My husband and son went to see a movie last night. Son is 8 and carries a small bag with him everywhere for his D supplies. Last night he had his meter/remote, G4 receiver, bottle of vitamin water, juice box, bag of Skittles, and tube of glucose tabs. The manager came up to them and said he needed to search son's bag. My husband told him that he had type 1 diabetes and it was just his supplies for that. Manager said he still needed to search it. Now this is not some huge backpack; it's just a small bag. All his stuff barely fit in it. Manager pointed to a sign and said, "see, we have the right to search bags". About that time, a woman walked past with a huge purse/bag. Husband asked why they didn't search hers. Manager said they don't search everyone. Husband asked, "then why are you searching an 8 year old's diabetes bag?" Manager still insisted, so they gave in and opened the bag. When the manager saw what was in it, he said "you can't take food and drink in the theater". Husband said, "these are the things for when he has low blood sugar". The manager once again pointed to a sign and said, "the sign says you can't take food and drink in the theater". Husband said, "are you telling me that you are going to discriminate against a child with diabetes and not allow his medically necessary things?" Manager said, "that's our policy. We don't allow outside food and drink." At this point, husband had had enough, and he showed him his ticket stub and said, "we are going to watch the movie. If you need to call the police, go ahead." And they walked away. They never heard anything else from the manager. Was there a different way to handle this? We've never had this problem anywhere before. I'm so upset with this theater (and so is husband), and wish there was something more we could do.