Like bartenders and bus drivers, movie theater ushers occasionally have their troubles with the bothersome fringe of humanity. But they do not lack for sound advice. The cinema trade organ Boxoffice has culled a few helpful hints for ushers from a manual prepared in Ohio by Warner Bros, for its theaters. Examples:
¶ "Be diplomatic when referring to guests and use the terms, 'Gentlemen,' 'Lady' or 'Child.' "
¶ "If asked your opinion of the performance, answer: 'The comments are very favorable, sir,' or 'I think you will enjoy it.' "
¶ "Keep your hands off the guests."
¶ "Do not disturb...