Can You Really Be Banned From a Movie Theater? ...for Life?

It all started when four of us decided to buy wigs. We left the shop in a state of laughter, Carol being the only one with a great looking style...the rest of us in rather outlandish styles.

Sporting our new wigs we decided to check out a movie at a local theater. I knewe we were in for trouble when my friends insisted on buying a pizza and bringing it into the theater. Clearly the "No Food Allowed" sign meant nothing to my friends.

Now this was a rather run down movie house barely surviving after the the rise of the multiplexes. So many seats were roped off as unsafe...we made our way, mid-movie of course, and I'm sure we were damn annoying to our neighbors, but we finally found 4 seats together...Whew! As we proceeded to sit, the 2nd seat in collapsed, the pizza box flew in the air, landing 2 rows behind us.

We were uncontrollable, could not stop laughing, tears streaming down our faces....and yes we were escorted by a security guard no less right out the front door...and told to NEVER return...It was worth it...our friend Carol had just gotten the news that her cancer was in remission...the wigs were a fun thing to do...but that trip to the movies and the laughs, hey we couldn't have planned a better celebration!


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74 Responses Sep 30, 2009

O man me too !!!!

I love pizza more then life itself!!

Pizza magerita is the best pizza ever.

funny story, hope your friend Carol will be healthy for along time.

The selfishness of this act staggers me. The justification given for being the type of people who would ruin others fun of the movies, is not good enough for me.

HEHE great story.

Yes My...haha I like to think of it as a term of endearment...*grin*

Hahaha it wasn't "Debbie Does Dallas" but I really have no idea what the movie was our local theater valiantly trying to keep afloat financially.<br />
Ya know I love this story too because every time someone revisits I gey to remember and feel what that evening was like...that hysterical, snorting, tears running down the face laughter...<br />
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Hi some ways it feels like yesterday!<br />
Thanks to both of you for revisiting...My and Tas you would have both fit right in!

Fritzo!! Tas called you Fritzo!! Now I'm really laughing! =)

What's so funny Myo?

LOL .. you are always surprising me Fritzo xxxx

I love this story. I am the 67th comment! Obviously, it's a story that we all love, over and over and over! I can't go back and search but have you said what movie this was? From the desc<x>ription of the theater, I"m thinking "Debbie Does Dallas"? ;) <br />
You have some pretty funny experiences with pizza! Thank goodness the gulls hadn't roosted there!

Ahhh BrunoDS the poor pizza was a lost cause!

But... ahm... well... what happened to the pizza?! :-|

It was hilarious!! I still laugh when i think of it...thanks StarWanderer for revisiting this story!:)

LOL Great story. Laughter and fun is always THE best medicine. :-D

Kittycollar thanks for revisiting this story. It always makes me smile too and brings me back to such a fun memory. :)<br />
Nomac hahaha it wa great fun and you're sooo right about the celebration. *grin*

Hollowmanahmed, thanks. <br />
It still makes me smile too! :)<br />
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Specialtonebody, thanks. <br />
It was a while ago and it has long since ceased to be a movie a childrens' dance school. Haah I don't think we tried to hide it...just boldly and foolishly walked in...they probably took some time to figure out what to do. :)

wow um really happy for ur friend...u put a smile on my face :)

Hi Depression...I'm glad you and your Mom had those loving hands at the movie.<br />
The movie for my friends and I wasn't ruined by what happened...we all had an offbeat sense of humor and found the absurdity of the situation funny. Also, we were in a celebratory friend had been told she was in remission.<br />
I so agree with you that people can do things that have painful consequences...fortunately you didn't encounter insensitivity at the movies with your Mom....just like kindness can have powerful can insensitivity and carelessness.

I'm going to be the only naysayer- one the last things I did with my mom as she was dying was simply go enjoy a movie together. We sat, held hands and enjoyed some last decent moments together. It sickens me to think it could have been ruined by a group of jerks. A group of strangers bothering others. No one knew your story in the theatre to cut you some slack. Might as well as been drunken teens giggling & cursing aloud. Yeah, I'm happy for your friend. Nothing is as horrible as seeing someone you love go through the chemo. Seeing them melt away into fragile skin and stick like bones. The nausea. Everything. And if it goes to the bones, morphine doesn't touch it. Not one bit.

Thanks too! :)

Great story.. Made me chuckle.....

Thanks Silversurfer *grin*


Haha it was definitely worth it! :)<br />

Oh, I think it was worth it.

