They were SERIOUS about their “Panther” seats There is a bullet hole in the theater ceiling to prove it.!


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Remember way back in day, when you could go see a movie and sit anywhere?

Well that is so, 2015.  Today in some of the newer theaters, with  power loungers the seats are assigned.  So it often much longer to buy a ticket in the new style theaters.  To make matters worse because of the space they require the new theaters have fewer seats.  Image result for amc fire tower 12

A few weeks ago here in Sacratomatoville, I saw “I Tanya”  in one of the newer theaters. The theater wasn’t much larger than my living room * 44 seats.

“Black Panther”is the hottest movie ticket in America today.

On Friday February 23th,  30 year old Shameka Latrice Lynch bought a ticket at the AMC Fire Tower 12 in Greenville, North Carolina, for the 11.45 showing of the Black Panther Movie.

When Shameka arrived in the theater she discovered someone in her seat and it wasn’t Goldilocks.    Because their names was on the Police report I’m guessing it was either  Deandre Cox or Randy Jones sitting in her seat and I’m guessing  they wouldn’t move.

Ms Lynch, paid for the  tickets and wanted to sit in her seat.  Quick, fast and before previews!   To get their attention, a National Rifle Association approved 32 caliber pistol was fired into the ceiling.

Not only did she get the full attention of the two men allegedly sitting in her seats.  She had the full attention of the people in theater.

When the police arrived, Ms Lynch seat was empty. In fact all the seats were empty, not only in theater two ,but in all twelve theaters.   The police evacuated the entire complex.

Ms  Lynch turned herself in on Saturday (24th )where she is being held until $250,000 until her court date on March 14th.

Early news reports say’s she was the person who fired the gun.  Witnesses in the theater says a black man, wearing a blue and white striped shirt and hat fired the gun.

A couple of days later (26th), Greenville police arrested Chadwick Cherry.  The Tarboro, North Carolina resident, is facing two charges of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of discharging a weapon in an enclosure to incite fear. Mr Cherry is being held on a $300,00 bond.Image result for chadwick cherry north carolina

 

 

One wonders, what would have happened if someone would have asked a theater employee for assistance.  For all of their actions, they may have to wait for “Black Panther’  to appear on TV.

I still haven’t seen “Black Panther and when I do.  I’m going to an old school movie theater with ordinary seats. Excuse me please ,sorry didn’t mean to step on your toe. SORRY!

CityFella

*My living room doesn’t have 44 seats.

Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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