Is Watching A Rated R Movie Under 18 Illegal?

No one under the age of 18 is admitted to films rated NC-17 – even with parental consent or accompanyment.

If you are under 17, or do not have a photo ID, your parent must come to the theatre to purchase your ticket for an R rated movie.

No notes or phone calls will be accepted.

Is it illegal for a minor to see a rated R movie?

Yes, the MPAA guidelines state that an R rating means an unaccompanied minor must be 17 to purchase a ticket. Be sure to have ID with you, as some cinemas strictly enforce this policy. What do I do if I look too young to get into an R rated movie, but I’m old enough? If you have an ID, bring it with you.

Can you buy a rated R movie ticket at 17?

For films rated “R” by the MPAA: REG will not sell tickets to any person under the age of 17 (18 where applicable). The purchaser must also attend the movie for which the additional tickets are purchased. Patrons 17 to 20 years of age may only purchase more than one ticket if they are able to provide photo I.D.

Can a minor get into an R rated movie with a 17 year old?

Not all ticket types are available for all performances. Children under age 17 requires an accompanying parent or guardian (age 21 or older) to attend R rated performances.

Can a 16 year old watch a rated R movie?

Can a 16-year-old watch an R rated movie? Legally, in movie theaters, they are supposed to not sell under-17s tickets to R-rated movies unless accompanied by a 18+ adult. Many theaters will sell R-rated tickets to anyone, accompanied by adult or not, at almost any age though (generally 8+).