Balcony Door Secret
August 24, 2008 10:02 PM Subscribe
Do theater balcony doors have secret unlocking mechanisms?
posted by Tube to Technology (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Back in the 1980's, I went to a theater in Missoula Montana with my friend Mark. We walked up the stairs to the balcony area but we saw the doors were closed and locked. At this point something very strange occurred, so strange in fact that I begin to wonder if it's a false memory.
Mark told me that theater balcony doors often have secret bypass mechanisms, which allow those in the know to open the door without a key. Mark reached up to the top of the door and located what I remember to be a hidden wire, which he pulled and sure enough the door opened. We went inside and started watching the movie. I think the manager later saw us and told us to leave...
Mark was not a Montana native, and would have acquired this information somewhere else.
Is this a common practice, or is my memory on par with alien abduction accounts...?