posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 02:11 AM
Originally posted by here4awhile
reply to post by PassedKarma
i'm not trying to say you're wrong but most movie theater exit doors don't have an alarm on them seeing as many people use them as a quick exit
from the movie theater out to their car's...
it could be different where you are...but a movie theater of this size along with the fact that they have shows every night...it would seem like they
would have to deal with these alarms A LOT (if they did exist)
and pertaining to the woman who freaked out at the movie theater you were at...is it hard to believe that she pulled the fire alarm which always
happens to be placed at the exit doors of any establishment?
edit on 22-7-2012 by here4awhile because: (no reason given)
Just a little input about emergency doors in common.
I cannot speak for american cinemas or the exit door regulation there.
But when I was younger, I worked on many public installations such as hospitals, schools, retirement homes and even one cinema as an technician for
the electric and I wired many of such doors in Germany.
Most (if not all) of them have a panic lock, so that they open after you pushed the handly down twice. Its because emergency exit doors have to be
open all the time in case for an emergency. Most of them also have the alarm setup to the fire detection system. There should be a protocol in the
system when this door went off if its wired to the FDS.
If they are not wired to the FDS, they mostly have a device under the handle with an loudspeaker that you have to push away and will go off with an
alarm. Those are the ones you normally use for schools, because you do not set off the whole fire alarm if one prankster decides to push the device
away. You have to use a key to lock it back to the position.
Then (I think it was in another thread) someone said that some emergency doors he saw were behind a curtain. I don´t want to call this a lie but I
know the regulations are saying that nothing flammable is allowed hide those doors.
I don´t know if smoking in this cinema is allowed but ceiling fire detectors, or even the smoke detector build into the emergency door would have set
off from the gunfire.
I hope I could give some views on the topic, even if its from german regulations.