12 SECRETS Movie Theaters Won’t Tell You


To many of us, the theatrical experience of
a movie is something that is worth paying for Besides, the people behind the production
would not mind some appreciation tossed their way by means of seeing their work. Sometimes though, the experience of going
to a theatre is something, well, extraordinary. Normally, we would just stand in line for
a ticket, buy something from the concession stand and get on with watching our film. However, despite the mundane façade, the
movie theatre has a few secrets up its sleeves that are known to very little – or no one
at all – unless you are really observant. So in today’s video, we are sharing a few
of those secrets that movie theatres keep quiet and hope that you guys find it useful
the next time you go out to see the next blockbuster. You would think that blockbuster movies would
rake in massive cash flow to movie theaters. However, that is not the case. At least for the first month or two of a movie’s
release, the money goes directly to the producers. In order to keep the place running, theatres
usually get their profits through ad placements before previews and through their concession
stands because popcorn costs less than nothing to make and candy bars are slightly more expensive
than when they are sold in stores. Theatres only earn profit from films months
after their release date which explains why many theatres show movies that are three or
four months old. We all would want to spend our money’s worth
but if you decide to spend it on snack combos at the movie concessionaire, chances are you
are paying more than you think. In some theatres, you would actually spend
the same amount of money if you purchased your items separately. Though there may be a gap of a few minutes
or more between screenings, theatre employees confess to the fact that they don’t really
have that much time to do a thorough cleaning of the premises before the next screening
starts. What’s even worse is that when several movies
end at about the same time, custodians end up scrambling to do the best they can to clear
up whatever mess moviegoers may have left behind because that they have forgotten about
the trash bins near the theatre doors. At the snack counter, concessionaires – and
other guests – will thank you if you have your mind made up by the time they take your
order. Concessionaires often get the shorter end
of the stick when customers take out their frustrations on them because of that one guy
who jumped in line but still could not decide whether to get a large tub of popcorn or a
box of nachos. Also, it just makes it so much easier for
everyone else if you already know what to get when youre already standing in line. Unknown to many theatre-goers, movie theatres
have their own versions of the black list where they would have the identities of people
who have been banned from returning. Getting on a movie theatre’s black list
is not as difficult as you think. Generally, a person gets on a theatre’s
bad side when they attempt to scam employees, exhibit inappropriate behaviour, and movie
piracy – something that may not just land you in a movie theatre’s black list but
in court as well. Theatre employees have to interrupt someone’s
sexy time at least once a week because it is inappropriate and uncomfortable to other
patrons. In some cases, theatre staff would look the
other way if couples would take their smooches in the far back of the theatre and in a movie
where there’s less likely of an audience. This is still not advisable behaviour though
as you may get ejected out of the cinema and get yourself banned from coming back. If you have watched a movie in a theatre you
may have noticed that the film does not actually start on time as advertised. The reason is not because the man in the projection
booth is late for work but because this allows movie goers to see the previews as well as
advertisements. Also, it gives latecomers enough time to arrive
before the movie actually starts. However, no matter the window of time given
at the beginning, most movies always end on time to give custodians the chance to tidy
up the theatre for the next screening. At one point, we have all done it. We have snuck into another theatre to watch
a second movie without having to pay for another ticket. Theatre employees – as well as their managers
– are very much aware of this practice done by patrons and they generally allow it as
long as movie goers keep a low profile and select a show that is not sold out. Sometimes we end up disappointed with a movie
because we got too caught up on the hype that, by the time we are actually seeing it, our
illusions about it being a blockbuster is shattered. Some people would usually go up to theatre
employees or managers and complain about it. However, there is not a lot that they can
do since they are only running the place that distributes the film and have no connection
whatsoever to the producers or the director. If a movie ends up being offensive to an individual’s
taste or is downright disappointing, theatre managers usually will allow patrons to swap
their tickets for a different movie as long as they have only spent less than 30 minutes
seeing the film and, of course, if they ask nicely. As more and more movies these days are shot
and rendered digitally, movie theatres have to adapt to the times and replace their old,
dusty film projectors in favour of their 21st century counterparts. Film projectors alone can cost a lot of money,
even more money to replace them with digital projectors. Despite the fact that the digital age has
made filmmaking much cheaper, it has, however, driven smaller theatres out of business because
they simply could not afford to replace their equipment to accommodate digitally shot movies. It’s one of the best perks of working in
a movie theatre. Employees get to enjoy an exclusive screening
of whatever movie is slated for release and, maybe, brag about it to their friends. The purpose of this is not to allow them to
flood the internet with spoilers but, instead, make sure that the entire staff is knowledgeable
about the theatre’s screening movies for the next few months should an overzealous
patron begin to ask if the ticket he or she is paying for is actually worth his time and
money. Ever wonder why movie theatres always smell
distinctly of buttery popcorn? Well, for one, they do sell them at the concession
stands. But one secret that theatre employees have
confessed to is that in order to intensify the smell of butter and popping kernels, they
have used different methods in order to lure movie goers to buy tubs of the treat. One of the methods is using a mixture of coconut
and canola oil. Some theatres have even used a “special
mixture” that creates the wafting, mouth-watering scent. In other theatres, they have even gone so
far as to having special vents in their popcorn machines to release the scent and allow it
to flood both the theatre lobby and our human senses

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