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Enzo-259
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I just went to see District 9 at the Cineworld at Fountain Park. I went with another friend who is 15 and two who are almost 17. All of us got ID'd and since neither I nor one of my 16 year old friends had any, they wouldn't sell us the ticket. We both look well over 15 so it shouldn't have been a problem. I understand that they are only doing their job but it gets worse. I saw a pair of teenagers, who were CLEARLY about our age, get ID'd for 500 days of summer!!! What the hell is going on with cinemas? I'm sorry, but I don't see why anyone should be stopped to go see a movie with a bit of blood and swearing unless they obviously haven't hit puberty. :rolleyes:

Anyway, we ended up buying tickets for something else and sneaking in. Well, it was more like calmly walking into the screen for District 9 in plain view of everyone working there and not being stopped. If they're going to be so strict on buying tickets, they might as well bother to enforce things properly huh?

I know a lot of you will disagree with what I'm saying and will no doubt tell me to remember my ID next time. The problem is, I don't HAVE any! I'm obviously not going to be carrying my passport around with me and since I can't have a driving license for obvious reasons it kind of narrows things down a bit. I guess I could get a young scott card or something but it's still a joke that I have to go to the trouble just to see a movie. The rule is supposed to be that you get ID'd if you look under the age limit, not over!

Anyway, that's my rant. Feel free to take it to pieces. :p:
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There are PASS schemes out there for young persons id...
The cinema is only upholding the law, if you want to be angry be angry at the government.
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Some young people look older than they are - the cinema staff are right to be cautious, and there really is no reason for you not to carry around some form of ID.
However, I do agree that it must be annoying. At 13, my brother got refused access to a '12' film because he didn't have ID proving him to be 13 (why any 13 year old would carry ID around is beyond me!) ended up with a wasted bus journey totalling approximately £10.
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You clearly haven't seen the packs of tweenagers vomiting after too many Sorority Rows.
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Do you have any idea how easy it is to see films at a cinema when you're underage? Who cares if they ask for ID lol that's just them covering their own backs

I should know - I used to work in one
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(Original post by cpj1987)
Some young people look older than they are - the cinema staff are right to be cautious, and there really is no reason for you not to carry around some form of ID.
However, I do agree that it must be annoying. At 13, my brother got refused access to a '12' film because he didn't have ID proving him to be 13 (why any 13 year old would carry ID around is beyond me!) ended up with a wasted bus journey totalling approximately £10.
Where did you get the bus from? Sudan?
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Shock. Young people get asked for ID.
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Where did you get the bus from? Sudan?
I didn't get the bus. :p:
He lives in a little village, approximately 20/25 minutes from the closest decent cinema on the bus route - and at the time (I'm not sure if it's still the same now) a return ticket cost around £10 because transport links to and from the village were terrible and there was no competition.
I think it's actually classed as a town now, though, with better transport links...
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Well I'm 15, and i look about 13-14 but i didn't get ID'd at cineworld...:dontknow:
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Lol... this reminds me of the time my sister got asked for id to buy party poppers from the 99p shop. Shes 26!
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That is crazy!
I went to see Bruno when it came out and it was an 18. I got in with no problems and am 16. I just assumed cinemas don't really care too much
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My boyfriends 18 in a few days and we got id'd for a 15 :lolwut:

We thought the guy was joking...he then said 'for his birthday he should consider getting some id'

I was about to rip the guys head off before my boyfriend dragged me out the cinema and we went to another cinema
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(Original post by Moronic Acid)
Do you have any idea how easy it is to see films at a cinema when you're underage? Who cares if they ask for ID lol that's just them covering their own backs

I should know - I used to work in one
That's my other point. Why bother enforcing the ID rule if you can easily sneak in anyway?
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I'm obviously not going to be carrying my passport around with me
What, why? I know it's not ideal, but loads of people use their passport as ID. Ultimately, other than travel, that's really what it's there for...
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Getting ID'd at a cinema is more stupid than Mike Tyson entering a beauty pageant.
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Best thing is use the express ticket machines, no body taking tickets ever questions your age, it's only the people selling tickets that question you.
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They're only doing their jobs.

Here in the States, getting ID'd for R and NC-17 films is common practice, so I don't see what the fuss is about really.

As someone has mentioned earlier, there is a proof of age card scheme in the UK, I know my friends back home in the UK had those cards before they were old enough to drive.
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Is district 9 any good by the way?

Just use the machines, and if they only have pre-paid ticket machines buy the tickets on the internet before u go and pick em up there. Or just take some ID.
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The worst time i got asked for ID was when trading in a game at a gamestation!!!
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My friend works in one and she gets told to ID every 6 person, for any film, unless it's a Universal. So even if they want to see a 12 and are clearly over 80, she has to ID them
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