Age Policy

Movies can open our children’s eyes to new places, cultures and ideas, and parents have an important role in ensuring that experience is positive and enriching. They need the tools to decide what movies are suitable for their children to watch. From understanding how movie ratings work and have evolved with the times to helping parents find movies appropriate for their kids, we want to help make movie­going a positive experience in your family’s life. These ratings provide parents with advance information about the content of movies to help them determine what’s appropriate for their children. Ratings are assigned by a board of parents who consider factors such as violence, sex, language and drug use and then assign a rating they believe the majority of American parents would give a movie.

G
GENERAL AUDIENCES

Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.

PG
PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED

Parents urged to give ‚Äúparental guidance‚ÄĚ. May contain some¬†material parents might not like for their young children.

PG­13
PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED

Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre­teenagers.

R
RESTRICTED

Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.

NC­17
NO ONE 17 AND UNDER ADMITTED

Clearly adult. Children are not admitted.