When I was 18, I dressed up in a suit and tie and drove myself to the local community rec center where B&B hosted a job fair for its new theatre being built in my home town. Brock, a manager, and a DM interviewed me and offered me my first job a few weeks after I interviewed with them. I will always remember that job fondly.
A few days before open, the Bagby family hosted a really high class gala for all of their investors to show off the new theatre. Nice food, cocktails, tuxedos, the works. Except, they rolled out the red carpet for us minimum wage employees. They introduced us all by our full names and the whole lobby clapped for all of us.
The next evening, they had a soft opening where the opened the theatre for a free screening of a few newly released movies for our immediate families to come and watch for free. It was so we could practice selling tickets, cleaning theatres, making food etc. I got to serve my mom her popcorn, and she got to see the Footloose remake for free. She said it was silly, but she enjoyed the dancing.
That entire week though, we were working and setting up the theatre, and the Bagby family bought food for all of their employees.
They’re great people, all genuinely kind. They just love “the magic of the movies” and they take care of their people. I hate to see this.