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    Question New Movie Tavern at High street. AWESOME.

    Planning on going to the midnight showing of Salt.

    Anyone know if it is posted, or have experience them?
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    High Street Where?

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    It's a chain. I'll bet it is anti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    It's a chain. I'll bet it is anti.
    Yep, more than likely.

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    Regardless of it being a chain, remember that although you have an option to CC the place serves alcohol for on-premise consumption. http://www.movietavern.com/concept7.php That means if you CC you cannot drink.

    Six-buck tickets before 6 PM may be somewhat of a bargain, but it looks like they are more than making up any loss there with their food/consession stand prices. http://www.movietavern.com/theaterlo...lliamsburg.pdf I'm thinking that I can get an all-around better deal with NetFlix and my own goodies.

    Notwithstanding my misanthropic and cheapskate attitude, do enjoy yourself and let us know how it turned out.

    stay safe.

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    Thumbs up Movie tavern is awesome

    Not posted. Nobody said a word about my OCing. Hopefully we now have a movie theater we can do OC events to. (lets not plan too quickly, it was a first go and I didn't ask permission. Lets get a few more successes and then we'll try)

    And it is an AWESOME theater. It is a restaurant! You watch the movie from nice office chairs at benches. The food is great. I had a buffalo chicken wrap and fries. They even deliver the food to you as the movie starts!!

    They also serve beer, pizza, panini sandwiches, chicken wings, and more.
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    We had a few individual successes at Bow Tie Movieland here in Richmond... then we did an OC movie of about 8 or 9 people. Halfway through the movie the manager stood in the door and watched us. He waited until the end to tell us that corporate policy was no guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmonsjoe View Post
    Not posted. Nobody said a word about my OCing. Hopefully we now have a movie theater we can do OC events to. (lets not plan too quickly, it was a first go and I didn't ask permission. Lets get a few more successes and then we'll try)
    I love that place and I'm glad to hear you didn't have any problems. I've never carried there because I like to drink those giant pitcher size mugs of beer, but I'm definitely willing to OC there once I get back down to school

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    I remember

    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    We had a few individual successes at Bow Tie Movieland here in Richmond... then we did an OC movie of about 8 or 9 people. Halfway through the movie the manager stood in the door and watched us. He waited until the end to tell us that corporate policy was no guns.
    That is why I don't want to rush it.

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    Cool The Newness! Glock 19 Gen 4.

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    Asked to leave

    Manager told me it was illegal to carry because they serve alcohol. I told him that was not VA law. He then informed me it was TX law, and that is where Movie Tavern is headquartered, so it counted here as well. I told him that was not the law in Texas, except for bars. He then informed me he could refuse service to anyone he wished. I got a refund for my ticket and left.

    Now that I knew it was based in TX, I went online and checked the Texas chl forum. Guess what? Not posted 30.06 . So apparently the Manager 'Drew' is full of ****. I have an e-mail to corporate.

    BTW The manager didn't mention company policy. Just fake laws.

    I will also call the corporate offices Monday.
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    Commodore Theater in Portsmouth

    The rather ancient Commodore Theater on High Street in Portsmouth is also a "Dinner Theater" type arrangement. When I saw the OP, I thought you were talking about Portsmouth rather than Richmond. Pretty funny... a dinner theater on High Street in both cities.

    I haven't been to the Commodore in a few years. The prices were kinda high, but the food was decent. Has anyone ever OC'd there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by simmonsjoe View Post
    Manager told me it was illegal to carry because they serve alcohol. I told him that was not VA law. He then informed me it was TX law, and that is where Movie Tavern is headquartered, so it counted here as well. I told him that was not the law in Texas, except for bars. He then informed me he could refuse service to anyone he wished. I got a refund for my ticket and left.

    Now that I knew it was based in TX, I went online and checked the Texas chl forum. Guess what? Not posted 30.06 . So apparently the Manager 'Drew' is full of ****. I have an e-mail to corporate.

