Friday, April 24, 2009
Growing old disgracefully
A cinema has issued a letter to elderly film-goers, accusing them of "unacceptable" and "juvenile behaviour". Skip related content
The three-page letter detailed a litany of alleged offences by customers including; threatening, pushing and intimidating staff, saving seats for friends and jumping queues at special screenings for OAPs in Leicester.
Guests were also accused of taking advantage of the free tea and biscuits handed out.
"Guests have been known to line multiple pockets of clothing and Tupperware boxes with biscuits," said the letter.
The cinema has since apologised for any offence caused by the letter after some recipients said it made them feel like naughty children.
John Gough, 74, of Great Glen in Leicestershire, said: "We are not naughty schoolchildren and we object to a three-page letter being handed out. It really is disgusting."
In a statement, the cinema said: "Occasionally we have to remind our younger guests to behave in a way that is courteous to their fellow guests.
"Very, very occasionally we have to remind our more mature guests as well. This was one such instant, and was solely prompted by several complaints that we had received directly."