To start, I am a manager at a movie theatre. My position is just below the GM.
About a week ago, during the matinee in the week,
my projectionist informed me that as he was performing his auditorium check in American Hustle a couple at the top of the theatre jumped in surprised when he approached them.
The girl covered herself with a blanket and the guy sort of leaned over as if to cover himself. The movie only had one other guest who was near the bottom.
We had no doubt about what this was doing or trying to do, but my projectionist didn't see anything specific so I wasn't comfortable kicking them out with more proof.
So, we maintained surveillance. I immediately completed a check and made sure to keep eye contact with the couple as I did so. I also sent one of the team leads in to check it out as well.
This was all in a span of 15-20 minutes or so. As another manager was walking in to another check, he saw them walking out.
Clearly they got the message.