I leafletted at an eleven theater multiplex on Wednesday. I was at the first show of the day at 1:30pm. Only about 3 dozen people went into the theaters, but I still handed out about 60 flyers as about 2/3 of passerbys took them. I have noticed this for a while now. Many people know or feel that somehow these issues are important. They are willing and eager to learn from responsible organizations that have done or distribute the results of _independent_ research and ways to find out more.
Bill Fornaci reports similar results. Mia got arrested. And David received a good bit of media attention. Detailed reports on Thursday. Feel free to post a story of your experience(s) by choosing the "Contribute" button above.
I got the general manager's phone number from a very helpful and sympathetic assistant while I was there, and intend to call when she is in to ask if she will let me set up inside for the Friday evening shows.
I have been leafletting on and off for nearly 40 years as issues that are important to me have come up. It's a great feeling to know that you helping out by doing what little you can. Then there are always those one or two people during a sidewalk stint who stop to chat. You may hear another point of view, pick up a fact that you didn't know or just get a thank you from someone grateful that there is somebody who feels the same way. My point here is that communication is knowledge. Man innately wishes to communicate with others.
I suppose that I have gotten a little blasť in doing the prep work for my leafletting as the only trouble I have ever had was when I was younger and a bit more hotheaded. I had never been in the theater I was at today. I have dropped off and picked up van loads of children there over the years and always assumed that the box office was just inside the door. Big mistake. As I was waiting for the _crush_ of theater patrons to descend upon me, I noticed that the entrance doors led into a corridor. At the end of a 100 foot walk, an indoor plaza opens up with several stores on the perimeter, and finally the theater entrance. The parking lot and sidewalk are owned by the town, but I was now clearly on private property. Still, no one bothered me other than some pedestrians who saw some one giving something away and had to come on over for their own copy.
Can't wait to find out about Friday evening.