We had decided that we wanted to go see a movie. We wanted to see the movie about Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. So far this week, we had been unable, until Wednesday, to pull that off.
We went to the movie, settled in, and started watching the movie. We were relaxed and there were few people or complications regarding getting to the movies in Highland Park or with parking, or anything else.
We found the movie to be a bit slow. Somewhere, about an hour into the movie we heard a huge splash, sounding as if it were ice and water and we noticed the row behind us had the few people in the theatre scrambling.
Within moments, we knew that the water and ice had dropped from the ceiling. Apparently, the ice storm and recent weather were doing more damage than we had anticipated. One man was completely doused with water, his jacket and upper body were soaked.
We got up and left the room and went to the main area of the cinema. There, we detailed what had happened to the docile and non-reacting people working there. Our fear was that if something had fallen from the ceiling, that perhaps the room should be evacuated, or at least checked by someone, before a return to the movie. They acted as if nothing had happened. I requested our money back and we did get that. All in all, the people working there were slow to react and said something like, “Oh, that happened last year and we thought that it was repaired.” It was clear that there was no master plan for a situation like that. They all acted as if nothing at all had happened.
We shall be calling the village of Highland Park tomorrow to see what is being done.