No, I'm not planning on stealing my cinema tickets.....

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iMacZealot, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I never understood why cinemas, museums, public transport centers, and other places with payment booths must have glass over it and have the clerk speak through a microphone.

    Does anyone know why?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Safety, as well as money (heating and cooling costs).
     
  3. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But how does that make them safer? Also, does it really save that much money in cooling? Maybe outside, but indoors, I don't think it would.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    you might not try to rob them, but others might.
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Bullet-proof glass has the amazing quality of being, well, bullet-proof. ;)

    And yes, I'd say it could save a considerable amount in cooling/heating, even indoors. Also, besides keeping the hot/cold in, it also keeps the cold/hot out, so that the clerks are protected from the elements.
     
  6. kymac macrumors 6502a

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    maybe its just an element of the movie going experience that they have kept over the years
     
  7. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Some "Guests" can get very p*ssed at what you (the person behind the safety glass) might tell them. I've had my share and heard some stories.
     
  8. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

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    People don't steal movie tickets, they steal the cash in the drawer from all the other people buying movie tickets.
     
  9. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    My question is, why don't all cashiers have bulletproof bubbles around them?
     
  10. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Good question. You really only see them at cinemas, some museums, and some subway stations.

    Anyone?
     
  11. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    It's probably based on the area the cinema/gas station/subway station is located and previous incidents. Also, I'm sure those bullet proof "bubbles" are expensive to install for companies that can't afford it/are to cheap.
     
  12. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Traditionally there used to be a cash business, and used hold quite a bit.

    Several people were shot at movie theaters when i lived in Chandler.

    However things have changed a bit with prebought tickets and greater use of plastic, but that still doesn't stop the morons who continue to rob 7-11s for $50.
     

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