AGE RATINGS

  1. Zurich & Winterthur
  2. Basel, Bern, Biel, Lucern & St. Gallen
Zurich & Winterthur

Age ratings in the canton of Zurich as issued by the “Youth Film Office”, CH-8400 Winterthur.

As a rule, only persons aged 16 and over are granted admission to public film screenings. The Youth Film Office for the canton of Zurich lowers the age of admission for suitable films. Please note the minimum age for each category as prescribed by law:

SB - 4
Minimum legal age: 4 years. Children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Screenings that begin after 9:00 pm require the presence of an adult.

K6 - 6
Minimum legal age: 6 years. Children are recommended to be accompanied by an adult. Screenings that begin after 9:00 pm require the presence of an adult.

K8 - 8/6
Minimum legal age: 6 years, recommended 8 years and over. Children are recommended to be accompanied by an adult. Screenings that begin after 9:00 pm require the presence of an adult.

K10 - 10/6
Minimum legal age: 6 years, recommended 10 years and over. Children are recommended to be accompanied by an adult. Screenings that begin after 9:00 pm require the presence of an adult.

J12 - 12
Minimum legal age: 12 years. Screenings that begin after 9:00 pm require the presence of an adult.

J14 - 14/12
Minimum legal age: 12 years, recommended 14 years and over. Screenings that begin after 9:00 pm require the presence of an adult.

E - 16
Minimum legal age: 16 years.

TBA
Age category not yet known. Admission for those aged 16 and over.

Generally speaking, admission to films ending after midnight is only permitted for persons aged 18 and over. An adult is defined as any person that has reached the age of majority (18 years old).

 

Basel, Bern, Biel, Lucerne & St. Gallen

The specifies an “approved age” that determines admission to a public film screening. When accompanied by an adult, the viewer can be aged a maximum of 2 years less than the “approved age”. 

Kitag cinemas specify a minimum age of 4. Children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Young persons (under the age of 18) are not permitted to attend films rated 18/18 even when accompanied by an adult.

4/4
4 years and over accompanied by an adult. Children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

6/4
4 years and over accompanied by an adult; 6 years and over unaccompanied. Children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

8/6
6 years and over accompanied by an adult; 8 years and over unaccompanied.

10/8
8 years and over accompanied by an adult; 10 years and over unaccompanied.

12/10
10 years and over accompanied by an adult; 12 years and over unaccompanied.

14/12
12 years and over accompanied by an adult; 14 years and over unaccompanied.

16/14
14 years and over accompanied by an adult; 16 years and over unaccompanied.

18/18 (Adults)
Admission only for those aged 18 and over. No admission to persons under 18.

TBA
Age category not yet known. Admission for those aged 16 and over.

An adult is defined as any person that has reached the age of majority (18 years old).