13 Things. Compiled by me. <3.. I honestly don't give a when people sneak in. Some times, when I catch them, I just wave my hand for them to keep going while I look out. Why? Because I don't g Movie Theaters
Home Original Content Funny Pictures Funny GIFs YouTube Funny Text Funny Movies Channels Search

hide menu

13 Things

Compiled by me. <3

  • Recommend tagsx

Comments(216):

[ 216 comments ]

Show All Replies Show Shortcuts
Show:   Top Rated Controversial Best Lowest Rated Newest Per page:
Order:
What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
User avatar #42 - BlockinYoAss (12/12/2012) [+] (4 replies)
I honestly don't give a **** when people sneak in. Some times, when I catch them, I just wave my hand for them to keep going while I look out. Why? Because I don't get paid enough to give a **** . Hell, I even give out free stuff to kids.

And when it's time to clean up, me and a few other guys bring in leaf blowers and blow everything in the aisle so it can be vacuumed up.
#54 - punmeister (12/12/2012) [+] (10 replies)
I work at a movie theater, and would like to shed a little light on some of these points:   
   
1. This is false. The reason the popcorn smells good is because it's made fresh. The steam from the popping rises and circulates in the ventilation.   
2. What the hell is &quot;extreme digital?&quot;   
3. This is true, all of the theater's profit is through concessions.   
4. If I see someone walking into a theater without even trying to hide their outside food/drinks, I stop them. I'm not losing my job over some 						*******					 who is gonna drip Cold Stone ice cream all over the floor for me to clean up later. At least TRY to be sneaky.   
5. This obviously varies from theater to theater, but as far as mine goes the pretzels are actually fine, the hot dogs are disgusting, and the nachos are old as hell.   
6. Managers will do almost anything to keep a customer happy. As employees, we're supposed to refer any angry assholes to the manager's desk. We don't get any pats on the back, though.   
7. At our theater, the combos generally save you anywhere from 50-75 cents.   
8. We did eliminate the &quot;small&quot; popcorn size at our theater, mainly because no one was 						*******					 buying them.   
9. The only food that are not ready to serve at our theater are pizzas, which are always made to order. They're also a pain in the ass to make and serve, since customers are always irate that it takes ten minutes. What kind of pizza is ready instantly, dumbass?   
10. This is true. We keep careful count of all our cups &amp; bags.   
11. Cleaning people's trash up after a movie makes you hate humanity after a while. 						*******					 pay four dollars for a hot dog and then leave most of it on the floor.   
12. Our advertised showtimes are when the trailers start, and there's generally about 10-15 minutes of them. It's actually nice for people who show up late.   
13. We almost always serve fresh popcorn, but on busy days we have to resort to day-old popcorn. People can almost never tell the difference, even though I personally think it smells like ass.
I work at a movie theater, and would like to shed a little light on some of these points:

