1. Why does it smell so good? The popcorn has chemicals in it to make its aroma fill the theater.
2. âExtreme Digitalâ is actually lower quality than IMAX digital. We use it because itâs easier to maintain.
3. For the first month or two of screening, money from ticket sales goes to movie studios. Theaters rely on concession stands to make money. Thatâs why concessions are overpriced. Popcorn costs almost nothing to make.
4. I know all the methods you use to sneak in. I just donât always care enough to kick you out for it.
5. The only foods I trust are the popcorn, drinks, and boxed candy. I wouldnât eat the pretzels, hot dogs, or nachos.
6. Chances are, if you complain to the manager and he sides with you, heâs just putting on a show to calm you down. The manager might pretend to yell at me for a minute, but heâll pat me on the back the moment youâre out of sight.
7. Combination deals donât save you money at some theaters. Youâd pay the same price if you purchased the items separately.
8. Think youâre saving calories by ordering a small popcorn? That âsmallâ popcorn could have been a medium last month.
9. Stop getting angry that your food isn't ready. Microwaves can't cook frozen pizzas in 30 seconds!
10. No, I canât give you extra cups. Everything is inventoried at the end of the night.
11. Your suspicions are correct. Sometimes I sweep excess food under the seats. Movies often end every few minutes. Sometimes, three or more screenings end at the same time. I donât always have time to clean everything up.
12 Yes, movies start late. But they almost always end on time â otherwise, the ushers wouldnât know when to clean up. Theaters tell you to come in early so you have time to watch commercials and previews.
13. Popcorn keeps for a day or two. Many customers confuse warm with fresh.
Sources: Movie theater employees in California, Illinois, and Indiana