But where does that leave local celebrity ticket-taker Eric "Fluffy" Glover? Waiting for the phone to ring or the new message to arrive in his inbox.
"I applied online for a spot at the new theatre," Glover said. "But I haven't heard anything yet."
Glover, more commonly
known as "Fluffy" or "The Ticket Taker Guy" for his
antics at the cinema, had taken tickets from people with the
now-famous cash-register noise and smile since 1993. But the Glover had been employed at the movies in various capacities for almost 30 years, up until the theatre was closed down in June.
“I did security at first, then
the Hyatt took over and moved us. When we first opened here back in ’87, we had
movies like Dirty Dancing. A lot of good movies back then," Glover said.
Last month, AMC theatres announced they would be opening a 10-screen
cinema that will replace the Bow Tie Cinemas. Interestingly, the theatre was first an AMC before becoming a Clearview and ultimately Bow Tie before closing. If things work out, Glover would be reuniting with his original employer.
"I’ve been here a total of 29 years,” said Glover. “I’ve had a lot
of laughs with people throughout the years. I always enjoyed coming here to
work and have fun.”
AMC Theatre's Public Relations Director Ryan Noonan said the company wouldn't address specific job candidates publicly, but encouraged anyone interested in working at the theatre to apply through the website at
And if you're reading this, Fluffy, it wouldn't hurt to drop in another application or stop in and see them when they take over Monday.