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NYC movie theater offers free admission for babies to 'Nymphomaniac'

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It's pretty much what it sounds like. Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, Vol. 1 hits select theaters tomorrow and for the next two Wednesdays, parents and guardians who want to see it won't have to worry about paying extra to take babies along. Hey, it's not like they're going to remember it, right?

According to Variety on Wednesday, The Sunshine Cinema on NYC's Lower East Side is offering the deal on March 26 and April 2. Adults will pay regular admission, but babies are welcome free of charge. It comes as part of the theater's "Rattle & Reel" special, which has been a regular promotion for several years now.

The novelty, then, simply comes from the movie being screened, which is unrated and has already made multiple headlines for its graphic sexual content. In fact, a note at the bottom of the film's synopsis reads "Nymphomaniac contains graphic depictions of sexuality to a degree unprecedented in a mainstream feature film."

However, it's not the first time Sunshine has screened films not exactly meant for young eyes; 12 Years a Slave, for instance, was previously an option for Rattle & Reel.

“Landmark’s Rattle and Reel program has been one of our most successful customer service initiatives," a rep for the theater tells EW. "Offering these particular screenings to parents with infants gives them an opportunity to see new films in the marketplace. Our policy is to offer all films to our patrons regardless of subject matter or rating.”

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