    BTW The manager didn't mention company policy. Just fake laws.

    I will also call the corporate offices Monday.
    I figured!

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    Update

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    Talked to Janice, Customer Service at corporate offices. Janice informed me she had received my e-mail and was awaiting a response from Operations. Janice will contact me as soon as she has an answer.

    I couldn't get a read off of her. I've never done this before so it was a little unpolished. (I was polite) I did inform her there was a large group of open carriers in VA, and that we like to know where we are welcome, because we don't spend our money at discriminatory businesses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simmonsjoe View Post
    13:46easter
    Talked to Janice, Customer Service at corporate offices. Janice informed me she had received my e-mail and was awaiting a response from Operations. Janice will contact me as soon as she has an answer.

    I couldn't get a read off of her. I've never done this before so it was a little unpolished. (I was polite) I did inform her there was a large group of open carriers in VA, and that we like to know where we are welcome, because we don't spend our money at discriminatory businesses.
    Good work Joe!
    Stay on them.

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    Update

    Called Janice in Operations today and asked for an update.

    She asked management for an update today, and they informed her they are still working on it.

    I'm assuming this means it has been referred to a lawyer, and they are waiting to see what they say before making policy.
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    Getting the run-around.

    I don't understand what is so difficult about this ******* question. Now Janice is saying The Head of HR was gonna call me about it but he had to go out of town. I didn't know there weren't any phones out of town.

    Anyhow apparently he is avoiding providing a written answer, which I find highly suspicious.

    Will keep you updated
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    Movie Tavern - Anti-Gun

    I finally got to talk to someone.

    I pulled out every stop, countered every argument. The end decision was NO FIREARMS.

    The final excuse was 'company continuity.' It is all he had left after every single BS reasoning he put forth I countered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simmonsjoe View Post
    I don't understand what is so difficult about this ******* question. Now Janice is saying The Head of HR was gonna call me about it but he had to go out of town. I didn't know there weren't any phones out of town.

    Anyhow apparently he is avoiding providing a written answer, which I find highly suspicious.

    Will keep you updated
    Been there with theaters.

    Get ready for the Vaseline.

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    I think theater people have a BS manual they all draw from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    We had a few individual successes at Bow Tie Movieland here in Richmond... then we did an OC movie of about 8 or 9 people. Halfway through the movie the manager stood in the door and watched us. He waited until the end to tell us that corporate policy was no guns.

    He didn't want your guns, but he was more than happy to take your money first...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    He didn't want your guns, but he was more than happy to take your money first...
    His story was that he wasn't sure about it and while we were watching the movie he contacted corporate at that time and got an answer in the negative and since we had started the movie he wanted to be polite and let us finish it. Or like you said, wait until it was the point of no return in the sense of us being able to ask for a refund.

    He stood in the door and watched us for a bit to make sure we weren't in a Mexican standoff, shooting the screen, or something. Peter Nap went back and talked to him and I believe was told something to the effect of "hey if I can't see it... well then what I can't see can't hurt me." Of course that doesn't help those without a permit, and I still won't spend my money there but basically... to my knowledge he played the "out of my hands" card about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    His story was that he wasn't sure about it and while we were watching the movie he contacted corporate at that time and got an answer in the negative and since we had started the movie he wanted to be polite and let us finish it. Or like you said, wait until it was the point of no return in the sense of us being able to ask for a refund.

    He stood in the door and watched us for a bit to make sure we weren't in a Mexican standoff, shooting the screen, or something. Peter Nap went back and talked to him and I believe was told something to the effect of "hey if I can't see it... well then what I can't see can't hurt me." Of course that doesn't help those without a permit, and I still won't spend my money there but basically... to my knowledge he played the "out of my hands" card about it.
    Yep, that's about it.
    I spent a couple of weeks back and forth with the President of the Corp, their lawyer and another member of the board. They really wanted the business but in the end, decided guns had no place there.

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