Suburban Mom Said She Was Asked To Leave Movie Theater Because Her Son With Special Needs Was Laughi


WE ASKED NEW AT 10 PM, OWN — MOMENTS AFTER BEING ASKED TO LEAVE A MOVIE THEATER WITH HER SONS A SUBURBAN MOM OPENS UP AND SOCIAL MEDIA. TONIGHT WE HEAR FROM HER AND THE THEATER’S PARENT COMPANY. I FEEL VERY BLESSED. Reporter: JENNIFER DALY IS A PROUD MOTHER OF TWO LITTLE BOYS. I HAVE ONE KID THAT IS COMPLETELY HEALTHY AND NORMAL AND THEN I HAVE JONATHAN WHO HAS SPECIAL NEEDS. Reporter: HER YOUNGEST HAS A RARE FORM OF DWARFISM AND PHYSICAL SPINE ISSUES. FRIDAY NIGHT DAILY TO BOTH OF HER SONS TO THE LAKE IN THE HILLS AMC THEATER. TO SEE THE 7:30 PM SHOWING OF DISNEY’S DUMBO REMAKE. SHE SAYS JONATHAN WAS ENJOYING THE NEW ADAPTATION OF THE CLASSIC IT’S LIKE. HE THOUGHT IT WAS HILARIOUS. BECAUSE CERTAIN THINGS JUST MAKE THEM GIGGLE AND HE THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY FUNNY. IT WAS CUTE. Reporter: BUT THIS THREE- YEAR-OLD ENJOYMENT WOULD NOT LAST LONG. DAVIES HAS MOMENTS LATER AND AMC MANAGER APPROACHED THEM AND TOLD HER THEY COMPLAINED OF A BABY CRYING AND IT IS A NOISE DISTURBANCE DISRUPTING OTHERS. Reporter: THE PRESUMED CRIES WERE ACTUALLY JONATHAN’S SOUND OF JOY. I SAID SERIOUSLY HE WAS LAUGHING. Reporter: NEVERTHELESS SHE AND HER SONS WERE ASKED TO LEAVE. WE DIDN’T EVEN GET A WARNING. IT’S SAD HONESTLY, I DON’T KNOW HOW ELSE TO PUT IT. Reporter: THIS LED TO DAILY LOGGING ONTO FACEBOOK AND EXPRESSING HER FEELINGS WHICH GARNISHED A HUGE OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT, ALMOST 5000 SHARES IN JUST ONE DAY. I NEVER EXPECTED TO HAVE PEOPLE RESPOND LIKE THEY DID. I WANTED PEOPLE TO BE MORE AWARE. Reporter: CBS 2 REACHED OUT TO AMC FOR A RESPONSE AND A REPRESENTATIVE SAYS DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR IS NOT PERMITTED DURING A MOVIE. AND AMC MANAGER RECEIVED MULTIPLE REPORTS FROM GUESTS ABOUT AN ONGOING DISRUPTION. THE MANAGER OFFERED SEVERAL OPTIONS INCLUDING RELOCATING THE FAMILY AND OFFERING A PRIVATE SHOW. THE GUESTS RECEIVED A REFUND BUT DECLINED ALL OTHER OPTIONS OFFERED. I WON’T EVER STEP FOOT IN THE THEATER AGAIN.

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