Some auditions involve singing or dancing. Others require acting.
Eric “Fluffy” Glover is hoping a ticket-taking tryout is his ticket back to the theater.
Fluffy said he performed his sleight-of-hand routine–ending with the distinctive “Ding!” that has made him a celebrity to a generation of Morristown movie-goers–on Monday for a general manager of the company that plans to reopen the Headquarters Plaza 10-plex this month.
“I demonstrated it to him,” Fluffy said. “He seemed to like it.”
AMC began its occupancy on Monday, replacing Clearview Cinemas, which left in June. AMC operated the cineplex when it opened in the late 1980s, and plans extensive renovations over the next year or so.
The chain’s spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment about Fluffy’s prospects. Last week, a spokesman said he could not discuss individual applications.
Fluffy said the new general manager, whose full name escaped him, was aware of his popularity.
“He realizes I have a very strong following on Facebook,” he said, referring to thousands of fans on a
tribute page. A Morristown bar gave him a Cadillac for his 50th birthday in 2011. Monday’s interview lasted about a half hour, he said.
“It went good,” Fluffy said. “I’m praying I get the job. They need employees.”
Unemployed since the theaters closed, Fluffy said he seeks a full-time gig doing whatever is needed — ticket taking, concessions sales, you name it.
The manager promised to call back later this month, according to the 350-pound ticket-taker, who played tight end for Morristown High School’s football team in the late 1970s.
“I wasn’t half as big then,” he said. “If I was, I would have been a walk-on for the Giants.”