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How old do you have to be to work at the movie theatre?

Asked by Emelo123 (84points) May 30th, 2009

I have a friend that they hired her in the movie theatre and shes 15.And they don’t have her do much or work that much but its job. And we live in NEW YORK City. They accepted her to work there but when i called one closer to my house they said 18.

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rhector63's avatar

depends on theaters

cyn's avatar

BUMMER! i would say 16 years old…How old is your friend?

Emelo123's avatar

15 but shes turning 16 in a month. and i turn it in August 09

cyn's avatar

probabably she lied about her age… i would suggest talking to the manager personally.

Emelo123's avatar

Nope iv’e seen her working myself!

Emelo123's avatar

she had to show her working papers!

YARNLADY's avatar

“The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets wage, hours worked, and safety requirements for minors (individuals under age 18) working in jobs covered by the statute. The rules vary depending upon the particular age of the minor and the particular job involved. As a general rule, the FLSA sets 14 years of age as the minimum age for employment, and limits the number of hours worked by minors under the age of 16.

There are many restrictions, and it varies by state. In addition to the stantards set by law, many insurance companies also set restrictions on the age of employee they will and will not cover.

casheroo's avatar

I live in Pennsylvania and started working at a movie theater at 15. I turned 16 within a couple weeks though, which they were anticipating.

jrpowell's avatar

I helped with hiring at a theater for a bit. 16+ is what we did.

flameboi's avatar

you need parental permission, then you are good to go with it

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