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Sep. 10th, 2007




This is a looking for help message, anyone who lives in or around the Chicago area know of a theater that is hiring? I have management experience, 35mm and digital projection, and know all positions. Please feel free to get a hold of me. I am moving at the end of January to the Chicago, IL area. Thank you so much in advance!

Aug. 12th, 2007



Busy day...

Yesterday was our busiest day in (at least) the past year....

We normally average anywhere from 2000-2500 on Saturday....

Yesterday we had 3150.....


The reason? The movie selection we have right now....:

Are We Done Yet? (going on having it for 3 months....................... and it still sells.........)
Nancy Drew (doing EXTREMELY well)
Surf's Up
Meet the Robinsons (surprisingly not blowing everything else out of the water)
Shrek 3
Live Free or Die Hard
Spiderman 3
Ocean's 13
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Wild Hogs
Mr. Brooks

We had 4 movies sell out, with another really close, for the 7s.. but we also had 2 sell out earlier in the day, and 1 sell out at 9/10.

We're also open from 12:30-10:15, with movies starting from 1:00-10:00.

And tickets are $1 per person.

Jul. 31st, 2007


Midnight shows

I remember when it was special to have a midnight show of a movie. Spider-Man, Star Wars, even Harry Potter. I've been completely disgusted this summer by all the early shows we have had.

Spider-Man 3
Shrek 3 (10pm shows)
Pirates 3 (8pm shows)
Fantastic Four
Live Free or Die Hard
Transformers (8pm and later shows)
Harry Potter
The Simpsons

coming up soon:
The Bourne Ultimatum
Rush Hour 3

It's just ridiculous. Rush Hour 3? I'm not saying it won't do well on opening day but it DOES NOT deserve a midnight show!

Jul. 28th, 2007


Ticket Machine Rage

Here's a picture that I found from someone's collection. An automated ticket machine at AMC 1000 Van Ness in San Francisco was having problems and was not able to sell tickets to customers. One person decided to unleash his or her rage at the unfortunate machine. I've never seen anything like this before.


Jul. 19th, 2007

pissed Devi (going to shoot you)


Seconded, thirded, umpteenthed.

I'm sure y'all would appreciate.

Hollywood Bitchslap - Rules of Conduct in Movie Theaters

Jul. 7th, 2007


Butter . . .

is disgusting (especially at the movies). People drown their innocent popcorn in it. Little do they know, the liquid solidifies at room temperature; it transforms into a yellow paste. Why do they insist on ingesting this artery killer? Are they in a hurry to meet Death? Never again will I order buttered popcorn at the movies, not after the horrors I've witnessed.

May. 27th, 2007

risk leads to greatness


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I was offered a job at another theater that is opening up in my area. I scored a projectionist job with my experience in booth. I'm getting the same pay I am getting now that took 3 years to get, but will also receive tip shares. Tip shares = a percentage of tips earned by those in a position to receive them added to employees who can not receive them added to their paychecks. Along with that I will be given 50% off food and drinks (including alcohol) along with free movies. A medical and dental plan is also being worked on.

With all this you'd think anyone would have second thoughts on jumping ship. Well I'm finding it harder and harder to leave my current company although I know its for the best. Anyone ever been in the same situation? If so how did you go about the situation?

On another note we are running

6 Pirates
5 Shreks
and 2 Spidermans

6 other random movies
2 of which are sharing

that equals 9 movies on 17 screens


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This conversation isn't odd... just the whole point of what movie it was... (take a guess)...

Customer leaves movie and finds employee cleaning concession.
Customer: The movie *blah*'s messing up.
Employee: I'll let someone know.
Customer goes back to movie.
Employee goes to office.
Employee: Who's working projection?
Me: Me.
Employee: Who?
Me: ME.
Employee: Oh, well, a customer said their movie's messing up.
Me: Which movie?
Employee: Grindhouse.
Me: It's made that way... but I'll check anyway.

I went upstairs, and didn't notice the sound of a messing up film... so I walked over and peeked in at it... heh. It was 20 mins from the end of the entire thing... and it's the part where the film melts... needless to say, I've seen enough film melt at this theater that I know what looks real... and the melt in the movie looks fake.. sad.. sad..

But I found the funniest part to be, that on the 6th showing of the movie, we have someone say that it's messing up...

And they weren't complaining about how dirty and scratched the film was... O_o.

** And the reason this just happened... I'm at a second run house, and we just got the film on Friday... we're showing it 3 times a day, so the last show it played today (Saturday) was it's 6th play...


Some amusement for me today... heh. :)

May. 24th, 2007


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Good luck this weekend, everyone!
Thankfully (Sadly?) I have off all weekend so I don't get to witness the mayhem, but I want to hear all the fabulous stories!

May. 20th, 2007

I outrank you


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...and the winner of the gold today for Worst Person in the World is the gentleman known only as John Doe Scatmuncher, a customer at the first matinee show today who apparently determined it was someone else's fault that he had waited in the wrong line to purchase tickets, and became infuriated when the ticket seller told him that he could not sell him concession as well and that he would have to wait in line again. To obtain some sort of feeble revenge and validate his status as the Center of the World, when his turn came at concession, he made numerous inquiries of the polite counter girl, altering his order after each time she obtained the item he asked for, then finally, with a self-satisfied smirk, told her he was not going to buy anything and walked into the auditorium.

If only the staff had known your time was so valuable, Mr. Scatmuncher, they would have gladly let you enter without paying and even provided a "happy ending" to your film. But you had to get your rocks off by screwing with a plebian in a name tag while keeping plenty of sensible moviegoers without an egotistical axe to grind waiting for your petty payback.

Moviegoer, and with hope soon-to-be stay-at-home-DVD-viewer John Doe Scatmuncher, tonight's
Worst Person in the World!

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