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From Cinema Treasures about Towerhttp://cinematreasures.org/theater/1440/Recently I went to the Tower Theatre for the first time in a while and was shocked to see how sloppy and disorganized everyone was. I knew I was in trouble when my date and I approached the concession stand and the sweaty Armenian attandant started hitting on her. Totally disrespectful and akward. Then we were given the wrong directions by the ticket ripper (name tag just said "SMOKES!") who didn't seem to know which movies were playing where. Later on I witnessed two employees in a waiting area playing video games and fixing each other's hair. On our way out through the lobby ushers were lounging around talking out loud yelling swear and racial slurs like the "N" word. Also, I noticed the appearance of piercings, tattoos and gang gear like silk rags on their heads. The first time I went to the Tower in 1949, the staff was clean, couteous and knowledgeable. Now it looks as though they've recruited the staff from a nearby correctional facility.posted by loside316 on Jun 28, 2007 at 8:33pm
That's fake, right?-- Patrone
it looks like sacfilmlady took the bait and decided to fight the good fight..."loside316, you are a delusional racist. Sweaty Armenian? Gang gear like silk rags? All of the people who work at Tower are movie buffs and most of them are college-educated, bookish nerds. Tattoos and piercings are pretty normal for young people now, and if a black person is wearing a silk rag on his or her head, it's probably because they're having a bad hair day. It has nothing to do with gang affliations. The Tower may not be perfect, but it's impossible that any of the claims you're making could even remotely be true."posted by sacfilmlady on Nov 7, 2007 at 9:36am
I'll have you know the Tower is chock full of recently released felons,all of em', the whole lot! Reading hires them at a discount rate ya see.Cept'for the sweaty Armenian, He's a gentlemen and a scholar,very few left.
can't believe nobody noticed this until now! that post has been up for like, ever! i guess it's typical for sacramento to be five months behind new york.--madewell (aka heckamad like, 5 months ago) & johnny
Better late than a cranky dickwad, madewell.
Yes, I should've posted this here sooner for the reaction. But how often do I search for Mattias Bombal? Not fucking often enough!
The original complaint, on the Tower's cinema treasures, was printed out and taped up behind the concessions stand awhile ago. I don't think anybody read it there either. Probably to busy studying for college. (Cut to the new kid reading an adaptation of PREADATOR)heckadrunkagain
let's just all recall the funniest dis that tower ever got, in the suggestion box: every corner reeks of filth!
Gosh Ms. actionjacksonsacfilmlady, what a reactionary you are. You have absolutely failed to understand what I was trying to convey in my post as well as demonstrated to all that are reading you possess a total lack of intellect and on top of that be a bit of a bigot yourself by the assumptions you've made about me. To set the record straight, I didn't just come from Des Moines or Middle America or any Red State and I've lived in the Oak Park area for a good portion of my life. In my post I never mentioned anything about the ethnicity of the staff at Tower but the inappropriate manner in which some of them conducted themselves. (The "sweaty Armenian" just happened to be sweating profusely wearing a sleeveless half-shirt bearing the slogan "Mer Hayrenik" across the front. My wife is Armenian, thats how I knew what the slogan said. She sweats profusely every night after I'm done with her! LOL!) Movie Theatres are a business and with any other business you want to make sure you have the best possible staff and know how to behave appropriately. I'm sure if you ran a theatre you wouldn't want your employees showing up to work with a rag and shoe lace on their heads. I'm sure you wouldn't be happy about the disgusting washrooms or popcorn scattered everywhere while your staff chooses to lounge around screaming, cursing and playing games. And I really doubt you'd be pleased if someone were making advances on your boyfriend or husband right in front of you while he's just tryng to order you popcorn and soda. You can't possibly believe that's a proper way to run a business. And as for the "N" word, even if it's among African-Americans, it's not very professional to speak in that kind of language in the work place. Do what you want in your home but the rest of us don't want to be subjected to that kind of garbage.posted by loside316 on Nov 7, 2007 at 6:12pm
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