Crying babies welcome at select AMC Theatres matinee

Author: Shawn Verbruggen, Associate Producer, sverbruggen@wdiv.com
Published On: Sep 04 2012 05:52:18 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 04 2012 05:57:37 AM EDT
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Going to the movie theater is often a next-to-impossible task for parents with babies at home.  Normally it requires a babysitter, and if one isn't available -- parents will forgo seeing a film on the big screen and stay home with their little one.  

But not anymore.

On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bump and AMC Theatres present Bring Your Baby Matinees.  This new program allows parents to bring their children to the movies in a baby-friendly zone.  Breastfeeding is expected and parents won't get dirty looks for crying babies.  The lights will be kept on to make seeing the diaper bag much easier, and the sound level will be lower to prevent children from being startled.   There will even be designated areas for stroller parking.

You can feel good about having some fun, too.  Part of your ticket purchase will go to the Will Rogers Institute, a nonprofit that provides much-needed equipment to neonatal intensive care units and promotes research, treatment and education on cardio-pulmonary diseases.

This month's featured movie is "The Odd Life of Timothy Green".  The film is rated PG. 

AMC Theatres in Michigan participating in this program include:

Fairlane 21
Tuesday, September 4 12:00PM
18900 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

Forum 30 with IMAX
Tuesday, September 4 12:00PM
44681 Mound Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48314

Gratiot 21
Tuesday, September 4 12:00PM
35705 S Gratiot Ave
Clinton Township, MI 48035

Great Lakes 25 with IMAX
Tuesday, September 4 12:00PM
4300 Baldwin Rd
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Livonia 20 with IMAX
Tuesday, September 4 12:00PM
19500 Haggerty Rd
Livonia, MI 48152