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#124 - anon
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(12/12/2012) [-]
Ive worked for a 16-screen theater for 5 years (during school breaks). All of this is true EXCEPT FOR:

1 (They arent chemicals, it is an additive for scent, but also lightly seasons the corn as well)

2 (wtf is "extreme digital"? But there is a difference, mainly in size, between true IMAX and sponsored IMAX screens.)

6 (This could happen in any servicing business. But customers are usually more pissy here cause they just spent $60 on their family.)

7(coughAMCcough. true for some theaters. just do the math)

9 (again "some theaters" . mine has an actual oven for pretzels and pizza. But our nacho machine is no better than some little league concession stands.)

13 ("a day or two" old popcorn is a health violation in our state)

#140 to #124 - saxplaya
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Cinemark now has high definition theaters called "XD theaters". That stands for Extreme Digital. The projector pumps out a resolution of 4K (four times 1080p) and a 7.1 Dolby Digital surround sound system that shakes your leather rocking seats. Our XD theaters screen is 2 feet larger than an IMAX screen. But I mean, at that size, nobody would ever notice. And true dat to the customers and the day old popcorn.
#123 - fuckyosixtyminutes
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3 is doubtful, since I don't see why movies would have different prices. But that's just speculation.

6 and 10 are true of any industry (especially 6). P.S. 6 is true because of scumbags that throw a fit about employees for no reason, so if the "you" in that one is you, kill yourself.

7 is dependent per theater. I'm always doing math in my head and I always look to see how much you save on deals like that. I certainly would have noticed if it were always 0.
#152 to #123 - vikinginabox
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3 is completely true. At our theater we tear the stubs off tickets and mail them all in one big envelope and we get ONE penny per stub. It's why we sell a 44oz drink for almost 5 dollars and a large popcorn for 6 dollars. You know how much that stuff costs to make? probably less than 50 cents after everything
#121 - zarsis
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(12/12/2012) [-]
The Warren Theater in Moore Oklahoma has WAY overpriced concessions. They charge $4 for a large drink (you can get the same sized one for a dollar at any 7/11) They charge $3 for box candy and the "food" they sell is borderline inedible. Most theaters have the same prices and pretend to say "you cant bring in outside food." I have never once been stopped for brining food into a theater.

Moral: Get a girlfriend with a big purse (or just have a big jacket) and smuggle that **** in, **** the theaters.
#120 - breinke
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(12/12/2012) [-]
I used to work a theater and this is sooo true, except for maybe the popcorn thing, we used to throw it out at the end of the day.
#118 - boredomkillsagain
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I worked at a theater for two years and some of this stuff isn't true. Popcorn was never keep for longer than a few hours for example.
I worked at a theater for two years and some of this stuff isn't true. Popcorn was never keep for longer than a few hours for example.
#128 to #118 - sceirine
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I work for Cinemark now. It is pretty close in some areas. I agree on the popcorn thing, but that doesn't stop our management from making us use the leftovers the next day/
I work for Cinemark now. It is pretty close in some areas. I agree on the popcorn thing, but that doesn't stop our management from making us use the leftovers the next day/
#211 to #128 - boredomkillsagain
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Gross! lol I worked at Kerasotes and then AMC once they bought the bought em out. We had now way of storing popcorn overnight unless we left it in the popper, which we couldn't due to cleaning the ************. I still have burn marks from burn marks from that old POS haha
Gross! lol I worked at Kerasotes and then AMC once they bought the bought em out. We had now way of storing popcorn overnight unless we left it in the popper, which we couldn't due to cleaning the ************. I still have burn marks from burn marks from that old POS haha
#132 to #128 - saxplaya
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We were told to do that at our Cinemark, but we all thought it was gross, so we just throw the leftovers out at the end of the night.   
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We were told to do that at our Cinemark, but we all thought it was gross, so we just throw the leftovers out at the end of the night.
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#133 to #132 - sceirine
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I always have wondered what people want to know about the theaters. There's a lot of stuff, just not everything is interesting. Do you know about the butter?
#136 to #133 - saxplaya
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I don't believe I do. We advertise it as real butter, and I believed it was. I mean, I had a sip from a courtesy cup on a dare. Seemed pretty damn real. But something tells me I'm about to be educated.
#139 to #136 - sceirine
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The butter that is used in movie theaters comes from a company whose trademark is Real® Butterfat. The only way we are able to say that what we serve is real butter is because of the companies trademark that is quite literally "Real ®" In other words, the butter is butterfat which is far worse for you.
#142 to #139 - saxplaya
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Haha! Thats true!!! And the worse part is that the butter hardly adds any flavor. Its more of a texture thing. The employees sprinkle more of the seasoning (butterall) used in the cooking process directly on the popcorn when they want it saltier. Lightly though. That ***** strong.
#144 to #142 - sceirine
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(12/12/2012) [-]
Do you work at a theater or did you used to?
#145 to #144 - saxplaya
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Just got promoted to management. Been there a little over two years. You guys got an XD theater?
#147 to #145 - sceirine
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Yep. Patent leather seating and the largest screen in our 14 screen theater.
#148 to #147 - saxplaya
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The bad thing is that it spoiled me. I wont want to watch anything unless its in that theater. Its glorious!
#114 - KungFuZerO
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(12/12/2012) [-]
The combo one isn't true
Makes me doubt the rest
#115 to #114 - GiBeRsOn
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it may not be true at your movie theater but the one i work at its true
#215 to #115 - KungFuZerO
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Well i mean ive been to at least 6 different theaters and im sure they all give u a discount for buying in bulk. Its one of the most basic marketing strategies. Yours is weird bro.
#226 to #215 - GiBeRsOn
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(12/13/2012) [-]
I definitely agree that place is weird but I didn't explain fully . When you get a combo at the place I work at you can get candy at a discount price, that's the whole point of a combo there.
#112 - anon
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(12/12/2012) [-]
Thanks, now i know how much of a faggot this business really is, and will rip off movies more and rather support the real actors and studios rather than ****** theaters because of..
Faggotry and **********.
******* ***************, i get more movie quality if i rip a video so why do they want me to care?
I almost want to take a dump in a theater while in the dark now just to pay them back for being asshats.
#125 to #112 - fuckyosixtyminutes
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(12/12/2012) [-]
You'll support actors more by ripping off movies rather than going to a theater to watch it, where they give most of the ticket sales to the film studios and only profit from optional concessions?

