Because her photo no longer looked like her due to cancer, she claims to have been taken out of a cinema “like a delinquent” in Nice

Because her photo no longer looked like her due to cancer, she claims to have been taken out of a cinema “like a delinquent” in Nice
Because her photo no longer looked like her due to cancer, she claims to have been taken out of a cinema “like a delinquent” in Nice

Cinema is Maïté Scartoni’s thing. A leisure activity, which she uses and abuses. “I have seen 29 films since the start of the year”assures the fifty-year-old who has subscribed to Pathé since October 2021. A CinéPassDuo that she uses almost exclusively at the Gare du Sud cinema in Nice. “I live 700 meters away”, she says.

“He doubted my identity”

On April 26, Maïté presented himself for the session of Challenger, “a film that clears your mind”, she smiled. Two days before, in this same cinema, she had gone to see Godzilla. And on the 23rd, Ghostbusters.

She shows her ticket, via the application on her smartphone. “ The employee told me he doubted my identity. I told him that the photo was from 2021, before my illness,” says the movie buff. Maïté was operated on for cancer in February 2023, then she underwent chemo: “My hair is very short, it’s starting to grow back,” she indicates. “ I then headed towards the room he pointed out to me. continues the local resident. She continues: “I had been sitting in the room for a few minutes when he came back and took me out of the room. He wanted to see an identity card.”

“I answered his questions, I gave him my address, my date of birth, but I told him that for my CNI, he would have to call the police,” she breathes, disturbed to have “was exfiltrated like a delinquent”.

Came home in tears

“Given the way the case is going, I took a photo of it so that I could then make a complaint,” adds the big screen fan. She sighs: “There, the security guard arrived, he wanted to snatch the phone from my hands, asked me to delete the photo and came very close to me.” Tired, and “humiliated”the big screen bulimic ended up going home, in tears, without having seen her film. “My husband, who was teleworking, was upset to see me in this state. He immediately went to the cinema and asked to speak to management. They could have apologized for their behavior, but they didn’t. not done”, confides the resident of the Libération district.

Finished the cinema for her. “I canceled my subscription, because now whenever I pass this cinema, I get a sinking feeling in my stomach. What they did was disrespectful, and not just because I’m still in treatment, that would have been disrespectful to anyone”, she concludes.

IT is true that the movie fan has changed since her photo taken in 2021, but before that day, she had never had the slightest problem, she says. (Photos DR). ATTENTION TWO PHOTOS.

“This lady was able to see her film”

Savanna Samokine, the director of the Pathé cinemas in Nice, was not informed of the incident. So, he inquired with his team at Gare du Sud. And puts forward a completely different version. “This lady was able to see her film, she was only asked to reshoot her photo after the session,” he indicates. However, he agrees: that the versions are so different “is strange”. “I’m going to call this lady, I’m going to meet her and figure out what happened,” promises Savanna Samokine.

Maïté assures, for her part, that her version is the correct one. “Viewing the Pathé video will confirm the veracity of my remarks,” she swears.

Savanna Samokine wants to get to the bottom of the story, because, he says, “welcoming our customers is essential”.

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