Desperate Movie Theaters Are Adding Jungle Gyms To Occupy Their Young Customers

Submitted by: fancylad 1 month ago Lifestyle


Guess which movie theater I'll never be going to? The one that has a jungle gym for ADHD kids so when they flip out, parents can tell them to go be-bopping around on a teeter-totter.

The company is called Cinepolis, they're out of Mexico, and they're testing their "playground in a movie theater" idea around the States -- two locations alone in Southern California -- Pico Rivera and Vista.

This is the answer Cinepolis came up when they realized they have to compete with Netflix and other streaming services people are staying home for. Theaters that will have these jungle gyms in them will charge around $3 more per ticket, and right now, they're only being coupled with children's movies. Could you imaging trying to enjoy the new Star Wars flick with a bunch of moron kids be-bopping around on a teeter-totte 10 feet from your head? 

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Female 4,359
if the damn kids can't sit still, don't take em to the damn movie.
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Male 3,431
are kids the only ones allowed to play in the jungle gyms?
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Male 4,994
robthelurker Be a big hit after a Tarzan movie
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Male 37,277
Yeah, might be OK for kiddie movies, but how is anyone supposed to watch a movie with screaming and shrieking children playing right next to them? :-/

Only in Mexico, I hope!
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Male 38,290
Theatres have priced themselves out of the market. For the cost of 2 tickets you can buy the movie on disc when it is relaesed next month. And soda/popcorn? Ya gotta be a Rockefeller 
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Male 1,213
Gerry1of1  Your right about the prices I have to drive over an hour to get to a movie (I live out in the country) for me and my sweetheart to go the the movies it costs me dinner and half a tank of gas, not counting other costs because its a trip into the big city. But I do like to see certain movies on a big screen, with the hole package of soda and popcorn so I have to keep it down to the best movies. I do love me some Redbox though. And am waiting for the full wall size TV that I can afford. (I'll be dead before that)
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Male 525
Yes lets add a jungle gym to a dark theater. Surely nothing can go wrong.
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Male 4,994
dragon91 The screaming of the Injured children would distract people from the movie
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Male 213
when you have a kid with special needs, you go there. It is very good to have the option.

One of the reasons Theaters are losing customers to Netflix is because of how disrespectful their base is: making strong noises, chatting, checking their phone, going to the bathroom twice... If all these retards can go together in the same room and let the silent, respectful people together, I'd be going to the theater more often.

I made sure my kids behave before bringing them to the theater, at 1pm showtimes and on kids movies. I always remember the first time I brought him to the theater when he was 2.5, after briefing him again and again about how important it was to be silent, and how he turned to the over-chatty family behind us (pop, mom, 10yo son, 8yo daughter) to shush them twice and the third time telling them "you are in a theater, be quiet or go out!"
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Male 3,293
Hmmm, as long as we have all the little monsters cooped up in one place we might as well...
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Male 4,994
trimble then permanently seal the doors?
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Male 253
As the title says it's designed for kids with ADHD, autism, tourette's syndrome and such. Not quite a desperate attempt to save a dying industry as the description suggests.

There is a similar scheme underway in theaters and cinemas here in the UK, noisy performances I think they are called. They aim to promote social inclusion for kids and adults alike who can't necessarily sit still and silent for 2-3 hours at a time. Great idea really.
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Male 18
how out of touch are the people that lead that company? really? thats why i dont go to movies very often? cuz i need a place to play?

try giving me a truly comfortable seat, and then dont charge me the same amount for the ticket that the dvd will cost when it hits stores  a few months after.

good riddance to theaters if the operators truly think this is going to help them
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Male 4,994
jarred Don't forget the $20 dollar small popcorn and the $5.00 coke
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Male 4,392
That actually looks like a fun and cheap family outing. It's clearly not designed for adult shows.
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