So I never worked in a theater. But my little brother and best friends worked at one and I use to go hang out and watch movies all the time.
So I have a few stories to share about what I had seen there or relayed to me by either my brother or my friends.
**The Invisible Wall**
When the theater first opened it was just a 6 plex. This was fine because it was the only theater in town and it usually only got 2 or 3 new movies in a week depending on what was released.
Well when digital projectors started to become more common the owners thought it would be a good time to upgrade the two bigger theaters but to also add 4 more theaters.
This required an addition be built, which also got rid of the double door rear exit and opened up the wall. But it was not opened up all the way for structural reasons.
This led to not being able to see the theater marquee until after you passed the threshold.
Well there are many stories of people stopping at the opening looking around before either going forward or turning around but there is one of a middle aged couple that will always stick out
in my mind. They were going to see one of the newer movies that had just come out, and at this particular time the movie was showing in two theaters.
In one of the older big ones, and the other in one of the new ones. Well my brother was taking tickets at this time and directed them to the new theater.
I was waiting for my movie to start so I was talking with both my brother and my best friend when my best friend taps my shoulder.
Just as I look I see the girl telling the guy that the movie was in the older theater. He kept insisting that it was further back.
Well they had not even passed the threshold to the new theaters yet when they started arguing. And so my brother looks back at what we are laughing and while trying not to laugh himself.
>B: Keep going its just passed that entrance.
>FC: You are sending us to the wrong theater. I saw it in the first theater.
>B: That movie already started the one your ticket is for is in the back theater. If you just keep walking you will see it there.
>FC: It's not here, we are going to be late to our movie.
>MC: Babe its just right here, like he said.
At this point the girl turns really red and starts telling her boyfriend not to be embarrassing her like that. And well my brother, best friend, and I are all laughing our asses off.