They tried to pull the race card.
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I used to work at a little 5 screen theater in a wealthy suburb of Boston. The building was old, the rent was too high, and we just didn't get the kind of traffic the corporation wanted, so the theater closed in January 2013, which made me very sad.
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They tried to pull the race card.

by SeitedeMarie

I used to work at a little 5 screen theater in a wealthy suburb of Boston.

The building was old, the rent was too high, and we just didn't get the kind of traffic the corporation wanted, so the theater closed in January 2013, which made me very sad.

Now, because of the demographics of the area we mostly played kids movies and stuffy dramas that take themselves too seriously (Lincoln Lawyer, That One With Meryl Streep, etc.).

Not a whole lot of movies for youngish people except the biggest of the blockbusters. And never, ever horror movies.

Anyways, I was a projectionist/usher and was sweeping up near the box office one night when a family comes in.

It is important to note that they are African American because of the following exchange.

Box Office cashier (We'll call her Mittens): Welcome to (movie theater), how can I help you this evening?

Father: (Completely ignoring brightly illuminated and colored mylars showing the five movies we have) I'd like four to see the Tyler Perry movie.

Mittens: I'm sorry, we aren't showing that movie.

Father: Excuse me?

Mittens: These are the movies we have this week (pointing to movie selections).

Father: Why don't you have the Tyler Perry movie?

Mittens: Well... (explains demographics and only five screens in this theater and availability of two other, larger theaters in the vicinity)

Father: This is unacceptable. I want to speak to your manager.

So Mittens pages the GM, who comes out to the floor. He was my absolute favorite manager I have ever had. We'll call him Pops.

Pops: How can I help you?

Father: Why don't you have the Tyler Perry movie?

Pops: (Gives same speech as Mittens but with a little more sass, seeing as he was the manager and could get away with it).

Father: I don't believe this! This is racism!

Pops is African American. He looks at Mittens, who is African American. And he looks back at the customer.

Pops: I really don't think I can help you, sir.

And then Pops just walked away.

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