Just went to see the Dark Knight today to escape the heat wave.
I've been going to the movies for my whole life, and my girlfriend had her bag checked. First for me.
Turns out this is as a reaction from Regal theaters to the shooting.
I looked up the legality of checking peoples bags, thinking that this is surely against some kind of code, but amazingly it's a privately owned situation and so (even though you aren't told) you are subject to their rules. If you turn down your right to a search you will be turned away.
I did have food in her purse she was carrying for me. The Just in case stash, but they didn't see it, and I believe they're not allowed to actually touch your items, so we went through with it.
This sets off a whole mess of alarms in my head for me.
Bottom line, I feel it's an excuse to push people into paying their prices for food and not sneaking anything in. Lets face it, what the hell is that kid at the ticket booth going to do if someone has a few pistols in their bag anyway, right? So I feel it's justification to stop the time honored practice of sneaking in snacks and nothing more.
This got me thinking.
Don't I as a diabetic have a right to take in candy for my own emergency use without paying their absolutely jaw dropping prices?
It isn't taking away any of their profits, because I won't be buying their candy, because...I'm diabetic. It isn't for enjoyment. In fact legally speaking this is more of a medication.
Has anyone had any issues with this?
I feel like explaining this to the 17 year old taking the tickets is not going to go over particularly well.