The Marcus Theatres Military Tax

December 20, 2010 at 2:05pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I was looking at ticket prices for Marcus Theatres yesterday. I was surprised to see there’s a $0.50 tax on military personnel for matinees:



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CS December 20, 2010 at 6:52pm

Matinee adult tickets are 7.00 for everyone. Military still gets the discount for evening shows. Military doesn’t pay extra for matinee, their website is just poorly laid out.

K.D.S. December 20, 2010 at 6:57pm

As a theatre employee, I just want to assure you that we do NOT charge more for military matinee tickets.  The option doesn’t even show up on our ticket screens.  The military discount only applies to evening shows, which we would tell anyone presenting a military ID during matinee hours.  It seems that portion of the website lists the prices incorrectly.  I will have my general manager point it out to our web team and get it corrected.

Mr. Wilson December 20, 2010 at 7:03pm

Oh I know Marcus doesn’t really charge them extra. If they did, Marcus would have been embroiled in a Category 5 Shitstorm a long time ago. This is clearly a case of bad data entry.

CS December 20, 2010 at 7:05pm

if you were poking fun, or serious. Thanks for clarifying.

It looks like my wife jumped into the conversation, too. grin

CS December 20, 2010 at 7:09pm

Good catch, too. They should have, though.

Mr. Wilson December 20, 2010 at 7:11pm

Also pass on to your GM that I contacted @Marcus_Theatres on Twitter but heard no reply. That’s +1 for being hip enough to be on Twitter, but -2 for failing to reply to a legitimate issue.

CS December 20, 2010 at 7:22pm

Hmmm…probably a division of their PR dept. Ill have her pass that on.

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