However, Brookynn and Julianna got singled out for bringing their infant children to the 7:45 p.m. showing at Regal Cinemas at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Meyers, Florida!
While children under 17 aren't allowed into R-rated movies without a parent or adult guardian, apparently at Regal kids under six can't see those movies at all after 6 p.m. — even with a parent.
And Amber Cebull, who was part of the new moms' group, stressed that the theater did NOT let them know beforehand, saying:
"No one had communicated that children under 6 were not allowed in R-rated movies. We had breast-feeding moms with infants, one 4 weeks and one 7 months, and they refused them entry."
For all the critics saying the parents should have left their little ones at home, the mommas couldn't do that, since their babies are breastfeeding, and literally can't eat without them.
And for anyone who thinks the moms should have sacrificed their movie night to stay home with their little ones, Brooklynn admits she actually almost backed out, saying:
"All day I had anxiety and was so nervous how she was going to be. I was coming up with ways to say I couldn't make it, but I need to get out. I have to do this and trust that she is going to be an awesome baby."
Plus, Juliana explained that she and Miz Cahill had planned to snag aisle seats so they easily exit the theater if their kids started to get fussy.
However, the women were called out when they tried to pick up their tickets, and employees denied their entrance to Bad Moms.
Instead, they directed the ladies to Ice Age: Collision Course, which had already been playing for an hour.
Brooklynn didn't like the way she was treated, saying:
"They made me feel like a terrible person for bringing my child."
And eventually, she and Julianna snuck into Bad Moms anyway, with their sleeping babies. However, the manager ultimately caught them and told them to leave.
Miz Cahill thinks the staff should have been more flexible regarding their situation, explaining:
"I think that they have a right to have their rules for their theater. But I think it needs to be a little different with the age limit. Young babies are sleeping and being perfectly fine. If our babies are going to make a noise, we know how to handle this situation."
Amber agrees that the moms should have been able to watch the funny flick, adding:
"They can't leave their child because the child doesn't take a bottle. The option is to miss out, which is unfortunate. We were hoping he would be more flexible on that."
And Julianna swears she saw other kids who looked like they could have been under six years old going into the theater…