Allen had filed a different termination form with corporate than the copy they'd kept on file at the Multiplex 10 — one with a much less serious reason for termination, presumably (as with Brian's termination) so that it wouldn't be scrutinized as closely by corporate. Unfortunately for Allen, Neil was onto him. After Neil learned that Allen had covered up the amount of Brian's theft in order to withhold his last paycheck for himself (in the same way he had done later with Franklin), he alerted the Multiplex 10's corporate parents' accounting department, and an investigation revealed other "irregularities."
While filming the gang's zombie movie, Duncan and got engaged to be married. When Jason seemed evasive about congratulating her, she confronted him and in the ensuing argument, he confessed that he didn't think it was a good idea for them to marry at their age, which Angie took offense to.
At the same time, she was upset with the cowardly nature of her role in the film, which she thought was stupid and cliché. Not realizing that Kurt had written most of the script, not Jason, insult combined with injury to bring out another argument between Jason and Angie.
In the end, she quit from both the movie and the theater, but quickly found new employment as a receptionist for Hagen Animal Clinic. She remained on good terms with Kurt, Sunny, Chase and the rest of the Multiplex staff, many of whom attended her wedding in June 2012. Angie took Duncan’s last name (Yun).
After viewing the gang’s zombie movie, Angie quickly forgave Jason, and they are on good terms now. (She’s a very forgiving person.)
Angie wears purple contact lenses. Her eyes are naturally brown.
Little is known about Ariela save that her… healthy figure proved a distraction for more than oneman at the theater.
She hung out with Whitey/Dub for a while, and although he considered them to be dating, she claimed that they were only friends — despite a less-than-purely-platonic relationship. She did consider herself to be dating Max Cardeñas, then the assistant manager at the Multiplex 10, who was none too pleased when he learned about her relationship with Dub.
They evidently stopped seeing each other, as Ariela was soon accusing Max of picking on her at work, and she angrily quit.
Brian was first introduced to the staff of the Multiplex when he provided Franklin his winning entry in the Stupid Question of the Year Awards for 2005, but soon after began working at the theater and began dating Sunny. By all appearances, they were a happy, if slightly horny couple, but we soon learned that Brian cheated on her with Gretchen.
After Sunny and Brian break up, he professed his love to Gretchen, who rebuffed him, calling him "an idiot." Brian denied this, and to prove it, he revealed that he had been pretending to be stupid since he started at the Multiplex 10, in order to steal from the theater without suspicion. Gretchen sold him out, though, and he was fired. According to the December 2007 Multiplex Examiner, Brian was arrested and likely to be charged with a misdemeanor.
Devi is known to have worked at the Multiplex 10 prior to her first appearance in the strip. At that time, she was dating someone and shared a minor flirtation with Jason. Back at the Multiplex the following summer, except single, they recommenced their flirtation and eventually began dating.
When Devi returned to school at the SVA in New York City in the fall, they continued seeing each other long distance. Devi returned to the Multiplex 10 again, in the summer of 2007, but Devi and Jason had a rocky transition back to a same-city couple and soon broke up, whereupon Devi quit the Multiplex 10 and decided to finish the rest of her summer back in New York.
Recently, after graduating from the SVA, Devi decided to move back to Chicago, to be near her family. Apparently single now, her and Jason started hanging out again… not entirely platonically, but called things off when Jason decided he wanted to see where things were headed with another girl.
They’ve remained close friends, however, occasionally hanging out or visiting classic movie theaters so she can photograph them. She gave Jason her old camera for Pancha Ganapati in 2009, in order to help foster his burgeoning interest in old theaters.
She works as the assistant to a wedding photographer. While photographing a wedding in January 2011, she met her current boyfriend, Rakesh.
Whitey’s father is a former funk & soul musician who married into a wealthy family with ties to the pharmaceutical industry. One of his former bandmates is the daughter of James Harris, the Multiplex 10’s security guard. Apparently this love for Black music was passed on to Whitey, who plays bass and is studying Music at Northwestern University. Whitey might take it a bit far, though.
“Whitey” is also a nickname of sorts; it’s short for “Whitman.” Whitey long insisted that he goes by “Dub,” though no one besides Neil and Ariela ever called him that until the rest of the Multiplex 10 gang learned that he was in a funk & soul cover band called Higher Ground with three of his classmates from Northwestern — and that they were, apparently, extremely good.
