This was in 2011, I worked as a supervisor at one of the biggest theaters in our town. 18 auditoriums, new IMAX screen, big staff, the works.
This is a rule in every theater I'd imagine, but NO outside food or drinks are allowed, ever.
We have a podium person that tears tickets and is responsible for having customers toss their food or drink before going past the podium person.
If, for some reason, they refuse and keep walking, we're to radio a manager with the description of the customer and where they're headed.
We're serious about this food/drink thing since it hinders our own food/drink sales.
Anyways, this one particular instance, I was stuck on podium to give another employee a 30 minute break.
About 15 minutes in, my manager radios me and asks if I've been letting people in with food. At this point I'd been a supervisor for 6+ months and I'm not a moron so no, of course not.
He doesn't believe me and asks me to go check an auditorium for outside food after my employee gets back to podium. I'm annoyed and head that way when podium is taken over again.
He describes this lady's outfit to me and I remember her and she had a decent sized purse so I figured she brought in her own candy.
I'm surprised they're making a big deal out of it because we don't check bags and if you make it to the auditorium with your food, you're good to go.
Just don't let us see it at the door or the hallways.
I get in there and spot the lady. She has a FULL SIZE pizza from Dominos in her lap and TWO ice cream cones.
I radio my manager back and swear she had to have hid these coming in, but I had absolutely no idea where the hell she kept a PIZZA BOX and TWO ICE CREAM CONES.
Her purse DEFINITELY would not have fit a pizza box... and as for the ice cream cones.. No clue.
She is visibly shocked when I approach her and tell her she has to toss it all. (And probably pissed she wasted all that food.
) but that went off without a hitch, most people are too embarrassed to cause a scene.
I still wish I knew how the hell she snuck it in.