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Offering Childcare? 21 Feb 2003 10:41 #23826

Has anyone out there every considered offering childcare service at their theatre? Is anyone doing it? We're toying with the idea of offering it....something along the lines of what supermarket chains offer at the moment or like the playland at your local McDonalds (but with TV and video games included.) A vibrating beeper would be assigned to the parent(s) who would be contacted if the need arose during the movie.
Supermarkets currently do NOT provide any toilet facilities and beep parents if the child needs to go to the bathroom. We're told reduces liability issues or keeps insurance costs down...anyone know about this?
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Re: Offering Childcare? 21 Feb 2003 19:31 #23827

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I wouldn't touch this with a ten-foot pole. But that's just me.

If I could, I would include a cry room in all of my theatres. But since I don't have one, keep your small ones at home. If they aren't old enough to appreciate the film, don't subject them to it.
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Re: Offering Childcare? 22 Feb 2003 13:10 #23828

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I wouldn't think of it either. Kids are like pets in my book. Your own family's are the cutest and best behaved, while everyone else's are usually ill-behaved monsters.

Of course there are exceptions. . .

Many parents are so rude in allowing their kids to squirm, cry and run the aisles. Offering a parenting class at the theatre might be the key!
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Re: Offering Childcare? 25 Feb 2003 11:15 #23829

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WE discussed it but then we thought of how some kids would be unable to accept their parents were nearby but unavailable resulting in the big crybaby scene, parents being beeped in good parts being slow to move, etc. etc. We passed.

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Re: Offering Childcare? 26 Feb 2003 12:00 #23830

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Not with a ten-foot pole I won't, ill-behaved little monsters, big crybaby scenes. Yikes you've all made up my mind!!!
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Re: Offering Childcare? 26 Feb 2003 12:32 #23831

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When a customer brings in a small child, we offer them a roll of duck tape . . . . I mean, we tell them we have a very liberal refund policy: If at any time during the show the child becomes unruly or fussy, we will gladly give a pass to try again sans wee-one. I have a firm belief that I have raised my kids and it isn't my job to raise/tolerate anyone else's. I have no trouble going into the auditorium and telling parents their kid is screwing up the show for everybody else so here's a pass. Goodnight.
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Re: Offering Childcare? 27 Feb 2003 10:54 #23832

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Our local grocery store chain offers a childcare center for parents while they shop:
http://www.wegmans.com/about/pressRoom/overview.asp

"WKids Fun Center - for children ages 3 to 8, with storytelling, coloring, toys and games, and supervised activities for kids. This service is provided free of charge."

At my local store, they usually have about a dozen kids in there while their parents shop in peace.

I recall that the Kinopolis theatre circuit in Europe also offers childcare at many of their sites:
http://www.kinopolis.de/


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