Movie Goer Searched For Camming Kit, Threatened Over Candy
March 17, 2009
"Is it any wonder that the movie and music industries are earning themselves more and more enemies and losing loyal customers every day? Not content with sueing the life out of anyone they feel is a threat to their business, they also have almost unparalleled skill in alienating paying customers too. According to a report, a woman from the north of England went to the cinema along with her sister to watch the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Anniston movie “He’s Just Not That Into You”.
Upon arriving at Cineworld in Stockport, Greater Manchester, ‘Sue’ and her sister were subjected to a search of their belongings by staff
who were looking for ‘camming’ equipment. However, although they failed to find any such hardware, the staff did come across something of serious concern - a bag of milk chocolate Revels.
“I had a packet of Revels and this is where the whole situation started,” Sue told BBC Radio Manchester. Going on, she explained that staff ordered her to hand over the chocolates and said she could collect them after the show, but “out of principle” she refused. And quite rightly so - who do these people think they are?
Followed by the duty manager and two security guards, Sue was told to leave the premises, despite being a paying customer. When she
refused the manager said, “Well, I’m going to have to call the police - is that what you want me to do?” Sue replied “Yes, please do. That’s a good idea.”
The manager failed to reappear with the police but won’t have any trouble with Sue in future as she says she will not return to the cinema.
For their part, cinema staff said that selling food and drinks to customers is a part of the profit-making in the business, hence the action against Sue and her sister. Clearly ‘discretion’ and ‘customer service’ are alien concepts to these people.
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