When I was young, while living in Portugal, going to the movies, or to the cinema as it was called then, was a big social event for us toddlers.
Then the age limits to be able to see a movie were strictly enforced. I remember that the movies were classified into the following categories: for all, over 6, over 12, over 16 and over 18.
My earliest cinema memories are from when I was between 6 and 12.
When we walked into the theatre the curtains would be open showing an enormous cloth panel, on which publicity was printed just like an enormous newspaper page filled with small adverts.