Goodrich Quality Theaters has come under fire this week after its Capital 8 theater in Missouri hired a fake gunman for an “Iron Man 3” screening during the opening weekend of the film.
To be expected, the character, who wore full tactical gear and carried a fake gun, did not go over well as some patrons feared the worst. Jefferson City police officers responded to what they believed to be an active shooter situation after receiving several 911 calls from concerned moviegoers…
After the officers arrived, it was revealed that the armed man was just a hired hand — one of several the theater enlisted for the showing.
Seriously?! Here’s another great idea for the manager of Goodrich Quality Theaters, keep your hemorrhoid cream with your toothpaste since the orifices are in such close proximity*.
Who accepts this job? If someone came to me with the suggestion that I dress up in some kind of costume to scare the ever-loving crap out of a bunch of strangers, I’d turn it down. I’ve never been that broke, and I’ve been very, very broke. Armed or not, one tenacious terrified person that decided it was not going to be another Aurora could really ruin your day and make even the most generous paycheck look like chump change. And yet this theater enlisted several.
Oh those poor, neglected brain cells starving for the mandatory minimum infusion of IQ points.
*Why yes, I did just imply that his head is so far up his ass that he should brush his teeth with Preparation H.