I went to Sterling 6 Theaters in San Bernardino, CA today. Imagine my surprise when I was told they "had" to check my handbag! Of course, I asked questions: How does "corporate policy" supersede federal law (4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting unreasonable search and seizure)? Why wasn't my handbag checked last night (I saw a different movie)? Why wasn't the "policy" uniformly enforced? I kept getting the same excuse - corporate policy - and was actually threatened with a "unit" (she'd call the police) if I didn't leave the theater without watching the movie for which I'd paid. I was also told they were checking for alcohol. REALLY?! While I was standing there, three other women walked in, their purses unchecked, and into the theater they went! No men or their jackets were checked. Sterling can watch their bottom line drop by $11 every time a new movie premieres; I will pay more and drive further to protect my Constitutionally-guaranteed privacy and get good service.
Another black eye for Corporate America. I can remember when respecting and satisfying your customers was the way to do, and stay in, business.
My husband and I are combat veterans. This is NOT what we fought for.
People: read this and use an entertainment chain which will respect your rights! Your 4th Amendment Right against unreasonable search and seizure is guaranteed by the US Constitution! Avoid Sterling 6 movie theaters and its fellow theaters! Use Krikorian, AMC, ANY THEATER CHAIN BUT REGENCY!!
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