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Bat's in my Popcorn please... 29 Feb 2004 22:28 #7591

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has anyone else gotten a cute little suprize packed in with your popcorn tubs???

so far has happened 3 times this winter, open sealed cartons to find very annoyed little bat clinging inside the box!

Joe got one but the others got away and really bother people when they fly around durring a movie!

Thye Dist. says no body has ever had that happen and they came from the theatre, but how can one get in a taped shut carton?

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Re: Bat's in my Popcorn please... 01 Mar 2004 00:03 #7592

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Never got one in a sealed carton, but now and then one flys in an open door (birds, too)... I keep a B-B rifle in the office 'cause they can find their way in through a 1/2 inch crack, but can't find their way out through an opening the size of an aircraft carrier... Having one flying around during the movie is a bigger pain than a house full of 8 year-olds with $5 pocket money to spend...
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Re: Bat's in my Popcorn please... 01 Mar 2004 11:01 #7593

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I had a bat in my house last summer and as soon as we opened a door that guywho had been making circles through 4 rooms took the way out in a heartbeat. I like bats but they do freak out filmgoers.

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Re: Bat's in my Popcorn please... 01 Mar 2004 12:12 #7594

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My theatre is located up the street from a historic church with a huge steepel. Seems the bats that live in that steeple return to it every year (something like the swallows that return to Capistrano). Every year during the migration one or two manage to find their way into my theatre.

What I have done is to attach (duct tape works well) a very large fishing net to the end of an extra 20 foot telescoping pole that I have to change the zip letters on my marquee. Grab those little fellows and out the door they go.

I just wish I could get the bats to come in and swoop down ont the audience when I have a vampire movie running so I can claim it is actually a William Castle type promotional stunt.
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Re: Bat's in my Popcorn please... 01 Mar 2004 13:25 #7595

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We had a bat in our lobby last night. Right at the time that the lobby was packed with customers and a church group waiting to be seated. It then flew into the auditorium where the church was at. Nobody freaked out, though, everyone seemed to enjoy watching us trying to get rid of it.
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Re: Bat's in my Popcorn please... 01 Mar 2004 14:04 #7596

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Certainly, repeated evidence of rodent or bat droppings in food containers would make me think about changing suppliers. You didn't USE the tubs, did you?


Biggest occupational hazard when I worked at the Grandview Drive-In were RATS. Big ones, fattened by all the food thrown from cars. Tried our best to control them, but they had nests in the fields around, and not just near the snack bar.

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Re: Bat's in my Popcorn please... 01 Mar 2004 21:28 #7597

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hell no, sent them back again...

have to see about a net on a pole, might work...

no more Rats at the GrandView, we HAD a family of tame skunks there like 10 years ago, but one day we came in to find them all dead next to the mens room entrance, one of the people in the area poisened them... MAN did that SMELL!

The Dumpster was moved from behind the snack bar to out near the Tasty Freeze, where the Marquee USED to be... ( Did I mention it blew down last fall?) anyways, no more rats and that helped cut down on the Ants also...

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Re: Bat's in my Popcorn please... 02 Mar 2004 14:35 #7598

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Hi Tony:

What kind of hours are you putting in at the Grandview? What's the current equipment package -- still got the Century C projectors and RCA soundheads? I assume you replaced the AM transmitter I built 37 years ago. Is Larry G. still the owner/manager? I don't get back to Angola often enough.

Did you know Carl Seitz, who trained me?

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