Virtually all of us are fond of catching the latest flicks in the cinema. However, it seems that plenty of things in that holy stage of movies remain a mystery to most of us. For instance, popcorn at the theater can be as expensive as the movie tickets.
Therefore, we decided to take a deep dive into these mysteries in the cinema which the staff would never reveal to their customers. Let’s take a look at these 9 secrets that movie theaters are hiding from you!
9. Workers can’t clean all the leftovers on the floors due to the deficiency of time
Have you ever noticed that the floors in the theaters gave you the sticky feeling and are kind of dirty even cleaners always available after the light turns on?
That’s because the break time between movies is inadequate so all the things that staff can do are cleaning the floors.
Sometimes, it is done briefly and negligently. The floors can only be cleaned properly and scrubbed by liquid at night after the showtime is over.
8. It will be easier for staffs if you place the trash on the seat, not under it
Of course, the best solution is that you pick up your trash. But if you decided to leave cups or popcorn boxes, you had better place them on your seat than throw them on the floors. Surely it will help staff finish their work easier after a movie is over.
7. High volumes can affect your hearing
Although several standards about the sound system are required, some theaters consciously adjust it according to each movie.
Thus, be cautious when it comes to blockbusters with numerous bomb explosions and fierce battles in which volumes can exceed the acceptable standard. At least it is for your own sake. Don’t watch too many action movies on the big screen with piercing sound.
6. Popcorn is overprice
A source revealed that the price of 10,5 oz of popcorn is higher than beefsteak with the same amount of weight. The price of this snack is so expensive that it may be cheaper if you enjoy it at a luxurious restaurant.
In the U.S, a box of popcorn is sold with an average price of $8 when it was contributed to the cinema with $1 which is the same price at stores.
5. Movie seats didn’t have cup holders until 1981
It is an interesting fact that cup holders on movie seats only invented in 1981, about 60 years after the first movie theater with air-conditioner opened in America.
Besides, popcorn was publicly sold at movie theaters in the States in World War II, following the shortage of sugar led to quit selling candies.
4. Why popcorn smells so good?
There’re many reasons that we can’t resist the pungent aroma of popcorn in movie theaters. First, the theaters have their secret recipe to create that distinctive aroma. For instance, they will add a mixture of coconut and canola oil. Second, food additives are also secretively added.
3. At least once a week, staffs have to ask a couple to leave
The couples who like to cuddle, touch or overly intimate acts which will embarrass others shouldn’t watch movies in the cinema because virtually all the cinema is equipped with cameras to observe their customers. Thence, if they detect any overacts, you will be warned or get evicted. The best solution is staying at home and watching tv.
2. The combo doesn’t help you save money
Combos which often include popcorn, drinks and snacks don’t help you save money as much as you think. If you buy all the above items separately and make a comparison, the price difference is that much. You can save much more money in a simple way which is reducing the size of your order. These combos just help you more convenient when buying food and drink at the cinema.
1. Popcorn is not always in the best condition
Most of the workers in the movie theaters likely admitted that one of the best qualities of popcorn is that it won’t be spoiled for days. If popcorn isn’t sold out the other night, workers will grab the leftovers and place them on the plastic bag, then reheat and sell them the next days.
The abovementioned are secrets that you may not know about the cinema. But don’t worry, because these secrets don’t affect your pleasure time at all