4-Year-Old Girl Gets Kicked Out Of Theater For Singing


She Couldn’t Believe It

Ella Johnson couldn’t believe what she was hearing. Was the cinema in Pineville, North Carolina, actually kicking her and her four-year-old daughter out over something so silly?

All the little girl did was sing along to her favorite song. And she wasn’t the only one. Many of the children were doing just that. Yet, her daughter was the one being targeted. And the cinema would regret that.

A Month Prior


It all started a month before the incident. Four-year-old Ava Johnson had just stopped speaking. It wasn’t just that words wouldn’t leave her mouth, though. She simply wasn’t making a sound.

Of course, it came as no surprise that her parents were incredibly concerned about what they were seeing. It was like their daughter had just lost her ability to produce sound. So their concerns were valid.

Concerned Mother


Ella was incredibly concerned. And the more time passed, the more worried she became. Her daughter’s condition was getting worse instead of getting better. And that was what forced her to take the next step.

After a week of her child getting progressively worse, Ella decided that it was time to consult a doctor. But she had no idea what they would find.

Visiting The Doctor


Ella took her young daughter to their usual physician. But as she started explaining the symptoms, the doctor turned pale.

It was clear that she knew exactly what she was dealing with, but she didn’t want to reveal any information without performing some tests. The test results would leave the couple shocked and unsure of how to proceed.

A Variety Of Tests


The doctor did a ton of tests, and with each one, Ella became more concerned. Little Ava had never been exposed to anything like that in her life.

And because of that, Ella could only assume that the diagnosis the doctor had in mind was incredibly serious. Would her daughter be okay? Or were her mother’s fears correct?

Anxious Wait


The doctor informed Ella that it would take two weeks for her to get all the results back. Just the idea had her stomach in knots. But there was nothing she could do about it.

The wait was an anxious one. But Ella might’ve chosen to wait a bit longer once she knew what she was in for. The results would concern the young mother even more.

Two Weeks Later


Two whole weeks had passed, and Ella was on the edge of her seat. All she wanted to do was find out what was wrong with her child, but it was taking an eternity.

Just as she was about to break down in tears, the unexpected happened. She received a call from the doctor. But what the woman had to say would have her feeling even worse.

A Sad Diagnosis


The doctor informed Ella that young Ava had been diagnosed with Autism. The diagnosis came as a complete shock, as she never displayed any signs of the disease.

However, it did explain her inability to produce sound. That didn’t make things any easier for her parents, though. Being as young as they were, they had no idea how to deal with the news.

Not Knowing What To Do


Ella and her husband, Derek, sat down and tried to figure out what they were going to do. But they simply had no clue.

The doctor had given them a ton of information, but in order to do all those things, one of them would have to give up their job. Were they ready for such a massive responsibility?

Perfect Timing


The couple decided to take the diagnosis as it came and deal with everything that popped up when it did. It was the best way to deal with the situation, or so they thought.

But their daughter was unhappy about being labeled as different, and she spent most of her days being sad. That was when the couple came up with the perfect idea. Her favorite movie had just been released in cinemas.

A Mother-Daughter Outing


Ella and Derek thought that a mother-daughter outing was just the thing their daughter needed to cheer up again. So they planned the best day possible for the four-year-old.

After kindergarten, Ella would take her daughter to the local shopping center, where they would have an evening filled with excitement and, hopefully, laughs. If only they knew how that would end.

Getting All Dressed Up


That afternoon, the mother and her daughter got all dressed up. Ella allowed Ava to wear whatever she wanted—and even allowed her to plan the evening for them.

Ava decided to go with an early dinner at her favorite restaurant. The movie was her mother’s little secret, as Ava didn’t know that the movie had just been released.

Dinner And A Movie


Ella was happy with the plan, and her husband gave her the freedom to spoil their little girl as much as she wanted. All they wanted was for her sadness to go away.

Ava was delighted by the idea of dinner and a movie with her mom. But the night would not end as planned. It would end in tears and even more sadness.

Her Favorite Meal


The first stop was the local diner. While there, Ava ordered her favorite meal, a burger, and chocolate shake. They had a blast while there, but it was their next stop that would lead to all their problems.

When they approached the cinema, they never expected any problems. But that was where they were wrong.

