film for us for once. Considering we have missed many a blockbuster in the last few months! However as Elijah is still breastfed and we don`t leave him for long he was playing third wheel!

We arrived at the cinema and qued up to get tickets for the chosen film. We were hoping to see Den of Thieves which is rated as a 15. Now you can probably see where this is going…maybe not…maybe your just as naive as me and the missus. But apparently you cant take babies to see films rated 12 and above!!! What on earth? Now that I have typed that it sounds ridiculous!

But in all seriousness – who knew that? He is five months old – i seriously doubt he will be observing any unsuitable scenes of a violent nature or foul language!! I can probably bet on the fact that he would sleep through 90% of the film and then only wake for his next helping of boob milk!

So we left shame faced but at least with another parenting lesson learnt under our belt!


Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.



  1. 16th March 2018 / 9:37 am

    Cuteness overload!! We always take our kids on every night out (well, more like early-evening out nowadays) – in my opinion you have kids, you might as well enjoy them! Also excellent that kids can come with you to a 12+… we took ours to Ghostbusters and Jumanji – as if those were meant to be for adults anyway?! x

    • 18th March 2018 / 12:29 pm

      ha, its great isnt it, early tea and bed by 8. yea they said a baby can go in for a 12 but nothing higher.

    • 18th March 2018 / 12:28 pm

      it is hard when you have children but like you say, couples need to time as well

  2. 18th March 2018 / 10:00 am

    Oh I remember well the days of going to the cinema on a regular basis then kids happened lol great read Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  3. 18th March 2018 / 7:31 pm

    Ah I love going to the cinema. Thanks for joining in with #ThatFridayLinky

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