Movie theatres changing their "strategy"? What I saw.

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    So you hire a guard put in security and it fails as it will. Then everyone has a better law suit you provided it and it failed hand over the cash.
    Put up a big sign Your on your own good luck.

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    That theater shooting could very well be a hoax...


    After all, Guns aren't allowed in theaters.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mrm View Post
    Why would we want armed security officers at the movie theatre
    Even armed security officers need to work.
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    If there was ever a movie I would absolutely not watch unarmed, and sitting with my back to a wall, it is "Lincoln."
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    My favorite theatre's response was to put up no gun signs. So now I have to drive further to my second favorite theatre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Shot View Post
    That's been going on for years and years - well before the shooting. Many, if not most, theaters have uniformed police or armed security on Friday/Saturday nights.

    For what it's worth, I see a lot of movies. Probably averaging one per week over the past several years.
    Wow... I can't say there's been more than a few movies that were actually worth seeing, much less paying for, over ther past several years.
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    It's all ex post facto. It's ridiculous at best. If that 'usher' was my daughter, I'd ask the movie manager what the intended outcome was. Is it to check and make sure (as someone already mentioned), that some indicator put on the door wasn't tampered with? Or, is it so she can become victim #1?
    It's like watching a college football game where the other team ran a poorly designed Hail Mary, so now our coach keeps calling a blitz play after play in hopes that the opposing team will call another Hail Mary. Even on a 1st and 10 with 13 min left in the quarter. Hell, even after they took out the quarterback and let the center just stand up with the ball. Okay, even if the other team left the field and all said they'd rather play baseball.

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    They've always done that here... the usher makes their rounds up and down the isle every half hour or so and they normally hang out in the back watching the movie.
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    It doesn't seem to me at all that that is a physical security move. I think they are just protecting their revenue from movie-sneakers.
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    I used to be an Usher here in CO when I was younger. Our duties were to make sure no horse play or talking was going on, make sure the picture and sound was acceptable, make sure no one was hoping from screen to screen, or under ag people getting in to R movies. Then in between movies we were to clean up. Then after hrs, make sure no one was hiding out behind the screen or other hiding places. I doubt they are telling their ushers to be security per say, but after the shootings I am sure the ushers are told to make sure to look for anything unusual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    ppk, you know any mass shooter would be scared when they saw the red flashlight and take off running.
    I can remember when it certainly would have cleared the balconey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whoppo View Post
    Wow... I can't say there's been more than a few movies that were actually worth seeing, much less paying for, over ther past several years.
    More than several.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoppo View Post
    Wow... I can't say there's been more than a few movies that were actually worth seeing, much less paying for, over ther past several years.
    I see most dramas, action flicks, and comedies, to include foreign and independent productions. There are a lot movies that I find entertaining, which is why I go to the movies. I haven't seen a great film in theaters since 2009.

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    Depends on the theater...
    Before the batman event in some theaters chains such as "Celebration" I have seen this, where the usher will troll the room, some such as GKC not so much.
    It basically depends on the area, theater size, popularity of the movie, and how many manage to sneak in the exit during the show.

    I have as of late seen them escort out those messing with their cell, are bein a problem, or are being rude, a good thing....
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    I go to the movies a couple of times a year where I live in Maine and Regal has a small two by two sign saying no firearms allowed.
    Maine is like a little Texas where have of the state hasn't been over run by transplants,we all have guns.I'll never forgot an oldguy at the range a couple years ago; I
    was shooting my banana magazine sks and the oldguy wants it so bad he offered me a remington 742 in thirty odd six.I told him no thanks as I bought a brand new one which turned out to be a jam o matic and It was held in low reguards by me.

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