Moron.
#119 to #112 - nevrit
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(12/12/2012) [-]
Shudup anon fatty
#110 - novabird
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he forgot to mention that the synthetic butter flavoring chemicals used in popcorn oil can also cause respiratory failure if the fumes are inhaled enuf, there was a person who actually died because they ate a whole bag of popcorn every day for a few years and breathed in the fumes quite often and it builds up if you don't avoid it for a while as well.
#116 to #110 - mutilatedjello
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Im pretty sure those were people who worked in the popcorn "making" factory.
#222 to #122 - mutilatedjello
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He didnt die.
#223 to #222 - novabird
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i'll have to go look again then, there's actually quite a few stories to look at regarding this problem.
#224 to #223 - mutilatedjello
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Workers have died from long exposure and no lung transplant. But i havent heard of consumers dying.
#225 to #224 - novabird
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the consumer i read about was a woman and she ate a large bag of fresh popcorn about 3 times a day and died a few years later.
#106 - szymonf
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(12/12/2012) [-]
11 hurt my head.
#104 - inanimateobject
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(12/12/2012) [-]
I feel like OP works for Cineplex...
#102 - IamSofaKingdom
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(12/12/2012) [-]
Most of these are common sense. I got all excited about random facts...
#97 - richardastley
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The aroma of the popcorn completely works on me. I much prefer theatre popcorn over any other popcorn, and although it probably helps that there's a **** ton of it in one container, the aroma chemical is probably the difference maker for me. I also prefer fountain pop over other pop, so I guess that makes me the biggest theatre whore alive (I rarely actually go, but regardless).
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#103 to #100 - richardastley
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Shut up! No I'm not!
#93 - cadillaccody
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I worked at a movie theater over one summer and everything is basically true. The concessions were EXTREMELY overpriced. Like, $7 for a personal pizza! That was frozen and cooked in a turbochef. But that didn't stop the endless hoards of dumb asses lining up to the counters. Some blowing off nearly $100 on just concessions for the family (not including tickets). And all of them had to give me their shpeel about how expensive the food is. I know, I work here. The one about the popcorn is true also. At night we would make tons of popcorn and put them in bags and leave them overnight night in the warmers then empty them out into said warmers in the morning. My advise: Buy drinks and candy from a grocery store and sneak them in with your gf/mom/sister's purse. Works every time. Also, the manager one can apply to any store situation.
#108 to #93 - commontroll ONLINE
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(12/12/2012) [-]
I used to carry a big ass satchel everywhere, it was my man purse, and it could fit so much crap in it. Most employees I ran into didn't give a crap.
#87 - freshairjordans
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sounds like somebody is salty that they don't work for a movie theater any more
#86 - motposters ONLINE
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wat?
#88 to #86 - tisjunkisdamnfunny
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(12/12/2012) [-]
for the ppl that say they dont clean up
#91 to #88 - makedonski
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"sometimes multiple movies and at once..."

wat?
#94 to #91 - tisjunkisdamnfunny
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ERROR
#85 - BowChickaBowWow
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I worked the concession stand at a theatre for a summer.
I don't eat popcorn any more.
#83 - lametitan
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Most theater employees are mostly aware when people are sneaking in food the only reasons why they never really stop anyone is cause either they don't get paid well or they are just sick of their job to the point where they just stop caring.   
   
The only ones that will stop you however are those that just started working there or managers
Most theater employees are mostly aware when people are sneaking in food the only reasons why they never really stop anyone is cause either they don't get paid well or they are just sick of their job to the point where they just stop caring.

The only ones that will stop you however are those that just started working there or managers
#113 to #83 - ofc
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I think it was just sneaking into other theaters but I see where you're coming from.
I think it was just sneaking into other theaters but I see where you're coming from.
#80 - brothergrimm ONLINE
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(12/12/2012) [-]
idfc how old it is! movie theater popcorn is my crack! and i will never give it up!
#76 - kuraithevision
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I think a lot of places have managers like that. The manager has enough time to get to know the person at work to be able to sympathize with him or her. So even when customers think the manager's have their side, they don't. They're just quickly given what they demand so they can shut up and walk away.
#69 - neogrungist
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I work at a movie theater, and for the most part you can trust the nachos. . . at least earlier in the day before the chips get stale. Also, the popcorn is thrown out every night and fresh popcorn is popped every morning. . . except for the flavored popcorn which is saved for several days. Oh and if you throw a bitch fit over some stupid little thing then it's not just movie theater managers that are going to call you an idiot after leave.