I have so many horrible stories from working at a movie theater. Over the weekend we had a guy running around stealing tickets from people trying to get refunds.
There was another great moment when Avatar first came out and people were going inane over the movie. We were cleaning one of our theaters and most people were smart enough to figure out there was a line set up for people waiting to get into the next show. One guy misses the massive amount of people standing in line and walks right into the theater just as we start cleaning. We told him that we still had to clean and that there was a line outside. Just as my supervisor was about to step in, he pulls her aside and just reams her out because he didn't know about the line and we shoulda told him and its all OUR FAULT. Nevermind the fact we did tell him about the line and sorry you werent smart enough to show up an hour early like everyone else did.
My favorite hobby is to kick kids out of R rated movies though. Its fun.
I had a BLAST doing that when Bruno and the Hangover came out. When kids/teens go with their parents to see an R movie and the parents leave. Uh uh. We are kicking your kids out if you don't get your butt back in their. And when parents buy tickets for their kids and then leave, but we tell them to get a refund or see a different movie because they can't see it. "But we have tickets" is not an excuse. lol I recently kicked a few kids out for sneaking into Shutter Island and a couple of weeks ago, for The Wolfman.
We had these teens who weren't old enough to see The Wolfman. One of the teens came in and asked if he can use his school ID. I told him there is no way for us to tell if he is old enough and that he'd need a driver's license or a state ID. He said ok and went outside. He and his friend bought tickets for the Tooth Fairy (which was right next door) and they went in. We knew they were gonna try and sneak in because
1. One asked about using a school ID as a way to determine they are old enough.
2. They bought tickets for Tooth Fairy which was right next door.
3. The movie was already at least a half hour into the movie.
So I stand nearby to make sure they don't sneak in. After a while, one of the kids comes out and goes to the bathroom. A couple minutes later, the other kid (the one who asked about the ID) opens the door a little and pokes his head out to see where his friend went. I asked him if I could help him and he said, "My friend ditched me." and I told him he went to the bathroom. My manager stayed by that door and they never again came out of that movie once they knew I and my manager were watching them. lol