So, imagine my chagrin when my friends and I went to the movies last week (war horse) and were ushered over to the concession stand to BUY OUR TICKETS.
I can think of four reasons why a theater/cinema would close the ticket counter. They could all easily be true.
- It was a slow time of day and the ticket window employees had not yet arrived
- The ticket window employees all called "off" sick
- The company does not want to pay that many people so they are having the concession clerks do two jobs, AND
- By having people buy their tickets at the candy and popcorn display, they are more likely to buy popcorn and candy. [my work is never done!]