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Mum Told To Leave Cinema - Because Her Baby Was Too Young For Certificate 15 Film

14/08/2014 17:01 | Updated 20 May 2015

Mum kicked out of cinema because her newborn baby was too young for certificate 15 film

In another case of the The World's Gone Mad, a mum was asked to leave the cinema because staff said her 11-week-old baby was too young for a film rated 15.

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Sam Ross, 30, had taken her 11-week-old daughter with her when she went to see new release Bad Neighbours at the Vue cinema in Cambridge with a friend.

Sam and her friend had bought tickets for the screening of the certificate-15 film, but they were asked to leave before the movie started.

The new mum was told it was against the law for her newborn baby to be at the screening because she was under age.

'It was totally humiliating, we were escorted out, I was really looking forward to watching the movie and catching up with a friend," said Sam.

"'We were told we were breaking the law and that it was a criminal offence. It felt like we were being discriminated against. It's never been a problem before.

"At just 11 weeks old my daughter is totally oblivious to what's going on, she would have just gone off to sleep. It was a comedy not a violent film.

"If she was screaming and interrupting everyone I would totally understand and would never stay in the cinema, but she was completely fine. There were only six other people in the whole room."

Sam and her friend were given a refund on their tickets, but not before what Sam describes as a 'long, infuriating' conversation with the cinema's manager.

A spokesman for Vue cinemas said that small children were only allowed in to U, PG and 12A-rated films, in accordance with official guidelines.

"On this particular occasion the customer should have been advised that babies are not permitted into 15 certificate films and declined the sale,' said the spokesman.

"Vue Entertainment apologises for any inconvenience caused and we are taking steps to ensure it doesn't happen again in future."

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