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

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

    Went to a movie last night at a multi-screen chain theatre. BTW it was "Lincoln".

    I haven't seen an "usher" at a movie theatre in a long time;at one time they carried a flashlight and would fuss at you if you were acting up. Last night, just as the movie started, I saw a "modern day usher" with a red cone flashlight walk down near the screen and inspected the exit door. After about 30 minutes she came back and repeated the same process. I never saw her again. I didn't walk down there later to look, but I was wondering did they have a paper seal on that door to see if it had been opened.

    Of course, I'm presuming they are making rounds and looking at those doors to see if they've been used like the one at the Batman movie? Sadly I'm guessing if she interrupted a mass killer, that lighted red cone would attract some bullets.
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    But still no armed security guards.

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    ppk, you know any mass shooter would be scared when they saw the red flashlight and take off running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcclarke View Post
    But still no armed security guards.
    Why would we want armed security officers at the movie theatre
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrm View Post
    Why would we want armed security officers at the movie theatre
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    Fire exits are still a good way to sneak your friends in for free...assuming they aren't alarmed.

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    My brother and his partner install security systems, i.e. cameras, servers, security doors, etc. Guess who their most recent client is? The owner of12 metroplex theaters. BTW, most of their clients install these types of systems after the fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcclarke View Post
    But still no armed security guards.
    Don't need no security guard. I'll provide my own security when I'm at a movie theater.
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    That's a regular occurrence in this part of the country.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    Sadly I'm guessing if she interrupted a mass killer, that lighted red cone would attract some bullets.
    Actually, that red cone on the flashlight turns into a light saber - The people that work at theaters are undercover Jedi-Knights.
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    "Fire exits are still a good way to sneak your friends in for free...assuming they aren't alarmed. "

    I think the last time my friends and I used that one, the movie was "the War Wagon"
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    Are the theater owners taking classes from the TSA? Here's their track record:

    - People use box cutters to hijack planes on 9/11, so they increase security against anything that remotely resembles a knife.
    - The shoe-bomber tries to light up his shoe, so we all have to remove our shoes before getting on a plane.
    - Some other wanna-be terrorist tries something when the plane is landing, so now no one is allowed to leave their seat within 30 minutes of landing.
    Now at theaters:
    - 30 minutes into a movie, a bad guy uses the emergency exit to bring in weapons and kill people, so they check that it is closed 30 minutes into the movie.

    I think this used to be called: Closing the barn door after all of the horses have run off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    Good source of extra ammunition and a spare gun!
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