Dub and two of the members of the band — Clyde and Hatterman — recently kicked out their lead singer/guitarist Dominic for being too lazy to learn new (or original) songs. They started a new band, Yo Mamma, which is now Dub’s full-time job.
Chase was previously employed at an AMC theater before working at the Multiplex 10, leaving that theater because its staff was allegedly “uptight.” At the Multiplex, he spent his shifts hitting on the women of the Multiplex 10 almost indiscriminately, but he seemed to be all talk.
The Multiplex 10’s resident Stoner, Lizzie had worked for the theater prior to her introduction in the strip. She knows all the corners and nooks in the theater that the security cameras can’t see, and can be frequently seen emerging from them in a cloud of smoke.
When Jason struggled with a short-lived bout with caffeine addiction, Lizzie was compelled to have soul-baring conversation with Jason, warning him of the dangers of caffeine addiction. Since then, she’s been seen partaking a much less harmful substance — marijuana.
When Evelyn took over as Manager of the Multiplex 10, Lizzie quit after learning that the Multiplex was not going to increase wages to match Chicago’s minimum wage increase.
Reed joined the Multiplex 10 staff in the summer of 2011, where he was immediately dubbed “Red” because of his hair color. (Reed is also an Old English name for “someone with red hair.”) He had a prominent cameo in the gang’s zombie movie. After his character was eaten, he joined the production as its “zombie wrangler” (babysitting zombie extras so they were on set when they were needed and didn’t wander around).
He was promoted to Shift Supervisor off-panel sometime in 2014, and left the theater for a Shift Manager position at a theater in Chicago in July, 2015 — much to Evelyn’s chagrin.
He can also draw pretty well and is helping Franklin with the graphics for his movie theater sim game.
Jillian (Jailbait) Adams
Occupation: Student Birthdate: July 21, 1993 First Appearance:Multiplex #517
Sunny met and started dating Brian around the same time he began working at the Multiplex. Brian and Sunny were discovered to have had sex in the theater, which made the headline of the inaugural edition of Gretchen’s Multiplex Examiner. When she learned that he not only had been faking his entire personality, but also stealing from the theater and cheating on her with Gretchen, Sunny flipped out and hit each of them. Gretchen declined to press charges, while Brian wasn't given the option to, in light of his own arrest proceedings.
Sunny was promoted to Lead Box Office Supervisor (or Lead Cashier) in Spring 2010, but moved to working part time when she started an internship with a social work organization, working with Far West (Chicago) kids with emotional and behavioral issues, and sometime in 2013 she cut her hours completely.
James Harris grew up on the South Side of Chicago, in Bronzeville. From 1951 through 1957, James worked at the Regal Theater in Chicago as an usher, before entering the police academy and becoming a cop.
After forty-some years on the force, he retired and moved to the north suburbs, but when his wife recently retired, as well, she forced him out of the house to get a job.
Keith found himself drawn to the Multiplex 10’s resident goth girl, Angie, initially just being unreasonably jealous of her friendship with the other male staff workers, particularly Jason (whom she dated for a few months before they broke up amicably). He became increasingly unhinged until he finally passed the tipping point and roughly pushed Jason during one of the gang's horror-movie-style pranks, nearly breaking Jason’s nose.
The same evening, Keith also told Jason’s then-girlfriend Lydia somewhat distorted information about Jason’s caddish attitude about her when they had first started dating, prompting her to break up with him. Jason roughly confronted Keith about it, during with Angie overheard the two and angrily gave her would-be suitor a piece of her mind — but Norma, one of the assistant managers overheard enough of the conversation to feel justified in terminating Keith.
Position: Former Assistant Manager First Appearance:Multiplex #5
After Allen’s unceremonious departure from the Multiplex 10, their theater chain’s home office dispatched Norma to replace Allen (albeit a few months later). She characterized herself as a “change agent,” and took her job very, very seriously.
She is married and has two children — Monica, who is in her early 20’s, and a high school-aged son, Matt.
Initially posted there as a floater (a temporary assistant manager), she was soon promoted to head manager of the Multiplex 10 in March 2010.
She reports to Randall Hasselbeck, the Midwest Regional Manager of Feature Cinemas (the chain that operates the Multiplex 10).