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General_Grievous
07-12-2005, 06:13 PM
I'll be 17 in two weeks, and I wanted to know if you can get into R-rated movies without a problem at 17 if you provide I.D. Would they give you a hard time if you provide I.D. or would they say something stupid like, "Oh, you have to be with someone over 18"? I want to know, cause I really want to see Wedding Crashers.

Slicker
07-12-2005, 06:24 PM
You shouldn't have a problem. What about NC-17 movies? You only have to be 17 to see them and R is below those so you shouldn't have a problem. I'll definitely be seeing Wedding Chasers too. That looks too damn funny.

Hellboy
07-12-2005, 06:42 PM
You shouldn't have a problem, you are allowed to see R rated films at that age. I'd carry my I.D. with me to the theater if I was in your shoes though for at least the next five or six years depending on how young you look.

A funny side story: Fortunately for me I've been blessed with a youthful appearance but as nice as that may seem it can be a pain in the butt trying to convince someone you're the age you say you are without I.D. The last time I got carded for an R rated movie I was 26 years old and I didn't have my I.D. with me because I left my house in a hurry and my friend was driving. They almost didn't let me in the theater but I raised a pretty big stink and they caved in. My friends still make fun of the incident to this day. :o

Slicker
07-12-2005, 07:13 PM
I'm in the same boat as you Hellboy. I'm 23 and I've been carded at WM for buying spray paint. I didn't even know they had to I.D. for that until then. I even get carded for scratch off tickets. I thought they sold those damn things to anyone.;)

Hellboy
07-12-2005, 08:06 PM
I'm 23 and I've been carded at WM for buying spray paint. I didn't even know they had to I.D. for that until then.

Oh man, thats classic.

Rocketboy
07-12-2005, 08:56 PM
I'm 27 now and I got carded for an R rated movie by some kid not too long ago (can't remember what movie exactly), but I remember blurting out "Are you ****ing serious?"

He was.


little punk...

CaptainSolo1138
07-12-2005, 09:58 PM
I love living in a college town. I get carded for EVERYTHING by THE SAME PEOPLE who SEE ME EVERY DAY. I fail to understand how so many people on this campus can get M.I.P.'s. If I buy beer and run back into the store 30 seconds to get the smokes I forgot to buy, I get carded again (sadly, that's a true story).

I remember "back in my day" when stores would sell to minors but charge double for a pack of cigs to off-set the cost of the daily fines :D

Jedi_Master_Guyute
07-12-2005, 10:34 PM
I got carded a few years back, when I was 20. I had a full beard and bought a ticket to see, I think it was royal Tenenbaums or somethinga nd the little punk bastid asked to see my ID. I was like, "hey, i got my COLLEGE ID and my VOTER REGISTRATION...will that work?" and then i threw my ID at him and told him not to ever look at another adult until he got hair in the right places. Little punk.

I haven't returned to that theater to this day and I refuse to. :crazed:

JimJamBonds
07-12-2005, 10:53 PM
First off GG I don't think you should have a problem, if you act your age and look like you should be there it likely won't be an issue. I'm tall so people have always thought I'm older then I really am. I even recall helping sneak in a 17 year old Caesar into a casino. :D


I'm 27 now and I got carded for an R rated movie by some kid not too long ago (can't remember what movie exactly), but I remember blurting out "Are you ****ing serious?"

He was.

little punk...

I haven't gotten carded for a movie since... well I don't think I ever was actually but you know Rocketboy I used to think like that. When I was in my early 20's I used to think "WTF man like I look 20?!?!" when getting carded at a bar. But now that I'm in my "late-middle-twenties" (ie 27 like yourself) I actually kind of enjoy being carded. That way I don't feel as old. :crazed:

Kidhuman
07-12-2005, 11:56 PM
I actually got carded the other day for ciggarettes. I bought them at SHeetz, the same damn one I went to for years. They say its policy to scan all DL's into their computer now. I went to the other one near by and they didnt give two figs for ID. Go figure.

darko666
07-13-2005, 12:25 AM
i've been carded only a couple of times. i do look young for my age, but having two full tattoo sleaves should be a sign that i'm old enough to get into R rated movies. as of recently though, i haven't been ID'ed.

2-1B
07-13-2005, 01:17 AM
Around here it seems that most movie theaters require you to be 16 to go to an R rated film.

Happy early birthday, General Grievous ! :)



I even recall helping sneak in a 17 year old Caesar into a casino. :D

Yeah, that was great ! I was just thinking about that last week while playing (and winning at) blackjack. That would have been back in early 1996, a few months before my 18th birthday . . . rumor had it that the age of entry was going to be raised to 21 soon, and it sucked that my friends got to go while I waited another 3 years if they raised the age, so I went that night and somehow managed to slip in undetected. Funny thing was that a few months later on my actual 18th birthday I went with MY MOM to play Bingo and sure enough I got carded. lol

As far as the age 21 restriction, that eventually became reality but not for many years later . . . now it doesn't matter anymore, I'm so old. :bored:

JediTricks
07-13-2005, 01:38 AM
GG, when I was 13 I was getting into R-rated movies with no problems. I once wanted to see an NC-17 film (Andrew Dice Clay's standup movie) and borrowed an older friend's ID, but they didn't even card me. I suppose that's a forgotten era though. :p

If you look 17-ish, they probably won't card you, but I know a few theater chains are way more sticklers for this than most, so you may end up getting carded. Confidence is the key to the equation, you are 17 and you are allowed to GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY, so if you are nonchalant and act like they should just shut up and give you your ticket, you probably won't have problems.

Kidhuman
07-13-2005, 11:54 AM
JT, I saw Dices stand-up too at the movies. That brought back a few memories. I didnt even get carded, although I was old enough to get in.

JetsAndHeels
07-13-2005, 12:01 PM
I can't ever remember a time where I was asked to show ID at a movie theater. I do however remember when I first turned 21 I decided to go buy a beer just for the heck of it and I was ticked that the sales clerk did not ask for my ID.
:p :p

megaprime33
07-13-2005, 02:56 PM
GG, when I was 13 I was getting into R-rated movies with no problems. I once wanted to see an NC-17 film (Andrew Dice Clay's standup movie) and borrowed an older friend's ID, but they didn't even card me. I suppose that's a forgotten era though. :p


Same thing with me! I have always looked older for my age. I remember taking the bus to a theater in the city and getting me and my friends tickets to R rated movies. It was fun. I was like 5 tickets for Dracula please. And they were like, here you go sir. It was sweet.

vader68
07-13-2005, 03:49 PM
If your worried about showing ID, then when you buy your tickets make sure you have an open beer in your hands, and you shouldn't have a problem.:crazed:
I never had that problem, because I look older then my age. I was in high school when NY still was 19 to drink, and I would go with my friends over the border( I live in CT), and I would be the one to buy. Only got carded twice.
Never had to show ID for a movie though.

evenflow
07-15-2005, 03:52 PM
YOu know i have never seen anyone get stopped from going to see a movie. I used to go see R rated movies all the time when i was like 13 with my friends.

2-1B
07-19-2005, 02:04 AM
I hope you were able to see it Grievous because that was one fun movie !