Monday, September 26, 2005

A (long) night at the theater.

They say no one goes to the movies anymore because it's so expensive. Apparently they've never tried the theaters by my apartment. Because you can go there practically for free.

About a month or so ago, K, M and I went to see a movie, and for about 20 minutes, the screen was split with the bottom half on the top, and the top on the bottom. For our trouble they gave us a free tickets. So K and I cashed in our tickets last weekend to see another movie. After being sent to 3, count them 3, different rooms before they could figure out which screen was showing said movie, we sat and waited for 30 minutes while they tried to figure out the projector.

See, the theater is new, but only 1 employee in the place is over the age of 21. And I think they only keep him on board so that they can keep the juveniles out past curfew.

Anyway, back to the story. After 30 minutes they came in and confessed that they couldn't get the projector to work. K and I were the only 2 in the room, so they gave us 2 free tickets each for our trouble. So one free ticket has multiplied. But then, as we're walking out, sole 21+ guy catches us and tells us that if we don't mind, they can specially screen it for us in the room next door. Not having much else to do, we agreed, and we ended up seeing it for free and still having our 2 free passes for later.

If we're lucky and the incompetence streak continues, I may never have to pay to see a movie again.