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    NOVA Movie theater

    I went out to the movies today at the Rave theater in Fairfax, I've also gone to the centerville location and both have been rather favorable. The visit today I was rather surprised that both a couple of the employees not only were curious about open carry but also had several patrons interested in open carry and were surprised that there is no permit required in order to open carry in va. The interesting part was the movie manager asking to see my concealed carry permit but quickly walked away and refused to make eye contact when I pointed out that no permit is needed in the state of virginia to open carry, I also pointed out that I would much prefer to be a loyal patron of his theater as apposed to regal due to their anti carry stance.

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    Ugh.

    "I'll tell you what, Mr. Manager. As soon as I see you ask the next 10 random people who walk through the front door to show you their DRIVER'S license, I'll be happy to tell you everything you want to know about the permit required to carry this firearm..."

    A not-so-subtle attempt to intimidate.

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    A theater in Richmond wanted to check DoubleTap's purse (for counterband?). I gruffly pointed out that they were not checking anyone else's purse. Didn't allow them to touch it (CCing in purse) and we were waved through. Don't recall seeing a sign either.
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    I think he might of just been under the assumption of needing a permit in order to carry. Since he didn't go any further I just brushed it off and kept going

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    When did Cinemark start allowing guns in their establishments??????
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    Re: NOVA Movie theater

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas A. View Post
    I think he might of just been under the assumption of needing a permit in order to carry. Since he didn't go any further I just brushed it off and kept going
    Yup, he was probably just entirely misinformed. Given the number of stories we hear on these boards of CC permit and other firearms instructors giving bad OC information I fully expect that every average citizen I meet has entirely the wrong understanding of this subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas A. View Post
    I think he might of just been under the assumption of needing a permit in order to carry. Since he didn't go any further I just brushed it off and kept going
    And even if this were the true reason, that steams me even more. Does the guy check the drivers license of everyone who drives a car to his theater? Until he does that, there is no "excuse" for him to check for a carry permit either (even if there was one!) Not to mention, again, if there was one... he's not law enforcement. He's not entitled to demand the permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W.E.G. View Post
    When did Cinemark start allowing guns in their establishments??????
    Theater has no signs on their locations and until they do I'll go to Rave theaters. As to the manager hopefully after the interaction he'll change for the better if not well just will add that location to a list of places I wont step foot in

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    Cobb in Leesburg is a great theater. I Open Carry there, for every movie I see. No issue, and no anti gun policy
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    sadly living in the oh so wonderful state of maryland and more so montgomery county leesburg is just a bit much of a drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas A. View Post
    sadly living in the oh so wonderful state of maryland and more so montgomery county leesburg is just a bit much of a drive.
    True......unless you pack up and make it a one-way trip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt_Kowalski View Post
    Cobb in Leesburg is a great theater. I Open Carry there, for every movie I see. No issue, and no anti gun policy
    Me too.
    Carry On.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    True......unless you pack up and make it a one-way trip
    I keep an eye out for housing down in VA, however I'm still in school, now once I'm out in two years I probably will move to VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas A. View Post
    I keep an eye out for housing down in VA, however I'm still in school, now once I'm out in two years I probably will move to VA
    We'll keep the light on for you

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    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Already done. I've also been active on the MD shooters site and Maryland shall issue. The new bill going through in MD has me really disliking the state more and more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt_Kowalski View Post
    Cobb in Leesburg is a great theater. I Open Carry there, for every movie I see. No issue, and no anti gun policy
    Saw small (Approx. 2-3") stickers tonight on their doors. Gunbuster red with slash depicting a revolver and a knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homestar View Post
    Saw small (Approx. 2-3") stickers tonight on their doors. Gunbuster red with slash depicting a revolver and a knife.
    Wow, so Semi-Autos are good to go! Sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSparky View Post
    Wow, so Semi-Autos are good to go! Sweet!
    Hope so. But doubtful. That's what I was cc'ing. I only caught glimpse of the notice as I was leaving.

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    beware the artificially planted no gun signs by gungrabbers.
    might want to check with theater's policy or manager to see if they even know the stickers are there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristCrusader View Post
    beware the artificially planted no gun signs by gungrabbers.
    might want to check with theater's policy or manager to see if they even know the stickers are there.
    It's possible that's what it was. But on glancing at other doors they were in the same place on all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homestar View Post
    It's possible that's what it was. But on glancing at other doors they were in the same place on all of them.
    Local management was okay with OC.. they got pressure from corporate to put up signs.. so they did.. in hard to see and notice locations.. (which I think was done on purpose)
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    I have heard that some of the larger theaters have gunbuster signs up (don't tell me which ones because ignorance can be bliss). If the sign is in an unobtrusive location and not commonly visible, I enter with sidearm concealed. I never go out of my way to search for any signs. I have done this in several places (a mall, a theater of reknown...) and have never had a problem. But I don't like doing this for two reasons. 1) I don't like giving my money to businesses that may be of a mind to strip me of my rights and, 2) I don't like to appear that I am being devious.

    Good to know there is a welcoming theater in Centreville.
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