Under prior Tennessee child custody law, custodial parent generally meant the parent with whom the child primarily resided and the parent who exercised final decision-making authority.Under current parenting plan law, these concepts are split."We tell (our employees) to respect the law," Tashie says."It's a real problem when an 18-year-old comes up with a 17-year-old date. That means you 17-year-old's out there in Tennessee may have to suck up your pride and let Mom and Pop buy your R-rated movie tickets!
In Tennessee, the legal age to buy a R-rated movie ticket -- IS 18! Tennessee Code 39-17-907, enacted in 1989, states, "...viewing a motion picture designated "R" for restricted audiences, persons under eighteen (18) years of age not admitted unless accompanied by parent or adult guardian..." Violating the law is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a ,500 fine and/or 11 months and 29 days in jail.We have to say, ' We're sorry.' We don't want to get called on it (by a parent or by the state)." Tashie says if a parent or adult guardian accompanies a 17-year-old to the box office and purchases the minor's ticket, Malco will allow the adult to leave the teenager at the theater to watch the R-rated movie. — Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park.Depending on the jurisdiction, legal age of consent ranges from 16 to 18 years old.In some places, civil and criminal laws within the same state conflict with each other.