1. This is false. The reason the popcorn smells good is because it's made fresh. The steam from the popping rises and circulates in the ventilation.
2. What the hell is "extreme digital?"
3. This is true, all of the theater's profit is through concessions.
4. If I see someone walking into a theater without even trying to hide their outside food/drinks, I stop them. I'm not losing my job over some ******* who is gonna drip Cold Stone ice cream all over the floor for me to clean up later. At least TRY to be sneaky.
5. This obviously varies from theater to theater, but as far as mine goes the pretzels are actually fine, the hot dogs are disgusting, and the nachos are old as hell.
6. Managers will do almost anything to keep a customer happy. As employees, we're supposed to refer any angry assholes to the manager's desk. We don't get any pats on the back, though.
7. At our theater, the combos generally save you anywhere from 50-75 cents.
8. We did eliminate the "small" popcorn size at our theater, mainly because no one was ******* buying them.
9. The only food that are not ready to serve at our theater are pizzas, which are always made to order. They're also a pain in the ass to make and serve, since customers are always irate that it takes ten minutes. What kind of pizza is ready instantly, dumbass?
10. This is true. We keep careful count of all our cups & bags.
11. Cleaning people's trash up after a movie makes you hate humanity after a while. ******* pay four dollars for a hot dog and then leave most of it on the floor.
12. Our advertised showtimes are when the trailers start, and there's generally about 10-15 minutes of them. It's actually nice for people who show up late.
13. We almost always serve fresh popcorn, but on busy days we have to resort to day-old popcorn. People can almost never tell the difference, even though I personally think it smells like ass.
#66 - curbed (12/12/2012) [+] (2 replies)
The theater around where I live has a pretty cool manager. One day me and my friend went to see a scary movie for her birthday. There were a ton of ****** teenagers in the theater that just wouldn't shut the **** up. I know that people talking during the movie is one of her biggest pet peeves so I told her to wait while I get the manager, hoping they would kick the little **** heads out. When I confronted the manager about this problem he told me he wouldn't be able to kick practically half the theater out for being noisy and that the only reason they were in that movie was because they couldn't get into the R rated movies and offered a free ticket to use later. I explained to him that it was her birthday and she really wanted to see that particular movie after the great night we had previously. He told me to wait a second and disappeared for a few minutes. I waited patiently and when he returned he pulled me to the side and asked me if we needed to go anywhere any time soon. I told him no. He told me if I could wait for another movie to get out, which was going to end in about 10 minutes, he would get me in that theater to watch that movie in an empty theater. I told him I would go and tell her about it. I went back into the theater and told her she had to come with me right now. She was confused but followed. When I got her out of the theater I told her we were going to get a private screening. The guy followed through and we slipped in right after the other movie let out. She had one of the best birthdays she had ever had because of that kind action the manager did, it was really awesome and we had a great time screaming our asses off at the scary parts then cracking up in that private screening.
#5 - whiteyswag (12/11/2012) [-]
MFW this post
User avatar #67 - jajathezombie (12/12/2012) [+] (1 reply)
#6 is true for pretty much every customer service job. I work at a restaurant and I can't tell you how many times a customer has asked to speak to my manager, spoke with him, and as soon as she left he went on about how much of a bitch she was. And I say "she" because whenever someone wants to speak to a manager, it's a ratchet ass black woman. Every. Single. Time.
#83 - lametitan (12/12/2012) [+] (1 reply)
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
#189 - maystorm (12/12/2012) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #31 - lucidria (12/12/2012) [+] (2 replies)
I work at the town's movie theater cleaning up (almost) every day after the last/before the first showings and I can only agree with some of those; concession-related things I don't know as I don't do that.
A few things:
Because I work there, I get free popcorn and pop, but because cups and buckets are inventoried, I get it in plastic bowls and coffee cups which are actually a LOT bigger than the regular cups/buckets.
The theater I work at also runs a movie/game rental place right next door that sells big plastic tubes of popcorn that's just the leftovers from last night. I can just walk in and be like "Hey Mike, can I grab a tube of popcorn?" "Sure, here you go." I also get free movie and game rentals for as long as I want.
You can't really sneak into our theater because the only doors are at the front and right outside each theater, and those don't have handles on the outside, they're locked unless you push on the bar, and when they're open more than an inch, there is a buzzer that goes off under the concession stand.
While the admittance fee at our theater is extremely cheap compared to other places ($3-6 depending on age, time, and whether it's 2D or 3D (and we JUST got 3D a month ago.)), our concession prices are ridiculous. I mean 3 bucks for a bottle of water? ******** . You could ask for a cup to fill from the non-functional drinking fountain or fill it in the bathroom, but you'll only get one of the really small cups since they're not inventoried.
Every movie has the exact time it will end right next to the (shiny new) projectors. If it says it will be done at 11:25, it will be done exactly at 11:25.

Misc. things I've learned from working there:
Customers are assholes and will spill EVERYTHING.
Wiping a pop spill with napkins? Don't do it. **** you.
Women's bathrooms are dirtier than men's.
Cleaning at 3 AM is fun; you get to wave at the cops. Just bring an MP3 player or something or else you'll start hallucinating Slender Man. Seriously.
#158 - psychopilot (12/12/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Sometimes multiple movies and at once and they just...
#102 - IamSofaKingdom (12/12/2012) [-]
Most of these are common sense. I got all excited about random facts...
#57 - phanact (12/12/2012) [-]
I stopped going to the movies when almost every ticket was more than 15$

Its easier to just pirate it and watch it alone in my room

Maybe not as enjoyable
#32 - blackandgold (12/12/2012) [+] (4 replies)
despite all that, now i want me some popcorn.
pic unrelated.
#134 - saxplaya (12/12/2012) [-]
Our large popcorn tubs are 75 cents more than the medium bags. Tubs come with a &quot;free refill&quot;. They are actually the same size. I found this out when a customer changed their mind and ordered a large instead of a medium and I poured the medium into the large.
Our large popcorn tubs are 75 cents more than the medium bags. Tubs come with a "free refill". They are actually the same size. I found this out when a customer changed their mind and ordered a large instead of a medium and I poured the medium into the large.
User avatar #106 - szymonf (12/12/2012) [-]
11 hurt my head.
User avatar #35 - thegentleluger (12/12/2012) [-]
Let's all go to the lobby...
User avatar #143 - lopaa (12/12/2012) [+] (1 reply)
If the hot dogs taste good i don't give a **** what goes in them
#87 - freshairjordans (12/12/2012) [-]
sounds like somebody is salty that they don't work for a movie theater any more
User avatar #76 - kuraithevision (12/12/2012) [-]
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.
User avatar #69 - neogrungist (12/12/2012) [-]
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.
+5
#21 - funnjyunk **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
[ 216 comments ]
Leave a comment
 Friends (0)