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Back in the '80s I worked at a theater in the mall.. * We used to show the Rocky Horror Picture Show as a midnight movie. The theater was trashed afterward with toast and rice. Fortunately a cleaning crew would come in and take care of that.
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From the theater in the mall...

by projecktzero

Back in the '80s I worked at a theater in the mall..

* We used to show the Rocky Horror Picture Show as a midnight movie. The theater was trashed afterward with toast and rice. Fortunately a cleaning crew would come in and take care of that.

* We couldn't call the stuff we put on the popcorn "butter", so we'd ask if the customer wanted the popcorn plain.

* All during the week, armored truck guys would come and pick up our cash from the safe. (This was well before you could use credit cards to buy tickets and concessions.

) Then every Monday a combination of a manager and/or assistant managers would go to the bank, get the money, take it to a room in the bank, and count it.

Then we'd stand in line at the bank holding about $50K in cash and take it to a teller window and the teller would count it. I did not feel safe standing in line at a bank with that much cash.

EDIT: monkey to money... doh!

* When the movie [Legend](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089469/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) came out, a couple came out of the theater and said the movie was Satanic. We gave their money back.

Not sure why they decided to see it. The poster was a picture of a demonic looking Tim Curry with giant horns. It was a fantasy film. Whatever.

* I'd always get a laugh out of customers who order a large popcorn smothered in that stuff we couldn't call butter, a couple of candy bars, and then a small diet coke.

Yeah, that small diet coke is going to balance out that other crap you bought.

* Once a week, we'd have dollar nights. The place was a zoo. The line to the box office was super long and many shows sold out.

What was amazing was that people would stand in line for a long long time and then when they got to the box office,

they'd stand there and take several minutes deciding on what movie to see thus wasting everyone's time.

* Just behind the box office was a giant sign that had the names of the movies and their times. Sometimes people would ask when is the next showing of a certain movie.

I'd turn around and look at the giant sign and read it to them.

* On my last day, I wanted to be a smart ass, but no one gave me the opportunity. I was hoping someone would ask something like "What is that movie about?", and I would say "two hours".

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