A friend and I decided to go see Law Abiding Citizen after attending a local 2nd Amendment organization Banquet. We were already open carrying from the Banquet so we didn't bother putting on our jackets. We made our way into the theater and stood in line to purchase our tickets, so far there wasn't any problems. I was OCing my 1911, my friend was OCing his G22, and we purchased our tickets and made our way to the theater so we could get good seats. As we near our theater two managers a male and female come out of nowhere and the conversation goes something like this,
*Note* I never had the chance to say anything and my friend spoke for the both of us, and the female manager was shaking so bad she couldn't speak
Manager:Excuse me guys but firearms are not allowed in here, you'll have to put them in your vehicle.
My friend: Really when did that happen, I've carried here many times with no problem, well we'd like to see your policy on that please!
Manager: Okay come with me
We followed the manager up to the ticket counter and he showed us this small cardboard sign that said "NO FIREARMS ALLOWED" at the very bottom. We told the manager that we wished to receive a full refund and we would not be returning to the theater in the future. He said nothing, and we were given our refunds with no further problems. We remained calm, polite, and professional throughout the whole thing and further panic was avoided. We ended up going to a shopping mall that has a theater inside and we were able to see our movie without being asked to leave.
Law Abiding Citizen was a pretty good film too!
I'll be writing Cinemark a nice letter explaining my views towards their no firearms policy.
This is indeed the slight inconvenience we put up with, but I really feel if enough people got behind this "no guns = no money" that businesses would change their policies real quick. However I don't see that happening anytime soon because most people are too lazy to take a stand.