The popcorn pushers quote of whenever i update:

Experience is the sinking feeling that you've made this mistake before.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A wonderful Midnight time

Tuesday was an exciting day. A week ago I had bought tickets for the midnight of Transformers and I couldn't wait to see it. I had gotten a ticket for Kels, her friend, my friend, and myself of course. At first I had tickets for the 12:01, but when i got our wristbands that we would need to go in we ended up being number 270 something. One of my friends at work came back and asked if i wanted to switch to the 12:05 which was in the second biggest theatre, but we would be farther up in line. I agreed to it and we became numbers 75 - 78 which wasn't bad.

I left work and headed home to wait for the evening to arrive. At 10 o'clock we left to go pick up our friends and head to the theatre. It was packed with people and we had a hard time getting to our spot in line, but the lines at the concession stand were very short so we went ahead and grabbed our popcorn and drinks, and then we waited.

At 11:15 they let us into the theatre, so at least we got to sit while we waited for the movie to start.....

I honestly thought it was awesome. I loved the action, the characters, and the plot. It's a different experience when you watch a midnight, you have more of the audiences reactions to scenes and characters. I really liked it, and i think Kels enjoyed her first midnight as well.

Of course when i got on the computer this morning i see an article giving the movie zero stars. When i first read it, i was angry because i loved the movie a lot and it was ruining it for me. However, as i started writing this i realized that the dude who wrote the article had some good points. Don't let this discourage you though, it's still good.

I give it 3 1\2 - 4 stars (out of 5). I would have adults see it first before you take younger kids because there is some swearing and minor sexual references. If you feel your kids can handle it then go ahead and take them, cause they might love it.

Oh, they also showed the new trailer for the second twilight movie and, i will admit it, i screamed when i saw a sexy Jacob. The four of us were the only ones screaming in the begining, but many other girls followed suit when the trailer ended.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Birthday Dreams and Closing Nightmares

Well Friday was my birthday, and now i'm officially one step closer to losing my "teen" status. It wasn't a big deal or anything, which i kinda liked. I took the day off and just hung around the house for the day. When my mom got home we went out to dinner, and since my little sister hadn't really had a birthday dinner I let her pick. I ended up getting most of what I asked for and was very happy. All in all it was a great birthday in the end.

Saturday was a nightmare at work. I got there early so I went in to help about 20 mins. before my shift was even suppose to start. I'm glad i did cause they were slammed, and it stayed slammed clear till 8'ish. Finally we were able to go on break, but the whole time we were on break it was so calm, no people at all. By the time we got back the crowds came in and the lines went from the podium clear to the game room. We still closed pretty fast, but it wasn't easy.

Unfortunatley this is just the icing, we've still got a whole cake to go through and I don't know if I can take it all in. With Transformers coming out next week it will most likely get worse before it gets better.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Run away or they'll eat you!!

I almost wish I was joking about that.... unfortunately when doing kid shows it feels like that. 3 of our main theatres, which seats about 250 to 300 each, were completely full. Most of those people decided that they need to get popcorn and stuff so we were slammed. We also had an elementary school come too (I think they were part of an A.R. group or something like that) and that took up most of our little popcorn boxes that we use just for kid shows.

After that we had to make movie meals, and i went and got stock cause the idiots who closed last night didn't get anything so we were majorly understocked. During that time we had a nice lull so it wasn't too bad. However things were about to get ugly again...

At 11:15 the movie ended and the hordes were released. Myself, JL, and HN were then charged with the task of cleaning the mess left behind. You wouldn't believe the stuff that was left behind, and the stuff people sneak in (OK that one may be more believable). It was kinda scary...

At least I was able to leave after that..... and now I have all summer of kid shows to look forward to. *sigh*

For those of you who are interested, Tuesdays seem to be the better day to go to the kid shows. Then again, i didn't work Tuesday so I'm not sure.

Also for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, Night of the Museum isn't half bad. My only complaint is that they seemed to try and do too much in under 2 hours.

Monday, June 8, 2009


you know how i said that i doubted that i might get to be an usher or box office person... well today i was trained in box!! It's a nice area to be in, especially when it's dead. not that today was dead, oh no, it was somewhat busy. add in the fact that on of our servers crashed, it took forever to process credit cards and we couldn't use gift cards at all.

oh well, it might be a while before i'm actually scheduled to be in there, but it was still nice.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Beginning....

of the summer of horrors.

I am truly scared, cause not only do i have to deal with customers earlier in the morning, I have to do kiddy shows too. Parents will most likely leave their kids to fend for themselves, so there will be messes and crying.

Maybe i'll get lucky though and they might just bump me up to either usher or box, both if i am extremely lucky. However, since i am one of the few people who do well in concessions, i doubt it.

Today was scary cause it was solid crowds from about 12 to 4ish, and we were all running around the stand with our heads cut off (metaphorically speaking, otherwise that would be really gross) and were also constanly running out of something.

*sigh* oh well, at least I get a payraise in july.

Oh for all those who live in Layton Utah or around the area and haven't seen either Star Trek or Wolverine and still want to, you may want to head to the theatre soon cause we may not be keeping them much longer.