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Columbus movie theater will not sell tickets to minors after 7 p.m.

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According to management at the AMC Peachtree 8 movie theater, tickets will no longer be sold to those under 18 after 7 p.m.

Some feel like those around that age should be able to buy a ticket without a parent.

"You can take out a loan. You can get a car and a house, and basically do anything you want. That's a silly rule," says Austin Brooks.  

The AMC says that the motivation behind the decision is to cut down fights at the theaters for an overall safer environment. There have been altercations there in the past.

"People fight anyway, so I don't know why they do it at the movie theater. I didn't even know this was a rule really. I don't know why it would be a rule,” continued Brooks.

The policy is in effect with official signs replacing the temporary ones in the coming days. Parents feel like this is a decision for the community by stressing safety as the main priority for moviegoers. Some say that they are willing to make the sacrifice for their children

"I would want my daughter to be able to go see a movie, but if I have to be there. I would have to make that sacrifice. I want her to be safe. As a mother, I want her to be safe," says Catherine Dison.

The policy was in place when the theater was previously owned by Carmike and is now being re-implemented. 

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