Movie Theater Employee

Movie Theater Employee

PeopleOrderPopcorn

Boston Area, MA

Female, 21

I work at a movie theater. I work the concessions but I've worked long enough to know a little something-something about ushering and cashiers. And a little bit of what managers do. Ask me anything!

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Last Answer on October 23, 2014

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Since you've been working there, what movie have the most people walked out of?

Asked by rotten tomato over 5 years ago

The only time I've seen people swarm to customer service is when there's something wrong in the theater, not the movie. As communication among movie lovers increases and sites like rotten tomatoes exist, only fools would watch a movie after they've heard it was crappy. The only instances where I can imagine people walking out like crazy would be in movies where it was heavily hyped and star studded but it was actually terrible. Like "the tourist" lol

What's the most popular movie that's ever played at your theater?

Asked by samO over 5 years ago

The dark knight. That movie still haunts some of my coworkers. Then it's the Potter & twilight series.

EDIT: Memorial day weekend was the worst thing that ever happened. A movie for every age group and they were all highly anticipated movies. Fast 6 was THE most popular movie at the time.

How old is the popcorn and when's the best time to get it fresh? I get stale popcorn all the time...

Asked by Lily about 5 years ago

Ok, here's the deal with the popcorn: Depending on the theater, you'll get either prepackaged popcorn or popcorn made there. My theater makes their own. theaters don't just serve fresh popcorn out of the popper because we would be unable to keep up with the demand. So we make a little extra,even more so just before the busy weekend, and store it to use for the next day. We use to store them for up to a week! However, they've changed things around so now they're mainly a day old. At that point, it's still considered "fresh." the best time to get popcorn is on a busy weekend where we have to continuously pop fresh popcorn because all of the stored ones ran out. However, you might also run other things selling out or breaking down though

Why don't longer movies have intermissions?

Asked by i gotta pee!!! over 5 years ago

Hmmm... I don't really know why, Since we have intermissions for operas and double features. but if it helps your bladder, I know there's an app that you can download (don't remember the name) that tells you what times are the best times to leave during a movie. So you don't miss anything important.

Does the movie theater itself have a say in what movies get shown?

Asked by irma over 5 years ago

The theater picks what movies they want to show. If its a really popular, we pick how many of that movie we want to show. We pay for every print.

Do a lot of kids try and sneak in to watch R-rated movies?

Asked by mayors over 5 years ago

All. The. Time. They might try to buy tickets at first but it won't be sold to them unless they have an id or an adult who'll buy it for If they pass that part, they need to get past the usher ripping tickets. If the adult left already they cannot go in. Sometimes, the kids get aggressive at this point but no one's dealing with that crap. The usher is gonna call security. A lot of the time, the adult will buy the tickets, get past the ushers and then leave the kids to enjoy the movie on their own. some kids will buy tickets for a lower rated movie in the same area as an r rated one then sneak into that one. As I said before, the ushers don't care if people snuck into a regular movie. They only care if they went into a special showing, it's crowded or if they're being assholes.

When you run a 3D movie, do you sanitize the 3D glasses after each use?

Asked by lets all go to the lobby ... over 5 years ago

To be honest, what happens to the glasses is a mystery to me. I assume it falls into an abyss cuz we never empty the bins. But we don't re-use them for sure. Our glasses come to the theater packaged and wrapped in plastic. I assume they just get recycled like any other paper or plastic thing. It might just be more cost effective to order new glasses and get rid of the old ones than to clean them out.

Be assured that the glasses you got are brand new :)