How to (Easily) Ruin a Movie for People

December 25, 2008 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

jerk1When people think of how to ruin a movie for people, some very typical things may come to mind. Allowing your cell phone to ring, actually talking on the phone, throwing food, etc. What I propose is somewhat different, but to a fairly regular moviegoer, I believe it can be just as annoying, and maybe even fully ruin the movie. Read more

Taking things into their own hands…

September 12, 2008 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

Dealing with angry guests can be a very stressful thing. Working in a movie theatre, it’s something that I pride myself on doing well, but not something that I look forward to doing. However, I recognize that it’s an important part of my job, so I will do it without complaining… much. In any case, I’ve had some experiences where guests try to take things into their own hands. This, in my opinion, is where things get really complicated, and myself or one of my coworkers is stuck in a situation where we are in the middle, trying to mediate. Read more

Wasted… you Jerks.

August 21, 2008 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

Before you read this post, make sure you check out Jenn’s Jerk at the Movies!

Time for a little bit of a different look as to what happened at the movies last week. To recap, I got a call from Jenn letting me know that there was a couple lighting up in the theatre she was in. Well… that’s a pretty bad idea in the first place. Do you really want the be the one to cause a fire in the theatre? They probably weren’t thinking about that, but I was personally looking forward to kickin em out! I don’t know why, that gives me some satisfaction getting troublemakers out of there. Read more

Wasted watching, big no-no.

August 18, 2008 by Jenn · 2 Comments 

I went to see Stepbrothers the other day, fully intent on bringing a juicy review back to the blogosphere. However, instead, I bring you, (dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnnn) Jerk at the Movies, from the patron’s POV.

I knew things were going to be bad about ten minutes into the movie. I sat in the very last row with my boyfriend, since, one, it was a pretty small theater, and two, we smuggled in Chinese food. We didn’t want to disturb anybody with the pungent smell that Chinese food can sometimes give off. Read more

Boot the Bootleggers: Part 1

August 6, 2008 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

I’ve made it clear before that I’m not a fan of bootleggers and their practices. There have been some really weird instances in the movie industry where something that the general public would not have considered bootlegging that did end up getting pretty far. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, there was a girl who recorded a small clip of the movie Transformers so that she could show her little brother and get him excited about the movie as well.

Now do I think that Regal may have gone a bit far with that? Yes I do. However, I also feel that the theatre was justified in taking the action they did. When you are not consistent with the rules, it really makes it that much harder to enforce. Think of how many times your parents or teachers or bosses bent the rules for you. Didn’t that make it easier to bend and then break other rules? Read more

Movie Morsel: Get your complaints heard!

July 6, 2008 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

Being in the service/entertainment industry, I thought I’d take a post and see if I could help people get their thoughts heard when it comes to making a complaint. There are many many many reasons why you, as a guest or a patron, would want to make a complaint. It could be bad service, messy environment, or an issue with another guest. However, when you make your complaint, it’s important to take a few things into consideration. If you take a second to think about these things, I think you’ll find your resolution to be much more favorable, and are much more likely to leave happy Read more

Jerk! at the Movies #2

May 24, 2008 by Joe · 9 Comments 

I really didn’t think I’d be updating this feature again so quickly, but I really need to right now. Sometimes people can be the biggest jerks without even trying. I mean, these people weren’t mean, they didn’t do anything really personally to me, but they still really really made me mad. Ok maybe not extremely mad, but I was definitely ticked. Read more

Jerk! at the Movies #1

May 19, 2008 by Joe · 1 Comment 

Hey all, this is a new feature that I’d like to introduce here at Intermission at Work. It’s called Jerk! at the Movies, and it’s basically going to be a little compilation (I’m thinking weekly) of any bad guests or experiences I might have at the movies! It’ll be a nice little way to vent out some of the frustration sometimes!

Before I continue, I’d like to mention that you can still vote for the Best Theme Song and win a movie soundtrack

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Any Movie Moguls out there?

May 15, 2008 by Joe · 2 Comments 

Anyone ever play Movie Moguls over at IMDB? I just saw it on the homepage and realized that I had a lot of fun playing the last time I played, and it’s all about movies so it’s really relevant here! Please leave a comment if you’re interested in playing, and I’ll set it up. Maybe I can scrounge up a good prize for the winner! It better be good, cuz I’m gonna win…. Read more

Top 5 Reasons I don’t want you at My Theatre!

April 20, 2008 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

Blargh! I know that being in the movie industry (well, movie theatre industry) means that you should be doing everything you can to get people to the movies. Well, I have to admit that there are certain people I don’t want at the movies. I’m not talking about just the ones that are disruptive during movies (though that’s really annoying as well), I’m talking about plain ol’ don’t come to the movies! Here are my top 5. Read more

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