12 with Parental Guidance (12A) means that the BBFC (The British Board of Film Classification) have classified the film unsuitable for children under 12.
However they may still watch the film, as long as they are accompanied by someone over 18 at all times during the showing.
Can a 12 year old get into a 15 film?
However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children. (12A) 12A No-one younger than 12 may see a ’12A’ film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. (15) 15 No-one younger than 15 may see a ’15’ film in a cinema.
Can a 16 year old take a child to a 12a film?
The 12A age rating is just for films in the cinema. It means a film is suitable for children of 12 and over. However, though no-one under 12 can go and see a 12A on their own, they can go if they have a grown-up with them. 12A is the newest BBFC age rating.
What age can you take a child to the cinema?
Well, it depends on your kid. Lots of kids see their first movie around the age of 3 or 4, but some parents wait until kids are a bit older, especially if they’re sensitive to loud noises or scared of the dark. Choose the right movie. Obviously, you want something kid-friendly -– usually, animation fits the bill.
Is it illegal to watch a 15 film?
No-one under 15 is allowed to see a 15 film at the cinema. A cinema may lose its licence if it admits children under 15 to a 15 rated film. No theme in a 15 rated film is prohibited, provided the treatment is appropriate for 15-year-olds and any dangerous or illegal behaviour is not endorsed or promoted by the film.