She Had Been Waiting For Two Months


As soon as Ava heard what movie they would be watching, her eyes lit up. She had been waiting to see The Little Mermaid since she heard it would be coming out two months ago.

Seeing that sweet smile filled Ella’s heart with joy, and she hoped it would stay that way for the rest of their night. Sadly, things wouldn’t go the way they wanted.

Getting To The Cinema


When they arrived at the cinema, Ava was practically jumping with joy. She could barely contain her excitement, which was something Ella hadn’t seen in quite a while.

It was a nice sight that she wanted to keep seeing. But that sweet face would soon turn to one that was filled with tears. And it would break the young mother’s heart.

All Her Favorite Snacks


In order to keep the night going at full swing, Ella let Ava choose all her favorite cinema snacks. Usually, she would let her pick only one.

But this was a special night. And the Johnsons planned on spoiling their daughter. The four-year-old was delighted. And in a show of gratitude, she picked less than her mother thought she would.

Everything Was Fine


As soon as they took their seats, Ella let out a sigh of relief. She didn’t know what to expect from her daughter on that night. But so far, everything was going well.

Now all she had to do was survive the next obstacle. How would her daughter act while in the cinema? Would she continue to be good? Or will she spiral out of control?

Her Favorite Song


The movie started, and as it did, something extraordinary happened. Her daughter started mumbling the theme song.

It was the first time in weeks that Ava made a sound, and it blew Ella away. She was making incredible progress, and it was all thanks to a night out. But that was also the cause of their problems.

She Was Singing Along


Before long, the mumbling became full-on, singing along. Ava knew the lyrics to all the songs, and she was singing along to all of them.

Ella was over the moon with joy. But her joy would be short-lived. Before long, she would have more problems than she ever imagined. And it all had to do with her child’s progress.

Not The Only One


Ella had picked up on the fact that Ava wasn’t the only one who was singing. Many of the other children sang along as well. And so did some of the adults.

But it wasn’t them who were bothered by Ava’s behavior. It was someone else, and they would make their presence known soon enough.

A Stranger Approached


A dark figure came into the cinema about halfway through the movie. And he was walking toward Ella and Ava. Who was he, and what did he want?

It was only when he was standing right in front of Ella that she realized that he was a security guard. Confused, Ella asked if she could help him with something.

They Were Told To Leave


The man informed Ella that someone had laid a complaint against her and her daughter because of the singing. This confused Ella even more.

But it was what he said next that would have it feeling like her heart was ripped from her chest. “You and your child need to leave,” the man said in a stern tone.

Trying To Explain


Dumbfounded by the demand, Ella tried to explain. She told the man that Ava had been diagnosed with autism. And that this was the first time that she was actually using her voice.

She also told the man that Ava wasn’t the only child who was singing along to the songs. Nearly every other girl in the cinema was doing the same.

No Sympathy


But the man had no sympathy at all. He didn’t care that Ava had been suffering for weeks, and he didn’t care about the fact that other children were singing along as well.

They had become his target, and he would do whatever it took to get rid of them. But his actions had consequences, and he would learn that soon enough.

Forced Out


Ella was still busy trying to explain when the man grabbed her arm and pulled her from her seat. But that only made matters worse.

As he suspected, the four-year-old jumped up to follow her mommy, and it would have devastating results. The man escorted Ella and Ava to the door and stood there, arms crossed, as he refused to let them back in.

Endless Tears


Ava, who was traumatized by what had happened, burst into tears. She could barely breathe as the warm liquid ran down her face.

Ella was devastated. Her daughter did so well that night, and she feared that the man’s actions would have dire consequences when it came to her daughter’s progress. Was the young mother right?

What To Do?


Ella didn’t know what to do. Even though they had tickets, the man wasn’t going to let them back into the cinema, and their night had been ruined.

So she did the only thing she could think of. She called her husband to come pick them up and explained the situation to him. But this was nowhere near the end.

Not Backing Down


That night, Ella swore to get revenge. She had done everything she could think of to make her daughter happy. And it worked until that man showed up.

That was the last straw for the young mother. She would make sure the cinema paid the price for what they had done, and she knew exactly how to go about it.

Turning To Social Media


It was past midnight when Ella turned on her laptop. In a fit of frustration, she typed. She typed what happened and how she felt about the situation.

And before she realized what she had done, she had posted her story on every single social media page she owned. That was when the trouble truly began.

In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.