Cry room

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A cry room or crying room is a space designed for people to take babies or small children for privacy or to reduce the disturbance of others. Started in the 1950s, they are usually found in churches, theatres, and cinemas.[1][2] In some venues, they are called "infant care rooms".[3] Cry rooms are often designed with soundproofing properties to dampen the sounds made within. Many are equipped with a speaker system to allow the occupants to continue to listen to the main presentation, be it a church service or performance in a theatre.[4]

Some churches have cry rooms for when a child becomes "out of control, disruptive enough to distract people, or makes it hard for others to hear or contemplate".[5] Cry rooms are used in theatres and cinemas to allow a child to be taken out of the main auditorium while still allowing the accompanying adult to watch the performance.[6][7]

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  1. ^ Bott, Tim (2009). "Cry Room Acoustics". Acoustic Sciences Corporation. Retrieved 18 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions - What is a Cry Room?". Warren Theaters LLC. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". Landmark Theatres. Archived from the original on 25 June 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Cry/Toddler Room". St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Question: Do you have a Cry Room or Childcare?". Saint Thomas The Apostle Roman Catholic Parish. Archived from the original on 14 August 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "About Reading cinemas". Rhodes. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Crying Rooms". CMAX Cinemas Palmerston. Archived from the original on 17 September 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)