Hahaha Kurzemiete! I never thought of that but you are sooo right...Lucy would have felt right at home...;love your creative word *grin* ...thanks for commenting and giving me the chance to relive it today and laugh about it again! :)

LOL it sounds like a skit from "I love lucy", even better!!<br />
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I love the good news for your friend! :)) Congratulations!<br />
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And ya'll had more than a blast it was priceless facreousness(i know this isn't a word but it seems to fit lol /hilarity :PP we all need more of that in life :)) too! :)

smiling :)

Hahaha Usetheforceluke was a wonderful group! :)

this is great, i love it! what a great group of friends :)

Thanks Faucon....hahaha it was sooo worth it!!! Sometimes it feels real good to be an outlaw of sorts :)

Good to read this.<br />
Must get my wig out...

Contrast55...I firmly believe that the older we get the more we need to do some of those "crazy" thing. That's what keeps us sane! LOL :)

Muneday, it was..."f'n hilarious...I'm honored that you want to think of us and get a laugh...since I wrote this story I've laughed a lot at the memory. My very best to you and thank you! :)

Whew, that is f'n hilarious....I will think of you and your friends each time I see a wig and every time I go for treatment for my Thanks

Thanks Italianmomof2 really was a celebratiom! :D

This was awesome!! What a great way to celebrate life!!!!

Thanks Rude1....this was our small "triumph" against cancer...and we had a blast!!

Isn't this breast cancer month? This is a good story to connect with that sentiment.

I'm glad this story made you laugh too when it happened and when I wrote it....<br />
Thanks for sharing the laughs! :)

Sounds like a lot of fun, reading it makes me laugh, and I was not there!<br />
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Thanks for sharing this great story

Thanks EPArsineh! it was soooo worth it! some good laughs then and can still laugh now. :)

What a cute story. Sounds like getting kicked out of the theater was well worth the laughs.

Hahaa Pedro, I can't even remember!!! but we got a refund and used it towards the rest of our night out! Thanks. :)

We were being silly....purposely silly cause we sure had a good reason. Bisou thanks so much! :)

Ahahhaah that's such a cute story at first when you read it you're like oh boy girls being silly but when you get to the end it's like wow. <br />
They should make that into a movie

Fromnowon, we had a great time.:)

Thanks DC, "smiles and gratitude" are 2 great thing!! :)

I love this story. It inspires smiles and gratitude at the same time. :)

Now why didn't I think of that Lilt...they'll never long as we don't give ourselves away with the laughing, snorting, tears streaming down our faces etc.<br />

Listen, FreakyFrito, they could never ban you for life.<br />
You were all smart enough to raise your rumpus in DISGUISE ! !<br />
Just switch wigs next time.

Myo you have a great way with words..."four women in wigs with a stealth pizza" hahahaaaaa<br />
And we all need the cheer....I sure needed it today! :)<br />
Glad you enjoyed it!!

This is a great story! Four women in wigs with a stealth pizza. What a great way to celebrate and getting kicked out made it perfect. Thanks for the cheer. You KNOW I needed it!

They were so great...My ex and I went to one on a New Years Eve when he had to go in to work after....they served wine in the vestibule and had music...some people even danced...I mean this was a movie theater...I miss them...thanks :)

Your story reminded me of how much I miss those smaller movie theaters. I got kicked out of a few also, for similar things. I loved the uniqueness of them and the sort of coziness and architecture and gothic style. There was even one that used to serve alcohol and food. The multiplexes don't have that appeal for me.

Great, great story Frito! You are a great friend to have, so much fun and full of life!

Hahahaaaa YES!!!! (for 2 and 2 other entrees) and some well deserved drinks for the celebratory toasts!!

to get another pizza ? ;)

Destry, it was sooo much fun!<br />
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Analyzer, hahaa we actually went out to an Italian restaurant after!

Hey Trailguide we just want a little pizza snack at the how can that be wild? Hahaa are wild!!!

Yeah Joy setting a great example for the young ones...hahaaa :D

Salar, it was so much fun! :)<br />
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Gryfnn, I'm glad it made you smile...I think we all need to smile more! :)<br />
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Paco, hahaa good one was hurt, we just lost the pizza! :)

Great story. Glad the pizza was the only injured party. <br />
Paco35. Funny as heck.

Absolutely hilarious! thank you for making me smile. :)

What a great way to celebrate .... good for you Frito

Piscesgal, you must have a lot of stories you could tell...5 years at a theater. :) Glad it made you smile!<br />
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When, ain't that funny? it was the best part! Made me smile! :D

That's a great story, so much more than I expected to hear under the heading "I love pizza". Thanks for sharing Frito, I needed a little smile today, and this did the trick. ::and I worked at a movie theater for 5 years of my life, from 16-21!::

Surenita, yep pizza sure is good!<br />
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June, yeah we were definitely on the wild side....hahahaa <br />
thanks! :)

You wild thing, Frito!<br />
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Wow. So no coming back to that theater huh? I'm happy for your friend!

hahaha foo i loooooooove me sum pizza 2