To the editor of THE EAGLE:

I, like many others, have suffered the attention of the officious assistant manager of the Beacon Theater, who confiscated my candy and then had me wait in the lobby for a few minutes before returning it to me. This weekend I called the theater and was informed that the policy has not changed.

However, I was never told as to whether the "search and confiscate" missions would continue. I think it would be in order for the management to comment publicly on this issue. That is, will the searches continue?

The theater is a wonderful project for Pittsfield, and I would hate to see it lost over such an issue as this.

NEIL ATLAS

Lenox