The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Letters

January 20, 2013

Buying R-rated tickets

Typical conversation between 16-year-olds:

"OMG! That movie looks so good! I can't wait to go see it. When does it hit theaters?"

"This Friday!"

"Awesome we should go!"

"We can't, it's rated R. "

All dreams are crushed.

Why do you have to be 17 to get tickets to a R-rated movie and 21 to buy them for someone else? If a 17-year-old can go to Wal-Mart and buy a R-rated movie and watch it at home with their underage friends, why can't they buy tickets for their underage friends? If at 16 and a half you can drive, which could lead to death, why can't you watch a R-rated movie? If you are charged extra for the "adult ticket" you should be able to watch whatever movie you want.

I believe the age for buying R-rated tickets should be lowered to 16.

Blair Digan,

Mifflinburg

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