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CinéBistro to Allow Children; Is it a Good Idea?

The in-theater dinning experience started as an establishment for patrons over 21, but not anymore.

When CinéBistro in Town Brookhaven last September, the restaurant/movie theater served only patrons over 21 years old.

Starting this Friday, May 4, however, the theater will welcome patrons under the age of 21 to enjoy movies before 6 p.m.

Executive Director Fred Meyers said because the theater received positive feedback from patrons under 21 for limited showings, the in-theater dining experience will be available to a younger audience.

 “CinéBistro will maintain our 21 and older policy for shows after 6 p.m., continuing to offer our refined cinema experience to adult audiences only," Meyers said.

Should CinéBistro have changed its policy if even for shows before 6 p.m.? How do you feel about potentially sharing the theatre with children? Tell us in comments and join or start the conversation on Facebook.

Rick May 03, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Judging from the Yelp comments on Cinebistro theaters in the country, the "no kids" policy is one of the highlights and mentioned often. Brookhaven is throwing that out the window. Next up, child friendly films, sticky seats, and prohibition on alcohol sales prior to 6pm. I was willing to spend a few dollars more to enjoy a nicer movie experience, but if it's going to be as hit or miss as other theaters in the area, why bother?
JohnQ May 03, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Why should anyone listen to advice offered by someone who doesn't know the difference between "effect" and "affect"? Are you, by chance, a product of DeKalb County schools?
gretchen heath May 03, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Sat next to a child this weekend who was texting. I was very annoyed after my $20 tickets and $50 brunch in what i thought was to be an adult only experience.
Tammy May 03, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Maybe when Brookhaven becomes a city it can enact "21 and up" ordinances at movie theaters to keep the citizens safer.
Rick May 03, 2012 at 08:58 PM
But the child was accompanied by an adult so it was ok to text.

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