GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Many area businesses offer discounts to those who actively serve or have served our country. And one local couple wasn't happy to hear about their favorite movie theater taking that military markdown away.
Shelley Curtner and her husband have been going to the Regal Canyon View Stadium Theater for nearly six years. Her husband, Jerry, is a retired marine and they were honored to receive a discount for his service, until they learned it may go away.
“My husband and I went to the movie and we presented our military ID and that time the ticket person told us they would no longer be honoring any time of discount for military effective February 1st," said Shelley Curtner.
Curtner asked why they would take the discount away after so many years of offering it.
“She just said, well we have a new general manager and they will not be honoring that discount," said Curtner.
The military discount being offered wasn't an official one, but if someone presented their military ID they would typically receive a senior discount on movie tickets.
“They usually offered a one to two dollar discount and basically what it was, was the same amount as what the senior discount was," said Curtner.
We reached out to Regal Cinemas and they made this statement.
“Regal Canyon View Stadium 14 has not had a military price since they have been open. However, the management team at Canyon View has heard the communities’ interest in establishing a ticket price for our military guests in the Grand Junction community, and we are pleased to announce that this special ticket price will be coming very soon to Regal Canyon View Stadium 14. We value our guests, and always strive to make their movie going experience a positive one.”
The news of a military discount coming to the theatre is a welcome relief to Curtner and her husband, who feel military markdowns, are a great way to recognize those who serve.
“You see them get on a plane or bus and go away and never know what the outcome will be, I think then you understand how you should be able to respect them as they return," said Curtner.