I came across a post on Facebook the other day about a boy with autism who was removed from seeing Finding Dory. It seems he was rolling around on the floor.
Some people are outraged that he was removed. I wasn't there, so I don't know the extent of his disruptiveness. If he was just rolling around on the ground as stated in the article, it wouldn't have bugged me, personally. But I have ranted about noisy kids in movie theaters before.
I have two kids. And we see many kid movies. When my children were tiny and they got noisy, we left the theater. Was it a pain? Yes. But if they continued to be loud, I wasn't going to ruin other people's movie experience. This mainly happened with my daughter, who would not want to sit still or not understand the concept of an indoor voice. Taking her out of the theater helped though: she learned that she could not behave in that manner.
Look, going to see a movie is not cheap. We pay $8 a pop. So when people say, "Oh, if you go to a kid movie, expect to hear kid noises" I'm not amused. I didn't fork over $32 to hear your little one shriek and run up and down the aisles constantly.
My son has autism and has been disruptive at times. But never in a theater. This is because he was about six before he went to see his first movie. I was worried that he wouldn't sit still. I was panicked that he would shout. So I waited until I felt he was mature enough. However, he did act out in other places--remember how I wrote how it could have been MY son that fell into the gorilla enclosure?
No child is perfect. No kid is ever going to be 100% silent and I'm certainly not saying I expect to not hear a peep in a movie theater--but I do expect basic parenting. If your son or daughter is unable to sit still or speak quietly, it might be best to remove them. Understand that there are families who might have scrimped and saved to be able to see the movie, and they deserve to be able to enjoy themselves.
Parenting isn't easy and people are accepting--but sometimes, the polite thing to do is to take a disruptive child out of a situation. Perhaps look into special needs screenings of the movie. Many theaters have this option now. Then in a few years, try a regular screening and see how your little one does.
Sometimes they just need a few years to mature.