13 Things a Movie Theatre Employee Won’t Tell You
How fresh is cinema popcorn, and why are the concessions so expensive? Uncover these and other movie theatre secrets, straight from the source.
1. No, That Isn’t Natural
Why does it smell so good? The popcorn has chemicals in it to make its aroma fill the theatre.
3. Why Are Concessions Overpriced?
For the first month or two of screening, money from ticket sales goes to movie studios. Theatres rely on concession stands to make money, and popcorn costs almost nothing to make.
4. Don’t Kid Yourself
I know all the methods you use to sneak in. I just don’t always care enough to kick you out for it.
6. We Don’t Actually Agree With You
Chances are, if you complain to the manager and he sides with you, he’s just putting on a show to calm you down. The manager might pretend to yell at me for a minute, but he’ll pat me on the back the moment you’re out of sight.
7. That Special Deal Isn’t So Special
Combination deals don’t save you money at some theatres. You’d pay the same price if you purchased the items separately.
9. A Little Patience, Please
Stop getting angry that your food isn’t ready. Microwaves can’t cook frozen pizzas in 30 seconds!
10. It Seems Dumb, But…
No, I can’t give you extra cups. Everything is inventoried at the end of the night.
12. Yes, Movies Start Late
But they almost always end on time – otherwise, the ushers wouldn’t know when to clean up. Theatres tell you to come in early so you have time to watch commercials and previews.