So again, sorry for the lack of posts- crazy things are happening (all good). On Saturday my mom and I went to see the movie The Kids are Alright. It was at the theater we usually go to but they had just redone the interior and we had never seen a movie in their new setup.
Apparently you now get to pick where you sit when you buy your tickets. When we bought the tickets we were told that I could sit in the wheelchair seating but there was no companion seating available for that show. Those seats had all been bought. My mom replied that that won't work and that she needs to sit next to me. Again, they said I could sit in their wheelchair section by myself. My mom (not getting though to them) threw in the towel and came to where I was sitting to tell me what happened. Coincidentally the manager was standing nearby and overheard her explaining this to me. He asked what the problem was and again, my mom explained. Eventually we were given a folding chair for my mom to sit in so we could watch the movie together. We only had to pay for one ticket because I apparently too disabled to enjoy the movie. Now when we got into the theater there were no other wheelchair users. The companion seats were all filled by random movie goers (not companions to people in wheelchairs). I think the reasonable thing to do is reserve those chairs last so that they are only filled by random people if the whole theater is completely full or if no people with disabilities show up. But hey, we don't have lives and certainly don't go to movies with friends or family.