****Saylor liked the movie ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and wanted to watch another showing. However, a Regal Cinema employee asked Saylor to leave.****
Since when do you have to leave between movies? It used to be you could go to the movies when the theater opened, watch a double feature twice and leave when the theater closed.
You quite obviously never went to a showing of "Star Wars" when it was first released.
The lines waiting to get in zigzagged through the parking lot, and you could get in line before eleven AM and not get in before dark -and everytime the movie ended, you could hear the cheering clear outside. This from a complex that had four different theatre rooms, two of which were playing staggered showings, mind!
It was worth the wait.
(Not saying that THIS movie was, necessarily.)
The real point is that they should have let the guy stay for the next showing. He wasn't hurting anyone and the cost of a $9 movie ticket is no excuse to get physical with a man that is obviously mentally delayed.
This type of story really makes me mad. I know that this guy just being born these days is way against the odds in the first place in our superficial culture. To basically beat him to death should warrant career ending disciplinary charges as well as a potential prison sentence for these three idiots with badges! I also hope that Regal Cinema gets a multi million dollar judgment against them and the manager loses his job. He should have let it slide.
It's also poor management by the theater. The VAST majority of their net revenue (ie, profit) comes from food and drink sales. The longer patrons stay, the more they will consume, and the more the theater will make. Unless he was driving away other patrons, or the theaters were full (that film was released over 2 months ago, so that isn't likely), it was a bone-headed move to try to remove him in the first place.