Was my question answered?

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    Was my question answered?

    Small victory getting signs taken down at local theatre but the response I got was odd. Not sure if I'm reading too much into it or he is just making a standard business statement.

    Response:
    We have *removed the signs. We don't think that you need a weapon in our theatre.*

    Daniel VanOrden
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    MY EMAIL:
    Theatre:B & B Festus 8 Cinema
    Message:I am inquiring about the Festus 8 theatre's policy on concealed handgun carry in your theatres. I am a licensed CCW holder in Missouri and used to frequent the Festus theatre until I noticed a sign stating that concealed carry was prohibited. Recently a friend of mine saw a movie at the Festus theatre and informed me that the signs were no longer posted on the doors. Does that mean that the Festus theatre now allows licensed CCW holders to carry in the theatre? This theatre is very close to my home and I would love to watch movies there as the staff was always friendly and it was a very clean and comfortable theatre. Thanks, Rob

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    Sounds like bitter resignation to me. i'd still chalk it up to a victory for the right to carry (not that it matters too much in MO).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Sounds like bitter resignation to me. i'd still chalk it up to a victory for the right to carry (not that it matters too much in MO).
    What he said. They took down the signs... who cares what they think?

    I personally probably wouldn't be able to resist e-mailing them back and asking if the theater in Aurora thought their patrons didn't need a gun, too. But I'm kind of a smart arse jerk, so YMMV.
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    They conceeded--reluctantly.
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    Sounds like he was probably over ruled by his boss. He probably also feels no one needed to be carrying a gun at the Aurora theater either though.
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    Re: Was my question answered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    What he said. They took down the signs... who cares what they think?

    I personally probably wouldn't be able to resist e-mailing them back and asking if the theater in Aurora thought their patrons didn't need a gun, too. But I'm kind of a smart arse jerk, so YMMV.
    I thought about it too but decided against it.

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    Re: Was my question answered?

    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Sounds like bitter resignation to me. i'd still chalk it up to a victory for the right to carry (not that it matters too much in MO).
    I know signs aren't the law here but in a posted business I worry about printing and being asked to leave. (I'd never hear the end of it from the Wife. LOL)
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    Quote Originally Posted by STLRampage View Post
    I know signs aren't the law here but in a posted business I worry about printing and being asked to leave. (I'd never hear the end of it from the Wife. LOL)
    LOL. That's the truth. Although it might be a great way to get out of some sappy girl movie that you got dragged to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    LOL. That's the truth. Although it might be a great way to get out of some sappy girl movie that you got dragged to!
    Great, now I'll be tempted to brandish the next time I'm watching a chick flick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Great, now I'll be tempted to brandish the next time I'm watching a chick flick.
    Just keep bending over in the popcorn line. After a few shirt slips, you'll get shown the door.

    Dang baby, I really wanted to see Steel Magnolias Two with you but these guys say I have to go. I'll just go wait over at... well there's a Hooter's right over there. Just call me when you get out.

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    Maybe I'm missing something in the OP...BUT...why did you email the theater and ask if it was ok to carry concealed AFTER your friend told you that the signs were down? Seems to me you would just go to the movie and carry, especially if the signs are/were down...Afterall, concealed IS concealed...JMO
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    Re: Was my question answered?

    Quote Originally Posted by First Sgt View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something in the OP...BUT...why did you email the theater and ask if it was ok to carry concealed AFTER your friend told you that the signs were down? Seems to me you would just go to the movie and carry, especially if the signs are/were down...Afterall, concealed IS concealed...JMO
    Curiosity, as a sign not being there one day doesn't mean a company had changed it's policy.

    I am a member of a local gun forum that tries our best to not shop at businesses that restrict CCW and give our business to pro 2A companies.

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    Was my question answered?

    It's all fun and games until someone gets kicked out out both the theater... And the bedroom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Just keep bending over in the popcorn line. After a few shirt slips, you'll get shown the door.

    Dang baby, I really wanted to see Steel Magnolias Two with you but these guys say I have to go. I'll just go wait over at... well there's a Hooter's right over there. Just call me when you get out.
    I'd take a ND in the foot to get out of "Eat, Pray, Love"
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    "We don't think that you need a weapon in our theatre"
    He felt compelled to defend the conceded position <Dumb>

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