The Bengie's owner, D. Edward Vogel is a control freak, and it just doesn?t show in his stupid, butt-retentive rules, either.
I had a run-in with the Drive-In Nasi years ago when he had Bengie's on the market. I sent him a letter complaining about service. He writes back a nasty rant about how I made it up, how I shouldn't complain and how he was looking forward to laughing at guys like me when he sold Bengie's. Obvious, he cares more about his ego than making patrons happy. He never sold Bengie's either--I'll guess he didn't want to budge from his asking price and he seems like the kind of person that would get pizzy if offered a penny less.
He still operates that little empire with his asinine, childish rules intact. I can't link to the, but trust me, they are funny to read. I love how he repeats FOUR TIMES the rules about photography and ends his list with "Common Sense prevails"--apparently, common sense was absent when he wrote his little version of "Mein Kampf." For more craziness, you should look at his site for his his lame Blitzkrieg against the Baltimore Sun:
I love drives-in, still go to them when I'm near one and I wish more drive-ins were around. I live two hours from Benjie's, but I would sooner eat bodily waste before going back to give Fuhrer Vogel any more of my money. If he wants to preserve his theater , he should sell it to someone who actually cares about their patrons.
I can understand that he has to preserve his bottom line, but if someone has to go to the lengths he does and tell customer how every movement they make is subject to lifetime banishment, then he shouldn?t be in any business where he has to deal with people. If there were more drive-in owners years ago like running drive-ins the way he does now, it would be easier to see why drive-ins went out of business. I look forward seeing the consumer division of the MD Atty. Gen. and/or the FTC hand him his butt.