Sunday, January 14, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth

This film brings the magic back into movies. I'm simply awestruck.



And as an aside, it was my first experience getting scolded by a theater worker. I was minding my own business, quietly snacking on my granola when an employee leaned down and said, "You're not allowed to bring food into the theater. I have to take that away from you". Whoa. Note to self, go to the theaters where they don't take away my granola.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should have lied and said you are diabetic or something and have to have a snack and that concession foods aren't good for you. Given that you can't go back in time, you should write a letter to the theatre and tell them that you are trying to be healthy and brought your own healthy snack and it was taken away and while you understand their policy, it's not like you brought in your own raisenettes or something. That's totally lame.

David Lowery said...

If I remember what I learned from working at a movie theater, they can't actually take food away from you or even bar you from bringing it in - they just make you think that they can, so that when they do you don't complain. But don't quote me on that.

Kat Candler said...

I won't say where it was, but sadly it makes me not want to go back again.

Anonymous said...

Oh wait. If it was the Drafthouse, then it might be a legit rule, since it's a restaurant.

Anonymous said...

that's pretty petty that they would confiscate your food. i do have some sympathy, though, for the no-outside-food-or-drink rule, though (even though i violate it all the time). i worked at a movie theatre, too, in high school. the managers routinely complained about the cost of film rentals, and by extension the cost of concessions. unless things have changed dramatically, movie theatres either break even or actually lose money on ticket sales (the cost of renting a film is set by distributors, and depending on the season and film the studio may demand an exorbitant cut from the first few weeks ticket sales). concessions sales are the main revenue sources for theatre chains. that snotty theatre worker who took your granola may have been thinking about the loss to their paycheck your granola represented, or just on a little power trip.

i always wait until the lights are down before taking out my contraband.

Anonymous said...

that's pretty petty that they would confiscate your food. i do have some sympathy, though, for the no-outside-food-or-drink rule, though (even though i violate it all the time). i worked at a movie theatre, too, in high school. the managers routinely complained about the cost of film rentals, and by extension the cost of concessions. unless things have changed dramatically, movie theatres either break even or actually lose money on ticket sales (the cost of renting a film is set by distributors, and depending on the season and film the studio may demand an exorbitant cut from the first few weeks ticket sales). concessions sales are the main revenue sources for theatre chains. that snotty theatre worker who took your granola may have been thinking about the loss to their paycheck your granola represented, or just on a little power trip.

i always wait until the lights are down before taking out my contraband.